April 21, 2017 Conference


How to Deal with the Compromised Cornea in Cataract Surgery

C. Mitchell Gilbert, Consulting Ophthalmologists, PC (Presenter)
Speaker Session Topic
Objective: To summarize recognition and management of corneal disorders that impact performance and results of cataract surgery. Corneal disorders can have a prominent effect on both the performance and results of cataract surgery. At the conclusion of this presentation the listener should have an understanding of how to recognize and manage these disorders as related to cataract surgery. Pre-operative recognition and patient counseling are essential for satisfactory surgical results. Fuchs’ Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy is the principal corneal disorder that impacts cataract surgery. Pre-operative evaluation and operative techniques, including endothelial keratoplasty, will be reviewed. The effect on cataract surgery by Dry Eye Syndrome, Corneal Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy, Corneal Ectasias, prior Keratorefractive Surgery and conditions that affect corneal clarity will also be reviewed. Management recommendations to facilitate surgery and improve outcomes will be presented.