1118: Playlist: IOL Loading

Loading the IOL into the injector cartridge is a skill that every cataract surgeon must master. In my private practice and surgery center, my scrub techs are experts at IOL loading and they often do it for me. However, there are cases where I want to load it myself. Remember that the surgeon is ultimately responsible for IOL related issues.

If you are in your residency training, learning how to load an IOL is a must!
Three piece IOLs can be trickier since the haptics are more delicate and prone to damage if misloaded.
Even for one manufacturer, there are multiple different cartridges — why?
If the IOL is misloaded, how can you recover from it and still implant the IOL correctly?

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