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iStent Dry Lab Training at Central Coast Day Hospital

Dr Michael Minogue of Central Coast Day Hospital (CCDH), recently underwent dry lab training for the iStent insertion, a new surgical technique in the fight again glaucoma.

The iStent from Glaukos Australia is a MIGS procedure (Micro-Incision Glaucoma Surgery) which is inserted into the trabecular meshwork of the eye, for the treatment of elevated eye pressures associated with glaucoma.

Doctors complete four steps as part of their training which includes an online training module approved by RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists), practice visualisation, dry lab training where surgery is simulated on an artificial eye, as pictured above, and concluding with the ophthalmic surgeon performing an actual procedure with surgical support.

CCDH is dedicated to offering our patients the latest advancements in surgical technology available and ensuring our surgeons are trained to the highest standards, in order to provide patients with exceptional quality of care.