Table 1

Average blink rates (No/min) for ophthalmic surgeons during periods of casual conversation and while operating using the microscope

Surgeon123456789Mean (SD)
Casual17.2917.757.7517.6027.4424.6711.5013.8612.3316.69
Operating9.719.000.297.401.688.671.593.860.544.75
p Value0.0000020.0020.0020.0020.00010.00010.000030.00040.00020.0003