Eye movements in surgery: A literature review

Frouke Hermens*, Rhona Flin, Irfan Ahmed

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of eye movement research
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eye movements
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • skill assessment
  • training
  • MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
  • SURGICAL SKILL
  • LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY
  • ORIENTATION STRATEGIES
  • VISUAL-ATTENTION
  • TOOL-MOTION
  • GAZE
  • TASK
  • TRACKING
  • SCHIZOPHRENIA

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