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ACHIEVING OPTIMAL OUTCOMES IN CATARACT SURGERY.NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS TO ACHIEVE THIS AIM


Meeting:  2016 RANZCO


SESSION INFORMATION

Date: 22 Nov 2016

Session Title: Course

Session Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The gap between cataract and refractive surgery is closing rapidly. Patients expectations after cataract surgery are getting higher and higher. There have been a lot of technological advances in this sphere: all aimed at trying to achieve a predictable, perfect outcome. This course outlines the variables that need to be addressed to achieve this aim. The role of new IOL formulae, algorithms to address astigmatism, new instrumentation and techniques in this context will be highlighted and discussed. The use and interpretation of corneal topography and wave front analysis in cataract surgery will be illustrated. Assessing patients for desired outcomes such as single vision, monovision, blended vision, mini monovision and the use of different IOLs including trifocals and multifocals to achieve this aim will be discussed. The role of more recent high end advances such as intraoperative aberrometry and intraoperative IOL alignment tools will be highlighted as well as tips and tricks to use in low resource/remote situations.

A/Prof Nitin Verma – Factors influencing the outcome of cataract surgery

Dr Michael Goggin – Corneal Shape: Preparing to tackle astigmatism

Dr Tim Roberts – Choosing the right outcome. Patient selection 

Dr David Hardten – IOL Formulae

Dr Paul McCartney – Intraoperative IOL alignment tools

Dr Michael Goggin – Managing the post refractive surgery patient

A/Prof Nitin Verma – Strategies to manage coexisting posterior segment problems 

Case presentation and panel discussion

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