10/23/2007

WVU Eye Institute Purchases New Device That Simulates Eye Surgery 
 Residents will train on the new EYESI
 

A gift from grateful patients will allow West Virginia University ophthalmology residents the opportunity to practice surgical eye procedures without touching a patient.  The EYESI virtual reality simulator was purchased with money donated to the WVU Eye Institute by William and Erna Atkinson, originally from Wheeling.  
 

Photo at left:  WVU residents try out the new EYESI.  At the machine is Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, M.D., and left to right, Paul McConnell, M.D., Scott Jammerson, M.D., and Mac Francis, M.D.

 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ec: 10-23-07

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