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Does anybody here wear shoes when using the microscope foot pedal during cataract surgery? If so, what kind? I have always taken off my shoes (ones that easily slip off) in the past and just gone the sock route, but would be interested in a good pair of operating shoes that I wouldn't have to slip off. Ideally, it would be something really thin soled and light that would still give me good control and feel of the foot pedal.
 

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i don't wear shoes.
i had one attending who wore those shoes people use for beach, water sport.
another attending wore regular sneakers.
 

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I've tried five fingers, but the sole doesn't give you good purchase on the xy joystick. I've though that rock climbing shoes may be worth a try, but haven't invested in trying it out. For me, a pair of leather clogs that you can step in and out work well, and you can also wear them in clinic dress.
 

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I've tried five fingers, but the sole doesn't give you good purchase on the xy joystick. I've though that rock climbing shoes may be worth a try, but haven't invested in trying it out. For me, a pair of leather clogs that you can step in and out work well, and you can also wear them in clinic dress.

Water shoes are great. You can buy a cheap pair for $10 at any walmart or sporting goods store.