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TitleSharps injuries in cataract surgery: safety and efficacy of the hands-free technique
 
AuthorsMarcet, MM
Yeung, IYL
Wong, DSH
Chan, KSK
Lai, JSM
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology.
 
CitationThe 2012 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with APAO, Chicago, IL, 10-13 November 2012. In Final Program, 2012, p. 179, Scientific Poster 285 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractPURPOSE: To evaluate the change in rates of sharps injuries in cataract surgery and the effect of the hands-free technique for instrument transfer. METHODS: Comparative, retrospective analysis of 7723 cataract surgeries performed over a 21-month period at a multi-surgeon center. In the last 12 months, sharp instruments were passed using the hands-free technique. RESULTS: After the use of the hands-free technique, the rate of sharps injuries (incidents/1000 cases) decreased by a factor of 7, from 1.72 to 0.24 (P < .005; 95% CI). The rate of posterior capsular rupture (PCR) remained 1% during the 21-month period (P = .23). CONCLUSION: Use of the hands-free technique resulted in a 7-fold reduction in the rate of sharps injuries during cataract surgery. Adoption of the technique did not affect rates of PCR.
 
DescriptionScientific Poster 285 (APAO)
 
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dc.contributor.authorMarcet, MM
 
dc.contributor.authorYeung, IYL
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, DSH
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, KSK
 
dc.contributor.authorLai, JSM
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:50:24Z
 
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:50:24Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To evaluate the change in rates of sharps injuries in cataract surgery and the effect of the hands-free technique for instrument transfer. METHODS: Comparative, retrospective analysis of 7723 cataract surgeries performed over a 21-month period at a multi-surgeon center. In the last 12 months, sharp instruments were passed using the hands-free technique. RESULTS: After the use of the hands-free technique, the rate of sharps injuries (incidents/1000 cases) decreased by a factor of 7, from 1.72 to 0.24 (P < .005; 95% CI). The rate of posterior capsular rupture (PCR) remained 1% during the 21-month period (P = .23). CONCLUSION: Use of the hands-free technique resulted in a 7-fold reduction in the rate of sharps injuries during cataract surgery. Adoption of the technique did not affect rates of PCR.
 
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dc.descriptionScientific Poster 285 (APAO)
 
dc.identifier.citationThe 2012 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with APAO, Chicago, IL, 10-13 November 2012. In Final Program, 2012, p. 179, Scientific Poster 285 [How to Cite?]
 
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States
 
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dc.titleSharps injuries in cataract surgery: safety and efficacy of the hands-free technique
 
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