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CME

Modern Corneal and Refractive Procedures

  • Authors: Jean Chuo, MD; Sonia N. Yeung, MD, PhD; Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC
  • CME Released: 4/13/2011
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 4/13/2012
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for ophthalmologists and other physicians who perform corneal and refractive surgical procedures.

The goal of this activity is to evaluate modern techniques of corneal and refractive surgical procedures.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze potential benefits of the femtosecond laser in corneal procedures
  2. Evaluate current practices in keratectomy
  3. Distinguish critical elements of corneal collagen crosslinking
  4. Describe the use of the Boston keratoprosthesis


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Author(s)

  • Jean Chuo, MD

    UBC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Eye Care Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jean Chuo, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Sonia N. Yeung, MD, PhD

    UBC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Eye Care Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Sonia N. Yeung, MD, PhD, is funded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind through the EA Baker Scholarship.

  • Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC

    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Brandon Regional Health Authority, Brandon, MB, Canada

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editor(s)

  • Elisa Manzotti

    Editorial Director, Future Science Group, London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Elisa Manzotti has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author(s)

  • Charles P. Vega, MD

    Associate Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Sarah Fleischman

    CME Program Manager, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Sarah Fleischman has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME

Modern Corneal and Refractive Procedures

Authors: Jean Chuo, MD; Sonia N. Yeung, MD, PhD; Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSCFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 4/13/2011

Valid for credit through: 4/13/2012

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Abstract

Recent advances in technology and our understanding of corneal physiology have led to a rapid progression in available corneal and refractive surgical procedures. In contrast to the past, penetrating keratoplasty is no longer the only intervention of choice. Lamellar keratoplasty has gained a renewed interest and newer approaches, such as phototherapeutic keratectomy, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, intrastromal corneal ring segments, corneal collagen crosslinking, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and endothelial keratoplasty, are improving and becoming increasingly popular. This article is intended to be an overview of the modern corneal procedures, divided into three categories: anterior cornea, including those involving the epithelium, Bowman’s layer and anterior stroma; stromal; and posterior cornea, including those involving the posterior stroma, Descemet’s membrane and endothelium. Newer and experimental corneal procedures are also discussed.