John S Jarstad

John S Jarstad

University of Missouri School of Medicine, USA

Title: Unusual cataract cases


Jarstad is an Associate Professor and Director of Cataract & Refractive Surgery at University of Missouri.  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.S.), University of Washington Medical School (Seattle WA) and completed an Internship and Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN in ophthalmology.  He was a medical student research fellow at the N.I.H. Bethesda MD.   Dr. Jarstad is past president of the Washington State Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Lasik surgeons, and was elected to the Royal Society of Medicine - United Kingdom in 2006.  Dr. Jarstad is the author of one book and more than 90 publications and presentations in the eye surgery literature. He is the inventor of the Jarstad Refractive Cataract Surgery Marker, the first injectable foldable lens inserter (Chiron Passport) and an FDA phase I, II and III clinical investigator for medications and phaco machines used in eye surgery.  Along with family members, he has participated in 41 short term medical missions to Egypt, Zimbabwe, Angola, Madagascar and Nigeria Africa, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and North Korea.



The surgical management  of Phacodonesis, Duplication of the anterior lens capsule, small eyelid fissures, removal of an unusual foreign body to avoid causing a traumatic cataract and “emergency” cataract surgery in a monocular law student with chronic uveitis and microphthalmos using edited surgical videos.

1.  The Forgetful Patient with pseudophacodonesis and a surprise!

2.  The Second Opinion on a colleague’s cataract procedure that was “unsuccessful.”

3.  The “almost” Femtofailure

4.  A “thorny” issue

5. The law school student “emergency”