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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep;52(3):233-4.

Learning phacoemulsification. Results of different teaching methods.

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  • 1Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahan, Nepal. ahennig@mos.com.np

Abstract

We report the learning curves of three eye surgeons converting from sutureless extracapsular cataract extraction to phacoemulsification using different teaching methods. Posterior capsule rupture (PCR) as a per-operative complication and visual outcome of the first 100 operations were analysed. The PCR rate was 4% and 15% in supervised and unsupervised surgery respectively. Likewise, an uncorrected visual acuity of > or = 6/18 on the first postoperative day was seen in 62 (62%) of patients and in 22 (22%) in supervised and unsupervised surgery respectively.

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