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RESEARCH BRIEF
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Flash Box - A pragmatic tool to hone surgical skills of residents during postgraduate curriculum in ophthalmology


Department of Ophthalmology, Gajara Raja Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abha Shukla
160, Saraswati Nagar, University Road, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_112_19

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Purpose: To introduce a novel pragmatic tool (FLASH BOX) to help students learn, practice, and improve surgical skills during postgraduate curriculum in ophthalmology, especially small incision cataract surgery (SICS). Materials and Methods: Surgical training and transfer of surgical skills to the ophthalmology residents who will be our future lineage is the need of a good residency program. Animal eyes, postmortem human eyes, simulators, devices, teaching tools such as Kitaro dry lab and wet lab system kit are currently available to learn and practice surgical steps. Their availability in teaching institutes is really grueling. Flash box is a simple intraocular lens box freely available in each operation theater in all set ups and can be used freely to learn and master various steps of SICS. Results: Practicing on Flash box allows residents to get familiar with various surgical steps, operating microscope, and ophthalmic microsurgical instruments in a stress-free environment and helps to nurture surgical skills in residents. Conclusion: Flash box will help in the transformation of the surgical mindset of residents and can be a very helpful option for learning surgical steps of various ophthalmic surgeries.


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