Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

ophthalmic virtual simulator

Development of ophthalmic training simulator for cataract surgery

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №2 Pages: 417-420
Heading: Ophtalmology Article type: Original article
Authors: Kumova S.V., Lunev I.A., Gasparyan E.A., Virsta A.M., Batishcheva Yu.S., Kamenskikh T.G., Dolinina O.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Saratov state university, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov
Summary:

Purpose: development of interactive simulator for the development of phacoemulsification. Material and Methods. Material and methods: the Software developed by the authors ophthalmic virtual simulator has several modules that can also be complemented by depending on put before the students the task. Testing the virtual simulator "Phacoemulsification" held at the Department of ophthalmology with the participation of 20 interns and 18 residents. Results. The development of residents and interns of ophthalmological profile of the theoretical foundations of cataract surgery using developed by the authors of the publication virtual interactive simulator demonstrated the effectiveness of this technique in comparison with passive viewing of video recording operations and the familiarity with the course of phacoemulsification in the operating room. Conclusion. The application of the developed simulator with the purpose of optimization of educational process of residents and interns of ophthalmic profile is a very effective tool in the world today.

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