POSTED BY ALAN ON DEC 31, 2011 IN BLOG, CATARACT SURGERY, DUKE EYE CENTER
I never like to feel “rushed” or “pressured” during surgery as this takes away so much of the genuine pleasure and enjoyment I feel during the actual procedure. I could tell the staff was feeling some additional stress when a patient made it clear that she could not lie flat and could maybe lie on her side for a maximum of only 5 minutes. My surgical team “huddled” in strategic preparation with anesthesia and the nursing staff and we decided to proceed placing all of our emphasis on the patient’s safety while striving for an efficient procedure with optimal outcome devoid of any sense of rushing. Attached is the completely unedited video of the successful procedure.