Consider What Went Right (When it Goes Wrong)
My advice for managing intraoperative LASIK flap complications
Priyanka Sood |
At a Glance
- All LASIK surgeons encounter occasional complications during surgery
- LASIK is an excellent procedure and patients can still achieve great outcomes after complications
- I deal with intraoperative complications using a ‘what went right?’ method
- I overview my method and detail scenarios of different LASIK flap complications.
There is just no way around the fact that as a surgeon, you will run into complications. Managing these complications can lead to stressed surgeons, which can ultimately lead to poor outcomes and unhappy patients. Intraoperative complications can be the most challenging, as situations have to be assessed and decisions made very quickly – and seconds can really make a difference during LASIK procedures. It’s why recognizing the potential issues and managing them successfully is so important. I’d like to share my ‘what went right?’ method, and discuss how it has helped me approach and manage intraoperative LASIK flap complications – and how it might help you too.
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