In a new article by Dr Daddi Fadel (DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA, FAAO, FIACLE) titled “Medmont Meridia™: Much More Than a Corneal Topographer”, the Medmont Meridia™ has been recognised as “an invaluable asset in optometric practices worldwide” due to its versatility and accuracy.
Recently published in Clinical Optometry (Volume 2023:15 Pages 283—301), the article from Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)—based within the School of Optometry & Vision Science at University of Waterloo—explores the Meridia™’s vast functions and clinical applications beyond its “very accurate, reliable and wide field corneal topography”.
Dr Fadel calls attention to the Meridia™’s comprehensive dry eye assessment tools, including features such as tear meniscus height, tear film surface quality, meibography and dry eye reports. She also observes its fluorescein imaging and video and high-quality anterior capture, crucial for lens fit assessments and monitoring the ocular surface.
The article highlights the Meridia™ features that streamline the contact lens fitting process and aid lens parameter decisions; extensive corneal coverage, contact lens simulation, subtractive maps and more.
Dr Fadel concludes, “having such a plethora of examination tools in one instrument increases practice efficiency and enhances the care of patients, their education, and compliance with clinician’s recommendations.”
“Furthermore, this integration not only saves chair time and space but also proves to be a more economical investment.”
About the Medmont Meridia™
The Meridia™ is an advanced topographer that was launched in 2020 by Medmont International, a global leader in patient-focused ophthalmic innovations that are designed and manufactured in Australia. The Medmont Meridia™ is an all-in-one tool that provides meaningful insights to support and enhance contact lens and dry eye practice. It is widely considered the gold standard in corneal topography.
About the article’s author
Daddi Fadel DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA, FAAO, FIACLE is an Optometrist, a pioneer of modern lens designs, a contact lens designer, a key opinion leader and an internationally recognised specialist in contact lenses for irregular cornea, scleral lenses, myopia control, and orthokeratology.
She has 26 years’ experience in optometry and specialty contact lenses. Currently, Dr Fadel is a Clinical Scientist at the Center for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry.