3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose The aim was to study the association of surgeon age with operative outcomes for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in Taiwan. Methods A total of 7427 adult patients of primary RRD who were treated by 284 ophthalmologists with scleral buckling (SB), pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), or their combination from 2002 to 2004 were identified in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The adjusted odds ratios (OR) of 180-day readmission between ophthalmologist age groups were calculated. Results For SB, patients treated by ophthalmologists aged ≥51 years had a greater 180-day readmission rate (OR=1.44, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.01-2.07, P≤0.05) than those treated by ophthalmologists aged 41-50 years. For PPV, patients treated by ophthalmologists aged ≤40 years had a lower 180-day readmission rate than those treated by ophthalmologists aged 41-50 and ≥51 years (OR=0.58 and 0.22, 95% CI=0.47-0.71 and 0.13-0.63, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-296
Number of pages7
JournalEye
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Outcome
  • Pars plana vitrectomy
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Scleral buckling
  • Surgeon age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surgeon age and operative outcomes for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: A 3-year nationwide population-based study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this