This resident has done about 60 cataract surgeries as the primary surgeon and in this video she performs a routine stop-and-chop technique. She does a great job and her skills in this video are what I would expect after 100 to 150 cataract surgeries of experience. In that regard, she is ahead of the curve and is really learning quickly. She has embraced the concept of getting better after every single surgery. After the case is finished, she writes down some notes describing what she learned and what she needs to improve. She then goes home and studies the surgical video footage and then she critiques herself. This is the mark of excellence and I anticipate that she will do amazing things in her future career as an ophthalmic surgeon.
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