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Understanding the science – and technology – of intraocular lenses

January 25, 2024
uci health ophthalmologist dr. marjan farid indoors wearing a white coat and orange top
Dr. Marjan Farid leads the UCI Health
Severe Ocular Surface Disease

IN THE NEWS: While mixing and matching intraocular lenses (IOL) has been around for decades, these pairings continue to evolve with advances in lens technology.

Review of Ophthalmology  publication logo white words on blue backgroundDr. Marjan Farid, an ophthalmologist at the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, spoke to Review of Ophthalmology about how lens combinations are used to optimize patients’ vision.

“The brain is an amazing computer and can take the images from each eye and combine them into one. We’ve been taking advantage of this ability with monovision for years. Similarly, we can also mix and match different lens technologies to optimize range and quality of vision for patients.”

Farid leads the UCI Health Severe Ocular Surface Disease Program. She is one of a handful of U.S. ophthalmologists able to perform an ocular stem cell transplantation, a complex, sight-saving surgery.

Farid, a professor of ophthalmology at UCI School of Medicine, performs all types of corneal transplants, including femtosecond laser-enabled lamellar keratoplasty. She also performs limbal stem cell transplants and artificial corneal transplants to treat severe ocular surface disorders. Her research focus is on corneal surgery and the use of the femtosecond laser in corneal transplantation. Her work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals.

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