Lecture: Mini-cap using miLOOP

The mini-cap is an exciting new procedure that uses a smaller incision than MSICS without the need for phacoemusification. The miLOOP is used to bifurcate the crystalline lens without putting energy in the eye. Lecturer: Barbara C. Erny, MD, Medical Liaison for International Programs, ASCRS Foundation, USA Transcript DR ERNY: Hello. I’m Dr. Barbara Erny, … Read more

Lecture: Optimizing your Pre-Operative Measurements and Phacoemulsification Parameters for Cataract Surgery

During this webinar we will review how to optimize the pre-operative measurements for cataract surgery. We will also review the phacoemulsification parameters and techniques designed to decrease energy expenditure and maximize surgical efficiency. The goal of this program is to optimize surgical outcomes whilst decreasing recovery time and improving patient satisfaction. Lecturer: Dr. Kendall E. … Read more

Surgery: Phacoemulsification

This video demonstrates a routine phacoemulsification surgery with detailed narration for each step. The surgeon used stop and chop technique for the nuclear removal and an IOL was implanted in the bag. Surgery Location: on-board the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica Surgeon: Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, University of Toronto Transcript DR EL-DEFRAWY: So I like to … Read more

Surgery: Pediatric Cataract Surgeries

In this video, Dr. Neely demonstrates a series of pediatric cataract surgeries. The first one is a 3-year-old child with a completely opaque lens. The capsule was stained, vitrectomy and bimanual techniques were used to aspirate the lens. The second patient is a 6-year-old child with traumatic cataract which has become completely white. The lens … Read more

Live Surgical Demonstration: Basics of Phacoemulsification

During this 2-hour live surgical demonstration, two phacoemulsification cases were performed with step-by-step narration by the surgeon, who also took questions in real-time. Leture: Phacodynamics In this presentation, Dr. Mathur explainss the basics of phacodynamics. Surgery 1: Phaco Fluidics Understanding Phaco fluidics improves efficiency and increases patient safety during cataract surgery. This case will demonstrate … Read more

Lecture: Positive Pressure During Cataract Surgery

“Positive Pressure” at cataract surgery implies a shallow anterior chamber or elevated intraocular pressure. Causes for this positive pressure may be exogenous or endogenous. In this presentation, we use case examples to understand the causes and appropriate management strategies for the positive pressure. Lecturer: Dr. Samuel Masket, Advanced Vision Care, Clinical Professor, David Geffen School … Read more

Lecture: Hydrodissection

Hydrodissection is an important step in cataract surgery with phacoemulsification. Freeing up the lens to rotate it is necessary to bring lens material in front of the phaco tip. It looks simple, but for many students, it is the most difficult part of the procedure to learn to do well. This lecture talks about lens … Read more

Lecture: Lens & Angle Closure: The Obvious, The Known, The Future and The Unexplored!

Primary angle closure disease has a multi-factorial etiology with varied and unpredictable interplay of race, gender, genetics, biometry, lens parameters, static and dynamic iris measurements, choroid and, yet, many unknown factors. A prevalent thought at the moment is that Cataract surgery may provide a simple and universal solution to this complex entity. However, the evidence … Read more