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Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Center Holds Unique Cataract Surgical Training Course for NY Area Residents

Course co-director Douglas Buxton, MD with a course attendeeNew 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.

Faculty included:

  • Robert L. Block, MD
  • Jose de la Cruz, MD
  • Jonathan Ellant, MD
  • Gregory Gallousis, MD
  • Michael Goldstein, MD
  • Keyvan Keyhani, MD
  • Jay Lippman, MD, FACS, ABES
  • Alfonso Ponce, MD
  • Tal Raviv, MD
  • Kenneth Rosenthal, MD
  • Glenn Silbert, MD
  • Marc Sirota, MD
  • Christopher Teng, MD

and NYEE ophthalmology residents:

  • Jasmine Francis, MD
  • Robert McGlynn, MD
  • Sri Krishna Mukkamala, MD
  • Joseph Panarelli, MD

Technical director: Arthur Tortorelli

Event Photos

Course Co-Director John Aljian, MD
Course director John Aljian, MD, greeted each assembly with overview of the course as well as gave instruction in lab sessions.

Course Faculty
Many NYEE ophthalmology alumni were among the large and prestigious faculty.

Course Lab
In the Microsurgical Education Center, each attendee received 1-to-1 instruction at the operating microscope with variety of specimens.

Video of live surgery was broadcast to event attendees.
Live surgery with demonstration of 3D viewing system was broadcast into conference room.

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