In a review of malpractice cases involving ophthalmology trainees published in Ophthalmology, improper informed consent, delayed evaluation, incorrect diagnosis or treatment, trainee inexperience, and improper supervision were all concerns raised by patients. “While further research is needed to identify optimal methods to mitigate malpractice risk in trainees, we recommend attending physicians to maintain an open communication line with trainees and to review complicated or over-the-phone cases with both the trainee and patient,” the study authors concluded.
According to the ASCRS, the Young Eye Surgeon International Service Grant was created to inspire and equip young eye surgeons to become involved with global eye care on a long-term basis. The grant affords recipients the opportunity to learn the intricacies of global eye care efforts and to participate in health care systems—including teaching institutions and community programs—in developing countries. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 program entails a virtual project, with the opportunity to travel once it is safe and feasible. The deadline for applications is November 16.
TO REGISTER | Ophthalmology’s Future Leaders Program
One of the top events for young ophthalmologists is going virtual! Check out the Ophthalmology’s Future Leaders program on Friday, November 20, at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT. Join your peers for candid conversations about life and practice, with breakout room rotations for small-group discussions with mentors and thought leaders in the eye care space.
Ophthalmology off the Grid cohosts Gary Wörtz, MD, and Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, speak with renowned cornea specialist Ed Holland, MD, of the Cincinnati Eye Institute, to discuss his career-long passion for treating patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. Dr. Holland shares how this passion led to the development of his Cincinnati Protocol and to the creation of the Holland Foundation for Sight Restoration.