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Title: A virtual training simulator for learning cataract surgery with phacoemulsification
Authors: Choi, Kup-Sze
Soo, Sophia
Chung, Fu-lai Korris
Subjects: Virtual reality
Surgical simulation
Medical training
Cataract surgery
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Computers in biology and medicine, Nov. 2009, v. 39, no. 11, p. 1020-1031.
Abstract: This paper presents the development of a low-cost cataract surgery simulator for trainees to practise phacoemulsification procedures with computer-generated models in virtual environments. It focuses on the training of cornea incision, capsulorrhexis and phaco-sculpting, which are simulated interactively with computationally efficient algorithms developed for tissue deformation, surface cutting and volume sculpting. Intuitive two-handed human–computer interactions are achieved with six degrees-of-freedom haptic devices. Performance of trainees on manual dexterity is recorded with quantifiable metrics. The proposed virtual-reality system has the potential to serve as an alternative training tool to supplement conventional cataract surgery education.
Rights: Computers in Biology and Medicine © 2009 Elsevier. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2009.08.003
ISSN: 0010-4825
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