Stepwise approach to establishing an ophthalmology wet laboratory.
- ISSN: 08863350
- ISBN: 1873-4502 (Electronic)\n0886-3350 (Linking)
- DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2009.01.027
- PubMed: 19465299
Wet laboratories (wet labs) play an increasingly important role in ophthalmology surgical residency training. We summarize the necessary components in establishing and maintaining a well-functioning wet lab and offer a stepwise guide for educators to improve the quality of the wet lab experience. We present 6 key factors in creating an ophthalmology wet lab; that is, setting up the physical space, establishing appropriate faculty and curriculum, obtaining the practice eye, stabilizing the eye, preparing the eye, and funding the wet lab.