New York, NY (May 2011) -- The Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Center at The New York Eye and Ear held its inaugural Introduction to Phacoemulsification & Intraocular Lens Implant course in May attended by 28 2nd year ophthalmology residents from New York area and taught by a faculty of recognized experts.
Photo: Course director Douglas Buxton, MD, offered pointers to New York Medical College resident Adrian Jachens, MD.
NYEE is the highest volume provider of cataract surgery in the tri-state region. With its 16-station lab, the area’s largest and best equipped microsurgical training facility, it is uniquely qualified to impart wet lab and didactic instruction in critical skills such as ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs), nuclear disassembly techniques, lens loading & insertion, fluidics, demonstration of new surgical virtual simulation technology and advanced Zeiss Lumera operating microscopes, 3-D visualization for microsurgery, and more.
The event was sponsored by an educational grant from Abbott Medical Optics.
Course directors were John Aljian, MD, and Douglas Buxton, MD.
and NYEE ophthalmology residents:
Technical director: Arthur Tortorelli
Course director John Aljian, MD, greeted each assembly with overview of the course as well as gave instruction in lab sessions.
Many NYEE ophthalmology alumni were among the large and prestigious faculty.
In the Microsurgical Education Center, each attendee received 1-to-1 instruction at the operating microscope with variety of specimens.
Live surgery with demonstration of 3D viewing system was broadcast into conference room.
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