Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

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Funding Help Me See Fundation

Objective Cataract Surgical Training Program

Date 2012 — 31.12.2015

Contact  stephane.cotin@inria.fr 

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Project Description

Simulation-Based Training Program

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) is a safe, effective, and affordable procedure to cure cataract blindness. It takes just a few minutes to perform and costs as little as $50.  

The centerpiece of HelpMeSee’s strategy is a training program that focuses on training local surgeons who can provide sustainable care in developing countries.

Our approach includes a simulation-based training program that will allow rapid scaling-up of high-quality training in cataract surgery. Inspired by our founders’ success in simulation-based training for pilots, we are in the latter stages of development of the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator as part of an integrated learning system designed to support the training of tens of thousands of cataract surgeons.
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The benefits of simulation-based training include:

 

  • The ability for a surgeon to achieve a higher level of proficiency before completing the training in live surgery.

  • Trainees are able to learn from their mistakes.

  • Reduced risk to live patients.

  • Individual tasks can be accomplished as many times as necessary until the desired level of proficiency is achieved.
  • Objective performance review of each simulated surgery.

For the trainee and the instructor, simulation technology provides a realistic surgical experience. The HelpMeSee Simulation Training Program is intended to replace the traditional MSICS training which was primarily dependent on accomplishing the training in live surgery.

Simulation-based training will prove to be a more effective methodology to train the large numbers of qualified surgeons needed to significantly reduce the number of blind people due to cataracts.

 

Publications

Real-time simulation of contact and cutting of heterogeneous soft-tissues Hadrien Courtecuisse, Jeremie Allard, Pierre Kerfriden, Stephane Pierre-Alain Bordas, Stephane Cotin, Christian Duriez. Medical Image Analysis, Elsevier, 2014, 18 (2), pp.394-410.

Preconditioner-Based Contact Response and Application to Cataract Surgery – Hadrien Courtecuisse, Jérémie Allard, Christian Duriez, Stéphane Cotin. G. Fichtinger and A. Martel and T. Peters. MICCAI – 14th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – 2011, Sep 2011, Toronto, Canada. Springer, 6891, pp.315-322, 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

A Prototype of Simulation System for Cataract Surgery Training – Elodie Dumortier, Stephane Cotin, Jérémie Dequidt, Jean-Francois RoulandEuropean Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Winter Meeting, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. 2011

Assessment Metrics For A Prototype Of Simulation System For Cataract Surgery Training – Elodie Dumortier, Stephane Cotin, Jérémie Dequidt, Jean-Francois RoulandAnnual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, 2011, Fort Lauderdale, United States. 2011

Computer-Based Simulation of Cataract Surgery: Toward a New Teaching Paradigm – Nadia Boubchir, Stephane Cotin, Olivier Comas, Frederick Roy, Christian Duriez, Jérémie Dequidt, Jeremie Allard, Jean-Francois RoulandAnnual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010, Fort Lauderdale, United States. 2010

Computer-Based Simulation of IOL Injection: Toward a Full Featured Cataract Surgery Training System – Nadia Boubchir, Stephane Cotin, Christian Duriez, Jérémie Dequidt, Jeremie Allard, Jean-Francois RoulandAnnual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009, San Diego, United States. 2009

 

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