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HelpMeSee & Cornerstone Assistance Showcase MSICS In Texas
Date:8/8/2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee – a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness – and the Cornerstone Assistance Network – a nonprofit providing direct services to individuals and families struggling with poverty in, and around, Tarrant County, Texas – have teamed up to showcase a safe, low cost approach to curing cataract blindness through Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) and to run a side-by-side surgical procedure comparison with the latest proof-of-concept HelpMeSee MSICS Simulator.

During the live surgeries, a team of engineers from HelpMeSee simulation technology partners, Moog Industrial Group, a division of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) – jointly selected to design and manufacture the simulator along with SenseGraphics and InSimo – will be on hand with the latest version of the MSICS Simulator. The main purpose of this comparative analysis is focused on fine-tuning the simulation system to ensure maximum realism of the completed training MSICS simulator.  

Conducted by HelpMeSee's Chief Medical Officer, and Texas ophthalmologist, Dr. Glenn Strauss, in collaboration with the Cornerstone Charitable Clinic, seven local area citizens suffering from curable blindness due to cataracts will receive the cataract surgical procedure through the Cornerstone Assistance Network.

"We are proud to have Dr. Strauss and the HelpMeSee team at the Cornerstone Facility to provide sight-restoring cataract surgery to our local residents in need," said Lorene McCoy, director of health services, Cornerstone Charitable Clinic. "Cornerstone has a long history of helping those in
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