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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) and MSICS


  • Describe steps for conversion to ECCE
  • Describe steps for planned MSICS



Cataract Surgery facebook videos

Convert to ECCE and glued IOLl
Watch on YouTube


ECCE with posterior capture of IOL
Watch on YouTube


Conversion to ECCE
Watch on YouTube


ECCE convert on Flomax
Watch on YouTube


ECCE conversion small pupil
Watch on YouTube


Convert to ECCE
Watch on YouTube


Bad Zonules ECCE Conversion
Watch on YouTube


Planned ECCE Surgeon: Kolder
Watch on YouTube


Our first MSICS
Watch on YouTube


  • MSICS Videos by Alex Cohen through the O’brien library access to BCSC (will need Hawkid or campus access)

    • Hauscheer, Jean; Cohen, Alex; Prescott, Christina. “Manual Small-Incision Cataract Surgery.” Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery, edited by Jean Hauscheer, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2019, online link.



Lens Loop

Crescent blade



Simcoe cannula/I&A handpiece

Suggested citation format: Haugsdal J, Kitzmann A, Oetting TA. The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory. Updated Posting June 28, 2021. Originally Posted December 6, 2012. Available from

last updated: 07/01/2021