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Session I

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Agenda and Speakers

Welcome and Introductions
Speakers: Marjan Farid, MD, and Sophie Deng, MD
Mini-Symposium: COVID-19 and the Donor Cornea
Eye Banking in the Time of COVID: Current EBAA Guidelines
Speaker: Jennifer Li, MD, University of California, Davis
Can SARS-CoV-2 be Transmitted through Donor Corneal Tissue? An in vitro Infection Study
Speaker: Josh Hou, MD, Lions Gift of Sight
Assessing Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Human Post-Mortem Ocular Tissues
Speaker: Onkar Sawant, PhD, Eversight
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Cornea Donor Pool and the Role of Routine COVID-19 Testing for all Donors
Speaker: Dena Ballouz, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Discussion & Q&A
Treatment and Outcomes of Fungal Infections Following Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Speaker: Anthony Aldave, MD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Optimizing Methods to Decontaminate Fungus from Corneal Tissue
Speaker: Roheena Kamyar, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/ Center for Organ Recovery and Education
Microbial Keratitis after Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis Implantation
Speaker: Reza Ghaffari, MD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Session Closing

Session II

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Sophie Deng, MD, and Marjan Farid, MD
A Novel Carrier and Technique for Delivery by Injection of In-Advance Pre-Loaded Endothelial Grafts for DSAEK through a Small Wound
Speaker: Eric Abdullayev, MD, MBA, CEBT, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research
Histological Study of Recurrent Ectasia in Corneal Transplants
Speaker: Joseph Ciolino, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
A Novel Dual-Chamber Vial for Corneal Graft Preservation
Speaker: Joana Karanxha, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Assessment of Ocular Surface Lesions
Speaker: William Binotti, MD, Tufts Medical Center
Panel Discussion and Q&A
R. Townley Paton Award Introduction
Speaker: Shahzad Mian, MD, 2019 Paton Award Recipient
R. Townley Paton Award Lecture: Reflections During Covid-19: My Important but Little Known Research and Our Legacy
Speaker: Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD, 2020 Paton Award Recipient

Session III

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Marjan Farid, MD, and Sophie Deng, MD
Invited Session: Therapeutic Applications of Mesenchymal Stroma Cells for Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases
Speaker: Ali Djalilian, MD, University of Illinois, Chicago
Predictors of Receiving Keratoplasty for Keratoconus
Speaker: Chanon Thanitcul, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Long-Term Outcomes after Cornea Transplant and Cataract Extraction in Children after Penetrating Ocular Trauma
Speaker: Allison Umfress, MD, Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Outcome of Lamellar Keratoplasty in Children and Infants with Congenital Corneal Dermoids
Speaker: Jijo Wang, MD, New York Medical College
Prevalence of Neurotrophic Keratopathy in Patients with Chronic Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Speaker: Rohan Bir Singh, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Richard Troutman Award Introduction
Speaker: Douglas Lazzaro, MD, NYU Langone Health
Richard Troutman Award Lecture: Increasing Povidone-Iodine Exposure in Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue Processing and Fungal Infection Impact
Speaker: C. Drew Salisbury, 2020 Troutman Award Recipient

Session IV

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Welcome Back
Sophie Deng, MD, and Marjan Farid, MD
Invited Session: An Update on Injectable Endothelial Cell Technology
Speaker: Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, Kyoto Prefectural University
Viability and Function of Cultured Human Corneal Endothelial Cells (HCECs) for Transplantation
Speaker: Wei Wang, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Randomized, Double-Masked Trial of Netarsudil for Treatment of Corneal Edema in Fuchs Dystrophy
Speaker: Marianne Price, PhD, Cornea Research Foundation of America
Endothelial Cell Viability in Viscoelastic-Aided DMEK Graft Preparation and Marking
Speaker: Ellen Koo, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Prediction of DMEK-Grafts at Risk for Future Rejection from Pre-Clinical Diagnosis Endothelial Cell Images
Speaker: Naomi Joseph, BS, Case Western Reserve University
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Best Paper of Session
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration