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Development of 3D Printed Ophthalmic Tissue for Surgical Training

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Technical Report,21 Feb 2017,20 Feb 2018

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The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education now recommends surgical skills development resources such as wet labs or simulators as a critical benchmarking and basic skills acquisition tool for surgical trainees. Currently, there is no simulation resource, virtual, mechanical, or live, that provides standardized ideal tissue mechanical characteristics, measurable and reproducible trainee tasks, and formative feedback to assess trainee progression in ophthalmologic wound repair. We propose to develop a platform of 3D printed tissues with intrinsic motion tracking for application in ophthalmic surgical training programs utilizing three state-of-the-art construction methods electrospinning, 3D bioprinting and BioLP laser induced cell and particle transfer. The proposed simulation training system would combine the strengths of both mechanical and virtual models a mechanical tissue with a three dimensional nano- and micro-structure built to the specific known parameters of human tissues with embedded sensors to track tissue manipulation and localized stress and strain during procedures.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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