Corneal Endothelium Image Quality and Analyses: Best Practices for Eye Banking
Analysis of the corneal endothelium is a key aspect of eye banking and accurate analysis is important. This session focuses on corneal endothelial imaging following best practices in eye banking and the EBAA Medical Standards. Beth Ann Benetz, Professor at Case Western Reserve University, discusses analysis methods, common errors, the handling of pathology, normal versus abnormal morphology and pathology, as well as the effect of tissue-related and imaging artifacts. Register for this session to learn more about corneal endothelial imaging and best practices for capturing and analyzing corneal endothelium images.
For one fee of $50 (EBAA Member) or $150 (Non-Member), the entire organization may attend the webinar. After registration, a confirmation email will be sent with a discount code. The contact person who purchased the session should send the discount code to other staff members who may wish to attend the session. The discount code will allow staff to attend remotely for free.
Note: if an organization has multiple locations, additional registrations must be purchased for each location.
A new CEU process has been implemented. If an individual views the session through their own eyeLEARN account, they simply need to complete the survey on their account to claim credit for the session. If a group of people view the session together in a conference room, then each person should complete the survey listed in the confirmation email to claim CEU credit.
Important: Whether through eyeLEARN or the survey in the confirmation email, each attendee must complete their own survey to claim credit for the session.
Beth Ann Benetz, CRA, FOPS
Case Western Reserve University
Beth Ann Benetz, CRA, FOPS, is a Professor in the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. She served as Scientific Director of the Case Cornea Image Analysis Reading Center (CIARC) for the Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS) and the morphometric analyses supplement of SMAS images as well as Director of the CIARC for the NEI funded Cornea Preservation Time Study (CPTS), examining graft success and cell loss following Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty as related to preservation time. Her research interests focus on ophthalmic image analyses methods (standardization and reproducibility) with specific interest in corneal transplant studies and improvements in the analyses methods related to both clinical and eye bank image capture and assessment. Most recently, she is the co-PI on an NEI R21 grant, utilizing deep learning and image analytics on post-transplant corneal endothelial cell images to predict corneal keratoplasty failure.