CATS - Cataract Formation and Contact Lenses

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Introduction:
There are few conditions as pervasive, life-disrupting, and downright menacing as cataracts. Cataracts are defined as a clouding of the crystalline lens. The lens increasingly opacifies until light has a difficult time passing through - making image formation progressively more challenging. Each year over 3.5 million cataract procedures are performed in the United States, and there are over 20 million procedures performed worldwide. With the aging baby-boomer demographic those numbers are steadily rising, and with the surging trend of cataract cases the numbers are on the upswing. Through this course, the reader will learn about the various types of cataracts and better understand many of the challenges faced by both the eyecare professional and patient alike. Topics discussed include the refractive pathway, various types of cataract formations, a procedural overview, post-operative expectations and working with the contact lens patient. This course will also challenge the reader to stay informed of new technologies and how it may benefit their patients.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: learn the various components of the refractive pathway; study the primary types of cataracts encountered; survey cataract procedures, post-operative guidelines, and expectations; understanding post-cataract contact lens options.