Focal Points 2018 Module: Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

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Focal Points 2018 Module: Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

Focal Points 2018 Module: Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome
A significant number of patients of presbyopic age approach their refractive surgeon to discuss surgical vision correction.

This Focal Points module describes the criteria for dysfunctional lens syndrome, the optical changes that occur, the newer imaging techniques that aid in diagnosis and the importance of choosing the optimal surgical approach.

Complete this module to:

  • Describe how the optical changes that occur in aging affect the human crystalline lens, as well as the effect of these changes on quality of vision.
  • Determine the criteria for diagnosis of dysfunctional lens syndrome and their importance in patient management, including choosing between pharmacologic and surgical management.
  • Recognize the role of current technologies used in the diagnosis of dysfunctional lens syndrome.

Authors: George Oral Waring IV, MD, FACS; Karolinne Maia Rocha, MD, PhD
Consultants: Kiper C. Nelson, MD; Steven W. Stetson, MD

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CME Information
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material 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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