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St. Erik acquires VR simulator for clinical training of eye surgeons

18 december 2019

St. Erik Eye Hospital has recently acquired an advanced VR surgical simulator. This will be used by eye surgeons for clinical surgical training involving both the anterior and posterior segments of the eye.


The Eyesi simulator.

The Eyesi simulator is a relatively unique piece of equipment that may be likened to simulators used to train pilots learning to fly.

Göran Kindåker. Photo: Eva Tov
“This is the most commonly used simulator for eye surgery that we know of and it’s vital from a training perspective,” says Göran Kindåker, Chairman at the Department of anterior segment disorders, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics at St. Erik Eye Hospital.

The Eyesi simulator provides opportunities for basic skills training, training in surgical procedures and complications management. Users receive step-by-step guidance that leads to a higher level of surgical skill.

Both novice and experienced surgeons can benefit from simulator-based training using VR technology. At the end of each session, the simulator provides an objective and detailed skills evaluation.

The Eyesi simulator is already being used to train eye surgeons by, among other institutions, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London.

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