+1 (844) 435-7638 (Toll-Free in the U.S.) • +1 (212) 221-7606 (International) info@helpmesee.org

Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course (STCC)

Value of STCC Training

Students enrolled in the simulation-based Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course (STCC) will experience an outcome-oriented program. Our instructor-led training is developed as an integrated training approach that includes an interactive Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) eBook, facilitated discussions with a certified instructor, and guided sessions that allow trainees to expand their knowledge of the procedure and improve surgical skills through repeated practice on the Simulator.

STCC Training

The Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course (STCC) is the first in a series of HelpMeSee MSICS courses that focuses on this important segment of the Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) procedure. The course covers the surgical tasks involved in constructing a self-sealing MSICS tunnel.

STCC will benefit those interested in developing proficiency or improving their existing skills in tunnel construction surgical tasks. The course is ideally suited for:



Ophthalmology residents or fellows.




Practicing ophthalmologists who want to learn MSICS.




Surgeons who want to improve their tunnel construction skills.




Surgeons wishing to transition from Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) to MSICS.


STCC Methodology

This course leverages the power of the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator to develop and hone the surgical skills required to construct the sclerocorneal tunnel. Learning is achieved through a standardized curriculum, adult learning principles and facilitation that together provide a rich and interactive learning experience. Certified instructors lead a range of guided activities that are designed to meet specific objectives at each stage of training.

STCC Course Coverage & Objectives

The course covers the knowledge, comprehension and achievement of proficiency in the following surgical tasks:

Making a scleral groove.

Making the paracentesis.

 Performing visco-aqueous exchange.

Dissecting a central tunnel with lateral extensions

Making a keratome entry and extending the lateral boundaries.

For more information on the Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course visit the Frequently Asked Questions About the Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course page.

The experience with the Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course was wonderful. It helped me to understand clearly the concepts and in performing live surgeries. The best part is it takes less time on the Simulator to practice. I can reattempt many times and I can see my mistakes with the help of the overlay and I can rectify it in the next attempt.

Dr. Mouniku

1st year Resident, Primary DNB, LVPEI Hyderabad, India

In the Sclerocorneal Tunnel Construction Course, I learned how to control techniques and hand movements and even forces applied when performing the sclerocorneal tunnel. I’ve understood all the steps and I’m now more confident in tunneling.

Well done. The instructors were very patient and interactive.

Dr. Danielle Beleho

Ophthalmologist, Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Cameroon

Sign up for the HelpMeSee Training Newsletter

Receive our email newsletter to learn more about our mission of training cataract specialists to eliminate cataract blindness.

Learn More…


Course Instructors and Simulator Subject Matter Experts »

Ocular Incisions and Dissections Course (OIDC) »


HelpMeSee Eye Surgery
Simulator »

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery eBook »

Our History: From Flight to Sight »

Contact Information

HelpMeSee, Inc
20 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
844-435-7638 (toll-free in the U.S.)
212-221-7606 (international)

For media inquiries, please email us directly at pr@helpmesee.org.

Tax ID: 27-3207754



Privacy & Data Security Policies | Training Services Standard Terms and Conditions |
General Terms and Conditions of Simulator SBLS Use |
Application Data Sharing Consent

HelpMeSee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States.

is a proud recipient of the: