• How to Address Surgical Mistakes

    Share Your Complication

    Submit a video showing how you handled a competition, and you could win great prizes, plus a chance to present at AAO 2016 in Chicago.

    As a young ophthalmologist, you are at a higher risk of making surgical mistakes than more senior physicians. In addition, there are many aspects of surgery that you won’t learn in residency or fellowship — techniques that you have to tackle on your own.

    So how do you best confront surgical complications? In the video below from last year’s YO Program, Thomas Oetting, MD, sketches out a simple five-point plan:

    • Be prepared
    • Stay positive
    • Refer tough cases
    • Apologize
    • Develop