Quiz: Review of MSICS Surgical Tips

Manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS) is a useful technique for performing high-quality, safe cataract surgery in low-resource settings. It is particularly suited for the removal of advanced-stage cataracts. Given the minimal material requirements, the primary obstacle to successful MSICS is effective education on the proper surgical technique. This quiz will review MSICS surgical tips as taught by the Aravind Eye Care System, one of India’s most established and prolific eye care institutions.

Dr. Rengaraj Venkatesh, Dr. Kannusamy Veena, Dr. Shivraj Tagare, Dr. Megha Nair & Dr. Kapil Mishra. Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry

40 thoughts on “Quiz: Review of MSICS Surgical Tips”

  1. College of Physician and Surgeons (BCPS) Bangladesh follow the MSICS OSCAR module of Orbis International. We are happy with the module it is set with beginner to advanced learner

  2. I Can Help training ophthalmologist that want to learn MSICS … Pleased to help our community… Greetings from Guatemala CA

  3. Judging the depth of the scleral tunnel during MSICS involves maintaining a consistent angle with the crescent blade, typically around 45 degrees to the cornea. As you dissect forward, you’ll feel resistance decrease as you enter the cornea. Aim to reach approximately two-thirds of the corneal thickness to create a secure tunnel without perforating the cornea.

  4. Respected Sir/ Mam I’m practicing this since two, three years but some post-op complications like corneal oadema which persist 2-3 days some time up to week.what to do to get saved? Thank you

  5. -All surgical steps of any procedure are related to the surgeon’s experience.
    -The use of such words like “barely visible “ is inadequate, because what’s defined as “barely visible “ will depend on the personal experience of the surgeon, and we all know that scleral thickness could also vary in different eyes.
    – Surgical steps of any procedure in the eye are related to exposure, and as a surgeon I would prefer to use terms like “move the eye “wound “ away from you to be able to create a wound, then move the eye (wound)towards you to facilitate entry into the eye.

    Thank you very much

  6. Dr choudhury is very much for your support and forward for your program.
    Thanks for your support and help me.


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