Quantifying Intraoperative Laparoscopic Visual Field Opacity

  title={Quantifying Intraoperative Laparoscopic Visual Field Opacity},
  author={Danielle Abbitt and Bertha Ben Khallouq and Jay Alan Redan},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic surgery can be complicated by condensation and debris on the lens obscuring the visual field, increasing the risk of surgical error and injury to the patient. Despite, development of possible solutions, little is known regarding the quantitative measure of time lost during surgery because of an obscured visual field. Without this knowledge, the cost of laparoscopic lens fogging cannot be quantified and compared to the cost of antifogging devices. In the… CONTINUE READING

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