Iranian Researchers Unveil Cataract Surgery Simulator

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 15:30

Researchers of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services in cooperation with Sharif University of Technology have unveiled a simulation device that has been developed for use in cataract surgery.

According to an ISCA report, Cataract surgery is the most common surgery to face the ophthalmology training resident. To facilitate achieving surgical competency and reduce complication rates, wet laboratories and surgical simulators are used in surgical disciplines worldwide.

In this regard, Alireza Zali, neurosurgery Professor in Functional Neurosurgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, stated that cataract is considered as one of the most serious topics in the field of ophthalmology and due to the increasing number of patients, it would become the most serious health problem in near future.

He declared that cataract surgery simulator is used regularly in surgical training to facilitate the transition to practical application therefore, increasing the skill and confidence of ophthalmology assistants and surgeons as well as allowing surgeons to practice surgery on a virtual patient and experiencing realistic sights, sounds, and forces like they were actually in the operating room have been considered as some goals of creating this device.

The device also helps prevent human errors during cataract surgery in a way which it stopped when the error occurred and informed the surgeon.

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