ASRS 2021

    In this interview from ASRS 2021, Dr. Avni P. Finn discusses outcomes from a recent survey on perioperative practice patterns among U.S. surgeons who perform retinal detachment repair. The researchers surveyed surgeons about their years in practice, the presence of trainees, and practice setting, as well as their practice patterns related to anesthesia and postoperative care. Surgeons who were less than 5 years in practice were more likely to use general anesthesia for their scleral buckles and their vitrectomies. Additionally, the presence of trainees in a surgeon’s practice correlated with their use of more evidence-based and newer techniques, such as a sub-Tenon block.

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