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20 Gauge Sutureless Transconjunctival Vitrectomy

Daniel G. Polya, MBBS, MPH, FRANZCO (Toronto, Canada), David R. Chow, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada),* David T. Wong, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Filiberto Altomare, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Louis Giavedoni, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Alan R. Berger, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada) PURPOSE: To describe our initial experience with 20 gauge sutureless transconjunctival vitrectomy in a variety of vitreoretinal patients with regard to...

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Shedding More Light on Endoillumination

David R. Chow, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada)* PURPOSE: To discuss the latest developments in endoillumination and future developments. METHODS: Over the last year there have been numerous advances in endoillumination with the release of two Xenon light sources (Synergetics Photon and ALcon Xenon) both of which have been enhanced in numerous ways along with improvements in various light pipes and lighted instruments. The latest safety data...

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Tired, Using the Wrong Hand: Lessons Learned From the EYESI Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator, a Potential Tool in Resident/Fellow Surgical Teaching

Feisal A. Adatia, MD (Toronto, Canada), David R. Chow, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Rajeev H. Muni, MD (Toronto, Canada), David Assaad, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Alan R. Berger, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada) PURPOSE: The EYESI VR simulator (VR Simulator) is a new potential surgical teaching tool for ophthalmology residents and retina fellows. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of sleep deprivation and use of the...

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