- By: Sarah Welsh
The complexities of the eye are often a cause for concern for medical students. Which muscles carry out which movements, and which nerves innervate these muscles? What happens if there is palsy of one of the nerves that innervates the eye? Does this affect movements, pupil constriction, or reflexes? And what happens when the patient has a pathology?
It is one thing learning this through drawing tables to outline the actions of muscles and their innervations. You could even practise the eye movements yourself, or find patients to highlight pathologies and how they present.
The iRis Interactive app integrates all of this learning. It shows the simple actions of muscles and nerves and gives every possible presentation for pathologies. Having freedom to play around with examination of the patient encourages learning.
The app is basically a pair of eyes. You can choose to have a healthy patient or pick to