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STC: Innovations in Minimally Invasive Strabismus Surgery

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10:45 AM, Sunday 18 Jun 2023 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Québec City Convention Centre - Room 309 AB | Salle 309 AB
Skills Transfer Course (STC)Paediatric Ophthalmology

This hands-on lab will transfer the surgical skills required for the use of newer strabismus techniques. Attendees will perform the procedures using a 3D-printed silicone model validated for strabismus surgery simulation, under the operating microscope and/or using attendee’s personal loupes. Specific techniques the attendee will learn include: use of the grooved hook for safe suturing of tight muscles, revised hang-back recession with tissue glue, rectus muscle plication, and the minimally invasive techniques of partial rectus tenotomy and central plication useful for treating small-angle strabismus. This STC will present techniques that ophthalmologists at all stages of their career can incorporate into their practice and provide an opportunity for ophthalmologists involved in teaching strabismus surgery to residents and fellows, to learn and practice innovative strabismus surgery techniques using a novel strabismus surgery simulation model.


Learning Objectives 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Perform newer strabismus surgical techniques that will improve patient care and clinical outcomes for both pediatric and adult strabismus patients.
  • Recognize and describe minimally invasive strabismus surgery options for patients with small angle strabismus.
  • Use a novel strabismus surgery simulation model to practice and demonstrate strabismus surgery techniques.

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert


Advance registration is required.


Registration is open to: Pediatric ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists treating strabismus.


Max. 20 participants
Fee: $250




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