If you order this product, you receive 12 eyes in 6 containers with moisture. You should also protect the container from sunlight if possible since the artificial eye is mostly made out of photoreactive 3D-printed materials. The material reacts to temperature fluctuations. In the cold, the material hardens, so to attain the most realistic training experience, the artificial eye should be stored at room temperature.
Our Eye 4 VIT/ILM is mimicking a whole eye without lens for simulating posterior related operations. This model also has non-transparent sclera for realistic visibility conditions. Several operations can be simulated with such a configuration: producing of pars plana vitrectomy ports (Microincision Vitrectomy Trocars), removal of clouded vitreous, vitreous staining (LINK), membranectomy, fluid/air exchange, air/gas exchange, silicone oil injection, photocoagulation, vitreous floaters, vitreous hemorrhage simulation with staining solution (LINK), removal of intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs).
You can choose between several different options:
ILM Peeling: Yes or No
Use a very fine forceps to peel the ILM from the underlying retina. We have no epiretinal membranes or posterior hyaloid. Also, the ILM foil is not very realistic, but you learn a lot, especially the instrument handling and the feeling of depth.
Dropped Nucleus: Yes or No
This complication can occur at any stage of phacoemulsification (i.e., during hydrodisecction, sculpting, or nuclear segment removal). It can even occur during phacoemulsification done by experienced surgeons. With the Dropped Nucleus option, you can train for this very common accident by using PPV. (LINK)
Foreign Body: Other or Magnetic
A very common operation is to find a metal flake or chip in the posterior segment. We also have non-magnetic round colored objects. Recovery of such objects does not take very long, but it helps a lot to get a feeling of depth and three-dimensionality.