Preoperative and Intraoperative Factors in Surgeon in Training Operative Times and Outcomes During Intraocular Surgery

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: 1:41 PM
Room 5A (San Diego Convention Center)
Eileen Choudhury
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

To determine factors affecting operative times of surgeons in training and correlate with post operative outcomes.

In this retrospective review all cases performed by surgeons in training will be evaluated for operative time. Factors will include pre-operative co-morbidities, intraoperative complications, experience of surgeon in training, and experience in faculty staffing the cases. Outcomes will be analyzed using comparative analysis and analysis of variance. A multiple linear regression will be performed to determine factors affecting operative time. Correlation analysis will be used to assess the association between operative times and postoperative outcomes.

In a cohort of 2484 cataract surgeries performed by residents as primary surgeon, the average operative time was 34.99 +/- 17.80 with a range of 8 - 226 minutes.

We will determine factors affecting operative times in cataract surgery and correlate with outcomes.