Advanced Robotic Micro Surgery (ARMS) Laboratory

Advanced Robotic Eye Surgery (ARES) Laboratory

Lab Directors

Tsu-Chin Tsao, PhD
Aya Barzelay-Wollman, MD, PhD

Research Areas

  • Surgical robotics
  • Cataract surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Teleoperation, automation


The Advanced Robotic Micro Surgery (ARMS) Laboratory is aimed at developing advanced medical technology through the integration of robotics to produce safe and innovative surgical robotic systems dedicated for Ophthalmology. The primary research field of the ARMS Laboratory is the application of intraocular surgical robotic systems to cataract and vitreoretinal surgical procedures via teleoperation and automation. Research is supported in part by NIH and conducted in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Contact Information
Office Phone: (310) 206-5004
Email: [email protected]

Location Address 
Stein Eye Institute
Jules Stein Building, Room A-114
100 Stein Plaza, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095