(Wow, I was surprised that Virtual Reality has been around since 2013, used to simulate Cataract Surgery by an organization, www.HelpMeSee.org. What has made it more popular is involvement of Facebook in the fray, after buying Oculus)
Untreated cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, causing, worldwide, 51% of all cases . This, in spite of the fact that cataracts are very preventable, and treatable, but most people cannot reach a qualified professional to do the minor surgery.
HelpMeSee trains in-country specialists in an effective, high-quality and underserved procedure called Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS).
Virtual Reality Cataract Surgical Training Simulator
HelpMeSee uses Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator to do the training, in addition to other educational supplements.
HelpMeSee Training Centers
HelpMeSee wants to set up seven training centers across the world wherein aspiring cataract surgical specialists can enroll and undergo a thorough, six month proficiency- based training program on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS).