Usefulness of Virtual Reality-Based Training to Diagnose Strabismus [post]

Hyun Sik Moon, Hyeon Jeong Yoon, Sang Woo Park, Chae Yeon Kim, Mu Seok Jeong, Sung Min Lim, Jee Heon Ryu, Hwan Heo
2021 unpublished
Purpose: To study the usefulness of virtual reality (VR) based training for diagnosing strabismusMethods: Fourteen ophthalmology residents performed at least 30 VR training sessions to diagnose esotropia and exotropia. Examinations of real patients with esotropia or exotropia before and after the VR training were video-recorded and presented to a strabismus expert to assess accuracy and performance scores for measuring the deviation angle and diagnosing strabismus with anonymization. A feedback
more » ... survey regarding the usefulness and ease of use of the VR application was conducted for participants.Results: The mean age of 14 ophthalmology residents, including 10 men and 4 women, was 29.7 years. Before VR training, participants showed a mean accuracy score of 14.50 ± 5.45 and performance score of 9.64 ± 4.67 for measuring the deviation angle and diagnosing strabismus in real patients with strabismus. After VR training, they showed a significantly improved accuracy score of 22.14 ± 4.37 (p = 0.012) and performance score of 15.50 ± 1.99 (p = 0.011). According to the survey, most participants agreed on the usefulness of VR application.Conclusions: This study suggests that VR based training improves ophthalmology residents' clinical diagnostic skills for strabismus in a short period.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:qzuaz7szyjctjhood6klaadp7a