Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Surgical simulator demonstration wins ESCRS Video Competition

The overall winning entry of this year’s ESCRS Video competition was a presentation by Jansuke Akura MD Japan, titled “KITARO, Handy Surgical Simulator for Dry Lab and Wet Lab”. Dr Akura’s video described the KITARO system and illustrated its potential as a tool for teaching phacoemulsification surgery. The design of the surgical simulator allows students to practise instrument manipulation at the desk prior to wet lab instruction. It also provides a useful alternative to porcine eyes for practising phacoemulsification in the wet lab.

Dr Akura is pictured above receiving his award from ESCR President Dr Paul Rosen and incoming President Dr Jose Guell.


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