Optimize quality of vision using asymmetric multi-focal IOLs | 53595
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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ISSN: 2155-9570

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Optimize quality of vision using asymmetric multi-focal IOLs

International Conference and Expo on Cataract and Optometrists Meeting

August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK

Johnny E Moore

University of Ulster, UK

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

Routine monitoring of preoperative, operative and postoperative data enables one to determine visual outcomes and assess quality of IOL surgery. Recent advancement in multifocal intraocular lens (MIOL) technology provides an increasing variety of choices to the ophthalmic surgeon and parameters to consider. It is well recognized that patients can experience different subjective responses to MIOLs with a small number of patients being dissatisfied with their quality of vision (QOV). Postoperative objective visual assessment is very important but it lacks insight into a patient��?s subjective response to the intervention. Utilization of patient reported outcomes (PROs) is therefore essential to improve our understanding. Both standard (Rasch) and non standard methodologies are utilized to develop and analyze PROs in order to gain the greatest information from these valuable tools. Investigating pre or postoperative factors affecting the postoperative QOV enables the surgeon to stratify patients preoperatively with regards to those who would be more likely to complain postoperatively of substandard QOV. Stratification of patients suitable for MIOLs requires full ophthalmological assessment including refraction, unaided and best-corrected visual acuity, keratometry, topography, biometry, slit-lamp examination, Goldmann tonometry, dilated funduscopy and OCT. OPD-Scan, Topcon Aladdin, ARK-10000, Nidek Co., Ltd. and Adobe Photoshop suite are also used to ascertain aspects such as pupil size, angle kappa, pupil shift, capsulorhexis size and centration. Additionally, the position of asymmetric MIOLs is now recognized to represent an important consideration to optimize patients QOV.

Biography :

Johnny E Moore completed a Medical degree from Queens University Belfast, trained in Department of Ophthalmology, Belfast before gaining a fellowship in Flinders Hospital SA and then a PhD in Ophthalmology from QUB after a year research fellowship in Harvard Medical School, Boston under the tutelage of Professor Tony Adamis and Professor Dimitri Azar. Currently, he is Anterior Segment Lead in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and also Medical Director in Cathedral Eye Clinic. He specializes in cataract, refractive and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. He is actively involved in clinical refractive IOL research with Professor Tara Moore in the development of genetic tools to manage ocular surface pathologies. He is the Co-founder of Ulster University online preparatory course for the RC-Ophth Certificate in Cataract and Laser Refractive Surgery. He has published more than 100 scientific papers.