Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020

Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020

  • 2020 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum Overall Evaluation

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  • Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session IV

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    Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session IV

    4:00 - 4:01 pm
    Welcome Back

    Sophie Deng, MD, and Marjan Farid, MD

    4:02 - 4:20 pm
    Invited Session: An Update on Injectable Endothelial Cell Technology

    Speaker: Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, Kyoto Prefectural University

    4:21 - 4:27 pm
    Viability and Function of Cultured Human Corneal Endothelial Cells (HCECs) for Transplantation

    Speaker: Wei Wang, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

    4:28 - 4:34 pm
    Randomized, Double-Masked Trial of Netarsudil for Treatment of Corneal Edema in Fuchs Dystrophy

    Speaker: Marianne Price, PhD, Cornea Research Foundation of America

    4:35 - 4:41 pm
    Endothelial Cell Viability in Viscoelastic-Aided DMEK Graft Preparation and Marking

    Speaker: Ellen Koo, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    4:42 - 4:48 pm
    Prediction of DMEK-Grafts at Risk for Future Rejection from Pre-Clinical Diagnosis Endothelial Cell Images

    Speaker: Naomi Joseph, BS, Case Western Reserve University

    4:49 - 4:57 pm
    Panel Discussion and Q&A


    4:58 - 4:59 pm
    Best Paper of Session

    Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration

    5:00 pm
    Closing

    Marjan Farid, MD (Moderator)

    Clinical Professor

    University of California, Irvine

    Marjan Farid, MD, is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmic Faculty at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) at UC-Irvine. Dr. Farid's clinical practice is divided between patient care, teaching, and research. Dr. Farid’s research interests focus on corneal surgery, specifically in the use of the femtosecond laser for corneal transplantation. She performs all forms of corneal transplantation -- femtosecond enabled and lamellar keratoplasty. Dr. Farid is also the founder of the Severe Ocular Surface Disease Center at UCI. She performs limbal stem cell transplants as well as artificial corneal transplantation for the treatment of patients with severe ocular surface disorders. She is published in multiple peer reviewed leading journals and text book chapters.  Dr. Farid currently serves as the Chair of the Cornea Clinical Committee of ASCRS and the Program Chair for the EBAA.

    Sophie Deng, MD, PhD (Moderator)

    Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

    Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD

    Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

    Wei Wang, PhD

    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

    Marianne Price, PhD

    Cornea Research Foundation of America

    Ellen Koo, MD

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    Naomi Joseph, BS

    Case Western Reserve University

  • Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session III

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    Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session III

    2:30 - 2:32 pm
    Introduction

    Marjan Farid, MD, and Sophie Deng, MD

    2:33 - 2:48 pm
    Invited Session: Therapeutic Applications of Mesenchymal Stroma Cells for Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases

    Speaker: Ali Djalilian, MD, University of Illinois, Chicago

    2:49 - 2:55 pm
    Predictors of Receiving Keratoplasty for Keratoconus

    Speaker: Chanon Thanitcul, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    2:56 - 3:02 pm
    Long-Term Outcomes after Cornea Transplant and Cataract Extraction in Children after Penetrating Ocular Trauma

    Speaker: Allison Umfress, MD, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

    3:03 - 3:09 pm
    Outcome of Lamellar Keratoplasty in Children and Infants with Congenital Corneal Dermoids

    Speaker: Jijo Wang, MD, New York Medical College

    3:10 - 3:16 pm
    Prevalence of Neurotrophic Keratopathy in Patients with Chronic Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease

    Speaker: Rohan Bir Singh, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    3:17 - 3:26 pm
    Panel Discussion and Q&A

    3:27 - 3:29 pm
    Richard Troutman Award Introduction

    Speaker: Douglas Lazzaro, MD, NYU Langone Health

    3:30 - 3:40 pm
    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

    3:41 - 3:45 pm
    Closing

    Sophie Deng, MD, PhD (Moderator)

    Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

    Maria Woodward, MD (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan


    Maria Woodward, MD, is a board-certified corneal specialist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of Michigan. She is passionate about the gift of sight provided by deceased persons to patients requiring corneal transplantation. Her research seeks to improve eye banking tissue processes, highlighted threats to tissue supply, and established clinical correlations of tissue characteristics and patient outcomes. Since 201, Dr. Woodward has served on the Research committee for the Eye Bank Association of America and as chair from 2016-2018 and is a past participant of the Physician Leadership Program. She serves on the research committee and medical advisory board for Eversight. 

