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Current Ophthalmology Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 226–232 | Cite as

Femtosecond-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Residency Training

  • Amritha D. Kanakamedala
  • Sumitra S. Khandelwal
Cataract (CE Starr and A Brissette, Section Editors)
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  1. Topical Collection on Cataract

Abstract

Purpose of the Review

Exposure to femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) in resident education is varied and limited to a few programs at this time.

Recent Findings

Although literature has been published on FLACS in experienced surgeons, there has been limited data on FLACS in resident-performed cataract surgery. Current literature in resident-performed surgery suggests less phacoemulsification energy; however, the data on outcomes and operative time are varied.

Summary

Additional studies are needed to determine the benefits of FLACS in resident education. Regardless of the results, even minimal exposure to new technology for surgeons in training is beneficial if easily accessible by the residency program.

Keywords

Cataract Cataract extraction Resident education Femtosecond 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amritha D. Kanakamedala
    • 1
  • Sumitra S. Khandelwal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineCullen Eye InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical CenterHoustonUSA

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