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Conference Paper: Sharps injuries in cataract surgery: safety and efficacy of the hands-free technique

TitleSharps injuries in cataract surgery: safety and efficacy of the hands-free technique
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology.
Citation
The 2012 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with APAO, Chicago, IL, 10-13 November 2012. In Final Program, 2012, p. 179 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)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166828

 

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dc.contributor.authorMarcet, MMen_US
dc.contributor.authorYeung, IYLen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, DSHen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, KSKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, JSMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:50:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:50:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
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. 179en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166828-
dc.descriptionScientific Poster 285 (APAO)-
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.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAAO / APAO Joint Meetingen_US
dc.titleSharps injuries in cataract surgery: safety and efficacy of the hands-free techniqueen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailMarcet, MM: marcet@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYeung, IYL: trin0345@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, DSH: shdwong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, KSK: keith1@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLai, JSM: laism@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityMarcet, MM=rp01363en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, DSH=rp00516en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLai, JSM=rp00295en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros210344en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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