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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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VA Wet Lab Session 5: The Capsulorhexis

Objectives:

  • To make a continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis on the Kitaro capsulohrexis module
    • To make 10 consecutive curvilinear capsulorhexi on the Kitaro capsulohrexis module
  • To make a continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis on the EyeSi
    • To make 10 consecutive curvilinear capsulorhexi on the EyeSi
  • To learn the Little Capsulorhexis Rescue Technique
    • Read this article:
      Little BC, Smith JH, Packer M. Little capsulorhexis tear-out rescue. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006;32(9):1420-2. PubMed PMID: 16931249. (UI ophthalmology residents: obtain password from Dr. Oetting)
    • Practice this technique 3 times on the EyeSi
    • Practice this technique 3 times on the Kitaro capsulorhexis module
  • Resources:
    • Henderson BA. Essentials of Cataract Surgery, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2014. (WW 260 E78 2014). isbn 978-1-61711-0672
      • Chapter 8, Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices, pages 81-85
      • Chapter 9, Capsulorrhexis, pages 87-100
    • Access to the EyeSi system and wet lab

    Review Questions for Oral Exam

    last updated: 9/11/2013
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