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Shikino K, Suzuki S, Hirota Y, Kikukawa M, Ikusaka M. Effect of the iExaminer Teaching Method on Fundus Examination Skills: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(9):e1911891. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11891
Studies have shown that mastery of fundus examination skills is not as high as desired among general practitioners, which implies that innovative teaching methods are needed1,2 because there is no way for a teacher to verify if learners have obtained a proper view of the fundus.3,4 Sharing a visual field between learners and their teacher would facilitate the acquisition of those skills.
The iExaminer system consists of a PanOptic ophthalmoscope, an iPhone (Apple Inc), an adapter, and an application.5 This system allows learners and their teacher to share the same visual perspective. Our objective was to compare the effect of the iExaminer teaching method on fundus examination skills compared with the traditional teaching method (Figure).
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