After a long day of surgery, I was telling a friend that I felt exhausted. And he remarked that since each surgery is only a few minutes, that even with 20 surgeries done in a day, the total amount of time operating was only around 2 or 3 hours. He’s right, but what non-ophthalmologists may not realize is that each surgery is mentally taxing due to the intense concentration that is required. We are working in a very tiny space with no room for error. Ocular tissues are unforgiving and often cannot be repaired. If the posterior capsule ruptures during cataract surgery, there is no way of repairing it. In your training, you must prioritize on focusing what is important during surgery. This video explains some of my techniques that have served me well over the years. In the comments section below, please share what you do to focus and concentrate during surgery.
click to learn about focusing on what is important during surgery: