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Fitting the Toric Cornea with Rigid Contact Lenses

Fitting the Toric Cornea with Rigid Contact Lenses

Fitting the Toric Cornea with Rigid Contact Lenses

Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.
Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.

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Launch date: 23 Aug 2014

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2017

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This course covers the fitting of toric corneas with spherical and toric rigid contact lenses. Choosing the proper type of lens to use on the toric cornea is explained. Determining proper base curve radius and peripheral curve radii to give the best fluorescein pattern with spherical lenses is illustrated. Methods of fitting and designing toric base curve lenses to highly toric corneas is described and illustrated. Clinical methods of determining lens powers to order in toric base curve lenses is described with easy to use forms, spreadsheets and online calculators.

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Objectives
The objectives of the course is to give the student an understanding of how to fit and order spherical base curve rigid contact lenses on toric corneas and to order and fit toric base curve lenses on highly toric corneas.
Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.

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Dr Gerald Lowther O.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Lowther has spent his career providing patient care in the area of contact lenses, teaching contact lens courses in university settings, doing clinical research and lecturing internationally. He is past president of the American Academy of Optometry, National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the International Society for Contact Lens Research. He has published over 100 research papers and authored three books and numerous chapters in other books. He has received numerous awards. He retired from the School of Optometry at Indiana University as dean.

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