The Wilmer Eye Institute is known as a global leader in the field of ophthalmic training. Rapid advances in biomedical research, biotechnology, information technology and medical equipment and devices have created phenomenal new opportunities for ophthalmic surgery.
New surgical technologies and techniques have transformed the operating room, enabling the success of previously unthinkable interventions. Simultaneously, innovations in education technology offer exciting possibilities for teaching.
The Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training (OphSET) is spearheading Wilmer’s efforts to invigorate surgical education and training and to put into practice the latest technologies and techniques. OphSET leadership has collaborated with Johns Hopkins computer scientists to better assess surgical performance and plans to:
- Develop innovative tools to help novice and experienced surgeons improve their skills.
- Create ways to incorporate surgical simulation into education/training and patient care.
- Utilize technology-assisted methods of analysis for both education/training and surgical innovations.
- Draft new curricula for international dissemination.
Shameema Sikder, M.D., OphSET Director
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training
Peter J. McDonnell, M.D., Faculty Advisor
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of The Wilmer Eye Institute
William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology