Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles with Nicole Fram, MD & Elizabeth Yeu, MD

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Patients want the best outcome from their eye surgery. Surgeons strive to meet these expectations, but what happens when the case is not going as planned? This is the Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles hosted by Cataract eye surgeons Nicole Fram, MD and Elizabeth Yeu, MD. Dr. Fram and Dr. Yeu will explore those pivotal moments that every surgeon will inevitably encounter. Every time you think you have it figured out, the eyeball humbles you. In each episode, Drs. Fram and Yeu will host an expert in the field and delve into those “quicksand” moments; more specifically, the surgeon will reflect upon the nuances and lessons learned from a surgical experience that ultimately helped them evolve as surgeons.

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Listen to this episode of Quicksand Chronicles where our hosts are joined by the legendary Dr. Lisa Brothers Arbisser. Dr. Arbisser is not only a tremendous surgeon but her contribution to ophthalmology through education, research, and mentorship have created a lasting effect in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Arbisser is known for teaching surgeons how to watch for the signs and avoid complications. In this episode, we will give a glimpse into her wealth of knowledge about one of her own quicksand moments and how this surgical quicksand moment helped her evolve to become even greater. Dr. Arbisser takes us through a case of a patient with a dense cataract and astigmatism. In the blink of an eye, the imbalance of fluidics causes a wound burn. Learn how to become resilient while navigating one of the most feared complications of cataract surgery. VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FROM BAUSCH + LOMB - Indications and Important Safety Information - Bausch Surgical Thank you to our episode sponsors, Bausch + Lomb and Diamatrix Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc  Email quicksandchronicles@ascrs.org to learn more, ask questions and recommend future topics  

Oct 7

53 min 38 sec

Listen in to this episode of Quicksand Chronicles where our hosts are joined by Dr. Al-Mohtaseb, an incredible surgeon, teacher, and recognized leader in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb showcases one of the toughest cases she has staffed at the county hospital. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb describes her decision making, how she shifted from observing to taking over the case, given the complex posterior synechiae, thick pupillary membrane, and diffuse zonulopathy. Tune in to listen to Dr. Al-Mohtaseb’s thought process in this challenging quicksand moment!  Thank you to our episode sponsors, Ocular Therapeutix and Glaukos Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc  Email quicksandchronicles@ascrs.org to learn more, ask questions and recommend future topics  

Aug 11

59 min 59 sec

Listen to this episode of Quicksand Chronicles where hosts are joined by Dr. Brandon Ayres. In addition to being a world-class surgeon, Dr. Ayres’ dedication to teaching has made a tremendous impact in the world of ophthalmology. Dr. Ayres discusses a quicksand moment involving a patient who has a dislocated multifocal IOL from a golf ball injury. Per the patient's request, Dr. Ayres made it his priority to keep the patients’ multifocal IOL. After what he thought was a “successful” procedure of recentering the original IOL, Dr. Ayres thought he was king of the world. That all came crashing down when he received a text from the patient 3 days later where is IOL looked completely sideways. Listen in to see what Dr. Ayres does to fix this complex IOL issue! Thank you to our episode sponsor, Tarsus. Visit https://TarsusRx.com for more information Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc  Email quicksandchronicles@ascrs.org to learn more, ask questions and recommend future topics  

Jun 30

54 min 42 sec

Listen to this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles featuring Rosa Braga-Mele, MD. Dr. Braga-Mele discusses her passionate commitment to motherhood, teaching the next generation of surgeons, clinical care of her patients, and athletics. Aside from being a world-renown surgeon, Dr. Braga-Mele has been an accomplished & nationally known bodybuilder. Bodybuilding has proven to improve her spiritual zen, physical endurance, and mental strength for Dr. Braga-Mele, and this has directly improved her skills as a surgeon in the OR. Dr. Braga-Mele will showcase a quicksand moment where a sudden burst of positive pressure at the wrong time led to one of the most common complications of operating on a dense white cataract. Finally, make sure to tune in and listen to this episode to hear from one of Quicksand Chronicles podcast super fans! Thank you to our episode sponsor, Alcon. Visit https://professional.myalcon.com/ to connect Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc  Email quicksandchronicles@ascrs.org to learn more, ask questions and recommend future topics  

