2022 Annual Meeting Abstracts

Updated:  6/29/2022

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Overview Schedule for the week 

View the Detailed Schedule for general sessions  -- Updated 7-15-22

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Deadline to submit was June 4th.
Lectures typically are 15 minutes each -- 7 minutes for the talk and 7 minutes for discussion.

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Named Lectures

33rd Ruedemann Lecture

Bradley Fouraker, MD

Brandon Eye Clinic
Brandon, FL



18th Jerry & Donna Knauer AESC Foundation Lecture

Stephen D. McLeod, MD

CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA

Special OMIC Presentation

We are anticipating offering an OMIC Risk Management Presentation which will qualify members who are insured by OMIC for the full 10% premium discount.  More details to come! 

General Session Program

Typical Format for Talks -- We generally organized the talks into 15-minute segments with 7 minutes for a lecture and 7 minutes for discussion and questions.  This is a great time to try out new ideas or concepts, or to seek observations and reactions from your fellow Club members.  The AESC meeting is not the place for a usual "canned" lecture!  If you have an idea for a mini-symposium or a panel discussion, we certainly can devote an entire segment to that.

The following abstracts have been submitted for the summer 2022 AESC meeting.  Abstracts will be posted here as they are submitted.  Check the bottom of the page to see when this this information was last updated.

+ = New member, first meeting

Sample Name -- "How to Offer X-Ray Vision to your Patients"

  • Summary:  A multi-year study of the effects of x-ray vision will be presented.
  • Educational objectives:  Describe the benefits and risks resulting from adding x-ray vision for patients, as well as new technologies available to the ophthalmologist.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   YES
PANEL DISCUSSION... Chris Albanis, David Epley, Paul Chan -- "White glove service and leadership from the Mouse: scatter the pixie dust into your practice for a magical experience"

  • Summary:  Outstanding patient care involves an excellent patient experience surrounding the medical and surgical care you provide. We will soar through the teachings of Disney and learn how to bring Mickey's white glove service into our patient care kingdoms. Let's create magical experiences through a focus on details that matter, communication, fun and great customer service. Bring your mouse ears and pixie dust and we will have some fun! For the Grumpy Docs out there - Be Our Guest to a Goofy rebuttal panel.
  • Educational objectives:  Providing outstanding patient care, recruiting and retaining top talents starts with excellent customer service.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Saturday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
PANEL DISCUSSION... Darby Miller, Sohail Hasan, Aaron Weingeist, Sidney Gisheru, Curtis Hagedorn, Janice Law, Bob Wiggins -- "Advocacy Issues from the Federal and State Perspective"

  • Summary:  Review of the critical issues facing the profession at the federal and state levels and how ophthalmologists can be effective advocates in Congress and in state legislatures.
  • Educational objectives:  Demonstrate how ophthalmologists can be a positive influence in the development of public policies affecting the profession and patient care.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Baratz, Keith -- "The future of corneal endothelial replacement"

  • Summary:  Corneal endothelial cell replacement has evolved from full-thickness keratoplasty to targeted tissue layer transplantation. The field is continuing to evolve with active research and clinical trials in Descemet stripping without transplantation and cell based therapy. This presentation will describe the current standard of care for endothelial keratoplasty and review the current literature on investigational techniques. We will also discuss the implications of these techniques on eye-banking and the use of corneal tissue globally.
  • Educational objectives:  This presentation will familiarize the audience with current and investigational techniques in corneal endothelial replacement.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Beardsley, Robert -- "Considerations for Same Day Bilateral Ocular Procedures"

