University of Michigan
Introduction to Cataract Surgery
University of Michigan

Introduction to Cataract Surgery

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Elizabeth Du, M.D.

Instructor: Elizabeth Du, M.D.

4.8

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Advanced level
Designed for those already in the industry
10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of how to perform each step of cataract surgery successfully.

  • Understand how to manage cataract surgery challenges.

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Taught in English

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There are 4 modules in this course

This unit describes what needs to take place prior to getting the patient to the operating room. Although this unit may seem trivial, knowing when to make the decision to do surgery, having a good informed consent discussion, selecting an intraocular lens and anesthetic type are critical to a successful surgery and happy patient.

What's included

5 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This unit begins in the operating room after the patient is prepped and draped. It covers each step needed for you to access the lens. Once you begin operating, you will realize that each step of surgery has a domino effect. If the beginning steps are not done skillfully, it will make the rest of the case more difficult.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This unit is where all the fun begins. The lectures cover lens and cortex removal. We also discuss intraocular lenses and their insertion into the eye. While lens removal is the most critical step of surgery, it is also where the most serious complications occur, so pay attention!

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This unit covers some additional tools and strategies you will need to manage complications and difficult cataracts. Just like every person isn’t the same, neither is every cataract. Fortunately, we have many tips and tricks that will help you succeed no matter what type of cataract you tackle.

What's included

6 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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4.8 (50 ratings)
Elizabeth Du, M.D.
University of Michigan
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