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 technique has over traditional ECCE and phacoemulsification procedures.
The technique is beneficial when dealing with dense and mature cataracts, and because it can be performed in a short amount of time without high-grade medical technology, it is considered to be useful for ophthalmology in developing areas of the world.
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Citation: Hickman, Scott. “A Small Solution to a Significant Problem.” The Ophthalmologist. 01 February 2018.