April 12, 2019 Conference
Surgical management of large iris defects has been a challenging task for most surgeons with little access to appropriate technology to assist these patients. Large iris defects can be caused by congenital and degenerative disease, trauma and surgical iatrogenic trauma. Often patients struggle with debilitating glare and poor cosmesis. An opaque or colored contact lens can be utilized, however, this option is not tolerated in most patients. Further, the devices previously available for compassionate use were difficult to access, implant and achieved poor cosmesis. The HumanOptics Artificial Iris device has recently gained FDA approval and provides excellent safety and cosmesis. This lecture will address the preoperative considerations, perioperative fixation techniques and postoperative management of this exciting technology.