Drs. Kamran M. Riaz and Carolyn E. Kloek | Clinical Ophthalmology

Dean McGee Eye Institute’s Drs. Kamran M. Riaz and Carolyn E. Kloek had their research “Surgical Curriculum for Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses: Resident Experiences and Surgical Outcomes,” published in Clinical Ophthalmology, a peer-reviewed medical journal of ophthalmology on August 24, 2020.

The research conducted by Drs. Riaz and Kloek, along with Drs. Blake L. Williams and Asim V. Farooq from the University of Chicago Medical Center, sought to develop a surgical curriculum for ophthalmology residents that would effectively instruct them in the use of advanced technology intraocular lenses (ATIOLs) for the correction of presbyopia. The published research also reported on the surgical results of ATIOL surgeries performed by residents who engaged in the newly designed curriculum.

The research team tested their curriculum on 12 residents who participated in four consecutive classes on the use of ATIOLs. Following completion of the curriculum, they found that the resident surgeons effectively learned how to perform ATIOL surgery and achieved strong surgical outcomes with all currently available ATIOLs. Thanks to their research, ophthalmology educators may be encouraged to incorporate the ATIOL curriculum developed by Drs. Riaz, Kloek, Williams, and Farooq.

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