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    Tips and Tricks for Learning MSICS: The Aravind Way

    By Veena Kannusamy, MD, Rengaraj Venkatesh, MBBS, Shivraj Tagare, DNB, Megha Nair, MBBS
    Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    In this video, Dr. Veena Kannusamy and colleagues describe how doctors at the Aravind Eye Hospital in India are trained to perform manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSCIS). Training tools include a specialized manual, animated videos, and practice in a wet lab simulation environment. Following a discussion of the tools used in the wet lab, the steps of an MSCIS procedure are then shown. Finally, tips for safer tunnel construction are presented, as well as how to handle more difficult scenarios such as nuclear prolapse and hard cataracts.

    Financial Disclosures: Dr. Veena Kannusamy discloses no financial relationships. Dr. Rengaraj Venkatesh discloses no financial relationships. Dr. Shivraj Tagare discloses no financial relationships, Dr. Megha Nair discloses no financial relationships.