Haag-Streit introduces ophthalmoscope simulator

Haag-Streit launched the Eyesi Indirect Ophthalmoscope ROP Simulator in the UK. It is used for training in retinal examination on premature babies and classification of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

The specialist device is said to introduce a high-fidelity training system for doctors to practise device-handling and decision-making in a lifelike and risk-free environment for an otherwise challenging examination.

It features a head-mounted stereo display that represents an ophthalmoscope, a patient model head with pliable eyes, and mimics of lenses and a scleral depressor.

Manuela Sutter-Meler, director of sales at Haag-Streit simulation, said: ‘Approximately 14,000 preterm infants in the US develop ROP, making it one of the leading causes of preventable childhood blindness worldwide. Yet, in a world where the ROP exam is a source of stress for tiny patients, every touch matters.’

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