Author | Dr Ben LaHood

Ben LaHood, MBChB, PGDipOph, FRANZCO

Dr LaHood is an ophthalmologist specialising in refractive cataract and laser surgery in Adelaide, Australia. His research and teaching focus on the management of astigmatism. He is a consultant to Alcon and Zeiss.

Articles

Toric IOLs for beginners: What to consider before and during surgery and in the postoperative period

Giving due consideration to preoperative marking and the surgical technique in toric IOL implantation, as well as being diligent about reviewing postoperative results, can improve patient outcomes whilst minimising the chance of errors.

Toric IOLs for beginners: Advice on selecting and calculating toric IOL sphere and cylinder power

This three-part feature discusses tips for success when getting started with toric IOLs. Part 2 tackles calculating toric IOL sphere and cylinder power; though it can seem daunting when treating astigmatism, the process can be simplified with a few key considerations.

Toric IOLs for beginners: Tips for patient selection, preoperative assessment and biometry

This three-part feature discusses tips for success when getting started with toric IOLs. Part 1 looks at patient selection and optimising biometry; Part 2 examines IOL calculation; and Part 3 looks at the perioperative period and postoperative troubleshooting.