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Six-Month Follow-up After Implantation of New Iridotomy-Free Posterior Chamber Phakic Collamer Copolymer IOL

Erik L. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth, Belgium

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About the Presenter:

Erik L.J.G. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth.
Medical Director and Ophthalmic Surgeon

Boomsesteenweg 223
B-2610 Antwerp

Tel +32 (0)3 828 29 49
Fax +32 (0)3 820 88 91
e-mail : e.mertens@medipolis.be
website : www.medipolis.be

Erik L. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth currently serves as the Director and Ophthalmic Surgeon of the Medipolis Eye Center in Belgium. He opened his new multidisciplinary clinic Medipolis in 2009 (Antwerp, Belgium) Medipolis is the only ophthalmogical center in Belgium which is KIWA certified. Dr. Mertens graduated form the University of Antwerp in 1991. He then followed his residency in ophthalmology from 1991-1995 studying refractive surgery, wavefront aberration laser surgery, phakic IOL, cataract surgery, cornea transplant and presbyopia reversal.

Dr. Mertens has utilized his expertise to become a specialist in the fields of refractive surgery as well as small incision cataract surgery. His extensive refractive surgery experience has led him to be the first author in 28 international publications, the author of over 270 abstracts in national and international congresses and make over 320 scientific presentations both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Mertens is chief medical editor for the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today. He also serves as an International Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, ‘World Journal of Ophthalmology’ and the ‘American Journal of Ophthalmolgoy’. He is a scientific reviewer for the ‘Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’, the ‘American Journal of Ophthalmolgoy’ and the ‘Journal of Refractive Surgery’. Dr. Mertens is a member of a variety of societies including a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO), a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and an International Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and found member of ACOS. He is member of the International Council of the ‘International Society of Refractive Surgery’. He also performs live surgery at national and international congresses.

Dr. Mertens is a Key Opinion Leader on refractive surgery for Technolas PV and has performed more than 16000 Zyoptix procedures since 2001. He is a consultant to STAAR Surgical, Bausch & Lomb, PhysIOL and Topcon. He is the lead instructor and moderator of several courses on wavefront guided custom ablation and phakic IOL implantation. He performed the first femtosecond laser cataract surgery in Belgium in September 2012. He received the ‘ASCRS film festival award’ for the best video in the field of refractive surgery at the 2004 Symposium of the ‘American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’ and was the ‘2005 Arthur Culler Memorial Lecturer’ at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Mertens, Erik L.

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