Training in Microincisional Surgery of the Lens in Cuba
Training Tutorial. International Postgraduate
Microincisional Lens Surgery
Title: Microincisional Lens Surgery
Type of activity: Training.
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.
- Learn from the trainees the theoretical and practical knowledge for the clinical and surgical management of the lens
Topics and Contents
Module I. Phacoemulsification
- Introduction to Phacoemulsification.
- Phacodynamics and Phacoemulsification equipment.
- Coaxial and Bimanual Phacoemulsification Techniques.
- Update on phacoemulsification techniques in special cases.
- 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
- 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
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
Price: 4 840.00 USD
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