Assessment and training of ophthalmic surgical skills using a virtual-reality simulator


Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, M.D.


Morten la Cour, DMSc., M.D.


Lars Konge, Ph.D., M.D.


Investigating best practice of a virtual-reality simulator in ophthalmology.​


We will review the current literature on the subject (comprising a thorough literature search), investigate validity evidence of a virtual-reality simulation-based assessment, and conduct an observer-masked prospective study on simulation-based training of surgical skills.


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Thomsen AS, Smith P, Subhi Y, la Cour M, Tang L, Saleh GM, Konge L: Virtual-reality simulator performance correlates with real cataract surgical skills. Submitted.

Thomsen AS, Kiilgaard JF, la Cour M, Brydges R, Konge: Simulation-based objective assessment and transfer of skills in vitreoretinal surgery. Manuscript under preparation.


Eye Surgery: Mandatory VR cataract simulation, Invited lecture, Øresund Symposiet/ICOSET 2015

The Eye-Si simulator: use and possibilities, Invited lecture, Nordic Congress of Ophthalmology 2014

Simulation-based certification for cataract surgery, Oral presentation, AMEE 2014​

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