  • Summary:  As our field progresses, innovations in techniques, skills, and technologies have led to an increase in bilateral same day (or simultaneous) procedures, both in the clinic and in the operating room. The justifications for this range from patient convenience to decreased total physician time to increased reimbursement. While some same day bilateral procedures including intravitreal injections, blepharoplasty, and retina lasers seem to be widespread and accepted, will the same soon be said for simultaneous bilateral intraocular surgery including cataract extraction and vitrectomy? A literature review and select case discussion
  • Educational objectives:  Are same day bilateral procedures and/or ocular surgeries appropriate patient care?
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Bell, Nicholas -- "Outcomes of ASSISTS Trial"
  • Summary:  This talk will review the various options for inserting x-ray vision IOLs.
  • Educational objectives:  Guidance for the management of refractory surgical glaucoma
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Wednesday or Thursday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Berry, Jesse L. -- "Establishing Clinical Utility of ctDNA Analysis for Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment Monitoring of Retinoblastoma: the Aqueous Humor Liquid Biopsy"
  • Summary:  Purpose: Direct tumor biopsy is prohibited for retinoblastoma (RB), therefore no eye-specific molecular biomarkers are used in clinical practice. We demonstrated that aqueous humor (AH) is a rich liquid biopsy source of tumor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA).Methods: Seven eyes of 6 RB patients who underwent AH sampling at diagnosis and during therapy with over 18 months in follow-up. CfDNA from each AH sample was isolated and sequenced to assess genome-wide somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs), followed by targeted resequencing and mutation detection using a custom hybridization panel for RB1 and MYCN. Tumor fraction (TFx) was calculated using ichorCNA. Results: Mutational analysis of AH cfDNA identified pathogenic somatic variants in 5 diagnostic AH samples with high variant allele frequency, while the remaining 2 diagnostic AH samples had either a high TFx from RB SCNAs or a focal MYCN amplification. Five AH samples contained highly recurrent RB SCNAs. Thus, somatic tumoral genomic information was detected in all 7 diagnostic AH samples. The 2 eyes that required enucleation had poor prognostic biomarkers (chromosome 6p gain and MYCN amplification) present at diagnosis. TFx from longitudinal AH sampling corresponded to treatment response over time. Conclusions: This study prospectively demonstrates that AH liquid biopsy at diagnosis is both feasible and safe. Molecular profiling of AH provides a plethora of diagnostic and prognostic information from only a single 0.1 mL AH sample. This highlights the potential of the AH liquid biopsy for direct clinical applications to precision oncology to direct genome-specific, personalized treatment for retinoblastoma patients.
  • Educational objectives:  Retinoblastoma cannot be biopsied, this innovative liquid biopsy approach bridges the knowledge gap created by lack of tumor material for evaluation.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
+ Byerly, Lynn -- "Cataracts in Kingston"

  • Summary:  Harsh economic conditions and a weak national healthcare program make cataract surgery nearly impossible for Jamaican patients in need. The Jamaican Outreach Program (JOP) has established an independent ophthalmic surgery mission where Jamaicans have the opportunity to receive cataract surgery with no expense. I traveled to Kingston on 3 mission trips - 2 surgical and 1 medical to join in the efforts.
  • Educational objectives:  Medical mission to underserved area with little to no preventative health care.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not on Saturday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Chan, R.V. Paul -- "Artificial Intelligence for ROP: Pathway to Implementation"
  • Summary:   Artificial intelligence (AI) and telemedicine for ROP are emerging as viable options for ROP screening around the world. There are, however, a number of challenges that should be considered for implementation of technology for ROP care. We will discuss these potential challenges.
  • Educational objectives:  Understanding necessary steps for AI/telemedicine implementation
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Saturday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Chiu, Cynthia S. -- "Yamane Technique: Pearls & Pitfalls"
  • Summary:  This is planned as a combined presentation (2 slots) for Charles Cole and Cynthia Chiu.  Charles and I will present several pitfalls learned from our experiences with the Yamane technique and the lessons acquired. The talk will be formatted as a series of case presentations, with surgical video, discussion, and take home points.
  • Educational objectives:  This talk aims to address the common challenges encountered when performing double-haptic scleral fixation of intraocular lenses (Yamane technique), to aid surgeons who are learning this technique, and to increase general awareness of potential complications.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Wednesday, Saturday (due to travel dates)
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Clifford, Bill -- "Serving in State Government"
  • Summary:  State governments have a disproportionate impact on the care of our patients. We need look no further than the nation-wide efforts of optometry to gain surgical privileges through statehouses. My service in the Kansas Legislature provides insight into the opportunities for Physicians to impact patient care while continuing to practice Medicine.
  • Educational objectives:  Physicians do not appreciate the impact of State Legislatures on the practice of Medicine.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Coney, Joseph M. -- "Review of DME: The Changing Landscape"
  • Summary:  Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a leading cause of diabetic retinopathy. Anti- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) intraocular injections have changed the landscape in the treatment and management of diabetic related eye disease. Limitations to stabilize and improve vision are frequency and durability of current intravitreal monotherapies. The desired visual and anatomical results are not necessarily achieved, even for the eyes that receive prompt treatment. Eyes with DME have a differential response to treatment. This talk will review the burden in treating DME, discuss the incomplete response to anti-VEGF injections, explore possible inflammatory mediators and review new therapies to address these unmet needs.
  • Educational objectives:  The burden of treating DME is cumbersome, addressing the unmet needs with new therapies has the potential reduce this burden.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Cunningham, Matthew A. -- "Mac Tel and Macular Holes"
  • Summary:  Pars plana vitrectomy for full-thickness macular hole associated with type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia.
  • Educational objectives:  The presence of macular holes in patients with MacTel is rare. This study evaluates our experience at a retina-only private practice with small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy for MH in patients with MacTel. A total of 459 patients diagnosed with MacTel were identified. A total of 8 eyes of MacTel patients with a MH were identified; however, 4 of these eyes did not meet inclusion criteria (i.e. no surgical intervention, or lack of follow-up). The incidence of MH formation in our MacTel patients was 1.74% (8/459). Although favorable anatomic results can be obtained with vitrectomy surgery, the postoperative visual gains are variable.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Del Monte, Derek -- "Clinic Staff: Recruiting, Retaining and Incentivizing"

