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does a resident/fellow need to be able to perform before he or she can become a board-certified ophthalmologist? And how long does it typically take to master the easiest and hardiest of these surgeries?
 

Pinkertinkle

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does a resident/fellow need to be able to perform before he or she can become a board-certified ophthalmologist? And how long does it typically take to master the easiest and hardiest of these surgeries?
Current minimums. How long to master depends on the person.

Cataract
86
Laser Surgery - YAG Capsulotomy
5
Laser Surgery - Laser trabeculoplasty
5
Laser Surgery - Laser iridotomy
4
Laser Surgery - Panretinal laser photcoagulation
20
Laser Surgery - Focal laser photocoagulation
5
Corneal Surgery
3
Keratorefractive Surgery
6
Strabismus
10
Glaucoma - Filtering/shunting procedures
5
Retinal Vitreous
10
Oculoplastic and Orbit
28
Oculoplastic and Orbit - Eyelid laceration
3
Oculoplastic and Orbit - Chalazia Excision
3
Oculoplastic and Orbit - Ptosis/blepharoplasty
3
Globe Trauma
4
 
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