Human eye phantom for developing computer and robot-assisted epiretinal membrane peeling

Amrita Gupta, Berk Gonenc, Marcin Balicki, Kevin Olds, James Handa, Peter Gehlbach, Russell H. Taylor, Iulian Iordachita

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A number of technologies are being developed to facilitate key intraoperative actions in vitreoretinal microsurgery. There is a need for cost-effective, reusable benchtop eye phantoms to enable frequent evaluation of these developments. In this study, we describe an artificial eye phantom for developing intraocular imaging and force-sensing tools. We test four candidate materials for simulating epiretinal membranes using a handheld tremor-canceling micromanipulator with force-sensing micro-forceps tip and demonstrate peeling forces comparable to those encountered in clinical practice.


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

Cite this