  • Summary:  Like many businesses over the past few years, our ophthalmic multi-specialty practice has had significant difficulty recruiting and retaining good office staff. I would like to have a discussion about ways to effectively hire and maintain ophthalmic office staff.
  • Educational objectives:  Without good office staff, our lives are much less enjoyable - so how do we hire and keep the best ones?
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
+ Diora, Jinali -- "The Fellowship after the Fellowship"
  • Summary:  While residency and fellowship training teach young physicians clinical medicine, the art of practicing medicine is often learned the hard way during the initial years of independent practice. These speed bumps can be challenging and feel isolating as one is establishing their footing in their new role. However, in discussions with colleagues at similar stages of practice, these hurdles seem to be ubiquitous. I will discuss some untaught lessons and advice I have collated from my cohort of young attendings during our initial years in clinical practice, such as patients seeking care elsewhere, surgical complications, managing patient expectations, continued learning and the value of involvement in professional organizational activities.
  • Educational objectives:  To discuss practical lessons learned during the initial years of practicing medicine to encourage educators to include such topics in their curriculum or guide senior partners in supporting new associates.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:  Yes 
Ellis, Forrest James -- "So, you want to start a biotech company?"

  • Summary:  Starting a biotechnology company is involved and complicated. Many physicians have great ideas for a product but going from an idea to a marketable product can be difficult. Many aspects of an idea should be evaluated prior to proceeding to forming a biotech startup. I will discuss aspects learned from my experience starting JelliSee Ophthalmics Inc. Topics covered include feasibility of the product, design and engineering, market evaluation, intellectual property, corporate structure, funding, budgeting, stock issuance, team building, valuations, FDA processes, time commitments, outsourcing, and exit strategies
  • Educational objectives:  Physicians with an idea for a product, device, or therapy will learn the process of turning the idea into a marketable product/ treatment.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
+ Estopinal, Christopher -- "Eye care for patients without health insurance in central Virginia" (updated 6/16/22)
  • Summary:  Finding ways to provide ophthalmologic care to those without health insurance continues to be a challenge in the United States.  I will discuss organizations that are helping us tackle this issue in our region, including a free eye clinic and a nonprofit that connects patients without insurance with medical specialty care. I hope to conclude with a group discussion sharing helpful care delivery models in other areas of the country.
  • Educational objectives:  To discuss effective models for providing eye care to patients without health insurance and spur a discussion of additional ways we can provide these patients with access to ophthalmologists.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:  Yes
Frankfort, Benjamin -- "Experimental evidence for the vascular theory of glaucoma"
  • Summary:  Two competing explanations for glaucoma pathogenesis exist: the mechanical and vascular theories. The mechanical theory posits a physical effect of IOP elevation on retinal ganglion cells and the optic nerve, whereas the vascular theory assumes that hypoxic injury is the primary mechanism of retinal ganglion cell and optic nerve injury. Using an experimental glaucoma model in mice, we find that very mild IOP elevation causes plexus-specific capillary dropout in the retina. This impacts the intermediate retinal capillary plexus while sparing the superficial and deep retinal capillary plexi. The implication of this finding on our understanding of glaucoma pathogenesis in humans will be discussed.
  • Educational objectives:  This lecture will address the knowledge gap related to the initial pathogenesis of glaucoma..
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:    Yes
Gold, Robert -- "The AESC 50 Years Ago"

