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How Many Cataract Surgeries Does it Take to be a Good Surgeon?

Van C Lansingh, Pamela González Daher, Teresa Díaz Flores, Ellery M Lopez Star, Jaime Macías Martinez

Keywords : Blindness, Cataract surgery, Simulator, Surgeon, Surgical skills

Citation Information : Lansingh VC, Daher PG, Flores TD, Star EM, Martinez JM. How Many Cataract Surgeries Does it Take to be a Good Surgeon?. 2023; 97 (2E):33-34.

DOI: 10.5005/rmo-11013-0026

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 13-07-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología.


It is well known that the inexperienced surgeon can make several mistakes during surgeries in his learning period, so simulation is key to increase his learning curve, since it allows him to practice in a safe environment where he will not cause harm to third parties, besides receiving indications and feedback during the process. This way you will be able to reach a better level, with better results in practice during a real surgical scenario.

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