A Virtual Reality Cataract Surgery Course for ResidentsFunding 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.
19. Januar 2018
06. März 2018
10. April 2018 (online)
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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