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How virtual reality is changing medical practice: “Doctors want to use this to give better patient outcomes”

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5419 (Published 09 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:k5419

Re: How virtual reality is changing medical practice: “Doctors want to use this to give better patient outcomes”

We read the article with immense interest and it is an important contribution to the growing field of VR in medical science, but we would like to point out that VR in medical science is just in its infancy. While VR use in Engineering, Material sciences and High end applications like Space sciences is intriguing and complex, we are just tapping the tip of the iceberg in medicine. The subject itself needs several books to cover it. We would just like to mention one aspect here. If we could connect VR or Augmented reality or "MIXED reality" with 3D printing we would bring in a great deal of revolution in health sciences. If we augment VR with reverse 3D printing we can virtually eliminate every disease pathology from the globe.

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 January 2019
Aitzaz Bin Sultan Rai
Teaching Faculty
maryam Shafaq, Javeria Rafiqiue, Aisha Maryam Jameel, Asma Khan, Romana Shabbir, Habib Hassan, Maryam Noor, Fatima Zahra khan
Bakhtawar Amin Medical And Dental College
Multan