Cataract surgical skill assessment tools

Sidharth Puri, Shameema Sikder

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After publication of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's required competencies for residency training programs, ophthalmology training programs began developing objective assessments to measure resident surgical skill. The application of these evaluation tools represents a move toward standardization in the resident educational process. This review of the assessment tools found that the evaluation rubrics for cataract surgery vary in their level of reliability and validity. Currently, variations in reliability and validity are the only measure of true differences in the evaluation rubrics. Future studies will determine which of the assessment tools is the most practical and efficient for resident training. Financial Disclosure Neither author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-665
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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