Course 2

Vitreous Surgery A-Z

Vitrectomy Machines in Focus

Sponsored by: Alcon, DORC, B&L, TMICO, Leica, OCULUS
Number of Candidates: 15 candidates
Aim of Course: Understanding machines and uidics of vitreous surgery,
Important steps of vitreous surgery, with hands on training
on articial eyes and animal eyes.
Course Directors: Mohamed Ahmed El Massry, Mohamed Moghazy
Instructors: Ashraf Shaarawy, Sameh El-Agha, Tamer Macky

Course Details:

11:00 – 12:00 Basics of Vitreous Surgery:

11:00 – 11:05
Course overview and its objectives and self-assessment questions

Course directors

11:05 – 11:15
Cannulas insertion and removal techniques & tips

Mohamed Moghazy

11:15 – 11:25
Vitrectomy machines: Venturi and peristaltic pump machines

Ashraf Shaarawy

11:25 – 11:35
Visualization systems in vitreous surgery

Tamer Macky

11:35 – 11:45
Instrumentation and tools for vitreous surgery and retinal surface stains

Mohamed Ahmed El Massry

11:45 – 11:55
Vitreous substitutes, Physical properties and practical tips

Sameh El -Agha

11:55 – 12:00
Self-assessment questions and discussion

12:00 – 13:00    Wet/Dry Lab:

3 stations 20 minutes at each station

VX1 Alcon Constellation/ Ngenuity
 6 candidates
 6 candidates
VX3 B&L Stellaris
 6 candidates

– Artifcial eyes/sheep eyes.
– 3 Vitrectomy stations (Alcon, B&L, DORC).
– Each candidate will spend 25 minutes at each of 3 stations
– 3 vitrectomy stations
– At vitrectomy station: each single candidate will be trained at all vitrectomy machines under supervision
of an instructor to explain the uidics of each machine and how to insert and remove cannulas, insertion
of infusion cannula, light pipe and vitreous cutter, visualization of the retina and membrane peeling
with a forceps.