Thanks to improvements in the accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations, cataract surgery is now viewed as both a refractive and a rehabilitative procedure. However, achieving given target refractions can be more difficult in eyes with prior retinal detachments or those characterized by extreme axial length and corneal power. This module provides an update of IOL power calculation using today’s technology and suggests ways to help patients achieve positive, postoperative, refractive outcomes.
Focal Points modules are practical, hands-on discussions of the clinical issues you face daily. Each module delivers high-quality, trusted ophthalmic information written and reviewed by leading experts. Subscribe to Focal Points and receive 12 modules a year in the print or interactive online format.
CME Credit: The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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