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68 ratings
16 reviews
This comprehensive course will give you the fundamental knowledge needed to begin performing cataract surgery by phacoemulsification and extracapsular removal. Each step from preoperative evaluation to postoperative care will be covered to help prepare you for the operating room....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Unit 1: Prior to the Operating Room

This unit describes what needs to take place prior to getting the patient to the operating room. Although this unit may seem trivial, knowing when to make the decision to do surgery, having a good informed consent discussion, selecting an intraocular lens and anesthetic type are critical to a successful surgery and happy patient....
Reading
5 videos (Total 95 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
01.02 - Refractive goals23m
01.03 - How to Choose an Intraocular Lens: Part 113m
01.04 - How to Choose an Intraocular Lens: Part 2 24m
01.05 - Perioperative Medications 15m
Reading3 readings
Course Expectations10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
READ: Unit 1 - Prior to the Operating Room10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
PRE-TEST30m
Unit 1 Content Quiz30m

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2 hours to complete

Unit 2: In the Operating Room and Getting to the Cataract

This unit begins in the operating room after the patient is prepped and draped. It covers each step needed for you to access the lens. Once you begin operating, you will realize that each step of surgery has a domino effect. If the beginning steps are not done skillfully, it will make the rest of the case more difficult....
Reading
6 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
02.02 - Anesthesia 18m
02.03 - Wound Construction 12m
02.04 - Viscoelastics 15m
02.05 - Capsulorhexis 17m
02.06 - Hydrodissection and Hydrodelineation 6m
Reading1 reading
READ: Unit 2 - In the Operating Room and Getting to the Cataract10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 2 Content Quiz30m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Unit 3: Removing the Cataract and Intraocular Lens Placement

This unit is where all the fun begins. The lectures cover lens and cortex removal. We also discuss intraocular lenses and their insertion into the eye. While lens removal is the most critical step of surgery, it is also where the most serious complications occur, so pay attention!...
Reading
7 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
03.02 - Phacoemulsification Techniques: Divide & Conquer and Phaco Chop 14m
03.03 - Irrigation and Aspiration8m
03.04 - IOL Materials and Design 16m
03.05 - Single Piece IOL loading and insertion 3m
03.06 - 3-Piece IOL Loading and Insertion 5m
03.07 - How to Insert an Anterior Chamber Lens Implant 3m
Reading1 reading
READ: Unit 3 - Removing the Cataract and Intraocular Lens Placement10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 3 Content Quiz30m

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3 hours to complete

Unit 4: Cataract Complications and Extras

This unit covers some additional tools and strategies you will need to manage complications and difficult cataracts. Just like every person isn’t the same, neither is every cataract. Fortunately, we have many tips and tricks that will help you succeed no matter what type of cataract you tackle....
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6 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
04.02 - Conversion to Extracapsular Cataract Extraction15m
04.03 - Capsular Tension Rings (13:07)13m
04.04 - Small Pupil (14:00)14m
04.05 - Astigmatism management in Cataract Surgery 7m
04.06 - Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery7m
Reading2 readings
READ: Unit 4 - Cataract Complications and Extras10m
Post-course Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Unit 4 Content Quiz30m
POST-TEST40m
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Top Reviews

By GBAug 6th 2018

This is a great way to learn more about cataract surgery before facing this challenging but rewarding world! A "MUST" for any ophthalmology resident!

By MANov 28th 2016

FULL OF ALL INFORMATION AND TEACHING FOR BEGINNERS CATARACT SURGEONS\n\nVERY NICE COURSE

Instructor

Elizabeth Du, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center

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