By Michael Szkarlat, Partner Development Director
Oct. 6, 2022 — We were joined by Dr. Kamran Riaz, MD of Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for our September 2022 webinar. Dr. Riaz led us through the very latest IOL calculations for patients with concurrent corneal disease including a new online calculator that was just launched the week of the webinar.
He begins by discussing the limitations that exist and challenges the audience by suggesting that we can do better. Initially the discussion is focused on the interplay between the refractive powers of both the anterior and posterior cornea and the considerations for which biometry values to use in given situations. This includes a discussion of total keratometry (TK) values, one of the latest technologies. The focus here is that posterior corneal measurements matter!
Dr. Riaz then introduces the full gamut of IOL formulas including the latest development from ESCRS who launched a calculator just this month!
The remainder of the webinar is focused on IOL calculation in three situations commonly encountered by corneal surgeons: combined phaco/DMEK, eyes with Keratoconus, and post-PKP eyes. Dr. Riaz gives his expert and evidence-based guidance on what to consider for each of these situations.
Finally, he summarizes the talk in a succinct, one-slide review with all the practical take home messages from the talk. Then Dr. Riaz shares with us his new book, Optics for the New Millennium, which can be found here. It is a reference book meant to prepare ophthalmology residents for written and oral exams as well as clinical and surgical practice.
Dr. Riaz is a clinical associate professor and the director of medical student education at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma. His clinical and surgical practices focus on cornea, external disease, anterior segment, cataract, and refractive surgery. Dr. Riaz is passionate about teaching and has served on the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeon Clinical Committee. This year, he was the first ophthalmologist to be awarded the Aesculapian Teaching Award from the OU College of Medicine. Dr. Riaz is highly active in research as well and has authored more than 40 publications. Dr. Riaz and his wife Sanaa, also a physician, are also blessed with three beautiful children.
Eversight's free webinars are a great way for you to connect, learn and train digitally with leading ophthalmologists and researchers from around the world. We invite you to RSVP for scheduled webinars and browse our recording library.
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Michael has been with Eversight since 2016 and has recently worked to develop Eversight's educational wet lab programs for EK surgery and a standardized protocol for DALK practice in a wet lab setting. His eye banking experience is rooted in the preparation of corneal grafts and spent nearly five years as Eversight’s Medical Director designee in charge of training clinical team members to prepare corneal tissue for DMEK and DSAEK surgery. In his time at Eversight, Michael has presented at scientific conferences, been involved in clinical research and developed innovations in tissue processing. He was named an IAPB Eye Heath Hero in the innovations category. Michael is passionate about community-based eye banking and honoring the precious gift that is donation. When not at work, he enjoys traveling with his wife and baking artisan sourdough bread.