Microsurgery center expands eye training

October 15, 2004

New York-The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) celebrates the grand opening of its $1 million, 1,200-square-foot Microsurgical Education Center for Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology.

The new education center, which replaces the Temporal Bone Laboratory, will be used to train ophthalmologists in cataract removal, vitrectomy, and corneal surgery. Otolaryngologists will learn to repair perforated eardrums, malfunctioning bones of the middle ear, dizziness, and facial paralysis, to transplant human ear bones, and to perform cochlear implant surgeries.