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Correlation of virtual reality performance with real-life cataract surgery performance

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Purpose: To investigate the correlation between performance on a virtual reality simulator and real-life cataract surgical performance. Setting: Nine ophthalmology departments in Denmark and Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, Copenhagen, Denmark. Design: Prospective multicenter study. Methods: Cataract surgeons with different experience levels were included. The participants performed 3 consecutive video-recorded phacoemulsification surgeries that were rated by masked raters using the Objective Structured Assessment of Cataract Surgical Skills (OSACSS) scoring system. Thereafter, the participants performed a previously validated test on an Eyesi virtual reality simulator. Primary outcomes were the mean OSACSS score from all 3 surgeries and the simulator score from the participants' first repetition of the performance test. Result: Nineteen surgeons participated. There was a statistically significant correlation between the simulator performance score and the mean OSACSS score across all experience levels, with a Pearson correlation of 0.65 (P =.003, R2 = 0.42). Conclusion: Simulator performance was significantly correlated with real-life cataract surgical performance.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Vol/bind45
Udgave nummer9
Sider (fra-til)1246-1251
Antal sider6
ISSN0886-3350
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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