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Practice patterns of Canadian ophthalmological society members in cataract surgery: survey 2015

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery Outcomes/Practice Styles/Biometry

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 14:00-16:00

Paper Time: 15:12

Venue: Auditorium C6

First Author: : L.Ong-Tone CANADA

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Abstract Details


This is the seventh annual survey on the practice patterns of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) members in cataract surgery.


Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


In January 2015, an e-mail with a link to Fluid Surveys was sent from the COS office to its 267 members who had indicated their practice focus to be cataract surgery. Two reminders were sent at 2 weeks intervals. Approval for the survey was obtained from the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Ethics Board. All responses were collected anonymously.


There were 99 responses (37%). The respondents performing Femto-assisted cataract surgery had increased from 8% in 2014 to 18.9%. The majority performed this procedure up to 25% of the time. A checklist prior to cataract surgery was performed by 87.4% of the respondents. Of note a potential error was detected by 50% of these respondents. The most common wound size was 2.2 mm (37.2%), followed by 2.4 mm (23.4%) and 2.75 mm (17%). Over 57% of the respondents corrected astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. The use of Toric IOLs (78.6%) was still the preferred method.


Over the last seven years we have noticed certain trends in the practice patterns of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society members in cataract surgery. In this last survey the uptake of femto-assisted cataract surgery has been quite striking.

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