Journal Article

Building a culture of safety in ophthalmology.

Custer PL; Fitzgerald ME; Herman DC; Lee PP; Cowan CL; Cantor LB; Bartley GB.

Efforts to reduce medical errors in ophthalmology often focus on cataract surgery, a high-volume procedure. This commentary explores how a culture of safety affects ophthalmic care, including its influence on error disclosure, teamwork, and failure analysis. The authors also describe initiatives that integrate core safety concepts into professional development programs for the specialty.