Jun 15

53 min 11 sec

Listen and join us for this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles as the hosts and Dr. Ashvin Agarwal discuss his quicksand moments, the cases that took him a few days to recover from. He reflects on difficult surgical cases: one that went wrong from the start, where MAC was chosen in lieu of general anesthesia for a cognitively challenged young patient and another involving a colobomatous eye, complicated by a mature lens and hours of missing zonules. Join us as Dr. Agarwal shares his profound surgical, clinical, and personal pearls gained through the evolution of his quicksand moments.   Thank you to this episodes sponsor, Orasis. Visit here for more information. Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc     

Apr 28

1 hr 2 min

Listen and join us for this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles featuring Marjan Farid, MD. Dr. Farid will dive deep into a challenging cataract surgery, where the degree of capsular support was unknown until she was in the eye. Every step presents a new, complex challenge, starting with the very loose and dense lens. Watch and listen as Dr. Farid teaches us a novel way to perform a Yamane technique for scleral IOL fixation. The final Quicksand teaching moment occurs when she manages the decentered and tilted IOL. You won't want to miss this true test of skill and endurance. Thank you to this episodes sponsor, CorneaGen Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc 

Mar 3

52 min 54 sec

Listen and join us for this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles featuring Dr. Cathleen McCabe. In this spotlight innovation episode, Dr. McCabe will share her belt loop innovation using a Prolene 5-0/6-0 suture to scleral fixate a dislocated intraocular lens. While creatively devising the belt loop, double-flange technique, Dr. McCabe delves into the quicksand moments involved while innovating this new technique. Thank you to this episodes sponsor, Science Based Health. Visit SBH.com/quicksand for more information! Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc 

Feb 26

1 hr 3 min

Listen and join us for this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles featuring Dr. Eric Donnenfeld. In addition to a nearly 30-year successful career as a Refractive and Cataract surgeon, Dr. Donnenfeld gets personal as he describes the multiple hats that he wears, as a husband, parent, educator, mentor, researcher, and innovating partner to industry. In this episode, hear about 2 quicksand moments that Dr. Donnenfeld experiences in the OR, from managing unexpected vitreous loss to surgical correction of multiple intraocular lens surprises with IOL exchange surgery. Thank you to this episodes sponsors, OSRX & BVI Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc 

Feb 12

1 hr 12 min

Listen and join us in this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles with guest, Dr. Cathleen McCabe. Hear about Dr. McCabe’s quicksand moment where an unexpected capsule tear extends from the anterior capsule straight across the posterior capsule. In this quicksand moment, Dr. McCabe emphasizes how to prevent such capsule tears, and pearls on how to prevent vitreous prolapse. Thank you to this episodes sponsor, BVI Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc 

Dec 2020

49 min 14 sec

Listen and join us for the first-ever episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles with hosts Drs. Nicole Fram and Elizabeth Yeu. In this episode, hear about the origin of the quicksand chronicles podcast where the hosts will dive deep into the psychology of how to prepare for challenging cases, evolve, and improve as a result. In this episode, Dr. Ike Ahmed from Prism Eye Institution will share one of his most challenging quicksand moments with the surgical management of a nanophthalmic eye, and learn how this complex case helped Dr. Ahmed pivot and move forward as an even greater surgeon. Thank you to our episode sponsor, MST. Visit www.microsurgical.com for more information and remember to ask about special pricing by mentioning Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles! Watch the webcast version of this podcast on YouTube Learn more @ https://ascrs.org/clinical-education/podcasts-qc 

Nov 2020

45 min 5 sec