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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

  • Week 1 - 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 ...
  • Week 2 - 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...
  • Week 3 - 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 occ...
  • Week 4 - 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 matte...
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Instructors

Elizabeth Du, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center

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