There are only two types of ophthalmologists who never, ever get surgical complications: (1) those who don’t operate, and (2) those who are not fully truthful. Every surgeon, no matter the experience level, will encounter complications during surgery. These can be rare and a very experienced surgical master can go more than 1000 surgeries without a capsule rupture. Also keep in mind that not all complications are iatrogenic — many are due to pre-existing tissue weakness that may not have been evident during the pre-operative consultation.
How can the surgeon recover from a complication, do what is best for the patient, and then mentally prepare to finish the remainder of the surgical line-up for the day?
Click below to learn my 4 keys to recovering from surgical complications: