Young's paper accepted to Archives of Opthalmology

Karen Young’s paper, co-authored with Philip Smith, Lilian Tang, Vassilis Baltnas, Yannis Athanasiadis, Badrul Hussain, Paul Sullivan and George Saleh, has been accepted for publication in the Archives of Opthalmology.  The title of the paper is “PharcoTracking: an novel technology for cataract surgical training“.  Motion analysis has been validated as a tool to evaluate surgical skill.  Thus far due to the nature of phacoemulsification the technique has not been successfully applied to cataract surgery outside of a wet lab.  In this work we examine a novel tool for the evaluation of surgical movements during cataract surgery using computer vision techniques.