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We Can Save Vision - Understanding of the Corneal Shape and Mechanics in Keratoconus

We Can Save Vision - Understanding of the Corneal Shape and Mechanics in Keratoconus

We Can Save Vision - Understanding of the Corneal Shape and Mechanics in Keratoconus

Dr S. Barry Eiden OD, FAAO
Dr S. Barry Eiden OD, FAAO



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Mission: to promote and develop the knowledge base and awareness of the state of the art pertaining to the diagnosis and management of keratoconus and other forms of corneal ectasia. And further to promote the awareness and understanding of the most appropriate and effective treatment strategies for the management of these diseases.


Clinical presentations of keratoconus (KC) patients (20 Min)
a. Natural Course of History
b. Pathogenesis
c. Classic challenges in KC management
d. Signs and symptoms
i. Impact of early detection
ii. Early vs. late signs of KC
e. Early detection and other diagnostic methodologies
i. Elevation-based tomography
ii. Corneal biomechanics
f. Corneal ectasia post refractive surgery
i. Diagnosis
ii. Why does the disease occur?
iii. Normative pre-operative data
iv. Management
Overview of Diagnostic methodologies: Past, Present and Future (20 Min)
a. High Tech Vs. Low Tech Detection Modalities
i. Classic biomicroscopic signs
ii. Manual keratometry
iii. Placido-Based topography
iv. Elevation-Based tomography
1. Anterior elevation
2. Posterior elevation
3. Best fit sphere
4. Elevation vs. curvature
5. Pachymetry
1. Distribution of pachymetry
2. Central pachymetry
3. Belin Ambriosio Display and analysis
vi. Wavefront sensing aberrometer
vii. Corneal biomechanical measurements
III. Medical/Surgical Treatment Modalities
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) (30 min)
i. Mechanism of actions
ii. Patient selection criteria
iii. Treatment goal(s)
iv. FDA Status
v. New clinical investigations on CXL
1. Transepithelial delivery
2. Accelerated CXL
3. CXL combined with adjunct procedures
b. IntraCorneal Ring Segments
i. Mechanisms of action
ii. Patient Selection Criteria
iii. Treatment goal(s)
iv. Current and future trends
1. Femtosecond laser application
2. Segment parameters
c. Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy
i. Mechanisms of action
ii. Patient selections
iii. Treatment goal(s)
d. Conductive Keratoplasty
i. Mechanisms of action
ii. Patient selection criteria
iii. Treatment goal(s)
e. Superficial Keratectomy
i. Patient selection criteria
ii. Treatment goals
f. Keratoplasty
i. Intralase-Enabled Keratoplasty
1. Mechanisms of actions
2. Donor/host configurations
3. Potential advantages
Non-Surgical Treatment Modalities (30 Min)
a. Pre-operative Vs. Post-Operative patient management
b. Spectacle
i. Patient selection criteria
1. Subjective visual symptoms
2. Objective topography/tomography indications
c. Contact Lenses
i. Patient selection criteria
ii. Mechanisms of action
iii. Evolving trends in specialty contact lenses
iv. Utilization trends in specialty contact lenses
1. Growing list of Options
2. Gas permeable lenses (Corneal-GPs)
3. Soft lenses/Custom Soft lenses
4. Piggyback lenses
5. Recesses piggyback lenses
6. Hybrid lenses
7. Scleral lenses (Scleral-GPs)
Dr S. Barry Eiden OD, FAAO

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Dr S. Barry Eiden OD, FAAO

Dr. Eiden is the President and Medical Director of North Suburban Vision Consultant, Ltd. and an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology, cornea and contact lens service. Dr. Eiden is an adjunct faculty member of the Illinois, Salus University, and University of Missouri at St. Louis Colleges of Optometry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of the American and Illinois Optometric Associations. Dr. Eiden is a past Chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association. He is president and medical director of Keratoconus Specialists of Illinois as well as president and founder of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals.

An honors graduate of the State University of New York for both undergraduate and professional degrees, Dr. Eiden subsequently completed a post-doctoral residency program in ocular disease management in affiliation with the Illinois College of Optometry and the Westside Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Chicago. Prior to founding North Suburban Vision Consultants, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry at the University Optometric Center where he served as Chief of Primary Eye Care Services.

Specializing in anterior segment/cornea disease diagnosis and managment (special emphasis in keratoconus), complex contact lens management, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Eiden has extensive experience in primary eye care, ocular disease management, refractive surgery care, corneal reshaping treatment (CRT) and the treatment of complex contact lens cases. As a research consultant for many contact lens manufacturers, Dr. Eiden is considered both an authority and an innovator in the area of contact lenses and contact lens customization. He is a well-known lecturer both nationally and internationally, has done interviews with television stations & networks, major newspaper & magazines and has been published in many scientific journals.

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