BENEFITS FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS*
Improved lighting and visibility during surgery leads to better outcomes:
Optimal lighting at open surgical site regardless of depth
More precise surgical procedures
Faster surgery times
More comfortable surgical experience
Lesser time spent undergoing surgery
Reduction in follow-up surgeries owing to incomplete tissue removal
Lower chances of hospital re-admissions
*Based on clinician feedback from animal and cadaver trials.
HEAR FROM OUR CLINICIANS
When I was introduced to KLARO, I was quite excited because it looks like a very nimble structure. It's lightweight and all of it is sterile. It appears to be something that we can put into pretty much any cavity. It is flexible at the same time so it allows us to confirm it in whichever shape that we want to illuminate the area that we want to see a little bit more clearly.
If you have great hands, you're a good surgeon technically but if you can't see the area that you're operating on well that often is going to be a disaster. So, if you can have a device that allows us to delineate the anatomy very accurately, I think it will clearly be beneficial for the patient and the outcomes would naturally be a lot better.
If I do a mandibulectomy for a patient with a jaw cancer, I can just put this light source right into the oral cavity and even secure it to the side of the mouth. It is self-retaining and there's no need for an assistant to hold it there.
The other thing that I like about this light source is that there is no "shadowing" because I'm bringing light to exactly when I'm operating. Currently with the operating theatre overhead lights, you can have a lot of "shadowing" because the heads are all blocking the light source from coming into the area of surgery. Some of us do try to mitigate that by wearing headlamps. The trouble about headlamps is that the light itself does not really move with your eye movements, and thus the lighting may still not be optimal.