Do you realize that 55% of ophthalmologist have been diagnosed with neck and back pain? And 85% of ophthalmologists have reported neck and spine pain. Even more alarming is 15% have had to curtail their practice because of these injuries. That’s around 3,600 ophthalmologists who could still be practicing! Are you one of these? Read on and your latissimus dorsi will thank you.
Paying better attention to posture ergonomics could go a long way to reducing the diagnosis and extend the careers. At the end of a surgery day, do you feel stressed? Does your back and neck ache? If so, let’s start with alleviating that by getting you comfortable while sitting during surgery.
First of all, you need a surgeon chair designed specifically for ophthalmic surgery. To date, there are a plethora of surgical chairs, but not one is designed strictly to ergonomically position the ophthalmologist during surgery. Until now!
Haag-Streit has designed the first surgeon chair specifically for the ophthalmologist. The Haag-Streit CO:RE Ophthalmic Surgeon Chair maximizes comfort and assists you in operating for extended periods without soreness or long-term injury to your back, neck or shoulders. Let’s have Dr. Michael E. Snyder describe his experiences with the HS CO:RE Ophthalmic Surgeon Chair:
Your latissimus dorsi will thank you.