Development of Simulated Instruction for Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

  • Powdrill, Samuel (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


1.Assisting in completion of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) technical manual writing and editing: This includes but is not limited to review of existing documents and contributions consistent with unique areas of expertise such as preoperative medical examination, medical emergencies, and equipment maintenance. 2. Collaboration with simulation vendors as needed: This includes participation in construction briefings, remote simulator evaluation, and on site simulator tryouts as simulator development progresses. 3. Collaboration with surgical supply vendors as needed: This includes assistance in development of the SPONSOR’s standard supply list as well as evaluation of options for supply sourcing, quality assessment, delivery options, and cost. 4. Assisting in the development of the SPONSOR’s surgical photo library: This includes researching and assisting in procurement of video and photo equipment as needed, as well as contributing personal photos. Also includes assistance in ensuring a wellorganized source of educational photos covering everything from high res intra-op photos for simulator development to clinical photos for the tech manual. Lightroom 4 will be used as filing system and photo editor. 5. Assisting with Quality Assurance reviews and partner development: This includes participation in partner briefings and review of Quality Assurance data from each partner site. 6. Assisting in courseware development: This includes analysis of courseware needs, review of courseware development, and assistance of courseware vendors as needed. 7. Participate in validation studies: This includes the participation in or leading small group tryouts, individual assessments, and large group tryouts of both courseware and simulator. 8. Microscope development: Develop and/or design a portable, low cost operating microscope that is robust for transportation as well as light weight. Key components need to include high quality optics, simple manual controls, adequate compact LED coaxial lighting with condensing lens, and a versatile light weight stable articulating supporting stand. Most of the components will be developed using existing technology which is combined to create and reproduce a microscope with these key components that can be readily assembled for use in any country by the many practical cataract surgery trainees in the SPONSOR’s training programs. 9. Serve as a member of the SPONSOR’s Faculty Team for the training of trainees and providing subject matter expertise to simulator and courseware developers.
Effective start/end date7/1/126/30/13


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