- PO-Cornea Conundrums: A Review of Corneal Procedures and Case Presentations
- PO-Cryosurgery for Optometric Surgeons: A safe, non-invasive, non-aerosolizing approach to periocular lesion removal in the COVID-19 era.
- PO-Current Trends in Presbyopia (Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome) Management: Trends From Drops to Glasses to Contacts to Surgical Procedures
- PO-Effective Cataract Co-management in 5 Easy Steps
- PO-Essentials of Surgical Ophthalmic Pathology for the Optometric Lid Surgeon
- PO-Extended Depth of Focus Lenses and Drops
- PO-How Do We Pick the Best Intraocular Lens?
- PO-LASIK Refractive Surgery: When Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
- PO-Pearls for Managing Keratoconus with CXL: Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
- PO-Suturing Techniques for Optometric Surgeons
- PO-The Surgical Management of the Anterior Segment The OD's Role
PO-Utilizing Comprehensive Refractive Surgery to Maximize Vision
Refractive surgery is now a broad category of surgical treatments that correct refractive error by addition (lens procedures) or subtraction (corneal laser procedures). Regardless of the chosen procedure, refractive surgery as a category historically has a very high patient satisfaction rate, that should only get better. This lecture aims to provide an in-depth update on laser refractive surgery to bolster confidence in referring clinicians for their patients. Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) will all be covered, along with pros and cons of each. This lecture will also review scenarios where a lens-based procedure with implantable collamer lenses (ICL's) or a refractive lens exchange (RLE) is the best option. Whether addition or subtraction is the surgical sub-type, optometrists should be ready and prepared to comanage refractive surgery patients.
Mitch Ibach, O.D.
Bobby Saenz, O.D.
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