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VR-simulation cataract surgery in non-experienced trainees, evolution of surgical skill
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology. (Per Söderberg)
Inst. för Klinisk Neurovetenskap, KI. (Per Söderberg)
Melerit Medical AB. (Per Söderberg)
Melerit Medical AB. (Per Söderberg)
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2011 (English)In: Ophthalmic Technologies XXI / [ed] Manns F, Söderberg PG, Ho A, Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011, 7885OL- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Conclusion: The current data imply that the performance index as defined herein is a valid measure of the performance of a trainee using the virtual reality phacoemulsification simulator. Further, the performance index increase linearly with measurement cycles for less than 5 measurement cycles. To fully use the learning potential of the simulator more than 4 measurement cycles are required.

Materials and methods: Altogether, 10 trainees were introduced to the simulator by an instructor and then performed a training program including 4 measurement cycles with three iterated measurements of the simulation at the end of each cycle. The simulation characteristics was standardized and defined in 14 parameters. The simulation was measured separately for the sculpting phase in 21 variables, and for the evacuation phase in 22 variables. A performance index based on all measured variables was estimated for the sculpting phase and the evacuation phase, respectively, for each measurement and the three measurements for each cycle were averaged. Finally, the performance as a function of measurement cycle was estimated for each trainee with regression, assuming a straight line. The estimated intercept and inclination coefficients, respectively, were finally averaged for all trainees.

Results: The performance increased linearly with the number of measurement cycles both for the sculpting and for the evacuation phase.

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Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011. 7885OL- p.
, Proceedings of SPIE, ISSN 0277-786X ; 7885
Keyword [en]
cataract surgery, VR, virtual reality, evolution, phacoemulsification, simulator, performance index
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-151384DOI: 10.1117/12.881527ISI: 000297590500016ISBN: 978-0-8194-8422-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-151384DiVA: diva2:409718
Conference on Ophthalmic Technologies XXI JAN 22-24, 2011 San Francisco, CA
Ophthalmic Biophysics
Available from: 2011-04-11 Created: 2011-04-11 Last updated: 2012-04-04Bibliographically approved

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