  • Summary:  A short summary of the topics discussed at the Study Club's meeting fifty years ago
  • Educational objectives:  Compare clinical issues today with those of five decades previous.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   


+ Goyal, Raj -- "How the pandemic positively affected the practice of ophthalmology"
  • Summary:  .
  • Educational objectives:  
  • Schedule Restrictions:  
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Hasan, Sohail -- "The 'Pinhole' - A Brief History"

  • Summary: The pinhole has been known to humanity since antiquity. For example, thousands of years ago, the tribes of North Africa observed the image-forming ability of a tiny hole. These nomadic people lived in animal skin tents. They discovered that a pinhole in the tent could project an image of the brilliant scene outside. In the 5th century B.C., Chinese scholars discovered that light travels in straight lines and the philosopher Mozi recorded the formation of an inverted image with a pinhole. Aristotle wrote about pinhole images in the 4th century B.C. There are references to pinhole observations in his famous books. In the 10th century A.D., Arabian physicist and mathematician Hasan Alhazen described a pinhole’s usefulness in viewing a solar eclipse without risk to the eyes. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci gave a clear description of the pinhole phenomenon in his notebooks. These are just some of the fascinating accounts of famous scholars describing their early encounters with the seemingly magical powers of the pinhole. Ever since the Renaissance, artists have turned to optics for assistance in solving perspective problems. They found the pinhole camera (camera obscura) a mechanical aid of great value in solving such problems. Sir David Brewster, an English scientist, was one of the first to make pinhole photographs. The word “pin-hole” was first coined in his book “The Stereoscope” published in the 1850’s. Another Englishman, Flinders Petrie, acclaimed the “father of archaeology” took many pinhole photographs during his excavations in Egypt in the 1880’s. His photographs are still exhibited to this day in London museums. The 20th century was a time of brilliant technological advances in the wonderful world of pinhole photography. Both NASA and other high technology industries use sophisticated pinhole cameras in special applications where lenses are not suitable. And now, the latest in high-tech state-of-the-art digital pinhole cameras are leading the way in the early 21st century. With 160 years of photography (and much more to come), what wonders lie ahead? Underlying these technological leaps will be over 5000 years of pinhole history! 
  • Educational objectives:  Every ophthalmologist should be well versed in the history of the pinhole in order to better appreciate the historical and practical importance of this invaluable ophthalmic tool.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Henderer, Jeffrey -- "Developing a screening tool to predict diabetic retinopathy"
  • Summary:  CLICK HERE to view PDF poster
  • Educational objectives:  How physicians can better identify those diabetic patients who need eye exams.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Hildebrand, Lloyd P. -- "Practical System for Detecting Vision Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in the Primary Care Setting"
  • Summary:  Electroretinography has evolved significantly in the last decade and is now available as a portable hand-held device using skin electrodes placed on the lower eyelids. We have used this to develop a practical DR detection service into the diabetes care setting where DR evaluations can be done quickly, easily, accurately and reliably. This presentation will outline system components, operational advantages and performance metrics of the system.
  • Educational objectives:  This will describe an innovative practical method for diabetic retinopathy detection in the primary care setting
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Hoar, Glen -- "What your patient hears"
  • Summary:  A look at patient understanding and communication techniques when a diagnosis is not what you had expected.
  • Educational objectives:  Physician education, though good at factual teaching, can often lack in ways of discussing difficult diagnosis with patients, especially when these diagnosis are unexpected. I hope to share some thoughts on what patients comprehend and how best to communicate in difficult situations.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Horn, Erich -- "Examining the effect of prolonged COVID-related surgical layoff on cataract surgery complication rate"
  • Summary:  Using IRIS registry data, we designed a study to determine if the pandemic-caused elective surgery hiatus was related to an increase in cataract surgery complication rate or diminished best corrected visual acuity. We analyzed 303,750 unique patient eyes and 1,215 individual surgeons, and included their last 200 cases prior to the shutdown and their first 50 cases after the shutdown ended in this retrospective study. Results indicate that this surgical layoff of less than three months did not appear to have a statistically significant effect on cataract complication rate or visual acuity results. Surgeon annual volume and length of surgical hiatus did not have correlation with cataract surgery complication rate following COVID-19 surgical layoff. These results may be applicable to other situations in which surgeons return from extended layoffs, including parental leave, sabbatical, research periods, and illness. Based on these results, risk mitigation strategies and administrative actions to regulate a surgeon's return to the OR may be unnecessary.
  • Educational objectives:  It is unknown whether a hiatus from cataract surgery has an effect on subsequent complication rate and post-operative visual acuity.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:    
Kishor, Krishna S. -- "Techniques of a Trabeculectomy"
  • Summary:  The presentation will show a technique of a trabeculectomy
  • Educational objectives:  Upon completion of the talk the audience should be able to:1. Describe the surgical techniques of a fornix based trabeculectomy. 2. Differentiate between a fornix and limbus based Trabeculectomy. 3. Know the difference between the bleb morphology of a limbus and fornix based trabeculectomy.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (requesting time slot late on Wednesday morning due to travel needs)
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:    
Kurup, Shree K. -- "Comparison of Suprachoroidal and Intravitreal Injection Flow Mechanics Analyzed via Multimodal Imaging"
  • Summary:  View Summary PDF - CLICK HERE
  • Educational objectives: This is new technology for drug delivery
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:    
Lobo-Chan, Ann-Marie -- "Challenging cases in uveitis (or why I have insomnia)"

