Help us purchase an EyeSi surgery simulator!
In 2007 the WVU Eye Institute became one of the first sites in the United States to offer the EyeSi surgery simulator as part of its residency training experience. This computer simulator provided an unparalleled opportunity our ophthalmology residents to learn and practice delicate cataract surgery techniques in the safety of the computer lab before transitioning those skills over to the operating room and working with our faculty as they performed surgery to restore sight for our patients. Over the subsequent fourteen years our EyeSi has enhanced the early surgery education of over 46 residents-- all while promoting patient safety and providing excellent surgical outcomes in the OR.
Yet, our EyeSi is feeling the passage of time and is in need of replacement as analogue components have turned digital and software updates are no longer compatible. A new EyeSi comes with a high capital expenditure, about $250,000, and is one which I hope you will consider supporting. Your contribution would permit our program to continue offering the most up-to-date technology available to our current and future residents so that they too can grow their surgical acumen and graduate with the ability and confidence to perform safe and effective cataract surgery.
Along with our residency alumni, current faculty and myself who have already done so, please support our new EyeSi initiative with a generous contribution today. Your support is greatly appreciated, by both our residents and the patients we serve at the WVU Eye Institute. Thank you!