At the University of Toronto prospective ophthalmologists learn binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy in a four-week simulator training with Eyesi Indirect.
After the general medical/surgical resident year, all Year 2 ophthalmology residents in Canada complete the Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course (TORIC) at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. This six-week course at the end of the 1st year of the residency provides basic ophthalmic knowledge and diagnostic skills before the start of the clinical year in core ophthalmology. To teach binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy skill, this year’s curriculum for the first time offered a structured, four-week simulator training with Eyesi Indirect. After an introductory lecture all 42 residents were given individual logins to practice the diagnosis of retinal diseases based on a broad variety of relevant pathologies.
“All of the participating resident found the simulator training with the Eyesi Indirect extremely helpful”, says Dr. Wai-Ching Lam, Residency Director Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. “Many wish that they have that in their residency so that they can continue practicing with it after the TORIC.”