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FundamentalVR Featured in Second Phase of Meta’s “Impact Is Real” Campaign

Immersive surgical training technologies are shaping the future of healthcare globally.
Published March 4, 2024

Meta’s latest additions to their Impact is Real campaign continues to highlight the global reach and transformative impact of the Orbis-FundamentalVR immersive surgical training solution. 

Alongside Orbis International, this reaffirms our joint commitment to advancing medical education and improving patient access worldwide.

“VR was a fun and innovative way of starting the training program…We learned how to be precise, delicate, and patient, really patient… When you’re operating on the eye, you have to zone into the eye and you have to zone out the world… VR helps you become that person because it takes you into that zone. And it’s very sensitive, so it helps you to be very precise with your movements. And a millimeter here or there makes a difference.”

Dr. Anushree Baid, Resident, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital
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While the use of VR for training in the medical profession is nothing new, FundamentalVR and Orbis International are working to get surgeons around the world access to the training they need to treat cataracts—a leading cause of preventable blindness.

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“You can turn preventable or avoidable blindness into permanent blindness with a bad operation, so that makes the priority of training very high, and patient access is also limited for those who are in training. There are plenty of patients for those who are already trained, but access to patients for those who are in training, who need to develop the skills—that is much more difficult to achieve. That’s where some of these new technologies are going to help address the problem: the development of virtual reality as a simulation tool”

Dr. Glenn Strauss, Opthalmologist & Surgical Trainer

Watch the new campaign below:

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