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SEE-KID – Software Engineering Environment for Knowledge-based Interactive Eye Motility Diagnostics

The SEE-KID / CEVD research initiative has been working on the computer-aided simulation of eye malpositions and their surgical correction for more than 20 years. A major milestone was the development of the SEE++ software system as a novel teaching and learning tool that supports clear thinking, particularly in the case of complex functional disorders. In addition to a biomechanical model of the human eye, the software system offers a three-dimensional virtual simulation of the patient in combination with a realistic representation of muscle shape and movement. This enables an interactive simulation of malpositions and eye muscle operations.

Continuous further development of the software

In order to improve the use of the software in teaching and training, the 3D representation of virtual patients has been continuously enhanced over the development period. The software now also includes the integration of the brain and a dynamic representation of individual parts of it. The numerous interaction options for the individual parts of the brain and the ability to draw different classifications on the brain surface and display medical information about them contribute significantly to a better understanding of the connections between the eye and brain.

Amblyopia diagnosis and therapy with AmblyoCare

Another flagship of the research project is “AmblyoCare”. This application offers standardized and variable tests for the classic amblyopia treatment methods on the computer in order to better capture additional characteristics of the visual process and thus make visual tests more usable for everyday life. The flexibility of the software makes day-to-day work with patients much easier. The practical application of AmblyoCare in the clinic takes place in amblyopia diagnosis and therapy as well as in early visual support, where AmblyoCare is increasingly supplementing or even replacing conventional aids such as the Nystmus drum or picture cards.

RISC Software GmbH would especially like to thank Prof. Dr. Priglinger for his tireless commitment to the SEE-KID / CEVD project. We would also like to thank Mag. Ausweger from the Hospital of the Merciful Brothers Linz and Prim. Prof. Dr. Priglinger jun. and Prim. Prof. Dr. Fellner and Dr. Brock from Kepler University Hospital, Med Campus III, for their sustained support. Many thanks also to Prim. Priv. Doz. Dr. Hörantner from the Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy Ried as well as Scharinger, MBA from the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and Ms. Hirmann, MBA from the FH Campus Wien for their excellent cooperation.

This project was financed by research subsidies granted by the government of Upper Austria. RISC Software GmbH is Member of UAR (Upper Austrian Research) Innovation Network.

Projekt partners

  • Prof. Dr. Priglinger
  • Mag. Auswerger, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Linz
  • Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Priglinger jun., Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz, Med Campus III
  • Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fellner, Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz, Med Campus III
  • Dr. Brock, Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz, Med Campus III
  • Prim. Priv. Doz. Dr. Hörantner, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern Ried
  • FH-Prof. Scharinger, MBA, Fachhochschule Salzburg
  • Hirmann, MBA, FH Campus Wien

Project details

  • Project short title: SEE-KID
  • Project long title:  Software Engineering Environment for Knowledge-based Interactive Eye Motility Diagnostics


    Project management

    Dr. Michael Giretzlehner

    Head of Research Unit Medical Informatics