VRmagic announced the marketing of a new platform generation of its ophthalmic surgery simulator Eyesi Surgical. In close cooperation with the Swiss company Haag-Streit Diagnostics, the German-based manufacturer has developed a digital microscope head and integrated a new virtual high-resolution stereo microscope in the simulator. For training of retina surgery, the platform now also features the simulation of the current generation OCULUS SDI/BIOM 5.

Looking through the new microscope binocular, which features mechanical and optical systems from Haag-Streit, trainee ophthalmic surgeons obtain a large 3D field-of-view and a detail-precise stereo visualization of the surgery simulation. The digital binocular now offers a resolution of 1080-by-1080 pixels per eye. The refraction can be corrected individually by means of a diopter scale on the eyepieces. Furthermore, the optical system now provides a realistic exit pupil, so that trainees need to adjust the pupil distance individually in order to obtain a complete, wide 3D field-of-vision – just as with a real microscope.

For training of vitreoretinal surgery, the new Eyesi platform provides hardware and simulation of the current generation OCULUS SDI/BIOM 5. The non-contact viewing system enables wide-angle observation of the fundus and vitreous body. Like the original, the SDI (stereoscopic diagonal inverter), is activated automatically when the BIOM (binocular indirect ophthalmomicroscope) is swung into the beam path. Furthermore, it is detected and visualized in the simulation if the lens accidentally touches the cornea or if the view is blocked.