1406: doing both cataract & retina surgery

Our anonymous surgeon sent in this video asking for a critique of this cataract surgery. It is a good routine case and the surgeon is skilled at performing phaco chop. The reason the video was sent, however, was because the surgeon wanted to know if his/her skills were good because his/her primary speciality is vitreo-retinal surgery. Can a vitreo-retinal surgeon be a great cataract surgeon? Of course, the answer is YES and I know of multiple VR surgeons who are fantastic cataract surgeons. Watch Lukan Mishev MD perform cataract surgery and then retina surgery and I’m sure that you will agree that both will be at the A+ level. There are some caveats, however, and it may not be as easy as you think… watch the video to learn my thoughts.

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