  • Summary:  Diagnostic and management challenges in uveitis, including patients requiring multidisciplinary approaches will be discussed. Several cases of complex posterior and panuveitis will be presented. A review of recent literature on diagnostic and therapeutic management options for uveitis will be discussed.
  • Educational objectives:  This talk will educate ophthalmologists on a diverse array of clinical presentations and techniques of diagnosis and management of uveitis patients.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Saturday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Maltzman, Jeff -- "A Perplexing Particularly Pigmented Predicament Persists"

  • Summary:  A case presentation of acute iris depigmentation and ocular hypertension following intracameral Moxifloxacin will be presented. Initially described in 2011 as a bilateral process following systemic fluoroquinolones, this relatively uncommon but sometimes severe condition has more recently been noted unilaterally after the intraocular injection of Moxifloxacin, a practice that is becoming fairly routine in ocular surgical antibacterial prophylaxis. A review of the current literature will be discussed.
  • Educational objectives:  Surgeons should be aware of this rare but potentially serious complication as the perioperative use of intracameral Moxifloxacin becomes routine in many surgical centers in the US.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Melendez, Robert F. -- "Comparing the Toric Calculations with the ARGOS biometer and the IOL Master 700 TK Toric Calculator"

  • Summary:  This retrospective study uses data from 89 eyes. Subjects have chosen either cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery & an AcrySof monofocal toric, PanOptix toric, or Vivity toric, have no prior refractive surgery & no clinically significant ocular pathology. Demographic data includes the age, sex & eye operated on; all data will be deidentified. Measurements will include the axial length, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, corneal diameter, the steep and flat Ks, & astigmatism with respective axis. Postoperative data collected from 1-8 weeks visits includes refraction, BCDVA, the refractive astigmatism, axis orientation. The Barrett formula is used for all IOL power calculations.
  • Educational objectives:  Comparing the newest Swept-Source OCT biometers for cataract surgery.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Miller, Aaron -- "Mammillations"
  • Summary:  A case report will be presented on acquired unilateral iris mammillations in a 5 year-old female.
  • Educational objectives:  Provides education on ocular anomalies.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Wednesday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:    Yes
Orge, Faruk H. -- "IPOSC Update"
  • Summary:  The IPOSC (International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council) has evolved over the years and this talk will give an overview of the organization's current state and future directions.
  • Educational objectives:  The audience will learn about global pediatric ophthalmology initiatives through the IPOSC efforts.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Patel, Purnima Sharad -- "Our Journey Into Solo Practice During a Pandemic"
  • Summary:  Speakers: Sonny Goel, MD Robert F Melendez MD MBA, and Purnima S. Patel, MDFormat: Panel with Q & AWill discuss our journey into solo practice: Why we chose this path?How we deigned our practices for growth and success?Challenges faced?Solos practices make up a small but growing percentage of ophthalmology practices.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:    
Plager, David -- "IOLs in infants - the "final" word"

