This book provides ophthalmic surgeons with a concise, clinical guide to performing the fundamentals steps in phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Clear diagrams, images, and videos are used throughout and the information can be adapted to a particular consultant's own technique once the surgical principles are understood. The chapters serve as a modular framework that allows for safe, effective learning of skills and use as a clinical training resource.
Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery serves as a helpful teaching aid for consultants, especially newly appointed, who have little experience in teaching. Basic fundamental rules are provided as a guide for training others to improve surgical techniques in clinical practice. Recently qualified and experienced consultants will find this book to be an indispensable resource for learning and teaching in the area of phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
Mr Rajen Gupta, B Med Sci., BMBS., MRCP., FRCOphth completed his undergraduate training at Nottingham University. Following his qualification in 1994, he has had a broad exposure to general medicine, neurosurgery, and acute medicine. Mr Gupta subsequently undertook post-graduate ophthalmic training in Nottingham and Birmingham before completing a Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. In 2008, Mr Gupta joined the Newcastle Eye Centre located at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. His interests include diabetic retinopathy, vascular disorders as well as age-related macular degeneration. He also has a keen interest in andragogy and its application in teaching ophthalmology. This has been acknowledged as contributing to the high post graduate ophthalmic exam success rate in the region and helping trainees to develop essential cataract surgery skills.
Introduction to modular phacoemulsification training principles.- Irrigation Aspiration.-Capsulorhexis.- Hydrodissection.- How to Palm an instrument.- Fragment removal: Make a Space Technique.- Fragmentation of Segments.- Phaco grooving and cracking.- Lazy Phaco Chop.- Corneal incision and side port.- Draping.
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