Novice Cataract Surgeons May Be Prone to Complications During Independent Practice

Source: Medscape

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Medical Studies


First-year cataract surgeons are nine times more likely to have high complication rates than more experienced surgeons, suggesting better training and monitoring may be needed, researchers in Canada say. Dr. Robert Campbell of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, told Reuters Health, "Cataract surgery is a highly technically challenging procedure to learn, and even tiny missteps can mean the difference between success and serious complications. As a result, despite years and years of dedicated training, not all graduates appear equally ready for the challenges of independent practice."

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