Data underlying the MSc thesis: 2 DoF surgical training eye phantom for cataract surgery in a low-cost setting

doi: 10.4121/903efb47-08d5-4325-a606-ce190af81b80.v1
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doi: 10.4121/903efb47-08d5-4325-a606-ce190af81b80
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Shenoy, Kadabettu Rajath (2024): Data underlying the MSc thesis: 2 DoF surgical training eye phantom for cataract surgery in a low-cost setting. Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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Matlab file, excel files with datasets, Labview file and Solidworks file from the mechanical analysis of the eye phantom (from the Master thesis).

About the project:

'The present research work aims at designing a cataract surgery eye phantom for capsulorhexis and globe fixation, which can replicate the movement of the eyeball in the orbit coupled with the inherent passive stiffness. The project culminates in the design of a 2-degree-of-freedom anterior human eye phantom with anatomically similar features of the human eye needed for training the aforementioned surgical steps. A significant part of the prototype structure is 3D printed using Draft resin V2 on the Formlabs Form 3+ printer to create minute yet almost anatomically impeccable components. Mechanical analyses were performed to tune the passive stiffness of the compliant mechanisms, and materials such as PlatSil Gel-00, hydrogel, and eggshell membrane were chosen and utilized to replicate the interactions between the tools and various tissues in the human eye. Clinical evaluations were conducted by a surgeon performing capsulorhexis on the prototype in a wet lab environment and several validation tests by an academic trainer for the suitability and practicality of the prototype.'

The method to use the files attached to this dataset has been explained in the "Experimental setup, protocols, and validation" chapter of the thesis report.

  • 2024-02-27 first online, published, posted
Solidworks files, Matlab files, STL files, excel files and Labview software based file
TU Delft, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


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