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The EYESi Simulator.

What we need

Top of the Forsight Appeal shopping list is a £150,000 EYESi surgical simulator.

In a nutshell, the EYESi offers eye surgeons exactly what a flight simulator offers trainee pilots. But unlike flight simulators, which have been around for a long time, the EYESi is very new. Currently there are only five EYESi simulators in Britain – four are in the south of England and one is in York.

The northwest needs its own EYESi. We want and need one now.

At present our trainee eye surgeons have only pigs’ eyes to practise on before moving on to human patients.

An EYESi simulator exactly mimics amazingly delicate eye surgery. With one, our junior doctors will be able to practise in a perfectly safe, virtual environment, over, and over, and over again, perfecting their technique before they start to work on real patients. They will train better. They will train faster.

Watch Mr Mark Watts demonstrate the EYESi Simulator (the video is preceded by an advert).
Reproduced with the kind permission of Sky News.

And the EYESi simulator can also recreate every possible complication, so our trainees will learn how to deal with the unexpected, long before they have to cope with it.

Once bought, the Arrowe Park Simulator will be available to junior doctors from all over the region, not just those training in Wirral.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists says every teaching hospital should have their own EYESi ,or at least have access to one. The Royal College’s lead on the EYESi is Mr Mark Watts… who is also a senior member of Wirral’s Eye Department consultant team.

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