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

Level 2

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.


Siliguri, India
June 23-26, 2022 Dec 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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I.A.P Circuito Exterior Estadio Corregidora S/N 76090 Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Please contact IMO directly for possible date options:

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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.

25 Nii Torgbor Ave, Accra, Ghana
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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