Sharing of Awards of ICO International Fellowship

Huang Chukai – Shantou University and The Chinese University Of Hongkong Joint Shantou International Eye Center
This is Huang Chukai. I am from Shantou University and The Chinese University Of Hongkong Joint Shantou International Eye Center. I was lucky to be offered with a three-month ICO Fellowship Award in the department of ophthalmology, university of Heidelberg from August to October, 2011. At the end of the stay, I would like to say thank you to you for your support.
During the stay in Heidelberg, I spent most of time in the operation theater observing cataract surgery there. My superior Prof.Auffarth is an expert in cataract and he is skilled in different cataract and refractive surgery. Meanwhile, I learnt many advanced cataract technique here, such as femto phaco, which is thought to be the future of cataract surgery. Other special technique is add on IOL, retro- pupil fixation IOL implantation and so on. The wonderful techniques are helpful, and I would like to use them when I return to China. And here mangy kind of new IOL are used, such as Toric IOL, multifocal toric IOL, Add on IOL, iris fixation IOL and so on. I also spent several weeks in the cataract clinic, laser room. There I learnt how to calculate the power of IOL in different situation, and also had a deal of several special instruments such as IOL master. During this stay, I also joined the special symposium of ophthalmology; there several wonderful lectures were arranged. I also attended some lecture about cataract.
After commutating with the doctors there, I have little understanding on different medical system between China and Germany. And so is different resident training system. I also introduced the situation of the development of ophthalmology in China to German friends, to help more people from outside to understand China well.
Three months is a short time. At the end of the fellowship, I would like to thank your financial aid. It is a good chance to study in Heidelberg, and I would apply what I learnt to the practice in my hospital.
Sincerely yours,
Huang Chukai