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Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS)

Simulation-based Training Course

Course Length: 4 Days

Why Learn Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSTC)?

HelpMeSee’s instructor-led Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery Course is an integrated simulation-based training course (MSTC) that includes the interactive MSICS eBook, facilitated discussions with a certified instructor, and guided sessions that allow trainees to expand their knowledge of the procedure and improve surgical skills through repeated practice on the Eye Surgery Simulator.

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery Course (MSTC)

This 4-day virtual-reality simulation-based training course is designed to develop and enhance MSICS surgical skills. Trainees receive over 24 hours of practice on the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator. The course covers all surgical steps required to complete the MSICS procedure and includes the interactive MSICS eBook. It is beneficial for those interested in developing competency or improving existing MSICS surgical skills.

Key features include:

  • Facilitated discussions with certified instructors
  • Guided sessions to expand knowledge of the procedure
  • Improvement of surgical skills through repeated practice on the Eye Surgery Simulator

The course is ideally suited for:

  • Ophthalmology residents or fellows in process of learning or improving their MSICS skills
  • Practicing ophthalmologists who want to learn or improve their MSICS skills
  • Surgeons wishing to transition from Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) to MSICS

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MSICS Methodology

The Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery Course (MSTC) leverages the power of simulation-based training on the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator to develop the surgical skills required to perform MSICS. Learning is achieved through a standardized curriculum and qualified instructors that provide a rich and interactive learning experience. Trainees accomplish guided activities designed to meet specific objectives at each stage of MSICS training.

MSTC Course Coverage & Objectives

The MSICS Course (MSTC) covers the knowledge, comprehension and competence in the following surgical tasks:

  • Creating a Scleral Groove
  • Tunnel Dissection
  • Making a Paracentesis
  • Injecting Viscoelastic
  • Enterting the AC with Keratome
  • Making a Capsulorrhexis
  • Performing Hydrodissection and Hydroprolapse
  • Dislocating the Nucleus
  • Delivering the Nucleus
  • Removing the Cortex
  • Inserting the IOL
  • Dialing the IOL
  • Hydrating the Paracentesis Site

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The language of instruction for MSTC is English. Instructors may also converse in the native language of the location.
  • You do not have to be affiliated with any specific college or medical institution to enroll in MSTC. Individuals may sign up as a sole practitioner.
  • Participants receive a Certificate of Completion from HelpMeSee.

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about MSTC by HelpMeSee.

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery 

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Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

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Contact Information

HelpMeSee, Inc.
1 Evertrust Plaza, Suite 308
Jersey City, NJ 07302

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+1 212-221-7606 (international)

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The HelpMeSee mission is to eradicate preventable cataract blindness globally. We achieve this through an innovative, scalable simulation-based cataract surgical training program. Our program covers Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), Phacoemulsification Simulation-based Training Course (PSTC), Suturing Simulation-based Training Course (SSTC), Complications Management Course (CMC), Phacoemulsification to MSICS Differences Course (PMDC), and MSICS to Phacoemulsification Differences Course (MPDC). These offerings empower eye care professionals to refine their skills, master vital procedures, and excel in ophthalmology. We are dedicated to restoring vision for those with severe visual impairment and cataract-induced blindness worldwide.

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