Ramin Salouti, MD

Meeting:  2018 RANZCO


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Session Title: Invited Speakers

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Our goal was to present the new events in femto- second laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) ver- sus conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (CPCS). According to several Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and published papers in PubMed, the new events were recorded and evalu- ated to present as key points in practical approach to cataract surgery. All data from literatures were gathered and compared in both FLACS and CPCS. In Literature review, there are several innovations were published in ophthalmology in field of cata- ract surgery. 9 RCTs published from 2011–2015 were included in this presentations. A total of about 300 articles were reviewed. The major com- parison with CPCS, FLACS are mean phaco energy and effective phacoemulsification time (EPT) signif- icantly reduced and that is critical point in the sur- gery. Capsulorhexis with circularity index is another key points in FLACS. FLACS received a better visual outcome at 1 week and 6 months postoperative, but the difference was not clinically significant at 1–3 months. All new innovations were reported in power modulation and capsulor- hexis and other parts of phacoemulsification will be presented. Surgical complications were similar. Femtosecond laser can produced reduce phaco energy more precise capsulorhexis. This technique might be beneficial for patients with dense cataract and/or low preoperative endothelial cell values and also in premium IOL for proper effective IOL position. Brief Curriculum Vitae:
Dr Ramin Salouti founded the Salouti Eye Clinic in 2004. Dr Salouti earned his MD from Shiraz Univer- sity, where he was honoured as the top medical stu- dent in Iran and placed First in the Iranian ophthalmology board examination. His corneal fel- lowship was completed at Shiraz University of Med- ical Sciences and also in Melbourne (Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital). He achieved first place in ICO examinations in the world. He spent a year working in Melbourne as a corneal Fellow in 2002–2003. Dr Salouti has addressed many clinical research issues in Keratoconus, corneal dystrophy, corneal infection, corneal imaging, corneal biome- chanics, refractive surgery, biometry, and phakic IOLs. Dr Salouti is a pioneer in the field of Phacoe- mulsification and corneal surgery and has trained many ophthalmologists and corneal Fellows. His clinical practice interests include DALK, performing thousands of surgeries since 2002. Since 2010 he did several hundred cases of Femto-enable DALK.