Influence of stereoscopic vision on task performance with an operating microscope.

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Is stereoscopic vision required to become a good (cataract) surgeon? In this study in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive surgery, Nibourg and colleagues used a mock up surgical test and a cataract surgery simulator to find that having stereo vision was beneficial for performance on certain tasks but at the same time did not show that stereo deficiency necessarily results in an inability to perform such tasks properly. They conclude that it is not evident that for admission to a residency program, stereovision should be judged more stringently than other traits.


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