Thursday, June 28, 2012


Eye Clinic: A group based out of Oklahoma came to stay at the parish and host a cataract eye surgery clinic. There were approximately 6 surgeons and MDs, 2 scrub nurses, several med-techs, and many other pre-op/post-op helpers. As nursing students we had the opportunity to participate in the pre-op process, or sterilize equipment (my job). I was in the OR on Wednesday and held the very important position of manning the autoclave with Kelly. “Without us, the surgeries wouldn’t be possible” (a direct quote from Dr. Clifford) – aka I was pretty special.  At the end of the day, I was able to observe one of the surgeries and it was SO fascinating! Eye surgery is such an intricate specialty; I really gained a lot of appreciation for their work. 

my babies: the autoclaves

the surgical room (3 surgeries could be performed simultaneously) 

Dr. Jesse (maroon scrub top) is known as the "rockstar" because he could perform surgery in 15 minutes)  

If you are wondering what it is that you are looking at, it is Dr. Rockstar inserting a numbing agent into the patients eye - with a needle. 

yes, that's me in the OR carrying the instruments

The entire eye team. 
Observing the surgery

The cataract graveyard

1 comment:

  1. It seems like the equipment they used are all technologically advanced. The autoclaves are all new. It’s good that they did not use any low-quality equipment, because some low-quality machines nowadays are outdated and might not work properly. Anyway, it looks like you had a great time helping there. That’s a great learning experience for you. #Carmella Eaglin