Stress during cataract surgery depends on experience level

WASHINGTON — Stress levels during cataract surgery in a teaching setting depend on the experience of the resident as well as the attending, according to a study.
Timothy W. Grosel, MD, said cataract surgery can be stressful for beginners but gets easier as surgeons gain more experience during residency.
“Supervising resident cataract surgery as an attending can be even more stressful,” he said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. “Attendings usually watch at the side scope and don’t have any actual access to the surgical field or

WASHINGTON — Stress levels during cataract surgery in a teaching setting depend on the experience of the resident as well as the attending, according to a study.
Timothy W. Grosel, MD, said cataract surgery can be stressful for beginners but gets easier as surgeons gain more experience during residency.
“Supervising resident cataract surgery as an attending can be even more stressful,” he said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. “Attendings usually watch at the side scope and don’t have any actual access to the surgical field or