Corneal Endothelium Image Quality and Analyses: Best Practices for Eye Banking
Includes a Live Event on 08/12/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Analysis of the corneal endothelium is a key aspect of eye banking and accurate analysis is important. This session will focus on corneal endothelial imaging following best practices in eye banking and the EBAA Medical Standards. Beth Ann Benetz, Professor at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss 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. Join us for this session to learn more about corneal endothelial imaging and best practices for capturing and analyzing corneal endothelium images.
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.