Conventional optical microscopes are able to make small structures visible to the human eye in laboratories or during operations. As a rule, the surgical field is illuminated with light from the visible spectral range and the view is transmitted in high resolution to a separate screen. However, these microscopes have so far reached their limits at one point and no longer allow the doctor to see anything as soon as the surface is covered by haemorrhages or contaminated due to bacterial colonisation. New sensors in combination with short-wave infrared light and special software should now ensure that the surgeon has a permanent and unrestricted view of the structures to be treated during an operation.
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