What is it?
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries worldwide. Because of how delicate the structures of the eye are, few people outside of ophthalmology will ever get the chance to do one or even assist in one. CataractSurgery (iPad) and CataractMobile (iPhone) are apps that aim to bring the amazing experience of cataract surgery to all of us who are not in ophthalmology.
What was Innovative?
CataractSurgery and CataractMobile used the iPad gestures and controls for simulating 2 techniques of cataract surgery. The graphics are relatively simple, especially in comparison to other iOS games, but nonetheless, drive home the point in demonstration through involvement.
Why is it important?
Again, like vCath, this is an app dedicated to teaching users procedures. In this case, it demonstrates that even a simple and non-graphically intense app can be fun, if done well.