|Title: ||Pig eye trabeculectomy-a wet-lab teaching model.|
|Citation: ||Eye, 20 (1): 32-7|
|Publisher: ||Nature Publishing Goup|
|Issue Date: ||2006 |
|PubMed ID: ||15688055|
|Additional Links: ||http://www.nature.com/eye/journal/v20/n1/abs/6701784a.html|
|Abstract: ||PURPOSE: A teaching model for trabeculectomy is described using pig eyes prepared in formalin. METHOD: The model enables trainee surgeons to practice various aspects of tissue handling required for successful trabeculectomy including the construction of a fornix-based conjunctival flap, scleral flap with buried releasable sutures, and water-tight conjunctival closure. RESULTS: Exposure to the necessary skills required to perform trabeculectomy surgery can be improved by the use of wet laboratory practice. CONCLUSIONS: Trabeculectomy surgery experience is becoming more limited as fewer procedures are being performed due to the efficacy of recent medications. Wet laboratories will become an increasingly important aspect of a comprehensive ophthalmology training programme.|
Education, Medical, Continuing
|Appears in Collections: ||Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement|
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