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Confidence of UK Ophthalmology Registrars in Managing Posterior Capsular Rupture: Results from a National Trainee Survey

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posted on 14.01.2022, 17:12 by AJ Swampillai, VA Nowak, L Maubon, JE Neffendorf, D Sahota, O Williams, B Lakhani, C Soare, I Sychev, E Ridyard, PJ Patel, JC Park, S Abbas, Y Abdalla, A Abdel-Hay, K Aggarwal, E Agorogiannis, KLW Ah-See, M Ahmed, S Ahmed, D Ahnood, E Akyol, AZ Al-Mousawi, P Alaghband, A Ali, K Amir, V Anakwenze, M Anderson, R Annoh, AS Ansari, C Ashton, M Attzs, J Awad, M Baba, RM Bafiq, S Balal, S Balendra, AJ Baneke, K Bassilious, D Beck, S Begum, T Berman, P Bhardwaj, H Bhatt, R Blizzard, E Bloch, H Bobat, R Borbara, N Bowley, H Breen, A Bruynseels, D Burton, E Cabourne, R Cann, EJ Casswell, R Chahal, R Chaturvedi, Z Cheng, YJ Chong, MR Chou, B Clarke, N Clough, A Cowdray, S Cowen, N Cronbach, I De Silva, E De Smit, S Deol, J Doyle, D Dunleavy, R Dwivedi, F Edozie, A Elsahn, A Fahem, LA Faraj, B Francis, L Fu, W Fusi-Rubiano, KA Gadhvi, WL Gan, A Garg, M Gillam, J Gilmour-White, V Golash, J Gormley, DB Gosling, C Gupta, SP Gurney, Z Hameed, S Hamid, A Haq, JP Harvey, J Helou, M Henry, W Hickman, A Higham, J Hind, DKH Ho, A Hom-Choudhury, L Hughes
Introduction
To establish the level of confidence amongst UK ophthalmology specialist registrars (residents) in managing posterior capsule rupture (PCR) during cataract surgery. Methods: An online nine-item questionnaire was distributed to all registrars, recruited nationwide via regional representatives. Data collected included stage of training, number of completed cataract operations, cumulative PCR rate, number of PCRs independently managed, understanding of vitrectomy settings and fluidic parameters and access to simulation. Respondents self-evaluated their confidence in managing PCR with vitreous loss.
Results
Complete responses were obtained from 248 registrars (35% response rate). Mean number of phacoemulsification procedures performed was 386. For senior registrars (OST 6–7), 35 out of 70 (50%) felt confident to manage PCR independently and 55 out of 70 (78.6%) were either quite confident or very confident at deciding when to implant an intraocular lens during PCR management. Lower confidence levels were noted for junior trainees (OST 1–2). Over 65% of survey respondents had access to relevant simulation.
Conclusions
Our results represent the largest UK survey analysing the confidence of PCR management amongst registrars. Confidence improves with duration of training and increased exposure to management of PCR. However, 50% of senior registrars still lacked confidence to independently manage PCR and vitreous loss. A specific competency-based framework, potentially using a simulator or simulating a PCR event, incorporated into the curriculum may be desirable.

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Citation

Swampillai, A.J., Nowak, V.A., Maubon, L. et al. Confidence of UK Ophthalmology Registrars in Managing Posterior Capsular Rupture: Results from a National Trainee Survey. Ophthalmol Ther (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40123-021-00425-3

Author affiliation

Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Ophthalmology and Therapy

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

issn

2193-8245

eissn

2193-6528

Acceptance date

01/11/2021

Copyright date

2021

Available date

14/01/2022

Language

en