B & L Phaco Wet Lab - Day 1


1. Understand different parameters on phaco machines

2. Learn each step of phaco from sculpt to cortex removal

3. Learn differences in settings for each step

4. Practice different nuclear disassembly techniques


5. Anterior vitrectomy

Please read the below which is VERY important from Rob: 

1.       Just like the last few years, we'll have three stations.  One dry-lab for capsulorhexis practice and lens loading and two wet-lab stations with phaco systems.

2.       Again, these are "for human use" systems.  They can only be used with Kitaro eyes.  While the systems are there, they absolutely cannot be exposed to any animal or cadaver eyes.  Doing so would render them no longer usable on human subjects per FDA regulations and the University would be responsible for replacing them.

3.       Also, this time, we'll have MST instruments for IOL explanting and intraocular suturing on June 9 that you can try at side stations. There may also be ICL implantation available too. 

Reading Materials:

Machine Overview, Foot Pedal, Irrigating Bottle, Flow Pumps: Overview and Peristaltic Pump, Direct Control of Flow and Indirect Control of Vacuum 15-36 (pdf), Book pgs. 2-23, Ultrasound Overview pg. 121-126 (pdf), Book pgs. 108-113 

Overview of Phaco Methods, Sculpting Angle of Attack, Minimum Groove Width, Posterior Groove, Judging Groove Depth, Peripheral Groove, pg. 220-233 (pdf), Book pgs. 208-221

Here's also a link to the Phacodynamics book (super good resource):


If you copy/paste the link to the address bar, you can download the file.