Eye movements in surgery: A literature review

Hermens, Frouke, Flin, Rhona and Ahmed, Irfan (2013) Eye movements in surgery: A literature review. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 6 (4). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1995-8692

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With recent advances in eye tracking technology, it is now possible to track surgeons’ eye movements while engaged in a surgical task or when surgical residents practice their surgical skills. Several studies have compared eye movements of surgical experts and novices, developed techniques to assess surgical skill on the basis of eye movements, and examined the role of eye movements in surgical training. We here provide an overview of these studies with a focus on the methodological aspects. We conclude that the different studies of eye movements in surgery suggest that the
recording of eye movements may be beneficial both for skill assessment and training purposes, although more research will be needed in this field.

Keywords:Eye movements, Laparoscopic surgery, Skill assessment, Training
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:16629
Deposited On:04 Feb 2015 16:25

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