When we have the ability to show reproducibility in the procedures.
When we have good management and planning of complex and atypical cases.
When we have the knowledge and skill to manage surgical complications
How do they achieve that?
Walking a path that should ideally be accompanied by a mentor, constant feedback, and the student’s ability to be open to learning.
New technologies give us the possibility to redesign the learning curve to make it more efficient.
Surgical Simulation tools allow us to remove the patient from the learning equation in the early stages and train motor and mental skills to be prepared when facing the patient.
With virtual simulation, we can:
Have excellent communication between mentor and student, in an “ecosystem” where there are no consequences for a human being.
Receive objective and immediate feedback, which allows us to quickly identify our mistakes and learn from them.
Accumulate surgical experience and improve essential skills through frequent practice.
With Eyesi Surgical simulator students will be able to:
Break down complex surgical techniques into small learning steps
Perform abstract exercises that reinforce microsurgical motor skills such as handling the microscope, the proper turning of the incision, or the perception of space limits.
Practice steps of Cataract Surgery:
Hydrodissection / hydrodelamination
Irrigation / aspiration
Insertion of different intraocular lenses
Insertion of a Malyugin ring
Practice anterior vitrectomy
Posterior hyaloid detachment,
Inner limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, epiretinal membrane removal, or treatment of retinal detachments with oil or gas endotamponds.
Practice Posterior Retina Surgery
OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT: Feedback and Evaluation
After each task, Eyesi Surgical provides trainees with a detailed evaluation of their performance.
Required minimum scores and the repetition of tasks foster a consistent proficiency.
Both educators and trainees can analyze the training data stored by the system.
For networked Eyesi Surgical simulators, they can even view a comparison that ranks the individual performance against other Eyesi users.
Improve your results
The addition of simulation surgical training was associated with a significantly reduced rate of complications, including posterior capsule tears and vitreous prolapse, among novice residents in the third year of graduate school.