Dolan, OD, MS, president of the American Academy of Optometry.
“It is refreshing to embark on this cooperative initiative in the area of continuing education to improve patient care in a collegial environment of mutual respect.” The academies are jointly informing their respective members of this collaborative strategic effort and to obtain feedback as they begin to cooperate in developing educational opportunities.
Pseudoaccommodation is a complex phenomenon that can be attributed to several static (i.e., pupil size, against-the-rule cylindrical refractive error, multifocality of the cornea) and dynamic (i.e., anterior movement of the implant itself) factors.
Objective measurement of the accommodative capability offered by the accommodative IOLs is extremely difficult to obtain, and different methods such as autorefractometers, retinoscopy, and ultrasound imaging during accommodative effort, ray tracing, or pharmacological stimulation have been developed but the results are sometimes inconsistent.
The London Eye Hospital is proud to be able to provide each patient with a choice of all the latest premium lens implants.
We are the only clinic in the UK able to offer the Light Adjustable Lens and the Synchrony accommodating lens.
The first is the establishment of a functional multifocality in the visual system, the second is the establishment of a binocular divergence with one eye focused for far vision and the other for near (i.e., monovision), and the third is the attempt to restore normal accommodation.
In contrast, my wife Wendy at -3 diopters had Lasik done in 2002 by Dr. Keller of Boulder Eye Surgeons (ironically our neighbor across the street) and she had excellent results.
Around age 40, it slowly started becoming more difficult to focus (when wearing correction) at close distances, especially in low light.
As a child, I was quite near-sighted (ending up around -7 diopters of myopia- i.e. ;-) but this was correctable via glasses and (later on) contacts.
Fortunately, I did not have much astigmatism (which is harder to correct, especially in contacts) and my vision was fairly stable from ~20 to age 40.