University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Phacoemulsification: First Case

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD; Janet Tsui, MD

This is a great example of a first Phacoemulsification.

length: approx 11 minutes


Comments: Here Janet Tsui does her first complete cataract case. On the first few cataract cases, our residents do things a bit differently. The incision is limbal. The nucleofractis is done one-handed with the nucleus cracker. The manipulation is done by the attending physician to allow the resident to focus on their primary hand.

Before our residents attempt their first case, they have done the back portion of cases eg. I/A (irrigation/aspiration) , placing the Intraocular lens. They also have done a lot of work on the simulator and in the wet lab.

last updated: 08-23-2008
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