The purpose of the educational meeting is to provide the ophthalmologist with a comprehensive awareness of the recent developments in the clinical management of cataract extraction in humanitarian settings.
Upon conclusion of the training program, participants should be able to:
• Explain the latest developments in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS)
• Participate with a mentor in low-technology MSICS in humanitarian setting
• Demonstrate skills needed for proficiency in this procedure
This course will be organized into didactic and wet lab sessions, covering the theoretical and technical components of MSICS. In the wet lab, multiple teams will be working simultaneously at workstations equipped with microscopes, instruments and training tissue. Faculty members will demonstrate the technique and rotate, supervise and assist the participants. Upon conclusion of the wet lab session, an open forum will follow wet labs with discussions designed to stimulate faculty and participant in interaction.
The course will be taught by Dr.Edward Kondrot
Dr. Edward Kondrot is originally from Pennsylvania, graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1977 and did his Internship and Residency in Ophthalmology at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh and the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia. He became a SEE Affiliate in 2018 and has since participated eye missions in India, Honduras, Ecuador, San Salvador, Liberia, Togo Africa, Mexico and Haiti. He has performed well over 1000 MSICS cases. He is very enthusiastic to help other doctors to learn the MSICS skills to participate in eye missions. To review Dr. Kondrot's mission work go to www.Missiontocureblindness.com
Please email Dr. Kondrot at DrKondrot@gmail.com for more information or to set up a course in a location near you. We can even set up a course in your office.