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Subspecialties Pediatric, Cornea / Ocular Surface, Education and Training, Refractive

Think PINCO

You can’t just put a child in front of an ophthalmic instrument and expect everything to go smoothly. Even for adults, measuring IOP with air-puff tonometry feels like being poked in the eye! Imagine what it’s like for children – no wonder they are reluctant to repeat the experience contralaterally. And when children have imperfect communication skills – for example, because they are very young or have autistic traits – it is almost impossible to persuade them to go through that kind of procedure again. Unless, of course, you know how.

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About the Author

Farhad Hafezi

Farhad Hafezi

As a post-doc, Farhad Hafezi identified a gene that can completely inhibit light induced retinal damage in mice. Instrumental in building IROC in Zurich, today his clinical focus is on corneal and refractive laser surgery and enhancing and extending the use of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL); Farhad was a 2014 Carl Camras award recipient for this work

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