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CME Video of the Month

Episode 5

May, 2016

Shallow Anterior Chamber and Severe Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy

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Surgery Description

This patient exhibits severe corneal gutatta with an endothelial cell count of 368 cells/sq mm, and an extremely shallow anterior chamber. I first perform a pars plana vitrectomy to deepen the anterior chamber followed by cataract surgery using techniques intended to protect the already compromised endothelium. Because of the patient’s anatomy, I again choose to use the Trendelenburg position to obtain better access to the eye. I think you will really enjoy this case!


Financial Disclosure: Richard J. Mackool, MD & RJ Mackool, MD: Consultant: Alcon; Patent Holder: Crestpoint Management

Learning Objective

: After reviewing the educational video, learners should be able to demonstrate the method of deepening a shallow anterior chamber prior to phacoemulsification by performing a pars plana vitrectomy. Learners should also be able to demonstrate techniques that protect the corneal endothelium during phacoemulsification.

Satisfactory completion: Learners must pass a post-test and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Accreditation Statement – In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Review Education Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Ophthalmologists with an interest in cataract surgery.

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