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16 April 2013 In MSICS Basics

Will Dean who has worked in Malawi shares this excellent video of a standard Fishhook technique

07 April 2013 In Lectures

Dr. Geoff Tabin gives his tips for doing manual small incision cataract surgery

06 April 2013 In Lectures

Dr. Geoff Tabin addresses the Christian Ophthalmology Society in 2008 in a series of three lectures on manual small incision cataract surgery.

06 April 2013 In Lectures

Dr. Geoff Tabin addresses the Christian Ophthalmology Society in 2008 in the first of a series of three lectures.

06 April 2013 In Lectures

Part 1 of a series of MSICS lectures by Dr. Glenn Strauss given March 2013 at the Elias Santana residency in the Dominican Republic.

06 April 2013 In MSICS Basics

Part 1 of a series of MSICS lectures by Dr. Glenn Strauss given March 2013 at the Elias Santana residency in the Dominican Republic.  This lecture is filmed in high quality and has excellent videos included showing steps of MSICS.

06 April 2013 In MSICS Blog

In reading some of the introductory articles, I came across a section titled: MSICS options in residency. I am really interested to know if there are any residency programs out there where you get a chance to learn the technique? My only experiences with MSICS were going to Dr. Tabin's MSICS course at Academy and then applying what I learned to do a very tough cataract in Honduras on our mission trip.

In our residency program, there has been an overall decline in ECCE. Most of the VA cataracts are able to be safely phacoed, and somehow we are no longer booking planned ECCE cases. As a result I think this essential skill is going by the wayside. I am actually afraid to graduate without learning how to convert safely, if needed. The chances of learning MSICS are nearly zero.

I think there are several tricky portions of the technique that one can only learn from lots of practice: Making the rhexis through the sideport, "windshield wiper" move to create a trapezoidal self-sealing wound, spinning nucleus out to the AC. These skills, luckily, can be practiced in the wetlab, so that's what we've been doing.

Are there any residents out there that have access to MSICS training?  Are there any opportunities for residents to visit an MSICS surgeon?

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