Dr. Rami Shasha, an Ophthalmologist from Brightshores Health System, developed the Shasha Sequence in 2019 to address an issue that he and other surgeons could encounter in complex surgical cases.
The sequence can be used in scenarios where rotation is not advised – for example, in the case of posterior polar cataracts. It can also be used in routine cases that allow the surgeon to skip traditional rotary steps during a cataract procedure and is now officially part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
“We wish to congratulate Dr. Shasha on another wonderful accomplishment,” says Judy Shearer, Vice President of Patient Care & Quality at Brightshores. “This announcement comes days after Dr. Shasha attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting where he was recognized for performing one of the most complex surgeries in the world. We are so proud of the great work that is being done for patients here.”
Cara Singh, Director of Surgical Services at Brightshores added, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. We want to celebrate Dr. Shasha and let the community know that we have exceptional surgeons working on our teams in the OR.” The OR is equipped with a cutting-edge microscope and technology that was purchased last year.
“We have known for some time that Rami is a talented surgeon,” said Brightshores’ Chief of Staff, Dr. Cornelius Van Zyl, “so it is great to see him getting recognition on a broader scale.”