Global Community of Cataract Specialists
The HelpMeSee Global Community of Cataract Specialists is a network of eye healthcare individuals devoted to eliminating the backlog of cataract blindness in the developing world by training specialists on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery.
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Addressing the Cataract Blindness Backlog through Training
Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), is a low-cost surgery performed in as little as 5 minutes, suited for removing cataracts in resource-poor settings.
The HelpMeSee Cataract Surgery eBook is an interactive and engaging multimedia tool that provides detailed study material on how to perform MSICS.
The centerpiece of HelpMeSee’s simulation-based training program is the use of a virtual reality eye surgical simulator that looks, behaves and feels like a real eye. The focus of the program is to eliminate cataract blindness by training eye surgeons on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS).
Complementing the eye surgical simulator, is an interactive eBook on MSICS that provides comprehensive instruction on how to perform the surgery. The eBook serves as a prerequisite to simulator practice.
The HelpMeSee Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery eBook is an interactive, customizable and engaging multimedia tool that provides essential study material for learning MSICS.
To ensure ready access to the eBook, HelpMeSee has established the Cataract Surgery eBook Subscription Fund. The fund will support free eBook subscriptions for persons who are participating in the training program.
The HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator allows for an immersive, realistic experience that looks and feels like real eye surgery. When combined with a comprehensive curriculum, the simulator allows users to become proficient in cataract surgery before operating on a live patient.
When combined with a comprehensive curriculum, the simulator helps users to become proficient in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery, before operating on live patients.
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A Solution that Introduces the Trainee to a Sustainable Response
The HelpMeSee Cataract Surgery eBook was designed to create a multifaceted interactive experience so that students can master this material and become experts in the theory behind Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery.Dr. Van Charles Lansingh
The advanced multimedia capabilities provide a truly immersive learning experience with surgical pearls from leading MSICS experts on the possible challenges encountered when performing this type of cataract surgery.Dr. Glenn Strauss
The Global Campaign to End Cataract Blindness Through Training
Training Cataracts Specialists to Address the Cataract Blindness Backlog
- Our mission is to train local cataract specialists in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery also known as MSICS, in significant numbers, to meet the increasing demand for surgical services in the communities impacted by cataract blindness.
- We will support the training, qualification and practice readiness of these cataract specialists in partnership with health institutions, governments and major philanthropic and market ventures.
- To achieve this, we developed and are deploying high-fidelity eye surgery simulators, adapted from the successful experience of commercial airline simulators, to provide the resources needed to educate these cataract specialists in large numbers.
- Our goal is achieved, when all communities living in austere conditions have access to the essential cataract surgical care they need, that provides the best quality outcomes and is focused on patient safety.