Preventing surgical confusions in ophthalmology (an American Ophthalmological Society thesis).

@article{Simon2007PreventingSC,
  title={Preventing surgical confusions in ophthalmology (an American Ophthalmological Society thesis).},
  author={John W. Simon},
  journal={Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={105},
  pages={
          513-29
        }
}
  • John W. Simon
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    Transactions of the American Ophthalmological…
    2007
PURPOSE Surgical confusions have been rarely studied, especially in ophthalmology. The author hypothesized that such confusions occur rarely but are unacceptable in the public, legal, and regulatory arenas; often occur in circumstances presenting predictable risk; more often involve wrong lens implant than wrong eye, procedure, or patient; and can be prevented by following the Universal Protocol. METHODS A retrospective series of 106 cases occurring between 1982 and 2005 included 42 closed… CONTINUE READING
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