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CME Video of the Month

Episode 46

October, 2019

Stabilizing the Nucleus

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Surgery Description

While performing phacoemulsification on a dense nuclear cataract in a 91 yo, one-eyed, Flomax patient, the nucleus is observed to shift somewhat posteriorly. During the remainder of this complex procedure I demonstrate techniques that can be used to increase safety as the remaining nuclear and cortical material are successfully removed prior to implantation of a capsular tension ring and toric IOL.

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

Learning Objective

To demonstrate techniques that can be employed to preserve capsular integrity in eyes with complex issues such as zonular weakness, dense cataract, and floppy iris.

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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