Table 2

Response for questionnaire regarding the choice of DAVS or AM for particular surgical manoeuvres

CriterionConsultants, n (%)Fellows, n (%)
Number of respondents1112
DAVSAMEitherND*DAVSAMEitherND*
ILM peeling3 (27.3)3 (27.3)5 (45.4)01 (16.7)5 (83.3)06
PVD induction1 (9.1)3 (27.3)7 (63.6)05 (45.4)2 (18.2)4 (36.4)1
Base dissection3 (27.3)3 (27.3)5 (45.4)07 (58.3)4 (33.3)1 (8.3)0
TRD2 (18.2)5 (45.4)4 (36.4)05 (55.6)2 (22.2)2 (22.2)3
Working under air2 (18.2)3 (27.3)6 (54.5)08 (72.7)1 (9.1)2 (18.2)1
Using chandelier2 (25.0)2 (25.0)4 (50.0)36 (85.7)01 (14.3)5
Endolaser2 (18.2)1 (9.1)8 (66.7)09 (81.8)2 (18.2)01
SB08 (88.9)1 (11.1)2011 (100.0)01
Scleral tunnel construction1 (10.0)7 (70.0)2 (20.0)1012 (100.0)00
SFIOL010 (100.0)01012 (100.0)00
Suturing scleral ports06 (54.5)5 (45.4)007 (58.3)5 (41.7)0
Suturing scleral tunnel06 (54.5)5 (45.4)008 (66.7)4 (33.3)0
PPL2 (22.2)1 (11.1)6 (66.7)24 (50.0)04 (50.0)4
Corneal tear repair07 (77.8)2 (22.2)206 (66.7)3 (33.3)3
Surgical surprise like intraoperative bleeding/lens touch1 (9.1)8 (72.7)2 (18.2)04 (33.3)4 (33.3)4 (33.3)0
Small pupil1 (9.1)5 (45.4)5 (45.4)04 (33.3)5 (41.7)3 (25.0)0
Corneal oedema, after cataract surgery1 (9.1)7 (63.6)3 (27.3)03 (25.0)3 (25.0)6 (50.0)0
  • *In case where some surgeons had not done the surgery, percentages were calculated after excluding them.

  • AM, analogue microscope; DAVS, digitally assisted vitreoretinal surgery; ILM, internal limiting membrane; ND, non-done; PPL, pars plana lensectomy; PVD, posterior vitreous detachment; SB, scleral buckle; SFIOL, scleral-fixated intraocular lens; TRD, tractional retinal detachment.