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Comparison of Kitaro wetlab and porcine eyes wetlab in learning continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis for ophthalmology resident

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First Author: G. Cavallini ITALY

Co Author(s):    M. De Maria   E. Fornasari   G. Torlai   V. Volante   L. Campi        

Abstract Details


To compare the surgical performance of ophthalmology residents trained by Kitaro WetLAB with porcine eye in learning the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC).


Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy (Head. Prof. Gian Maria Cavallini)


All the residents of the School of Ophthalmology have been enrolled in this study. None of the partecipants had previous training experience on dry/wet-Lab or surgical simulator. All the surgeon were subjected to a period of training on the execution of the CCC with the Kitaro-dryLAB device (group-A) and with porcine eye (group-B). Every resident was evaluated on the surgical performance of the first 30 CCCs by two independent expert surgeons. The following parameters have been evaluated: time-to-complete the CCC, attending help, economy of movement, errors, total entries into chamber, incisional stress, size, continuity, shape and centering of the CCC.


6 residents trained with the Kitaro-DryLab device and 6 residents trained with the porcine eye wet lab. The quality of the surgical performance of each resident improves as the number of CCC performed both for the economy and confidence of movement, in both groups. The size, the continuity, the shape and the centering of the CCCs, show a low performance score in the first CCCs with a progressive improvement as the number of CCCs perfomed.


Kitaro-DryLab is an efficient, low-cost and high repeatability device for learning the CCC if compared with the porcine eye. The opportunity of using the real surgical instruments will offer a better confidence in the subsequent training phase on the patient.

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