CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Acad Ophthalmol 2018; 10(01): e41-e42
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641609
Research Article
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A Virtual Reality Cataract Surgery Course for Residents

Samantha K. Paul
1  Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
,
Ingrid U. Scott
2  Departments of Ophthalmology and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania
,
Alfred A. Paul
3  Division of Ophthalmology, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island
,
Paul B. Greenberg
3  Division of Ophthalmology, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island
4  Section of Ophthalmology, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
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Funding This work was supported in part by an educational grant from the Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and supported with resources and the use of facilities at the Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island.
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Publication History

19 January 2018

06 March 2018

Publication Date:
10 April 2018 (online)

Abstract

We report on two key updates to the publically available Brown ophthalmology residency virtual reality (VR) cataract surgery course. The first is a validated proficiency-based VR simulator test. The second is a mental skills training curriculum derived from a course shown to decrease novice general surgeons' cognitive stress under difficult performance conditions.

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