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Learning Faster and Reducing Risks: HelpMeSee Certified First Instructors for Simulation-based Ophthalmic Surgical Training in China
How long does it take for residents to transform the knowledge they learned in the classroom to surgical skills applied in the operating room? According to the traditional training model, it takes at least 3 to 6 months of lab training and mentoring surgeries,...
When Dr. Min Gao first began studying ophthalmology, she dreamed of becoming an independent surgeon who could help restore sight to people in China. In 2006, Dr. Gao started her career working at Beijing Chaotan Hospital. By 2014, she finished her Ph.D. program. When...
HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulators Delivered to China: A Report from Our Biomedical Simulator Technologist, Anthony DeSantis
Last month, HelpMeSee shipped three simulators to China – one to Beijing and two to Wenzhou Medical University. HelpMeSee Biomedical Simulator Technologist Anthony DeSantis traveled from New York to Beijing and then Wenzhou to set up the simulators, marking an...
HelpMeSee celebrates World Health Day (WHD), an annual celebration recognizing global healthcare as a fundamental human right, which was first demanded by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. In honor of WHO’s 70th anniversary, HelpMeSee declares our support...
One of HelpMeSee’s first partner surgeons, Dr. Bidya Prasad Pant has built a long and successful career working to eradicate blindness. From Geta Eye Hospital in Nepal, where it’s estimated he has performed over 100,000 eye surgeries, and now working with his team in...
"I do not know if blindness is a curse but sight is a miracle.” - Unknown.The Impact of Sight Innovators create to fulfill a need to make life easier, better or safer. The latter spurred HelpMeSee’s co-founder, Al Ueltschi to create FlightSafety International in...
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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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