In a stress-free environment and using the innovative HOYA products, 11 young ophthalmologists participated on the last HOYA Academy wet lab in Frankfurt on February 7th, putting in the practice their theoretical knowledge and learning the techniques of the cataract surgery.
The HOYA Academy lectures and wet labs are recognised as advanced professional training for doctors by the Chamber of Physicians of the State of Hessen [Landesärztekammer Hessen]. Thus participants can collect numerous points bymeans of EFN (uniform training number) barcode stickers. Participants from other German states can submit the attendance certificates to the corresponding State Chamber of Physicians or another responsible body.
Through the practice working under the microscope, the young doctors become more familiar with the surgical instruments and the phacoemulsification. This experience can minimize complications encountered during a real surgery and reduce the stress and anxiety for the residents.
This time the wet lab instructor was Dr. Susanne Eller-Woywod, a very experienced surgeon. After giving a theoretical introduction about the development and the new techniques in the cataract surgery, Dr. Eller-Woywod observed the resident’s skill level, identified weaknesses and helped the young doctors to correct technique errors.
The HOYA Academy in Frankfurt offers wet labs and courses for distributors, nurses and young doctors in a regular basis – at least 3 sessions every year.