ASCRS Phaco Fundamentals Classroom - Welcome

David F. Chang

Welcome to the Phaco Fundamentals Classroom (PFC) – the ASCRS open source online classroom for phaco training and education.

Our interactive classroom is a collection of carefully selected online resources supporting residents and surgeons worldwide who are seeking to improve their phaco skills. This classroom requires only online registration without any access fees. Our site features several leading phaco courses that have been video captured and archived – including the Harvard and Northwestern resident phaco courses. Soon to be added will be the UCSF resident COAST course, the UCLA resident phaco course, and the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee Phaco Fundamentals Course.  PFC also houses videos, PowerPoint lectures, articles and “e-chapters” that have been selected by our editorial board as being among the best at teaching phaco. This editorial oversight distinguishes PFC from unfiltered sites such as You Tube. Besides covering basic surgical technique, there is instruction on phacodynamics and settings, and avoiding/managing complications. The classroom will be regularly expanded and updated, and we invite submissions of teaching videos, articles and lectures from cataract faculty worldwide.

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