Donor Cornea Tissue Evaluation
Recorded On: 06/19/2020
Tissue evaluation is an essential part of eye banking and there are various methods that can be used. During this session, a brief presentation regarding the use of slit lamp biomicroscopy, specular microscopy, OCT, and ex vivo wide field dual imaging for donor cornea evaluation is given and then followed by lectures and panel discussion highlighting practical use of these imaging technologies for evaluation of normal and disease states along with challenging cases.
Jonathan Lass, MD
CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and University Hospitals Eye Institute
Jonathan Lass, MD, is the Charles I Thomas Professor in the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and University Hospitals Eye Institute. He also directs the Cornea Image Analysis Reading Center at UH and CWRU and serves as the Medical Director for Eversight Ohio. He recently served as the PI for the National Eye Institute-sponsored Cornea Preservation Time Study which elucidated the factors impacting graft success and endothelial cell loss following DSAEK. He received the Paton Award from the EBAA in 2012 and the Castroviejo Award from the Cornea Society in 2017.
Ahmed Omar, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Medical Center
Ahmed Omar, MD, PhD, is assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Medical Center. He did his medical school and residency at Assiut University in Egypt, cornea fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and is currently associate medical director of Eversight.
Adam Stockman, MBA, CEBT
Director of Clinical Operations
Iowa Lions Eye Bank
Adam Stockman, MBA, CEBT, began his eye banking career as a part-time recovery technician for Iowa Lions Eye Bank in 2003. Over the years he has been an active member of several EBAA Committees including serving four years as a faculty member of the Technician Education Seminar and currently serves on the Accreditation Board, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, and Certification Board.
Anthony Vizzerra, CEBT
Director of Clinical Services
Anthony Vizzerra, CEBT, serves as Director of Clinical Services at Saving Sight. He has been in the eye banking profession for five years. Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in chemistry from The University of Arizona. In his current role, Anthony oversees the daily operations of the clinical laboratory and directly supervises the lab team. Since being with Saving Sight, he has been able to successfully change procedural protocols to help reduce processing errors, as well as reduce overall supply costs.
Amy Ansin grew up and went to school in Portland, OR, where she received a Life Science degree from the University of Portland. Amy has been with Lions VisionGift for almost six years, currently serving as the Tissue Distribution Supervisor, and looks forward to continuing to learn and develop in the eye bank profession while carrying out a great mission.