"Phacoemulsification of cataract" on the innovative simulation system "EYESI-CAT" (VRmagic)

Currently, according to the latest data from the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), cataract extraction is the most frequent surgical procedure in the world. The need for surgical treatment of cataracts is increasing every year, which is associated with an increase in life expectancy. In the ophthalmology of Uzbekistan, until recently, there are no simulation centers and the only means of practical training for an ophthalmologist are the participation of a doctor directly in the medical and diagnostic process, which is not entirely correct both from a moral and ethical point of view, and financial. The patient’s eye should not be the object of developing complex microsurgical skills, and mastering the technical skills of eye microsurgery in the conditions of the gym of training and simulation centers is a necessity in ophthalmology today. The innovative VHI clinic, for the first time in Central Asia, acquired the Eyesi Surgical virtual simulation system (VRmagic, Germany), which is a world-class medical training system in the field of eye surgery training.
Ensuring the availability of modern cataract surgery by mastering new high-tech techniques by ophthalmologists, teaching and training surgical personnel in modern and high-tech simulation centers are some of the strategic directions in ophthalmology.

Scope of the program: 72 credits.

Form of study: completely separated from work

The order of the classes

The course of study is 12 days, 6 hours of classes daily.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

Training at the Center will allow ophthalmologists who have not previously been involved in eye microsurgery to master the basic skills necessary to begin practice on patients. Repeated exercises using virtual simulation will develop fine motor skills for microsurgical interventions. Classes in the consultative clinic will teach cadets modern methods of calculating the optical power of the IOL and teach them to avoid common mistakes made in this case. Novice ophthalmic surgeons who have mastered the basics of microsurgical techniques in virtual reality will not experience undue pressure and stress during their first real interventions. Qualified, more advanced surgeries will be able to master more complex manipulations in complicated cases, including those arising from an initially incorrect diagnosis. The use of a simulation system will allow not only to train and improve the qualifications of surgeons but also to objectively assess their actions, to analyze in detail the level and degree of surgical skill of an ophthalmologist, and to conduct appropriate tests, certifications, and exams dedicated to FEC.

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