Long long ago, Sushruta (India) started suture less and no anesthesia cataract surgery out of compulsion. Now also we are doing suture less and no anesthesia cataract surgery but not out of compulsion- out of choice. Though the concept remains the same the evolution of this method has undergone a quantum change.
The last two decades have witnessed major advances in the techniques of Phacoemulsification. There were also parallel developments in the field of MSICS. In fact MSICS presented more variations in techniques compared to Phacoemulsification. Learning curve for MSICS is more painful, but training programs are very few.
To bridge this gap, ISMSICS was conceived. Surgeons, especially those from underdeveloped and developing countries always felt left out in the machine dominated cataract surgery, now with ISMSICS these surgeons can give expression to their aspirations and achievements.
Phaco surgeons also can look upon MSICS as an additional tool in their armamentarium, which will help them tide over certain tricky situations. ISMSICS has stalwarts from developed as well as developing countries as patrons.
Most of the office bearers are experts in MSICS as well as Phacoemulsification. While the focus of the organization is on manual SICS, we recognize that phacoemulsification with foldable lens is the surgery of choice for many cataract surgeons. The organization strives to have the best of cataract surgery by each technique and not to belittle one or the other.
ISMSICS was born on 30th August 2005 in Mumbai. Dr. Amulya Sahu, at that time President of Bombay Ophthalmologist's Association became the founder President of ISMSICS.
1st Live surgical International meet on MSICS was held on 30th August 2005 at Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai total eight live surgery of different method of MSICS was presented.