New York, NY (May 2012) -- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Jorge N. Buxton, MD Microsurgical Education Foundation will hold Introduction to Phacoemulsification and IOL's for 2nd Year Residents Course & Wet Lab on Saturday, June 2.
It is a flagship project which demonstrates the leadership of the NYEE Department of Ophthalmology and the Buxton Microsurgical Education Foundation in setting the agenda in ophthalmic microsurgical instruction. It is being offered free of charge as a service to the medical community, and will accommodate 30 residents from programs around the tri-state area. (as of this date, however, the course is completely booked)
Topics to be covered include an introduction to the critical skills of patient selection and pre-operative preparation, wound construction, ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs), avoidance and management of intra-operative complications, nuclear disassembly techniques, lens loading and insertion, fluidics, post-operative care and live simulcast cataract surgery. Participants are afforded one-on-one attendee/faculty experience throughout the lab session, which will include a new and advanced wet and dry lab dissection system recently adopted by NYEE's Ophthalmology Department.
Course Directors Drs. Douglas Buxton and John Aljian will be joined by cataract surgeon Jose de la Cruz, MD (Director, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Services; Attending Surgeon, Artificial Cornea Program, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago) and a dozen expert faculty from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.