  • Summary:  The Infant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS) was an NIH-funded, multi-centered, randomized study designed to study the proper role for intraocular lenses (IOLs) in infants born with a congenital cataract. The study was conceptualized in 1996, began enrollment in 2004 and closed enrollment in 2009. The published one and 5-year study results led to the recommendation that IOLs typically not be placed in infants<7 months of age. The last patients had their 10-year follow-up exams completed in 2019. The study is now closed and the 10-year follow-up results have been published in over 70 peer-reviewed publications. The "final" results and recommendations from the study are summarized here
  • Educational objectives: The study has helped define the appropriate role for IOL use in infants..
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Wednesday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Plager, David -- "Plager vs. Peyton Manning -- where is the value??"  (2nd item... 5 minutes)

  • Summary:  The hourly pay rate for David Plager performing the World's Fastest Pediatric Cataract Surgery in 2011 is compared to Peyton Manning's hourly rate for throwing a football that same year.
  • Educational objectives:  The change in relative rates for performing cataract surgery and throwing footballs is updated with 2022 figures.  
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Not Wednesday
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
Rachitskaya, Aleksandra V. -- "Novel Surgical Approaches in Retina"
  • Summary:  This talk will focus on novel surgical approaches in retina with particular attention on gene therapy and port delivery system (PDS). The talk will focus on indications, surgical approaches, and challenges.
  • Educational objectives:  This talk will focus on novel surgical approaches in retina with particular attention on gene therapy and port delivery system (PDS). The talk will focus on indications, surgical approaches, and challenges.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Wednesday and possibly Thursday morning
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:  
Raju, Leela -- "The Eye Foundation of America - preventive eye care since 1977"
  • Summary:  The Eye Foundation of America was started by Dr. VK Raju in 1977 and has been supporting eye camps and surgeries in southern India and other countries since that time. While providing affordable cataract surgery has been a constant goal, recognizing causes of avoidable blindness such as lack of glasses and screening for keratoconus and retinopathy of prematurity - both underappreciated in India, have been more recent areas of focus for the Eye Foundation of America and the hospital it supports, the Goutami Eye Institute.
  • Educational objectives:  By addressing the underdiagnosed and sometimes undertreated problems of keratoconus and retinopathy of prematurity, these causes of avoidable blindness can be reduced in developing countries.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Reynolds, Adam C. -- "The Eye As Art"
  • Summary:  A short summery of the role of the eye in art history. Special attention to the role of the eye in Surrealism and an explanation of the art of Salvidor Dali in particular. Modern anatomical eye sturctures as art by various artists and then a presention of the current evolution of my "Eye as Art" series and the directions it is going.
  • Educational objectives:  An presentation to eye care professionals of some important aspects of the organ we are devoted to in medicine as a subject of artistic interest.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   CME not requested
Saini, Arvind -- "My experience with the light adjustable IOL"

  • Summary:  I will describe light adjustable lenses, history, basic science and a summary of my surgical outcomes to date. Some of the challenges and benefits of implementation.
  • Educational objectives:  It will address a new type of intraocular lens technology, post surgical correction, that may become the future of our field.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   
Tsai, James C. -- "New Innovative Directions in Ophthalmic Telemedicine & Remote Monitoring"

  • Summary:  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ophthalmology practices will incorporate new innovations in telemedicine and remote monitoring. There will be greater integration of synchronous video visits into the practice flow, as well as a move to socially distanced practice models. Future innovations in tele-retina screening visits and tele-ophthalmology consults will be employed..
  • Educational objectives:  Provide greater understanding of innovations in tele-ophthalmology and remote monitoring platforms for the ophthalmic care of patients.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
+ Vollman, David -- "Creating a diabetic retinopathy screening program for a community based primary care network"

  • Summary:  As the only ophthalmologist in my medical group, I am partnering with our primary team to understand the variety of options that exist for screening patients at point of care for diabetic retinopathy when you do not have an employed eye care team or a robust referral network. We are doing this in the context of considering patient access and experience as well as being involved in multiple risk based insurance reimbursement contracts. At this point, we are leaning toward one of the FDA-approved AI enabled platforms.
  • Educational objectives:  How ophthalmologists can aide in increasing community screening rates for diabetic retinopathy by partnering with primary care.
  • Schedule Restrictions:  None
  • Conflict of interest disclosure received:   Yes
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