Here is a complete list of all videos sorted by category. This list will be continuously updated as we post new videos so that it is always up to date.
If you are a resident ophthalmologist, click here to see the suggested videos.
beginning surgeons / novice surgeons
hydro-dissection & hydro-delineation
OCT ocular coherence tomography
posterior sub capsular (PSC) cataracts
Quiz – The Cataract Quiz series
refractive surgery / refractions
review of important prior posts
These are suggested starting points based on year of residency training. The typical USA training is 4 years of university for a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of medical school for MD degree, 1 year internship (PGY1), then 3 years of residency training (PGY2, PGY3, PGY4). PGY stands for post-graduate year since these are the years after completion of the MD degree. A one or two year sub-specialty fellowship is optional after residency training.
Start with understanding the learning grid of ocular surgery, and then go through the videos listed below. Remember, this is just the start — you need to watch many more videos than this!
PGY2 Residents (first full year of ophthalmology residency in USA)
- how to do a retro-bulbar block
- ergonomics of ocular surgery
- effectively draping the eye
- making a phaco incision
- suturing the incision
- sculpting a nuclear groove
- loading the IOL
- pivoting within the incision
- hand positioning
- how to hold a fluid syringe
PGY3 Residents (junior year of ophthalmology residency in USA)
- subtenon’s block
- hand position with simultaneous microscope view
- making the phaco incision
- capsulorhexis creation
- divide-and-conquer technique
- phaco fundamentals (10 part series)
- mistakes that novice surgeons make
- having the right attitude to learn
- optimizing the red reflex
PGY4 Residents (senior year of ophthalmology residency in USA)
- tri-planar incision
- your signature: incision and capsulorhexis
- stop-and-chop technique
- resident learns phaco chop
- learning vertical phaco chop
- toric IOL basics
- pupil stretching
- intumescent white cataracts
- avoiding corneal edema after cataract surgery
- unusual cases (you should use the search function to prepare for tough cases)
- advice for surgical success
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You are so generous, I would like to offer you what I title;
“Notes on Positioning Patients for Cataract Surgery”
If the chin is too high, the surgeon will cry.
But if the chin is tucked, the surgeon is….
Unhappy and out of luck.
thank you for all you do for us!