If you order this product, you receive 12 eyes in 6 containers within a moist environment to keep our eyes fresh for at least one year. This is necessary because our eyes are ready to use as the eyes on the patient table. As you can imagine, the quality suffers if you keep the eyes too long outside of the container. Also, you should protect the containers and the eyes from heat and sunlight, if possible.
Our Eye 4 VIT/ILM is mimicking a whole eye without lens for simulating posterior related operations. This model also has non-transparent sclera for realistic visibility conditions. Several operations can be simulated with such a configuration: producing of pars plana vitrectomy ports (Microincision Vitrectomy Trocars), removal of clouded vitreous, vitreous staining (LINK), membranectomy, fluid/air exchange, air/gas exchange, silicone oil injection, photocoagulation, vitreous floaters, vitreous hemorrhage simulation with staining solution (LINK), removal of intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs).
You can choose between several different options:
ILM Peeling: Yes or No
Use a very fine forceps to peel the ILM from the underlying retina. We have no epiretinal membranes or posterior hyaloid. Also, the ILM foil is not very realistic, but you learn a lot, especially the instrument handling and the feeling of depth.
Dropped Nucleus: Yes or No
This complication can occur at any stage of phacoemulsification (i.e., during hydrodisecction, sculpting, or nuclear segment removal). It can even occur during phacoemulsification done by experienced surgeons. With the Dropped Nucleus option, you can train for this very common accident by using PPV. (LINK)
Foreign Body: Other or Magnetic
A very common operation is to find a metal flake or chip in the posterior segment. We also have non-magnetic round colored objects. Recovery of such objects does not take very long, but it helps a lot to get a feeling of depth and three-dimensionality.