Refractive, cataract and lens implant surgeon Dr Patrick Versace will unravel the complexity of intraocular lens (IOL) designs and provide guidance on how to care for patients with extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOLs at a free webinar at 6pm on Wednesday 17 June.
Newer presbyopia correcting lens implants (IOLs) use different optical principles to those we are most familiar with. Bifocal, trifocal, multifocal and increasingly, EDOF lenses, continue to gain popularity with patients seeking more visual independence after cataract surgery. However presbyopia correcting lenses will never be for everyone.
Eye care practitioners – both optometrists and surgeons – are often not comfortable with the concept of multifocal IOLs and may be reluctant to recommend them because of the high incidence of unacceptable visual phenomena with halo and glare associated with early designs.
In this webinar Dr Versace will discuss the optical design features of new EDOF IOLs and how they combat unwanted visual phenomena and how some features such as spherical aberration, can be used to control the progression of myopia.
Dr Versace recently returned from a European Sabbatical where he worked on lens design and regulatory compliance with a German IOL manufacturer. He will be in practice in Bondi Junction Sydney (once the COVID-19 event allows)
An accredited article, written by Dr Versace on the topic of this presentation, will be published in the July issue of mivision, enabling optometrists to acquire CPD points.