Dr. Harton is working with Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Member, Dr. Jack Holladay, to research and improve the accuracy of intraocular lens implant (IOL) calculations for cataract surgery patients. Dr. Holladay has published
numerous articles and formulas related to this subject during his decades of service to the profession. The present research with Dr. Harton involves collecting high resolution ultrasound images preoperatively on cataract surgery patients to visualize structures inside of the eye. By doing this it may be possible to more accurately predict where the lens implant will come to rest after cataract surgery. Better prediction of the final lens implant position can improve accuracy of the cataract surgery and further reduce the patient's need for glasses after surgery. There are only a few physicians in the world performing this particular high resolution ultrasonic research.
“It was a true honor to be able to present my findings to such a distinguished group,” Dr. Harton said. “This research will help to further reduce a patient’s need for glasses after having cataract surgery.”
Harton has also been accepted to present his research at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting in San Francisco this April and is an invited speaker on the topic for the British Society of Refractive Surgery meeting this summer at The Belfry in England.
Harton received his Medical Doctorate degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed an internship and residency at Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology, Columbus, Ohio. He received his Pharmacy Doctorate degree from Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio.
He joined the Harbin Clinic in 1999. He has performed over 10,000 cataract surgeries and was also the first surgeon in Georgia to perform an implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery after FDA approval. Currently, Dr. Harton is an invited speaker on a variety of refractive surgery topics in both in the US and internationally. He has been involved in the training of hundreds of surgeons on ICL implantation techniques.