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PURPOSE To compare the incidence of intraoperative complications during cataract surgery performed by left-handed and right-handed residents and to find predictor variables for complications in resident-performed surgery. SETTING Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. METHODS This retrospective chart review comprised cataract(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review recent literature regarding innovative techniques, methods of teaching and assessing competence and skill in cataract surgery. RECENT FINDINGS The need for assessment of surgical competency and the requirement of wet lab facilities in ophthalmic training programs are being increasingly emphasized. Authors have proposed the use(More)
Current methods of teaching cataract surgery include lectures, wet-lab sessions, and participation in real surgery. We describe a new method using a microendoscopic cyclophotocoagulation device during phacoemulsification cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in 4 eyes of 4 patients. Endoscopic visualization during(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in patients with head and neck cancer treated with high-dose radiation therapy. METHODS The clinical records of 43 consecutive patients with head and neck cancer who underwent DCR after high-dose external beam radiation therapy plus ablative surgery and/or chemotherapy between December 2001(More)
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