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Efficacy of the Kitaro-DryLAB in learning the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis for ophthalmology residents

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First Author: M.De Maria ITALY

Co Author(s):    V. Volante   E. Fornasari   M. Bigliardi   M. Tellini   G. Cavallini        

Abstract Details


To analyze the surgical performance of ophthalmology residents trained by the Kitaro-DryLAB 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 participants 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. 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.


10 residents trained with the Kitaro-DryLab device. The quality of the surgical performance of each resident improves as the number of CCCs performed both for the economy and confidence of movement. 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. 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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