    Ali Djalilian, MD

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    Chanon Thanitcul

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Allison Umfress, MD

    Vanderbilt Eye Institute

    Jijo Wang, MD

    New York Medical College

    Rohan Bir Singh, MD

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    Douglas Lazzaro

    NYU Langone Health

    C. Drew Salisbury, MD

    Premier Medical Group

  • Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session II

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    Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session II

    11:30 - 11:32 am
    Introduction
    Sophie Deng, MD, and Marjan Farid, MD

    11:33 - 11:39 am
    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

    11:40 - 11:46 am
    Histological Study of Recurrent Ectasia in Corneal Transplants

    Speaker: Joseph Ciolino, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    11:47 - 11:53 am
    A Novel Dual-Chamber Vial for Corneal Graft Preservation

    Speaker: Joana Karanxha, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    11:54 - 12:00 pm
    Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Assessment of Ocular Surface Lesions

    Speaker: William Binotti, MD, Tufts Medical Center

    12:01 - 12:08 pm
    Panel Discussion and Q&A


    12:09 - 12:12 pm
    R. Townley Paton Award Introduction

    Speaker: Shahzad Mian, MD, 2019 Paton Award Recipient

    12:12 - 12:28 pm
    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

    12:28 - 12:30 pm
    Closing


    1:00 - 2:00 pm
    Moderated Discussions
    Paton Brunch- Moderated Clinical Discussion

    Moderated by Marian Macsai, MD
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    Eye Bank Brunch Moderated Discussion
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    2:00 - 2:15 pm
    Cornea Society Meeting

    Marjan Farid, MD (Moderator)

    Clinical Professor

    University of California, Irvine

    Marjan Farid, MD, is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmic Faculty at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) at UC-Irvine. Dr. Farid's clinical practice is divided between patient care, teaching, and research. Dr. Farid’s research interests focus on corneal surgery, specifically in the use of the femtosecond laser for corneal transplantation. She performs all forms of corneal transplantation -- femtosecond enabled and lamellar keratoplasty. Dr. Farid is also the founder of the Severe Ocular Surface Disease Center at UCI. She performs limbal stem cell transplants as well as artificial corneal transplantation for the treatment of patients with severe ocular surface disorders. She is published in multiple peer reviewed leading journals and text book chapters.  Dr. Farid currently serves as the Chair of the Cornea Clinical Committee of ASCRS and the Program Chair for the EBAA.

    Olivia Lee, MD (Moderator)

    Eric Abdullayev, MD, MBA, CEBT

    Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research

    Joseph Ciolino, MD

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    Joana Karanxha

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    William Binotti, MD

    Tufts Medical Center

    Shahzad Mian, MD

    Medical Director

    Eversight

    Shahzad Mian, MD, is professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School and holds the Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professorship for Resident Education. He has been irector of the residency training program since 2004, and serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Sciences and Learning. His practice is focused in cornea and refractive surgery and research interests include corneal transplantation techniques, ocular graft versus host disease, and eye banking. He received the senior achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2015 and the Straatsma award for resident education in 2017. He serves on the Board of the Cornea Society, Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology, the Accreditation Board for the Eye Bank Association of America, as the Senior Medical Director of Eversight Michigan, and is the past-president of the Program Director’s Council of the Association of University Professor in Ophthalmology.

    Stephen Kaufman, MD, PhD

    Lions Gift Of Sight, Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota

    Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD, is fellowship trained in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery. He has been an Associate Medical Director of The Lions Gift of Sight Eye Bank since 2007. Dr Kaufman will be the new Vice-Chairman of Ophthalmology, Medical Director, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of The Cornea Service at the University of Minnesota.

  • Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session I

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    Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2020 Session I

    10:00 - 10:02 am
    Welcome and Introductions

    Speakers: Marjan Farid, MD, and Sophie Deng, MD

    10:02 - 10:44 am
    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

    10:45 - 10:51 am
    Treatment and Outcomes of Fungal Infections Following Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
    Speaker: Anthony Aldave, MD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

    10:52 - 10:58 am
    Optimizing Methods to Decontaminate Fungus from Corneal Tissue
    Speaker: Roheena Kamyar, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/ Center for Organ Recovery and Education

    10:59 - 11:05 am
    Microbial Keratitis after Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis Implantation
    Speaker: Reza Ghaffari, MD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

    11:06 - 11:14 am
    Panel Discussion and Q&A

    11:15 am
    Session Closing

    Marjan Farid, MD (Moderator)

    Clinical Professor

    University of California, Irvine

    Marjan Farid, MD, is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmic Faculty at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) at UC-Irvine. Dr. Farid's clinical practice is divided between patient care, teaching, and research. Dr. Farid’s research interests focus on corneal surgery, specifically in the use of the femtosecond laser for corneal transplantation. She performs all forms of corneal transplantation -- femtosecond enabled and lamellar keratoplasty. Dr. Farid is also the founder of the Severe Ocular Surface Disease Center at UCI. She performs limbal stem cell transplants as well as artificial corneal transplantation for the treatment of patients with severe ocular surface disorders. She is published in multiple peer reviewed leading journals and text book chapters.  Dr. Farid currently serves as the Chair of the Cornea Clinical Committee of ASCRS and the Program Chair for the EBAA.

    Sophie Deng, MD, PhD (Moderator)

    Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

    Jennifer Li, MD

    Medical Director

    Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank

    Jennifer Li, MD, is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the UC Davis Eye Center where she is the Director of the Cornea and External Disease Service and the Fellowship Director. Dr. Li received her medical degree and completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and subsequently completed a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at UC Davis. She is also the Co-Medical Director of Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, California. Dr. Li is an active member of the EBAA serving on the EBAA Accreditation Board and the Scientific Programs Committee. She is the current Chair of the EBAA Medical Advisory Board, Chair-Elect for the EBAA, and a member for the EBAA Board of Directors and Governance Committee.  She is the recipient of the EBAA's 2021 R. Townley Paton Award.

    Joshua H. Hou, MD

    Lions Gift of Sight

    Joshua H. Hou, MD, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Duke University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He then received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. After that, he completed both his ophthalmology residency and cornea and external disease fellowship at the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. Since 2015, Dr. Hou has served as Medical Director of the Lions Gift of Sight. In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Hou also maintains a research laboratory at the University of Minnesota and is currently supported by the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation. His main research interests include limbal stem cell deficiency and corneal tissue processing. Dr. Hou has been an active member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) since completing his cornea fellowship in 2014. He is a past participant of the EBAA Physician Leadership Program, and he currently serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Board and Scientific Programs Committee. He is also a regular physician lecturer for the EBAA Slit Lamp Microscopy Seminar.

    Onkar Sawant, PhD

    Eversight

    Dena Ballouz

    University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

    Roheena Kamyar, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Roheena Kamyar, MD, is a Clinical Assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh specializing in Cornea and External Diseases. She currently also serves on the advisory board at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education and is the Assistant Medical Director at the eye bank.

    Anthony Aldave, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Stein Eye Institute

    Anthony Aldave, MD, is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Cornea and Uveitis Division at the Stein Eye Institute. As a member of the EBAA Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Aldave and colleagues reported an increase in donor-transmitted fungal infections following corneal transplantation in 2013. He has maintained an interest in this topic since, recently publishing an invited editorial on the role of antifungal prophylaxis after receipt of a positive donor rim fungal culture and completing a study investigating the incidence, treatments and outcomes of donor-transmitted fungal infection following DMEK.

    Reza Ghaffari, MD

    Stein Eye Instiute, UCLA

    Shahzad Mian, MD

    Medical Director

    Eversight

    Shahzad Mian, MD, is professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School and holds the Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professorship for Resident Education. He has been irector of the residency training program since 2004, and serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Sciences and Learning. His practice is focused in cornea and refractive surgery and research interests include corneal transplantation techniques, ocular graft versus host disease, and eye banking. He received the senior achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2015 and the Straatsma award for resident education in 2017. He serves on the Board of the Cornea Society, Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology, the Accreditation Board for the Eye Bank Association of America, as the Senior Medical Director of Eversight Michigan, and is the past-president of the Program Director’s Council of the Association of University Professor in Ophthalmology.