MACKOOL ONLINE CME

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EPISODE 16 April, 2017

Intraoperative Aberrometry

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and Postgraduate Health Education (PHE). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement: Amedco designates these enduring material videos for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM each. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Target Audience: Ophthalmologists with an interest in cataract surgery.
Learning Objectives: To demonstrate phacoemulsification techniques that are useful for dense cataracts, wavefront aberrometry, and methods to maintain anterior chamber depth after IOL insertion in an eye with low ocular rigidity.
Method of Physician Participation: Each physician will listen and follow along with the surgery video. Upon completion, must pass a posttest and answer evaluation questions to get their CME certificate.
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Episode 16: Intraoperative Aberrometry

This patient has a dense cataract, low ocular rigidity and unreliable preoperative biometry. The use of a high flow rate of 55 cc/min* to remove nuclear segments, wavefront aberrometry, and methods to prevent contact of the IOL with the endothelium during the late stages of the procedure are demonstrated.

*Note that the OR technician was asked to set the aspiration flow rate (AFR) at 50 cc/min, but instead selected 55 cc/min.  This small (10%) difference in AFR was of course insignificant.

Richard J. Mackool, MD Financial disclosure: Consultant to Alcon, Diopsys. Proprietary interest in MST, Impex.

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