Surgery Day at Good Shepherd Hospital

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March 22nd 2012
Published: March 23rd 2012
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We began surgery today with Dr. Pons at Good Shepherd Hospital. Twenty-two patients were on the schedule for today – ambitious considering we’ll were to be teaching techniques. We started off with a tear duct bypass, a couple of cataracts, a bilateral squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva, a pediatric cataract that had to be cancelled because of a small pupil, another cataract with a posterior capsulectomy, another internal DCR I did with the ENT doctor while Dr. Pons did the anesthesia (general) because our nurse anesthetist left and went upstairs for an emergency C-section. We then started an impressive array of adult and pediatric cataract cases: one family where the mother and four children all had bilateral severe crystalline cataracts. The residents were involved and engaged and also performed conjuctival resection of severe pterygia and squamous cell carcinomas of the conjunctiva on several patients. I did some trachoma surgery and was able to use a Waddell clamp that Dr. Pons showed me. It worked quite well and effectively. The OR staff was very hospitable to us and helpful despite the very long day. We finished up long after dark - weary but fulfilled at having accomplished what we set out to do.

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DCR SurgeryDCR Surgery
DCR Surgery

Light pipe assisted technique worked there.
Dr. Pons OperatingDr. Pons Operating
Dr. Pons Operating

Aussie head wrap!

Figuring out lens powers
Working with ENT SurgeonWorking with ENT Surgeon
Working with ENT Surgeon

We worked with the ENT surgeon on light pipe DCR
Cataract SurgeryCataract Surgery
Cataract Surgery

Imaged with my hand held camera through the observer scope!
The TheaterThe Theater
The Theater

Three patients in the OR theater simultaneously

25th March 2012

Eye surgery
I have enjoyed following the group--what an exhausting trip. I'm glad that you had a chance to do some skills transfer...I would have enjoyed seeing Dr. Pons' MICS technique. Have a safe trip back! Cliff

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