(MC7) Mastering Iris Defects

  Thursday, 3 October 2019
  13:30 – 15:00hrs
  Kongo Room, 3F

Patients with partial or total iris loss, whether from congenital, traumatic or other causes, suffer from varying amounts of visual disability. The visual dysfunction may vary from mild to severe and includes glare, photophobia, reduced visual acuity, and contrast sensitivity loss. In addition, significant cosmetic issues may also be present, especially when the patient has a light-colored iris.

The repair options available to the surgeon depend upon the extent of iris tissue loss. This can conveniently be described in terms of clock hours or quadrants of loss. It can be managed by a simple suture technique such as McCannel or Siepser technique. Larger defects can be managed by iris prosthesis.

Abnormalities of pupil size, shape, and location, ranging from an unresponsive pupil to one that is absent, may also be reasons for pupil reconstruction. These can be managed by iris encirclage or by using artificial iris devices.

This course attempts to cover the entire range of iris defects from partial to complete loss along with abnormal pupil shapes. The course also covers the different IOL options for aniridia.

Course Faculty:

Sujatha MOHAN
CHEE Soon Phaik
Yoshihiro TOKUDA
 Time Topic Speaker
13:30 – 13:35hrs Introduction
13:35 – 13:50hrs Repair of Traumatic Iris Defects & Iridodialysis CHEE Soon Phaik
13:50 – 14:05hrs Traumatic Aphakia & Aniridia Management Sujatha MOHAN
14:05 – 14:20hrs Pupilloplasty Techniques & Indications Mohan RAJAN
14:20 – 14:35hrs Artificial Iris Implants & Devices Yoshihiro TOKUDA
14:35 – 14:50hrs Q&A