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For 100 million people around the world living with cataract, this is what they see.

The HelpMeSee mission is to restore vision to people living with severe visual impairment and blindness due to cataract worldwide. Helpmesee is dedicated to the eradication of preventable cataract by delivering innovative and scalable simulation-based cataract surgical training worldwide.

Cataract Surgical Simulation-based Training

Helpmesee is eliminating cataract blindness through instructor-led ophthalmic simulation-based training courses in manual small incision cataract surgery and phacoemulsification.

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HelpMeSee Simulation-based Training Program


To make the large-scale cataract surgical training of cataract specialists feasible, HelpMeSee has developed an innovative set of instructor-led courses that use the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator for surgical skill development.


Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery is a safe, cost-effective, and efficient cataract removal procedure especially suited for the developing world.


The sad story is that those who are blind because of untreated cataract cannot work. This situation leads to financial hardship, the onset of additional health problems and a reduced quality of life. It can even lead to premature death.

This is a public health crisis that is only likely to get worse if the underlying issues of eyecare delivery workforce development are not addressed.


Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery is a safe, cost-effective and efficient cataract removal procedure especially suited for the developing world.

HelpMeSee Latest Updates

HelpMeSee: Bridging gaps in global cataract surgery training in underserved regions

Bonnie An Henderson, MD, sat down with Ophthalmology Times to discuss her transition to President and CEO of HelpMeSee, a nonprofit providing virtual reality cataract surgery simulators and training to underserved regions. Henderson emphasizes the organization’s humanitarian mission and plans for expanding training centers, including the development of a phacoemulsification simulator, with Group Editorial Director Sheryl Stevenson.

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Tactile Realism

The Ophthalmologist dives into the HelpMeSee Simulation-based Training Program which challenges trainees not only in their skill execution, but also in how they handle decision-making, time management, and any unexpected situations. Explore the unique insights about simulation-based training and if it’s life-like visual and tactile realism paired with an instructor-led curriculum will reshape how cataract surgeons learn. 

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HelpMeSee wins NTSA Modeling and Simulation Award

 HelpMeSee has received the Modeling & Simulation Award from the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA).

“We are honored and grateful to the NTSA for this prestigious award,” said Bonnie An Henderson, M.D., President and CEO of HelpMeSee. “It is gratifying that our simulation, which is an integral component within our cataract training system, is being recognized by the medical education community.”

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Stories of Hope

From General Medicine to Ophthalmology – Anodine Daliko Nishimwe

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The MSICS Pioneer of Burundi – Samuel Kwizera

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The Ophthalmologist Who Cared – Vianney Ntakirtumana

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Contact Information

HelpMeSee, Inc.
1 Evertrust Plaza, Suite 308
Jersey City, NJ 07302

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+1 212-221-7606 (international)

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HelpMeSee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States.

The HelpMeSee mission is to eradicate preventable cataract blindness globally. We achieve this through an innovative, scalable simulation-based cataract surgical training program. Our program covers Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), Phacoemulsification Simulation-based Training Course (PSTC), Suturing Simulation-based Training Course (SSTC), Complications Management Course (CMC), Phacoemulsification to MSICS Differences Course (PMDC), and MSICS to Phacoemulsification Differences Course (MPDC). These offerings empower eye care professionals to refine their skills, master vital procedures, and excel in ophthalmology. We are dedicated to restoring vision for those with severe visual impairment and cataract-induced blindness worldwide.

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