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Phacoemulsification Training Course for Residents

Each year, we host the Northwestern Phacoemulsification Training Course for Residents, a unique workshop for residents from the Midwest. The program is the only one in the country that has a customized curriculum for surgical teaching for each year of residency training and includes both didactic as well as wet lab training.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists in training. The course will consist of didactics and a wet lab for first-, second- and third-year ophthalmology residents. The curriculum is customized for the level of training with the focus for the first-year residents being on the fundamentals and basic techniques of cataract surgery. The second- and third-year residents will cover both basic and advanced topics of phacoemulsification.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the principles and have hand-on experience with techniques and technology available for phacoemulsification.
  • Be familiar with all of the technology that is available for performing cataract surgery using SICS, ECCE and phacoemulsification.


For more information, please contact Alicia Piatkowski, Program Coordinator, at 312-503-3649.

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