UNESP becomes the first Brazilian residency program to adopt surgical simulation

Starting in July 2015 UNESP Ophthalmology residents will begin practicing cataract surgery and microsurgical skills on virtual patients.

As the first academic residency program in Brazil to acquire the Eyesi surgical simulator residents in the city Botucatu (SP) now can realize unlimited and risk free practice for every intraocular step of cataract surgery.

This is made possible through the innovation of the German-based company VRmagic who specialize in virtual reality simulators for ophthalmology training. “The simulator is an amazing tool which allows training under the microscope, use of the pedal and variations of phaco parameters during capsularhexis, phacoemulsification, aspiration cortical mass and IOL insertion”, states Dr. Antonio Carlos Rodrigues, director of surgical training at UNESP.

Using virtual reality as part of the formal resident training experience will serves a unique and progressive teaching tool to expand the surgical experiences of novice surgeons before they attempt live surgery for the first time. “Having the equipment in our service, the residents now never start phacoemulsification in patients without having completed their training on the simulator, it would be unethical”, explains Dr. Antonio Carlos Rodrigues.

Dr. Antonio Carlos Rodrigues, director of surgical training at UNESP, along with Dr. Silvana Schellini, Dean of Medicine, at UNESP were responsible for the decision to invest in high fidelity simulation to help Ophthalmology all UNESP residents better master key surgical skills for anterior segment surgery

Systematic use of simulation also can provide surgical mentors objective assessments of a resident’s readiness to undertake live surgery.

The initiative is a reflection of UNESPs on-going commitment to provide the best possible surgical training for its residents.

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RCOphth Congress

2022 Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress
Glasgow, UK
May 23-26, 2022
SEC
Booth #Stand B Haag-Streit UK
On exhibition: Eyesi Slit Lamp, Eyesi Surgical.
https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/events-courses/annual-congress/

DOC 2022

34th International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgery
Nuremberg, Germany
Jun 23-25, 2022
Congress Nuremberg
On exhibition: Eyesi Direct, Eyesi Indirect, Eyesi Slit Lamp, Eyesi Surgical.
https://www.doc-nuernberg.de/index-e.php

TVRS 2022

11th Thessaloniki International Vitreo-Retinal Summer School
Hellas, Greece
Jul 04-08, 2022
Mediterranean Hotel, Thessaloniki

On exhibition: Eyesi Surgical.
https://tvrs.gr/

ESCRS

Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Milan, Italy
Sep 16-20, 2022
Milano Convention Center
Booth #Haag-Streit Group
On exhibition: Eyesi Direct, Eyesi Indirect, Eyesi Slit Lamp, Eyesi Surgical.
https://www.escrs.org/

AAO 2022

American Academy of Ophthalmology 2022
Chicago, USA
Sep 30-Oct 03, 2022
McCormick Place
Booth #Booth #4323
On exhibition: Eyesi Direct, Eyesi Indirect, Eyesi Slit Lamp, Eyesi Surgical.
https://www.aao.org/annual-meeting

AAOpt 2022

American Academy of Optometry 2022
San Diego, CA, USA
Oct 26-29, 2022
San Diego
On exhibition: Eyesi Direct, Eyesi Indirect, Eyesi Slit Lamp.
https://academymeeting.org/meeting-information/