Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of an eye muscle surgery course on first- and second-year postgraduate ophthalmology residents. Methods: This prospective cohort pilot study invited first- and second-year ophthalmology residents to participate in a 2-hour strabismus surgery course at Wills Eye Hospital. The course consisted of a didactic session followed by a wet laboratory session. The wet laboratory session simulated strabismus surgery using a model constructed of chicken breast followed by partial-thickness scleral suture passes in pig eyes. A structured self-assessment evaluation form and a questionnaire in the validated Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric approved by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICOOSCAR: strabismus) were used to assess the effectiveness of the course. Results: A total of 12 residents, 8 (67%) first-year and 4 (33%) second-year, were enrolled for this survey. Following the course, most residents felt less anxious (73%). All residents responded that the course was helpful or somewhat helpful in preparation for strabismus surgery. Regarding the distribution of ratings on questions of subjective experience, knowledge of steps, and understanding of potential complications, the residents gave significantly higher ratings after the course (P < .029). The change in the modified ICO-OSCAR:strabismus assessment's mean score was statistically significant before and after training (P = .038). Conclusions: A strabismus course can play an important role in preparing residents for strabismus surgery.
|Titolo:||Impact of a strabismus surgery suture course for first- and second-year ophthalmology residents|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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