Articles: PDF OnlySynthetic cataract teaching system for phacoemulsificationMaloney, William F. M.D.1, *, **; Hall, Deborah M.B.A.1; Parkinson, Dean B. Ph.D.2Author Information 1Vista, California 2Menlo Park, California *Reprint requests to William F. Maloney, M.D., Eye Surgery Associates, 2023 West Vista Way, Suite A, Vista, California 92083. **William F. Maloney, M.D., has a proprietary interest in the synthetic cataract teaching system. Presented in part at the Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, Orlando, Florida, April 1987. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: March 1988 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 218-221 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(88)80100-7 Free Metrics Abstract This paper describes a surgical training system for teaching and practicing the necessary skills to perform phacoemulsification, endocapsular phacoemulsification, and small incision intraocular lens insertion techniques. The surgical system includes head, bilateral globes, removable corneas, and replaceable synthetic cataracts of varying density. This synthetic system simulates ocular surgery more closely than previously used animal eyes and allows the surgeon to practice new techniques in laboratory courses and in the operating facility. © Williams & Wilkins 1988. All Rights Reserved.