Yassine J. Daoud

Yassine J. Daoud

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Title: Surgical management of dislocated IOL's.


Daoud specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disorders including Fuchs dystrophy and keratoconus. Daoud received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and completed an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the recipient of the “Best Bedside Skills” Teamwork Award. His ophthalmology residency was completed at Duke University Eye Center and he completed his cornea fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute. In addition to his commitment to excellent patient care, Daoud is a published author in multiple ophthalmology journals and is involved in research to improve ocular health.


The optimal treatment of intraocular lens (IOL) subluxation remains contested, and clinical trials comparing the various methods employed are limited. The possible surgical approaches to treat IOL subluxation include IOL exchange to an anterior chamber IOL or an iris-claw IOL; scleral fixation of a posterior chamber (PC) IOL; or iris fixation (including iris suture fixation). Typically, a surgeon�s technique of choice for the treatment of subluxated IOLs depends largely on that surgeon's experience with a certain method. This presentation will discuss some of these techniques through video presentations with special emphasis on the instruments needed for the surgery as well as pearls for a successful surgical outcome.