First Author: K.S Kumar INDIA
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To demonstrate the utility of a simple lemon as a model eye to teach/learn steps in VR surgery using surgical 'wastes' such as nuclei removed during small incision cataract surgery(SICS) ,trypan blue stained anterior lens capsule used as internal limiting membrane(ILM) etc.
Eye Hospital , wet lab training
A small lemon with scooped out contents & covered on top with a +60D lens serves as a model eye within which phacofragmentation , floating up dropped nuclei , IOLs , ILM peel , buckle placement , bimanual VR surgery etc can be practised using novel materials & techniques.
Successful demonstration of simulated surgical techniques & hands on experience of steps of VR surgery can be achieved.
A natural product such as a lemon & innovative recycling of surgical wastes as noted above is an excellent wet lab prelude for residents in training & the greenhorn VR surgeon.