Cyber-Sight reaches 3,000 consultations
Retinoblastoma: One World. One Vision
Retinoblastoma Conference 2007
New Cyber-Sight design
Cyber-Sight Links with the Eye Pathologist
Re-opening a Consultation Case
Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator Training
EYESI Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator

News Room

Keep up with new accomplishments, innovations, and additions to Cyber-Sight with the archived news stories listed below. 

        Re-opening a Consultation Case
10/05/2005: A brand new feature of the E-Consultation program is that partners can now reopen a closed case and can also send additional pictures with their responses.  This will be very useful to partners who wish to close a case after the initial consult... Read More.

May 1, 2005 Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator Training
05/05/2005: During her visit to the ORBIS International offices in New York, Dr. Muugii from Ulaan Baator tries her hand at the EYESI Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator.  She found the experience to be extremely useful as a training experience for intraocular eye surgery. Read More.

Dr. Helveston testing surgery simulator

EYESI Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator
01/20/2005: ORBIS International accepted delivery of the EYESI ophthalmic surgery simulator at ORBIS headquarters in New York.  Dr. Marcus Schill of Manheim, Germany, developer of the simulator, demonstrated the equipment to a team of...Read More.

New cataract module New Cataract Module Arrives
10/31/2005: ORBIS received the new VR Magic cataract module at the 2005 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, October 15-18, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.  The new cataract module features capsulorhexis and phakoemulsification exercises.   Read More.

  Picture A Cyber-Sight Extended Presence: A Case Story
05/06/2005: The clinical course of this now 10-year-old girl shown here demonstrates the power of extended presence through the ORBIS telemedicine program, Cyber-Sight.  At age 5 years, this girl was examined during an ORBIS hospital based program  Read More.

surgery simulator


Surgical Simulator at AAPOS in Orlando 2005
04/04/2005: More than 30 ophthalmologists attending the annual meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus tried their hand at the new ORBIS surgical simulator.  Reaction was uniformly enthusiastic.  
Read More.

Clody 3 Clody's One Eye Golf Scramble 2004
11/18/2004: The proceeds from the 12th annual Clody's One-Eye Golf Scramble are donated for the Education and Research Foundation for Children's Eyes in support of  blindness prevention in children in Indiana and the world.   Read More.

AAO BCSC book CME Module in Cooperation with the AAO
10/06/2004: ORBIS entered into an agreement with the American Academy of Ophthalmology to purchase and distribute the AAO BCSC book sets to ophthalmology students in developing countries.  This book distribution will complement an already existing...Read More.

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Cyber-Sight Extends to Mongolia
09/27/2004: Between September 4 and September 11, 2004, an ORBIS Cyber-Sight team led by Susan Thoms, M.D. from the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan established a Cyber-Sight partnership in Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.  Read More. 

Dr. Helveston, Dra. Vogel, Dr. Ham


Cyber-Sight Introduced in Argentina and Chile
08/06/2004: Between July 25 and 30, 2004, Eugene M. Helveston, M.D., introduced Cyber-Sight at the Annual Meeting of the Argentina Ophthalmological Society and the University of Chile Annual Course. Cyber-Sight was enthusiastically received by the ophthalmologists attending.  Read More.
Dr. Tsai taking digital images

Shenyang, China
08/04/2004: On Tuesday, August 3, 2004, Dr. James Tsai after training the doctors at the He Eye Hospital in Shenyang, China, supervised sending two consultations on Cyber-Sight.  One was a 6-year-old girl who suffered trauma resulting in strabismus and the...Read More. 

Dr. Ngoc receives CME certificate


First CME Certificate
07/08/2004: Dr. Do Quang Ngoc from the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi, Vietnam received his CME certificate from David A. Plager, M.D., Chief of the Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Read More.

Girl with right face turn Question of the Week
06/11/2004: Beginning January 20, 2004, ORBIS Telemedicine inaugurated a new feature called "Question of the Week".  A clinical case or feature is demonstrated with a picture and a brief written description followed by three multiple choice questions. Read More.

group A Cyber-Sight Meeting in Galapagos
05/25/2004: A groundbreaking meeting of 16 Latin American and 12 North American ophthalmologists took place aboard Isabella II in the Galapagos Archipeligo.  For four days and three nights time was shared between the unique flora and fauna of these...Read More.

Dr. Jaya Thakur

New Cyber-Sight Partnerships
04/27/2004: April was a big month for Cyber-Sight.  Between March 26 and 31, Gene Helveston, Danielle Bogert, and Sally Whitton introduced dozens of members of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) to the Cyber-Sight program.  Read More.

Dr. Vladutui Cyber-Sight and Rotovision
04/27/2004: Otis Paul, a long-time ORBIS volunteer, shared his experience as a Rotovision volunteer last week in San Francisco.  He was preparing to leave for Cluj, Romania to visit Cristina Vladutui, along with several volunteers from the local Rotary Club.  Read More.

Dr. Van Meter with Cuban doctors DC-10 Telemedicine Visits Havana
03/16/2004: The DC-10 visits Havana.  Cyber-Sight is introduced to the plane and to the partners.  Read More.

Group of doctors Dr. Rudy Wagner Visits Dominican Republic
02/23/2004: Dr. Ailsa Quezada received 3 months training in pediatric ophthalmology as an ORBIS fellow with Dr. Rudolph Wagner of Newark, New Jersey.  After this, Dr. Wagner accompanied Ailsa to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Read More.

Mr. Ueltschi addressing group

Initial Cyber-Sight Advisory Board Meeting
02/17/2004: Twenty-five participants attended this inaugural meeting.  Members of the Cyber-Sight Advisory Board included Dr. Robert Deitch, Dr. Jack Dodick, Dr. Thomas Gettlefinger, Dr. Barrett Haik, Dr. Marilyn Miller...Read More.

Drs. in front of RPF Hospital

Cuba Internet
01/12/2004: Beginning January 7, 2004 our Cyber-Sight partners in Cuba are now able to access the ORBIS website.  This allows them the opportunity to view all of the features including the Ophthalmology Minutes, Featured Cases...Read More.

Drs. in team using RetCam St. Jude-Cyber-Sight Partnership for Childhood Eye Cancer in Guatemala
Saturday, January 10, 2004, Guatemala City, Guatemala:  A team comprised of doctors representing St. Jude Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee and ORBIS Cyber-Sight began training with a RetCam for use in the management of retinoblastoma
. Read More.

IU CME Physician Certificate.JPG Continuing Medical Education
01/09/2004: Indiana University, Division of Continuing Medical Education will now confer continuing medical education activity credits for participation in Cyber-Sight.  These credits will be acknowledged by a certificate issued by Indiana University. Read More.