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Resident surgeon efficiency in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, January 2017
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Title
Resident surgeon efficiency in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, January 2017
DOI 10.2147/opth.s128626
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Authors

Andrew C Pittner, Brian R Sullivan

Abstract

Comparison of resident surgeon performance efficiencies in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) versus conventional phacoemulsification. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on consecutive patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery performed by senior ophthalmology residents under the supervision of 1 attending physician during a 9-month period in a large Veterans Affairs medical center. Medical records were reviewed for demographic information, preoperative nucleus grade, femtosecond laser pretreatment, operative procedure times, total operating room times, and surgical complications. Review of digital video records provided quantitative interval measurements of core steps of the procedures, including completion of incisions, anterior capsulotomy, nucleus removal, cortical removal, and intraocular lens implantation. Total room time, operation time, and corneal incision completion time were found to be significantly longer in the femtosecond laser group versus the traditional phacoemulsification group (each P<0.05). Mean duration for manual completion of anterior capsulotomy was shorter in the laser group (P<0.001). There were no statistically significant differences in the individual steps of nucleus removal, cortical removal, or intraocular lens placement. Surgical complication rates were not significantly different between the groups. In early cases, resident completion of femtosecond cataract surgery is generally less efficient when trainees have more experience with traditional phacoemulsification. FLACS was found to have a significant advantage in completion of capsulotomy, but subsequent surgical steps were not shorter or longer. Resident learning curve for the FLACS technology may partially explain the disparities of performance. Educators should be cognizant of a potential for lower procedural efficiency when introducing FLACS into resident training.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 26%
Researcher 6 22%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 70%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Unknown 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 February 2017.
All research outputs
#6,334,239
of 12,488,808 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#362
of 1,597 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#121,218
of 335,400 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#12
of 49 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,597 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% of its peers.
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