Training in Microincisional Surgery of the Lens in Cuba

Training Tutorial. International Postgraduate
Microincisional Lens Surgery

Title: Microincisional Lens Surgery
Type of activity: Training.
Specialty: Ophthalmology.
Headquarters: ICO Ramón Pando Ferrer.

Lead teacher: DrC. Juan R. Hernández Silva.
Doctor of Medical Sciences. Professor and Senior Researcher.
Substitute teacher: MSc. Dra. Eneida de la C. Pérez Candelaria
Head of the ICO “Ramón Pando Ferrer” Ocular Microsurgery Center. Head of the Cataract Service. 2nd specialist. Degree in Ophthalmology. Assistant teacher
Addressed to: Specialists in Ophthalmology.
General Objectives:

  • Learn from the trainees the theoretical and practical knowledge for the clinical and surgical management of the lens

Topics and Contents
Module I. Phacoemulsification

  1. Introduction to Phacoemulsification.
  2. Phacodynamics and Phacoemulsification equipment.
  3. Coaxial and Bimanual Phacoemulsification Techniques.
  4. Update on phacoemulsification techniques in special cases.
  5. Intraoperative and postoperative complications.

Course 1: Introduction to Phacoemulsification.
Contents: Introduce the phacoemulsification surgical technique addressing general aspects of it. Phacoemulsification concept

  • Patient selection
  • Parameters to be evaluated
  • Surgeon Preparation

Course 2: Phacodynamics and Phacoemulsification equipment.
Contents: Know the operation and handling of phacoemulsification machines.

  • Phacoemulsification machine
  • Phacoemulsification Machine Components
  • Hand piece
  • Phaco tips
  • Pedal positions
  • Ultrasound power
  • fundamental concepts
  • How to select parameters

Course 3: Coaxial and Bimanual Phacoemulsification Techniques.

  • Steps of the technique.
  • Architecture of the incision.
  • Location of the incision.
  • Diameter and location of the rhexis.
  • Cleavage planes and hydropasses.
  • Emulsification of the epinucleus and endonucleus.
  • Cortex removal.
  • Lens placement.
  • Checking the self-sealing of the incision.
  • Other phacoemulsification techniques.
Course 4. Update on phacoemulsification techniques in special cases.
Surgical approach in complex cases such as.
  • Diabetic patients
  • Lax iris
  • Vitrectomized patients
  • Uveitis
  • Refractive surprises
  • Endothelial dystrophies
  • Previous refractive surgery

Course 5: Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications.
Contents: Identify the most frequent complications in phacoemulsification surgery and their possible solutions.

  • Related to the incision.
  • Related to capsulorhexis.
  • Related to hydrodissection.
  • Complications when rotating the nucleus.
  • Complications during emulsification.
  • Related to IOL implantation
  • Causes of arises.
  • Postoperative complications.

Number of credits: 40
Modality: Training
Duration: Total of 1944 hours, 480 academic hours (40 hours per week x 12 weeks).
Dates: From January to April, according to programming
Places: Maximum 6, minimum 1
Spanish Language
Price: 4 840.00 USD

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