Continuing Education
Title Healthy Eyes through Performance Driven by Science; Bladeless Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery- A New Generation in Cataract Surgery
Date 2014-02-24
Time 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (registration and refreshment starts at 7:30pm)

Venue Room N003, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Credit 1.5 CPD hour
Fee HK$400 (fee waived for HKSPO members and guests)
Speaker Dr. Dave Kading, OD , FAAO; Dr. John Chang, MD
Healthy Eyes through Performance Driven by Science,
Speaker: Dr. Dave Kading, OD , FAAO
Today’s contact lens practitioner has many options available to satisfy their patients for all day comfort and vision, daily disposables, monthly replacement in a variety of materials.. However many wearers continue to report symptoms of dryness, in particular end of day dryness which leads to reduced wearing time and in some cases stopping the wear of contact lenses.
This presentation will focus on getting the most from contact lenses using a combination of materials, replacement schedules and lens care options. We have learnt small changes can have a big impact on wearer’s satisfaction and wearing time.
Bladeless Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery-A New Generation in Cataract Surgery,
Speaker: Dr. John Chang, MD
In the recent few years, femtosecond laser has been used in cataract surgery for anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation and clear corneal incisions. Numerous studies have demonstrated its superiority in terms of accuracy and precision compared with conventional cataract surgery. Previous studies primarily focused on the LenSx Laser System (LenSx, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA) and the Catalys Precision Laser System (OptiMedica Corp., Sunnyvale, CA). Results showed that capsulotomy size was more accurate than created by manual capsulorhexis while laser lens fragmentation significantly lessened the phacoemulsification power use. The procedure was generally safe with a low overall complication rate. In this presentation, we aim to present a case series of clinical outcomes, following cataract surgery with the LensAR Laser System (LensAR, Inc., Orlando, FL). We also assessed the safety of performing cataract surgery with this femtosecond laser system.