Table 5

Comparison of OR timings (in minutes) between hub-and-spoke FLACS and CPS based on actual operation performed

FLACS (n=134)CPS (n=165)t test
(P value)
FLACS converted to CPS (n=5)
Time from entering OR to start of operation5.82±2.626.24±2.870.196±1.58
Duration of operation11.73±3.5314.71±6.76<0.00120.40±17.87
Time from end of operation to exiting OR2.47±0.662.59±1.020.242.4±0.89
Total time in OR20.2±4.5923.55±7.47<0.00128.8±19.33
OR empty5.79±3.95.27±3.250.216.4±1.95
  • CPS, conventional phacoemulsification surgery; FLACS, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery;  OR,  operating room .