Journal article

Novel system for distant assessment of cataract surgical quality in rural China

Lanhua Wang, Danping Xu, Bin Liu, Ling Jin, Decai Wang, Mingguang He, Nathan G Congdon, Wenyong Huang

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess the quality of various steps of manual small incision cataract surgery and predictors of quality, using video recordings. DESIGN: This paper applies a retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two trainees participated in a hands-on small incision cataract surgery training programme at rural Chinese hospitals. METHODS: Trainees provided one video each recorded by a tripod-mounted digital recorder after completing a one-week theoretical course and hands-on training monitored by expert trainers. Videos were graded by two different experts, using a 4-point scale developed by the International Council of Ophthalmology for each of 12 surgical steps and six glo..

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