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Business & Profession Cataract, Cornea / Ocular Surface, Refractive, Professional Development

Selecting for Patient Success

At a Glance

  • A small subpopulation of patients experience poor outcomes after surgery
  • Diagnostics and screening can help identify this problematic group
  • Objective assessment of overall visual quality is a first step
  • Topography and aberrometry further enhance outcomes

Eighty-five to 95 percent of the time, outcomes in cataract, refractive, and corneal inlay surgery are excellent (1,2). To help with that troublesome last 5-15 percent, we now have numerous advances in surgical technology, novel diagnostic equipment and improved patient screening at our disposal. Major improvements in laser technology through faster excimer lasers, more accurate eye trackers, and very precise femtosecond lasers mean that much of the potential for human error during surgery has been eliminated.  It is now up to us to use the best diagnostic devices available to ensure that patients who are poor candidates do not slip through the safety net of proper screening. Here are my views on the diagnostic technologies that help to achieve optimal outcomes.

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alain saad

Alain Saad

Alain Saad specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at the Rothschild Foundation in Paris. He is a proponent of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and is working to generalize the procedure for treatment of endothelial disease. Alain co-developed the SCORE analyzer for the pre-operative screening of corneas.

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