With a focus on helping ophthalmologists hone their skills for successful cataract surgery, HelpMeSee this week announced the release of an e-book on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) that offers an immersive educational experience through rich multimedia, live surgical demonstrations and a step-by-step guide. Step into the surgical procedure.
According to a press release, HelpMeSee, a global nonprofit organization, trains cataract specialists using virtual reality, simulation-based training. The organization works to combat cataracts and visual impairment, which affects more than 100 million people around the world.
“Rather than adapting content from an existing textbook, the HelpMeSee MSICS e-book is distinctively designed to bring learning to life through live surgical presentations and rich multimedia,” said Saro Jahani, President and CEO. “The innovation of the e-book lies in its strength, an interactive experience that allows learners at all levels to master the material and gain experience in cataract surgery.”
The organization noted in its news release that the content of the e-book is designed for residents, ophthalmologists, fellows, medical students and other professionals who perform or support cataract surgery.
According to the release, the e-book is now available for purchase in the US and EU and will be available in other parts of the world soon. Can be accessed online or offline using any platform or device; Including Windows or Mac OS, or apps in iOS and Android systems.
According to Stan Bleacher, MD, founder of Great Lakes Eye Care, the e-book can be a prime resource.
“The depth of the multimedia and illustrations makes it a powerful tool. With detailed, high-quality graphics and easy navigation, I believe the e-book will inspire learners and build competence.” “I applaud HelpMeSee’s commitment to giving back to the eye care community.”
According to Charles O. Bekibele, MD, Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, his team has tested the e-book and indicated that it will be a key tool for residents as they learn.
“In Nigeria, cataract blindness has a profound impact, limiting people’s ability to work, seek education and live a full life,” Bekebele said in a statement. “We are delighted to have this resource as part of our training, as we work with our partner at HelpMeSee to restore sight to people who cannot access care today.”
According to the release, along with launching the e-book, the non-profit organization also created the HelpMeSee eBook Fund, which allocates 100% of proceeds from the sale of the product to provide free surgery to people with unnecessary cataract blindness. in developing countries.
Jahani noted that there are a lot of people around the world who live blind all their lives, because they cannot get eye care.
“In line with our mission to restore sight to people who suffer, we will use this fund to change lives, with 100% of the proceeds going to provide surgery for people with treatable cataract blindness,” Jahani said.
According to the company, it’s offering an eBook Pro license at an introductory price of $69 through July 15, providing one-year access with unlimited updates. The Buy One + Give One option includes access to a Pro-licensed e-book for one year and the granting of a Pro license to an ophthalmologist in the developing world at no cost. Multiple licenses discounts are available.
For more information, go to: https://resources.helpmesee.org/msicsebook/.