The value of simulation-based training for cataract surgery has been highlighted in new articles in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

HelpMeSee Doctors partner with Aravind Eye Care System and LV Prasad Eye Institute to publish series highlighting new scientific evidence

New YorkAnd the November 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New scientific evidence demonstrating the value of simulation-based training for cataract surgery is presented in a series of peer-reviewed articles published in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, as led by the medical officers of HelpMeSee and partners around the world. HelpMeSee is a global non-profit organization that uses teacher-led simulation-based training to help eradicate cataract blindness.

d said Van Charles Lansing, Chief Medical Officer of HelpMeSee. “While simulation-based training is being integrated into the curricula of many hospitals around the world, scientific evidence continually confirms the impact that simulations can have on surgical training, as it reduces the learning curve involved in developing surgical skills.”

Collectively, the articles show how simulation-based training is changing the training landscape in ophthalmology and can reduce complication rates for those who train using this method. released in November 2022 Edition, the four original articles were written by HelpMeSee clinicians and institutional partners at IndiaSpecifically the Aravind Eye Care System and the LV Prasad Eye Institute, it includes the following topics:

Facial correctness, content and structure

Team led by MumbaiThis paper uses as the basis analyzes from the structured comments of expert cataract surgeons who used the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator. As mentioned, many experts felt that the visual representation of the surgery on the simulator was very realistic. Showing very positive results, the article includes the study of facial health, content and structure. Led by HelpMeSee Partners and Medical Officers Akshay Gopinathan NairChetan Ahiwalay, Ashish Bacchav and Lansingh, article can be found in PubMed.

A report on the trainee’s performance

The medical officers of Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai – one of the premiere hospitals in India For the integration of simulation training into the structured training program – this paper was authored. The paper presents data from the Officers’ Pilot Study, which evaluated simulated surgery outcomes among surgical trainees using the HelpMeSee virtual reality eye surgery simulator. HelpMeSee Medical Officers Lansingh, Bacchav, and Ahiwalay, among other associates, wrote this article. It can be viewed at PubMed.

The Way Forward – Embracing Technology in Cataract Surgical Training

This editorial is a consensus statement by thought leaders in Indian ophthalmic education. Led by HelpMeSee medical officers Lansingh and Nair, this collaborative editorial identifies gaps in ophthalmic residency training and highlights how technological tools such as surgical simulators can be integrated into ophthalmic training – even in conditions of limited resources – with good results. The article can be found at PubMed.

Surgical risk stratification models for cataracts

In partnership with the LV Prasad Eye Institute, HelpMeSee’s Lansingh led this study that focused on developing a risk-rating system that predicts outcomes in patients undergoing cataract surgery. The predictive ability of these learning models was based on a large real-world cataract surgery dataset to identify which patients would benefit most from sight-restoring surgery. The article can be found at PubMed.

“HelpMeSee leadership and a team of clinical officials shared important insights regarding the importance of research to validate and accelerate the adoption of simulation-based training,” he said. Saroo Jahani, President and CEO of HelpMeSee. “Collectively, these papers present the pivotal impact that instructor-led simulation-based training could have in eliminating cataract blindness worldwide.”

About HelpMeSee

In a world where 100 million people are blind or visually impaired due to cataracts, HelpMeSee is working to eradicate cataract blindness using virtual reality and simulation-based training. The non-profit organization was founded by Al W Jim Olchi, who saw an opportunity to end suffering by introducing innovation from the aviation industry to combat blindness caused by cataracts. As co-founder of Orbis International and founder of FlightSafety International, Walchi He was an icon in the aviation industry, dedicated to curing preventable blindness in the developing world. Today, his legacy lives on through HelpMeSee. The organization trains cataract specialists to ensure that all communities, especially those with severe economic hardship, have access to cataract treatment as a human right to sight. With more than 40 simulators and 11 training centers around the world, HelpMeSee partners with governments, universities and innovators to fight the global crisis of cataract blindness. For more information visit

Media interested in speaking with a HelpMeSee medical officer can contact sources [email protected] Or call 412-352-9240.

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