Program Description: 

Dysphotopsia represents undesired optical imagery associated with otherwise uncomplicated cataract surgery.  There are 3 basic forms, Positive (PD), Negative (ND) and Diffractive (DD) types, each with their own etiologies. All 3 types may exist in the same patient.  PD is attributed to the square edge of the optic and Index of Refraction of the optic, whereas ND is more related to position of the optic in relationship to the lens capsule bag.  DD is purely associated with the diffractive rings on the surface of the optic.  The literature supporting these concepts will be explored. Unlike PD, ND has central nervous system manifestations that will also be presented and considered.  Non-surgical means for treating Dysphotopsia are limited; however surgical approaches have a high degree of success and will be discussed. 

 

Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Physician (fellow/resident)
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
  • Medical Students
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Understand the 3 types of dysphotopsia 
  • Recognize the underlying causes of dysphotopsia 
  • Learn how to treat various forms of dysphotopsia 

 

 

Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • William Wirostko, MD
  • Samuel Masket, MD

 

Presenter:
Samuel Masket, MD 
Clinical Professor Ophthalmology Stein Eye Institute
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine 

 


In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Name

Company

Role

 Samuel Masket, MD

Morcher GMBHPotential Royalties
Mask-It Eye PatchProduct design and sold by Spouse
Haag-StreitRoyalties received for Licensed Formula

Contact

Name: 
Mary Schafer
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Location: 
Froedtert & Medical College of WI Eye Institute
925 N 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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