Young cataract surgeons need to prepare for higher case volume

With the number of cataract surgeries expected to increase in the coming years, young ophthalmologists need to take steps to prepare themselves for higher surgical volume, according to a presentation at Real World Ophthalmology.
David Felsted, DO, shared pointers for jumping into a high-volume situation.
“In 2030, we predict about 6 million procedures for an average annual volume of just more than 600 per year, with a slightly less amount of cataract surgeons,” Felsted said. “I performed about 1,000 my first year, and you probably will too if you’re similar to my situation.”

With the number of cataract surgeries expected to increase in the coming years, young ophthalmologists need to take steps to prepare themselves for higher surgical volume, according to a presentation at Real World Ophthalmology.
David Felsted, DO, shared pointers for jumping into a high-volume situation.
“In 2030, we predict about 6 million procedures for an average annual volume of just more than 600 per year, with a slightly less amount of cataract surgeons,” Felsted said. “I performed about 1,000 my first year, and you probably will too if you’re similar to my situation.”