Training of Indirect Binocular Ophthalmoscopy
Eyesi Indirect Ophthalmoscope is an advanced augmented reality simulator for training of indirect binocular ophthalmoscopy. With a comprehensive database of clinically relevant pathologies, Eyesi Indirect significantly extends the range of diagnostic training available in ophthalmology and optometry programs today.
Lifelike Training Environment
With a patient model head, two lenses, and a headmounted stereo display on an ophthalmoscope headband, the Eyesi Indirect simulator mimics all features of a real binocular indirect ophthalmoscope. When trainees put on the ophthalmoscope hat, they see a dynamic 3D simulation of a patient. To examine the patient’s retina, the lens has to be positioned correctly in front of the patient model head.
Eyesi Indirect comes with a structured curriculum, designed for self-guided training of examination and diagnostic skills. By means of abstract cases, trainees hone their skills in ophthalmoscope handling and fundus documentation. For training of diagnostic abilities, Eyesi Indirect offers a range of characteristical clinical cases, which have been modeled in close cooperation with university clinics. The clinical cases come with detailed patient histories, multiple-choice questions, and additional diagnostic material. Students advance through the curriculum independently by completing the cases within a course.
Feedback and Evaluation
Eyesi Indirect provides both trainees and educators with an objective performance assessment. Guidance elements and immediate feedback after each case help trainees to improve their skills systematically. Scored parameters include, for example, the percentage of retina examined, the light exposure, and the diagnostic accuracy. Required minimum scores ensure that trainees meet a standard skill level. By providing comprehensive training reports, Eyesi Direct also allows educators to assess their students’ skill acquisition.
VRmNet Web Portal
Online Services for Networked Simulators
VRmNet is a web-based service for networked Eyesi simulators offering online courses for trainees and administration tools for educators as well as benefits for operation and service. The personalized VRmNet dashboard can be accessed online from any computer or mobile device 24/7.
CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE USABILITY OF AUGMENTED REALITY OPHTHALMOSCOPY FOR THE TRAINING OF INEXPERIENCED EXAMINERS,
Leitritz, Martin A. MD; Ziemssen, Focke MD; Suesskind, Daniela MD; Partsch, Michael MD; Voykov, Bogomil MD; Bartz-Schmidt, Karl U. MD; Szurman, Gesine B. MD Retina: April 2014 – Volume 34 – Issue 4 – p 785-791 doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e3182a2e75d