Donor Tissue Evaluation: Current and New Technologies
Current practices in training, operations and quality measures of screening and post-processing evaluations will be presented. Standard slit lamp evaluation, specular microscopy techniques, use of OCT, wide field dual imaging, and challenging evaluation cases will be discussed by means of lecture and panel discussions.
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.
Jameson Clover, CEBT
Vice President of Surgical Services
Jameson Clover, CEBT, is the Vice President of Surgical Services at Lions VisionGift, and has over 17 years of eye banking experience. She has been involved in tissue distribution since 2006, and during that time she has evaluated thousands of corneas to determine surgical suitability. She has served on the EBAA Statistics Committee, and is a past Chair of the Exam Committee.