Cataract Surgery Guide to Surgeons in Learning Curve It takes a long time and huge effort to be an expert cataract surgeon. You can shorten learning curve from 1,000 surgeries to only 100 with some strategy in mind. Starting surgery is like this… One of the most important things is setting the patient eye in good primary position. Chin down makes the eye looking downward. That makes the surgery difficult. Neck pillow helps patient positioning. Uncomfortable position of surgeon makes the surgery really uncomfortable. Surgeon stool height and comfortable sitting position with good bed height should be meticulously adjusted. Even with both feet off from ground, surgeon should feel comfortable. That is the ideal surgeon sitting. What makes the cataract surgery easy ? For fast and precise cataract surgery, Good hydrodissection and hydrodelamination is essential and necessary. Good hydrodissection moves crystalline lens freely rotate, Good hydrodelamination helps eliminatiing dense nucleus safely followed by removing cortex.