One of the most difficult steps of phacoemulsification to master is the creation of the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis or “CCC” as pioneered by Howard Gimbel, MD, MPH, FRCSC. Occurring prior to the use of the phaco probe within the eye, the successful creation of a CCC is vital to the safety of the procedure and the long-term stability of the lens implant within the eye. With recent advances in simulation models and techniques, it is now possible for surgeons to understand and practice the fundamental technique of CCC before ever attempting this procedure during an actual case. While these simulation models can help develop competency in CCC, it is also now possible to create greater levels of difficulty (including creating posterior pressure and a more shallow anterior chamber) as well as practicing rescue maneuvers which can also be practiced to redirect a tear that is running out. This webinar is designed for cataract surgeons wanted to improve their CCC techniques as well as for cataract trainers who are wanting to learn new, safe methods of teaching this critical skill to others.
Lecturer: Dr. Stuart Stoll, MD, Founder & President, insEYEt, LLC, California, USA