MSICS Training

SEE surgeons use a procedure called Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) to treat many patients. It’s a quick, self-sealing and fast-healing technique that allows our volunteer teams to perform twice as many surgeries than other manual procedures. Because MSICS is usually only used in areas with limited access to medical equipment, it’s rarely included in traditional ophthalmic training — which is why SEE has been training humanitarian surgeons in the procedure since 2006.

MSICS experience is required for most international programs. We offer two levels of training: Level 1 Intro and Level 2 Fieldwork.

Level 1

MSICS Level 1 Course: Oklahoma City, OK

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

LOCATION
Dean McGee Eye Institute
DATES
June 4, 2022

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MSICS Level 1 Course: Philadelphia, PA

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

CME credits available.

LOCATION
Wills Eye Hospital
DATES
August/September 2022 - TBD

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MSICS Level 1 Course: Park City, UT

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

LOCATION
Moran Eye Center
DATES
August 2022, TBD

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MSICS Level 1 Course: Palo Alto, CA

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

CME credits available.

LOCATION
Stanford University
DATES
August 2022, TBD

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MSICS Level 1 Course: Chicago, IL

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

LOCATION
University of Illinois
DATES
September 2022, TBD

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MSICS Level 1 Course: Ann Arbor, MI

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

LOCATION
Kellogg Eye Center
DATES
October 2022, TBD

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MSICS Level 1 Course: Atlanta, GA

This 1-day Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course involves a didactic lecture and wet-lab.

Under the supervision of SEE faculty, participants work with pig and human tissue.

LOCATION
Emory University
DATES
October/November 2022, TBD

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Level 2

MSICS Level 2 Course with Dr. Bikas in Kolkata, India

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Faculty: Dr. Bikas Bhattacharya

The fee for the course is $1300 USD, which covers the training + any administrative costs.

This course is 3 days long and you will have the opportunity to complete about 30 surgeries under the mentor supervision of Dr. Bikas Bhattacharya.

LOCATION
Kolkata, India
DATES
September 9-11, 2022 and November 11-13, 2022 (COVID permitting)

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MSICS Level 2 Course with Dr. Shah in Siliguri, India

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Faculty: Dr. Janak Shah

The fee for the course is $1,600 USD, which covers the training + any administrative costs.

This course is 3 days long and you will have the opportunity to complete about 30 surgeries under the mentor supervision of Dr. Janak Shah.

 

LOCATION
Siliguri, India
DATES
December 8-11, 2022 (COVID permitting)

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MSICS Level 2 Course at the Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology

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Faculty: Dr. Karla Pamela Gonzalez Daher, Dr. Teresa Diaz Flores

Clinic: Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmologia

The course utilizes Simulation Based Training developed by HelpMeSee, and the participant will have the opportunity to assist a professor in an MSICS case and then practice 1-3 cases while supervised.
Monday – Friday the participant will be at the hospital from 8:00am – 3:00pm.

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LOCATION
I.A.P Circuito Exterior Estadio Corregidora S/N 76090 Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
DATES
Please contact IMO directly for possible date options: pamela.gonzalez@imoiap.com.mx

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MSICS Level 2 Training with Dr. Baah

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Faculty: Thomas Baah

Clinic: Save the Nation Sight

This course is free of cost for SEE Affiliates.

You will have the opportunity to complete about 30 surgeries under mentor supervision.

Please note: Dr. Baah prefers when surgeons come for a week or more so they truly understand the technique.

LOCATION
25 Nii Torgbor Ave, Accra, Ghana
DATES
Dates are flexible (COVID permitting)

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There are no courses available

Due to COVID-19, we are unfortunately not hosting any % courses at this time. For updates or more information, please get in touch.

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