TEDxSantaBarbara | Ending Preventable Blindness: Reinventing Cataract Surgery

TEDxSantaBarbara | Ending Preventable Blindness: Reinventing Cataract Surgery

Presenter: Jeffery Levenson, MD  Source: TEDx Santa Barbara In November 2017, Dr. Jeffery “Jeff” Levenson, a volunteer ophthalmologist and Chief Medical Officer at SEE, gave an illuminating talk at TEDx Santa Barbara. Jeff shared the story of how his life changed dramatically when he began losing his sight to cataracts. Once he received the treatment he needed to regain his sight, he became passionate about restoring…

Medical Missions for Surgical Training

Author: Stan Pletcher, MD  Source: Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today  This article discusses the pros and cons of using medical missions as training opportunities for ophthalmologists. There are multiple reasons why these missions are not recommended for learning Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS). Alternatively, when appropriate procedures and guidelines are followed, mission trips can be valuable learning experiences. The article also mentions various training opportunities for…

Lessons All Cataract Surgeons Can Learn From the Developing World

Author: David Chang, MD Source: Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Written by Dr. David Chang for Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, this article highlights how creative thinking can help to address the most difficult problems that cataract surgeons encounter. Approaches that are used by cataract surgeons in the developing world can be applied to first-world practices. The article touches on the following topics:…

A Small Solution to a Significant Problem

Author: M. Scott Hickman, MD Source: The Ophthalmologist This article was written in 2018 by SEE International’s Medical Director and MSICS Level 1 course instructor, Dr. Scott Hickman. As a comprehensive article about the benefits of Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS), this piece includes a step by step guide to performing the technique. SICS is a suture-less cataract surgery that allows for a significantly faster healing process, one of the many advantages the…