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Florian Kretz

Author Florian Kretz

One of The Ophthalmologist’s Top 40 under 40 cadre, Florian is a lead surgeon at the Eyeclinic Ahaus-Raesfeld-Rheine, Ahaus Germany, as well as a consultant ophthalmologist and research fellow at the International Vision Correction Research Centre Network and David J. Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Heidelberg. When not in the clinic, lab, office, or on the autobahn, Florian enjoys spending time with his wife and young family.

Content by Florian Kretz:

Subspecialties Cataract

The Anti-Spin Doctor

| Florian Kretz

Implanting a toric IOL during cataract surgery is great way of dealing with a patient’s corneal astigmatism – but off-axis rotation of the IOL can erode those benefits.

Subspecialties Cataract

Trying Out Trifocals

| Florian Kretz

When considering patients’ functional vision needs and satisfaction levels, intermediate vision has been overlooked for too long – new trifocal mIOLs may change that

Subspecialties Refractive

Top Tips for Premium IOL Refraction

| Florian Kretz

Assessing the visual performance of multifocal and presbyopia-correcting IOLs far more challenging than it is with monofocal IOLs. Here’s what you need to take into account.

Business & Profession Refractive

Is Better the Enemy of Good?

| Gerd Auffarth, Florian Kretz

New intraocular lenses offer extended depth of focus, but this can come at a cost: glares, halos and comets. Can these be designed away?

Subspecialties Cataract

A Brief History of IOL Materials

| Florian Kretz, Sibylle Scholtz, Gerd Auffarth

The development and use of intraocular lenses has been a major ophthalmic success story. Here, we describe some of the key contributions and the materials that revolutionized cataract treatment.

Business & Profession Professional Development

How to Improve Visual Acuity Testing

| Florian Kretz

The Salzburg Reading Desk is one promising approach to standardizing visual assessments for multifocal intraocular lenses.

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| Phoebe Harkin, Ruth Steer, Roisin McGuigan, Mark Hillen, Michael Schubert, James Talks, Mark Talary, Tiarnan Keenan, Andreas Layer, Michael F. Chiang, Alain Saad, Alex Huang, Gregory D. Parkhurst, Hakam Ghabra, Mauricio Pérez, Alex Walsh, Pearse Keane, Hemlata Gupta, Karl Golnik, Jim Taylor, David Boyer, Francisco Sánchez León, Nikki Hafezi, Florian Kretz, Elizabeth Yeu, Sathish Srinivasan, Pooja Bandivadekar, Tushar Agarwal, Milind Pande, Niro Narendran, Michael Mrochen, Ray Radford, Ike Ahmed, Bala Ambati, Frederik Raiskup, Farhad & Nikki Hafezi, Bobby Qureshi, Arthur Cummings, Luis Izquierdo Jr., Jodhbir (Jod) Mehta, Bojan Pajic, Robert Montés-Micó, Boris Stanzel, Carl Glittenberg, Steven Vold, Renato Ambrósio Jr., Marsha Link, Erik Mertens, Bruce Allan, Juan Mura, Mark Latina, Gunther Grabner, Cathy Schanzer, M. Stewart Galloway, Jesper Hjortdal, Shafiq Rehma, Adam Jacobs, Mark Latina, José Cunha-Vaz, J. Martin Collinson, John West, Hongming Chen, Justin Hanes, Robert Langer, Amanda Hayhurst, Theo Seiler, Rod Solar, Cécile Delcourt, Sanjay Mantry, Anita Nevyas-Wallace, Carlos Buznego , Joannah Vaughan, David Huang, Pete Sudbury, Gerd Auffarth, Sibylle Scholtz, Farhad Hafezi, Paul Karpecki, Rachel Pilling, Michael Mrochen, David Geffen, Takami Sato , Carol Shields, Isabelle Leach, Alain Saad , Nicole Kretz, Andy Davies, Ehud Assia, Stela Vujosevic, Mark Blecher, Laura Hobbs, Marie-José Tassignon, Johan Blanckaert, Gullapalli Rao, David Kent, Marc Muraine, Magali Saint-Geniez and Patricia D’Amore, Kristine Morrill , Irv Arons, Marianne Shahsuvaryan, Sebastian Waldstein, Gregory Hageman, Fedra Hajizadeh , David Keegan, Scott Mackie, Caroline McHugh, Florian Gekeler, Nadir Bayoumi, Sophia Ktori , Rolf Schwind , Grace Willatt, Jeff Machat, Sondra Black, David Andrews, Eberhart Zrenner, Harminder Dua, Mark Shusterman, Arthur Cummings, Richard Gallagher, Mark Zacharria

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