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The Newport eye: design and initial evaluation of a novel foreign body training phantom
  1. Ben A Marson,
  2. Lynne J Sutton
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ben A Marson, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales NP20 2UB, UK; Dr.b.marson{at}, dr.b.marson{at}, dr.b.marson{at}


To improve SHO confidence in corneal foreign body removal, a novel training phantom is proposed. This phantom is a polyvinyl and gelatine-based model, easily fabricated in the emergency department (ED). Use of the phantom results in a significant improvement in SHO confidence, and therefore, makes a useful, cost-effective adjunct for ED training.

  • education, methods
  • education, teaching
  • ophthalmology
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