Childhood Cataract in Africa

Cataract is a leading cause of blindness of children in Africa. Managing this condition so that children receive high quality surgery early and have appropriate follow up for spectacle correction and low vision assessment will ensure that children with cataract in Africa have the best possible quality of life. This manual is an outgrowth of … Read more

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery has undergone significant changes beginning with the abandonment of intracapsular surgery, and continuing with the advent of intraocular lenses, and continuing variations in extracapsular lens removal. Extracapsular cataract surgery employing a 10mm incision at the limbus and requiring wound closure with sutures is considered a “fall back” technique that is easier to perform … Read more

Cataracts in Childhood

Appropriate management of the pediatric cataract patient presents the ophthalmic surgeon with a unique set of challenges. The entire process, from diagnosis and evaluation to surgical intervention and postoperative care, is significantly different from that of the typical adult cataract patient. This is highlighted by the need for close follow up and support, both by … Read more

Lecture: Phaco Fundamentals II

This is a lecture geared toward the eye surgeon who is transitioning to phacoemulsification cataract surgery. The ideal participant will be the intraocular surgeon who already has experience with manual small-incision cataract surgery and / or extracapsular cataract extraction. Topics to be covered include: Wound construction Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs) Challenge of the small pupil … Read more

Lecture: Technical Aspects of Pediatric Cataract Surgery

This lecture will review the unique aspects of pediatric cataract and IOL implant surgery, emphasizing critical differences between pediatric and adult patients when it comes to surgical technique, intraocular lenses and postoperative management. Presentation will include a video demonstration of vitrector surgical technique for children under 5 years of age. Lecturer: Dr. Daniel Neely Transcript … Read more