Direct Ophthalmoscope Simulator
Diagnostic Training Reinvented
Imagine your trainees learning direct ophthalmoscopy completely independently. Imagine 24/7 access to patients from different ethnicities with different pathologies. Picture the training progress of your class always at your fingertips, online. This all is now possible with the Eyesi® Direct Ophthalmoscope Simulator.
Pattern Recognition of Pathologies
Eyesi® Direct contains common pathological findings every medical student must be able to recognize, for example optic disc edema or AMD. A curriculum of four courses facilitates independent learning within a time window of only a few hours. After completion trainees possess a defined level of knowledge and are able to recognize common pathological signs with a direct ophthalmoscope.
Eyesi® Direct improves training through a lifelike experience combined with unlimited, independent practice. The realistic virtual patients blink, move their eyes, and react to light. Even spontaneous venous pulsation can be seen in some patients. Diopter settings and light intensity are adjusted through controls on the handpiece. As a result, trainees feel confident when examining their first live patient.
User-Friendly and Intuitive User Interface
Every screen element has been designed to offer an optimal usability, for example through clearly arranged buttons, self-explanatory texts, and simple icons. All ophthalmoscope settings are always at the user's fingertips.
Objective, Competency-Based Assessment
Trainees receive immediate, objective feedback after each virtual eye exam, for example on light exposure, the area of the retina surface actually examined, or correct, wrong, and missing findings. Educators will be able to access the training data of their students through the secure VRmNet web portal.
Case-Based Learning with the Eyesi® Courseware
Courses A and B: Basic Handling
The first two courses teach the basic handling of a direct ophthalmoscope and the specification of findings. In the first course, trainees have to examine the retina systematically to find abstract objects. In the second course, trainees have to remember abstract objects (shape, size, position, orientation) and mark them on a fundus scheme.
Courses C and D: Anatomy and Pathologies
The third and fourth courses contain healthy and pathological retinas. Course C introduces pathological signs and anatomical features. Students have to search for pathological signs and are provided with medical background information on every found sign. In course D, signs have to be detected without any help or guidance. After examining the retinas, students have to specify their findings in an input form.
Medical Information during the Examination
When a trainee detects an anatomical feature or a pathological sign during the examination, the finding is highlighted on the retina. At the same time, a findings tile with a brief description of the sign pops up on the touch screen.
The findings library stores the findings tiles trainees collect during the examination. This way learners build up their individual findings library while advancing through the simulator curriculum.