Simulution installs cataract surgery simulator at Ohio State

Minneapolis 20 September 2006Simulution, a developer and value-added reseller of simulators for medical training, has installed a PhacoVision cataract simulator to be used by the ophthalmology residency programme at Ohio State University Medical Center - William H. Havener Eye Center in Columbus, Ohio. The PhacoVision simulator addresses a concern expressed by medical educators that shorter resident workweeks, lack of appropriate patients, and shorter hospital stays may reduce the opportunities for learning encounters during residency.


Virtual reality simulation offers residents the opportunity to practise the skills they've learned through traditional teaching methods and improve their ability to master complex and delicate skills. Simulation allows for the addition of a nearly unlimited variety of devices and interventions so that orientation or training can keep up with the ever changing field of medicine.

John Cook, Simulution president, stated: "The PhacoVision simulator represents the state-of-the-art in surgical training-simulation. We believe this represents an important step forward in medical education."

PhacoVision was developed in Sweden by Melerit Medical AB. The validation for the simulator was developed, studied, and published by St. Eriks Eye Hospital, a division of the Karolinska Institute.

Based in Prior Lake, Minnesota, Simulution develops and distributes simulators, curricula, and other value-added services for medical and surgical training programmes. Simulution offers medical device manufacturers the opportunity to sponsor advanced medical training techniques.

Leslie Versweyveld

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