Royal Philips' ClarifEye augmented reality system for spine surgery debuted in Spain and Oman, the company said Dec. 1.
Surgeons at Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children's Hospital used the system with a 12-year-old patient who had congenital spondylolisthesis. ClarifEye was also used in a procedure at the Armed Forces Hospital in Muscat, Oman, for a 51-year-old patient with multilevel degenerative lumbar stenosis.
ClarifEye was introduced in February and is CE marked. It combines 2D and 3D visualizations with 3D augmented reality, using a low X-ray dose. It's integrated with the Philips Azurion image-guided therapy platform.
ClarifEye has also been adopted in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and France.