Cryosurgery is a safe, proven technique for removing/destroying cutaneous lesions, including those on the eyelids and periorbital skin.  With proper training, clinical understanding and attention to detail, Cryo offers the advantage of lesion removal/destruction in a non-invasive way (no cutting with scalpels, scissors, or radiosurgery), no anesthetic injection, excellent cosmetic outcomes, and no aerosolization/contamination of the environment with human tissue particulates that may harbor viral contaminant, a significant hazard with thermal cautery, lasers, or electrosurgical/radiosurgical technologies.  This course will highlight the advantages and efficiencies of cryosurgery in optometric practice.

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