Optometric Management

FEB 2017

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • O P T O M E T R I C M A N A G E M E N T . C O M DR. JOHNSTON practices at Georgia Eye Partners. He focuses on ocular surface disease and has extensive experience in co-managing cataract and re- fractive surgery patients. He is a consultant and speaker for Abbott, Alcon, Allergan, BioTissue and Shire. Email him at drj@gaeyepartners.com, or visit tinyurl.com/ OMcomment to comment. I love my bulb projector! - Said no one ever Never changing a projector bulb again is just one of the benefits of upgrading to Acuity Pro digital acuity systems! • Faster and more accurate refractions • Pathology library speeds patient education • Custom marketing slides included to "educate while they wait" Don't be a bulber... switch to Acuity Pro Go from this to THIS! Call: 580.243.1301 Toll-Free: 1.877.228.4890 AcuityPro.com and think outside the bulb! Accommodating IOLs are monofocal IOLs that move and flex in the capsular bag and allow for good distance and intermediate vision, sans splitting light. ey are ideal for patients who don't want to risk ex- periencing glare and halos and prefer strong interme- diate and distance vision with near vision not being as important. Accommodating IOLs also work well for patients who don't read at all or have a far out near point. Ac- commodating IOLs on the market: Crystalens AO (Bausch + Lomb) and Trulign Toric (Bausch + Lomb). Finally, EDOF IOLs offer a great range of vision at distance, intermediate and near. Specifically, they provide dips in the defocus curve by creating an elongated focal point to increase the range of func- tional vision. Since this is a new class of premium IOLs, the ideal patient is being determined. at said, EDOF IOLs provide good near, great intermediate and dis- tance vision. e TECNIS Symfony (AMO) is the only EDOF IOL currently available. KEEP THEM COMING BACK When you take the time to educate cataract pa- tients about the IOL choices relative to their prescrip- tion and personality type, they'll return for your care because (A) you've shown you genuinely care about their visual outcome expectations and (B) you've given them the confidence to present to the surgeon with an informed decision. OM Overseeing post-op care: Cortex material limited the vision and caused chronic uveitis after cataract surgery. The residual cortex was removed with ad- ditional irrigation and aspiration.

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