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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Nuclear Disassembly


  • Demonstrate ability with using the phacoemulsification foot pedal.
  • Demonstrate ability to remove cortical material using I&A on the EyeSi
  • Describe Divide and Conquer for nucleus disassembly
  • Demonstrate ability with nucleus disassembly on the EyeSi using Divide and Conquer
  • Demonstrate ability with hydrodissection and hydrodelineation on the EyeSi


  • Henderson BA. Essentials of Cataract Surgery, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2014. (WW 260 E78 2014). isbn 978-1-61711-0672
    • Chapter 10, Hydrodissection and Hydrodelineation, pages 101-106
      (UIHC Link)
    • Chapter 13, Nonchopping techniques, pages 125-134
      (UIHC Link)


Divide and Conquer

Making a groove
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Divide and conquer with a bit of chop
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Whole Cases

Tsuite first case
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Kitaro Eyes
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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