Category Archives: Shankar Netrika

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: 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: 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 »

Phaco Training: Cryo/laser for RD prophylaxis

Question. I have recently heard a talk by Dr GW Aylward on the role of laser/cryo for prophylaxis of RD. According to him, in Moorfields they use laser only for HST with AP traction. They prefer and advice such prophylaxis for no other condition and his views on stickers prophylaxis are clear. He says that… Read More »

Phaco Training: IVTA technique and IVTA in glaucoma suspects

IVTA Technique The procedure of IVTA should be carried out with meticulous aseptic precaution, preferably in the operating room. It is very easily carried out under topical anesthesia. A pre-injection single drop of Povidone-Iodine (5%) solution is applied to the eye followed by thorough cleaning of the eyelashes and application of a lid speculum.  … Read More »