Visual outcomes similar between faculty, resident surgeons after capsule rupture

Rates of posterior capsule rupture were lower when cataract surgery was performed by faculty surgeons than by residents, but final visual outcomes were similar among the two groups, according to a study.In a retrospective study of 887 capsule ruptures reported in 48,377 phacoemulsification cases (1.8%) over a 5-year period, researchers found rupture rates by faculty surgeons to be 1.4% and those of resident surgeons to be 3.4% (P < .01); however, final visual outcomes were not statistically significantly different.

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