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Table 1 Summary of trainee performance compared to corneal surgeon

From: Determining the learning curve for a novel microsurgical procedure using histopathology

  Trainee #1 Trainee #2 Trainee #3 Trainee Average Corneal Surgeon P Value
Attempts required to complete the experiment 21 26 36 28 ± 7.6 12 0.07
Mean duration of dissections (minutes ± standard deviation) 10.1 ± 3.0 11.3 ± 5.4 10.4 ± 4.1 10.6 ± 4.3 8.2 ± 3.1 0.03
Mean dissection thickness (μm ± standard deviation) 196 ± 74 224 ± 88 267 ± 117 236 ± 102 169 ± 86 0.02
Median dissection thickness (μm ± standard deviation) 207 ± 74 265 ± 88 222 ± 117 224 ± 102 133 ± 86 0.02
Mean thickness of the last five dissections (μm ± standard deviation) 136 ± 64 141 ± 64 158 ± 100 140 ± 73 121 ± 47 0.67