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Return to the Operating Room After Resident-Performed Cataract Surgery

Shivali A. Menda, MD1; Todd H. Driver, BA1; Alexandra E. Neiman, BA1,2; Ayman Naseri, MD1,3; Jay M. Stewart, MD1,2
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1Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
2Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California
3Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(2):223-224. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5675.
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Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations during ophthalmology residency training, and its complications have been well described.13 While returns to the operating room within 30 days after routine surgery serve as a benchmark for surgical quality in other specialties such as neurosurgery and general surgery, reoperation after cataract surgery has not been investigated.4,5 The aim of this study was to examine the rate and indications for reoperation after resident-performed cataract surgery at 30 and 90 days.

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