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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Putting It All together, Part I


  • Describe all of the steps of cataract surgery
  • To perform all the steps of cataract surgery in various eye models (pig eyes, Kitaro, Phillips eyes, Simuleye, Eyesi etc
  • Demonstrate ability with hydrodissection and hydrodelineation on the EyeSi



Full Cases

Tsuite First Case
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Kitaro Eyes
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Jojo's First Case
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Phaco Machine


Side port

Viscoelastic, 27g cannula


Hydrodissection cannula

Second instrument

Suggested citation format: Haugsdal J, Kitzmann A, Oetting TA. The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory. Updated Posting June 28, 2021. Originally Posted December 6, 2012. Available from

last updated: 03/01/2024