Course 4

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 fluidics of vitreous surgery, Important steps of vitreous surgery, with hands on training on artificial eyes and animal eyes.
Course Directors: Ahmed El-Sawy, Mostafa Nabih
Instructors: Mohamed Tawfik, Mohsen Abou Shousha

Course Details:

16:00 – 17:00 Basics of Vitreous Surgery:

16:00 – 16:05
Course overview and its objectives and self-assessment questions

Course directors

16:05 – 16:15
Venturi and peristaltic pump machines, Duty cycle, Cut rate & vacuum & Control of IOP

Mostafa Nabih

16:15 – 16:25
Visualization: microscope, Lenses and chandeliers

Mohsen Abou Shousha

16:25 – 16:35
Trocars and cannulas insertion and removal and instrumentation:
Forceps/ scissors / Diamond dusted scraper/ Endo-diathermy / Laser probes : straight and curved, directional and illuminated

Mohamed Tawfik

16:35 – 16:45
Membrane peeling techniques and dyes

Ahmed El-Sawy

16:45 – 17:00
Self-assessment questions and discussion

17:00 – 18:00    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 fuidics 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.