Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 1 - 2022
Influence of the CATACOS Mobile Application to Assess Risk in Cataract Surgery
Zully Alexandra Santa Cruz Pérez1*, Gioconda Lourdes Armas Herrera2 and Luis Felipe Arévalo Arévalo2
1Teaching and Research, Clínica Oftalmológica de la Selva, Peru
2Teaching and Research, Clínica Oftalmológica de la Selva, Peru
*Corresponding Author: Zully Alexandra Santa Cruz Pérez, Teaching and Research, Clínica Oftalmológica de la Selva, Peru.
Received: November 17, 2021; Published: December 31, 2021


Objective: To determine the influence of mobile applications as a technological tool in the Ophthalmology area. The implementation of the CATACOS virtual form was proposed as a mobile application, which measures the risk of complications in cataract surgery, determines the level of expertise of the surgeon for each case.

Methodology: The algorithm of the process and addressing was developed for entering data and obtaining the risk result through the use of a use case diagram strategy through STARUML. The sample was 103 cases from a private institution. The complication rate of ophthalmologists was compared according to the degree of experience divided into three groups: expert surgeons, young surgeons, and residents. The study was basic, case with a single measurement, descriptive. For the realization of the application, the IFRAME system was used with the help of the JOTFORM form builder.

Results: 65% of cases of moderate difficulty, 18% of low degree of difficulty, 11% of high difficulty and 6% of very high difficulty. A reduction in complications in the three cases after CATACOS application, which was 0.8% in the expert surgeon, 0.5% in the young surgeon, and 1.3% in the resident surgeon. The student's T statistical analysis obtained 9.33 with a degree of freedom of 2.

Conclusions: CATACOS influences the results before and after its use with a significance of 0.01, where the use of the application allows a reduction rate of complications.

 Keywords: Applicative; CATACOS; Cataract; Risk; Ophthalmology


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