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#Didyouknow that there are two categories of shadows?

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Did you know there are two categories of shadows, namely contour shadows and contrast shadows?


✅ Contour shadows can sometimes help with depth perception in deep surgical cavities; ❌ Contrast shadows can however be a significant hindrance to high precision surgical tasks. For the latter, this results in the need for constant readjustment of both lighting and surgical instruments, leading to disruptions and delays as well as eye strain and fatigue. This is especially relevant for oral, pelvic and gynaecological surgeries, which often take place in narrow and deep cavities. Therefore, minimizing unhelpful (contrast) shadowing is one of the most frequently suggested improvement cited by surgeons and nurses alike (1). Discover the various considerations for optimal lighting during surgery and how the KLARO™ in vivo surgical lighting device can overcome all the challenges associated with surgical illumination.

#vivosurgical #klaro #invivo #surgical #lighting #solution #retractorloop #medical #medicaldevice #medicine #surgery #operatingroom #operatingtheatre #medtech #surgicaltechnology #surgicallight #surgicallighting #lightintensity #optimallighting #illumination #shadows References: 1. Knulst, AJ et al. 2011 . Indicating shortcomings in surgical lighting systems. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 20(5):267-75.


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