EP: Highlights from the 2023 AUSCRS EMV Symposium


Recorded at ASCRS, Professor Oliver Findl (Austria) and Prof David Chang (USA) discuss their collective dedication to promoting sustainability in the field of ophthalmology. They delve into the various initiatives, best practices, and offer a visionary outlook, ultimately illuminating the path toward a future where sustainable eye surgery thrives.


Professor Graham Barrett
Professor Graham Barrett is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  Professor Barrett has a made an extensive and varied contribution to ophthalmology, both nationally and internationally. He is founder and immediate past President of the AUSCRS.

Dr Filomena Ribeiro
Dr Filomena Ribeiro is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hospital da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal and a member of the executive board of the ESCRS.

Dr Karl Stonecipher
Dr Karl Stonecipher is the medical director of TLC Greensboro in North Carolina and a clinical associate professor of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina. Dr Stonecipher has over 100 abstracts, articles, and book chapters published, and speaks both nationally and internationally on refractive, cataract, presbyopic and refractive surgery.

Dr Damien Gatinel
Dr Damien Gatinel is among the world’s leading experts in refractive surgery and head of the Department of Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery at the Rothschild Foundation Hospital in Paris, France. He is the author of more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals and also the owner of several patents for IOLs.

Dr Georgia Cleary
Dr Georgia Cleary is a fellowship trained cornea specialist with a research interest in cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. She is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where she works in the Corneal Unit, Acute Ophthalmology and Surgical Ophthalmology Services.

Dr Dean Corbett
Dr Dean Corbett is a highly esteemed educator and surgeon with 20 years of expertise. He specializes in vision correction, glaucoma and innovative techniques in New Zealand and has been instrumental in introducing new and innovative products and techniques to both New Zealand patients and surgeons.

Dr Brian Harrisberg
Dr Brian Harrisberg is one of Australia’s most accomplished and experienced ophthalmologists. He is an expert in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery and is involved in trialing and developing new technology.  He is a key opinion leader on intraocular lens design. Dr Harrisberg is the founder and medical director of Central Sydney Eye Surgeons located in RPA Medical Centre, Newtown.

Key Takeaways:

  • A long thought-out solution: After many years of thinking about lenses and lens design and optics, Prof Graham Barrett found a solution that gives patients the best satisfaction with the least compromise in their quality of vision – the RayOne EMV.
  • Gains in depth of focus: After studying and comparing different EDOF lenses, Dr Damien Gatinel explains that the EMV provides a greater depth of focus than a normal spherical IOL.
  • A broad range of patients: Prof Barrett highlights that the range of people who could have the EMV lens is very broad and the extended range of vision can help patients continue their hobbies, whether it be reading or playing sports.
  • Reducing the risk of falling: Dr Karl Stonecipher and Dr Filomena Ribeiro discuss the new clinical studies coming out of Canada showing that extended range of vision decreases the risk of falling in patients. Dr Ribeiro emphasizes that many EMV patients do not need progressive glasses, which increase the risk of falling.
  • A beautiful, well-designed product: For Dr Dean Corbett, the EMV is very well designed and has one of the best preloaded injectors that he has ever used, stating that “it folds the lens beautifully and that the wound size is very attractive.”
  • Delivering terrific results: Dr Corbett concludes that the EMV with mini-monovision can potentially deliver terrific functional vision for patients.

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