Category Archives: Eye Surgery in Mumbai

Phaco Training: Cortex aspiration with Simcoe

Simcoe irrigating and aspiration cannula comes in different bore sizes. From 21 gauge to 24 gauge. Which gauge is preferable? Do narrower and thinner Simcoe keep the AC better formed? Secondly, for the tight handed surgeons, how often do they need to make a side post at the 3 o clock position and use the… Read More »

Phaco Training: Aqueous Draining Devices

Copyright of this paper belong to Dr. Shilpi Agarwal and Aravind Eye Hospital This paper has been republished for the sole purpose of learning and teaching    Aqueous Drainage Devices Dr. Shilpi Agarwal, DNB Resident, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Introduction Glaucoma is derived from “glaucosis” meaning bluish green discoloration of the affected eye1. It is… Read More »

Phaco Training: 7th RetNet 2015

The 7th RetNet meet had recently concluded Many of the issues discussed have been beautifully summarized by Dr. Shanmugan and his team. You can download the tips from the surgical session by clicking on the link below: Surgical Session RETNET 2015 Some of the topics discussed here are: 1. Diabetic vitrectomy 2. Diabetic CRD 3.… Read More »

Phaco Training: Clinical assessment of nystagmus

Clinical assessment of nystagmus The copyright of this article belongs to Aravind Eye Hospital, my parent institute This is being published only for educational purpose and should not be used for financial gain.   Vision • Uniocular and binocular visual acuity checked in forced primary position. In patients with latent nystagmus the uniocular vision is… Read More »

Phaco Training: Phaco in Vitrectomized Eyes

The copy right of this article belongs to Aravind eye Hospital This article is being published here for purely academic reasons Phacoemulsification in Vitretomized Eyes Dr. Preethika Gandhi, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Determining the correct power of the IOL to be implanted in vitrectomized eyes is the most crucial step. Ability to predict IOL power… Read More »

Phaco Training: Suprachoroidal Haemorrhage

Suprachoroidal haemorrhage during vitrectomy Suprachoridal hemorrhage occurs in pre-disposed individuals .under some precipitating surgical environs during vitrectomy. predisposed individuals include 1) elderly patients- brittle vessels 2) high myopic patients- low scleral regiditiy 3) hypertensive/ those on anti-platelet/anticouaglants surgical environs that precipiate an suprachoroidal hemorrhage  i have mainly encountered it   during or after air fluid… Read More »

Phaco Training: Autoclaving and OR from Medico-Legal Perspective

OT and Autoclave Medico Legal CME BOA June 7, 2015  Informed consent very important Operate in exclusive ophthalmic OTs OT swabs obsolete. Need to do air sampling every month. Keep records. Autoclaving most important. Use B class autoclaves. Use ultrasonic cleaners for instruments. Vertical steam sterilizers are class S type. Not recommended. 99% bio burden… Read More »

Phaco Training: Avastin for Vitreous Hemorrhage

Avastin for vitreous haemorrhage   respected members, Recently i have come across patients with PDR with vitreous hmghe mild dispersed who have received Intravitreal avastin as primary treatment. There are also reports in literature about the same. I personally do not give unless patient is to be posted for vitrectomy. AnY thoughts from other senior… Read More »

Phaco Training: Cleaning of Optical Lenses

What is The best method to clean dust/fibre/gel from optical lenses such as 20D, 90D, laser lenses etc so that it does not get scratched? Is it safe to rinse lenses under running water to wash of the gel an then wipe them? Similarly what is the best method to clean lenses on microscopes/FFA machines/… Read More »