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

need and we are proud to learn of HelpMeSee's global efforts to address cataract blindness."

HelpMeSee's organizational approach underlines the acknowledgement that MSICS is the best available technique to successfully address the nearly 22 million people suffering from cataract blindness globally.

"This is a historical step in the MSICS simulator development," said Dr. Glenn Strauss, chief medical officer, HelpMeSee. "By viewing live MSICS procedures, our engineering partners are able to accurately compare the performance of this leading edge simulator to the actual surgery. Realism not achieved in medical simulation previously."

Dr. Strauss added that the HelpMeSee MSICS Simulator – once completed, tested and validated by leading US and European University Ophthalmology programs – will be used to safely and efficiently train thousands of specialists in developing nations to perform MSICS for their own people. 

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, MSICS has been shown to give results comparable to the popular phacoemulsification procedure in terms of safety and quality of visual outcome. Although it's a relatively underutilized technique, MSICS is gaining popularity in many countries by virtue of its ability to manage both common, and difficult, cataracts very safely and with strong outcomes.

"A distinct advantage of MSICS over Phacoemulsification is that it can be used more safely to remove advanced cataracts in the developing world," said Dr. Strauss. "Patients with no access to care gradually develop cataracts that are much more advanced than those who can have an operation before the cataracts advances to blindness.  This procedure is a perfect solution because the cost to provide it is much lower, while producing the same quality expected in modern cataract surgery."

Dr. Strauss explains that although phacoemulsification cataract surgery is considered
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