Deep dive into the basics.

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Are you starting to perform CATARACT surgery?

Focus well, keep your eyes on the microscope, developing manual dexterity, do not press the incision, one foot on the phaco pedal, the other on the microscope pedal... sounds familiar?


We know how you feel because we have been there, we have lived it and we have suffered that pressure just like you...

There are so many details and so many steps that at the beginning it's overwhelming...

From Retina Academy we want to FACILITATE your learning in those first steps and that is why we have created this Master-Class.

Step by step, here you will find all the steps explained for a junior surgeon who is starting cataract surgery.

You are going to be a GREAT cataract surgeon. Do not hesitate! Let us accompany you and ACCELERATE your TRAINING.



The promise of this MASTER-CLASS:

This lecture will help you ACCELERATE your TRAINING in PHACOEMULSIFICATION during your first cataract surgeries.

Who is this Master-Class for?

- Ophthalmology residents.

- Ophthalmology Specialists interested in getting started in PHACOEMULSFICATION.

How are you going to get it?

Have a look and see what we show you in this lecture:

  • Basics and history: lens anatomy
  • Principles IOL calculations, IOL formulas, parameters, corneal power...
  • Which IOL is the best?: premium and toric IOLs.
  • SELECTION of the Patient: how to properly choose the first cases to begin is KEY.
  • All you need to know about INSTRUMENTAL and VISCOELASTICS.
  • STEP by STEP surgery:
    • Set-up machines, incisions.
    • CAPSULORRHEXIS: tricks.
    • Hydro-disecction and rotation of the nucleous
    • Basics of phaco fluidics / power: divide & conquer
    • Cortex removal / I&A
    • IOL insertion into the bag and seal incision
  • Complications: PCO, PCR...

Your instructor

Matthew Hirabayashi MD
Matthew Hirabayashi MD

Dr. Hirabayashi is the founder of EyeFlyMD ( and co-founder of eyeSpace Ophthalmology ( and available on the Apple iOS App Store). He is currently training at the University of Missouri in Columbia and planning to specialize in refractive surgery.

He is dedicated to innovation, education, and mentorship having published numerous peer-reviewed articles as well as several educational guides available on in print and online. Dr. Hirabayashi’s research focuses on anterior segment topics including micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) and cataract/refractive surgery. He is part of several initiatives to use innovative technology to improve outcomes for patients.

Outside of ophthalmology, he spends his weekends as a flight instructor and traveling with his family and dogs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have two years to finish the course - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 2 days and we will give you a full refund.