Femtosecond-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Residency Training
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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.
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.
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.
KeywordsCataract Cataract extraction Resident education Femtosecond
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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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