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Program

60th Annual Residents' Days

PROGRAM
Subject to change
All times listed are ET

Friday, June 14, 2024

7:00 am Residents’ Group Photo
7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Introduction/Welcome
Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD; Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD; and Steven J. Gedde, MD
  Session I
Moderator: Steven J. Gedde, MD
8:10 Outcomes of Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation with Phacoemulsification in Patients with Glaucoma
Merry Ruan, MD, PhD
Mentor: Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD

8:22 Intraocular Pressure Changes Following Stand-Alone Phacoemulsification Requiring Concurrent Anterior Vitrectomy in the IRIS Registry
Vikram Paranjpe, MD, MPH
Mentor: Adam L. Rothman, MD
8:34 Simulation as an Educational Tool for Pediatric Exam Under Anesthesia
Pooja Pendri, MD
Mentor: Elena Bitrian, MD
8:46 Outcomes of Xen Gel Stent Ab Externo Approach
Javier Nahmias, MD
Mentor: Arindel S. Maharaj, MD, PhD

8:58 A Retrospective Review of Tube Shunt Revisions and Hypotony
Jane Gilmore, MD
Mentor: Arindel S. Maharaj, MD, PhD

9:10 Tube Shunt Revisions in Pediatric Glaucoma
Elli Park, MD
Mentor: Elena Bitrian, MD

9:22 Slow-Coagulation Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation for Treating Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
Ramsey Yusuf, MD
Mentor: Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD

9:34 Five Year Outcomes of Gonioscopy-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy for Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma
Ronaldo Nuesi, MD
Mentors: Ta Chen (Peter) Chang, MD and Swarup S. Swaminathan, MD

9:46 Clinicopathologic Review of Consecutive Case Series of Ghost Cell Glaucoma
Flavius Beca, MD
Mentor: Sander R. Dubovy, MD

9:58 Outcomes of Lens Surgery in Pachyphakia, Microcornea and Angle Closure Patients after Non-Surgical Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatment
Naomi E. Gutkind, MD
Mentor: Elena Bitrian, MD

10:10 Break
  Session II
Moderator: Hong-Uyen Hua, MD
10:30 Effect of Bacterial Toxins on Outcomes in Patients with Endophthalmitis
Daniel Balikov, MD, PhD
Mentors: Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD and Luis J. Haddock, MD

10:42 Endophthalmitis Caused by Gram-Negative Bacteria: Etiologies, Antibiotic Susceptibilities, and Treatment
Brandon Pham, MD
Mentor: Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD

10:54 Anesthesia Considerations and Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Proliferative Sickle Cell Retinopathy
Sugi Panneerselvam, MD
Mentor: Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD
11:06 Proliferative Sickle Cell Retinopathy: Outcomes of Vitreoretinal Surgery
Landon J. Rohowetz, MD, MA
Mentor: Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD

11:18 Demarcation Laser Photocoagulation for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments: Outcomes in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients
Jeffrey Brown, MD
Mentor: Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD

11:30 Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Symptomatic Primary Floaters
Georges Sukkarieh, MD
Mentors: Luis J. Haddock, MD and Jorge Fortun, MD

11:42 Management of Pediatric Retinal Folds
Yasman Moshiri, MD
Mentor: Audina M. Berrocal, MD

11:54 Genetic Testing for Pediatric Retinal Detachments
Anne L. Kunkler, MD
Mentor: Audina M. Berrocal, MD

12:06 pm Clinical Characteristics of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Micro-Premature Neonates Treated in the Pre- and Post-Bevacizumab Era
Jason C. Fan, MD, PhD
Mentor: Audina M. Berrocal, MD

12:18 Lunch
  Session III
Moderator: Michelle Falcone, MD
1:20 Clinical Findings, Surgical Management and Outcomes in Adults with Comitant Esotropia
Potyra Rosa, MD
Mentor: Hilda Capo, MD

1:32 Outcomes of Strabismus Before and After Teprotumumab Therapy in Patients with Thyroid Eye Disease
Bashaer Aldhahwani, MBBS, MD
Mentor: Hilda Capo, MD

1:44 Orbital Disease Liquid Biopsy? Micro RNA Profile Analysis in Tear Samples
Kevin D. Clauss, MD
Mentor: Thomas E. Johnson, MD

1:56 Novel Methods for Promoting Neuroprotection in the Treatment of Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Benyam Kinde, MD, PhD
Mentor: David T. Tse, MD

2:08 Assessing the Correlation of Optomotor Response with Pattern Electroretinogram in Unilateral Optic Nerve Injuries in a Murine Traumatic Optic Neuropathy Model
Benjamin Meyer, MD
Mentor: David T. Tse, MD

2:20 A Mouse Model for Evaluation of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Juan S. Guerrero Rey, MD
Mentor: David T. Tse, MD

2:32 Retinal Mitochondrial Function in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Christopher Morais, MD
Mentor: Hong Jiang, MD, PhD

2:44 LRPU and Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Series
Christopher Burrell, MD
Mentor: Joshual Pasol, MD

2:56 Atypical Presentations of NAION: A Case Series
Maria A. Vera-Silva, MD
Mentor: Carlos E. Mendoza-Santiesteban, MD

3:08 Break
  Session IV
Moderator: Maura Di Nicola, MD
3:30 Adverse Events of Pegcetacoplan for Geographic Atrophy
Carolina Mercado, MD
Mentor: Jaclyn L. Kovach, MD

3:42 Real World Experience with Intravitreal Pegcetacoplan for Treating Geographic Atrophy in AMD
Hassan Khojasteh, MD
Mentor: Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD

3:54 Multimodal Imaging in the Detection of Retinal Tears in Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachments
Elza Rachid, MD
Mentor: Luis J. Haddock, MD

4:06 Eales Disease and Tubercular Retinal Vasculitis: Clinical Course and Management
Lauren C. Kiryakoza, MD
Mentor: Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD

4:18 Retina Detachments in Patients with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
Shima Dehghani, MD
Mentor: Thomas A. Albini, MD

4:30 Effect of Initial Therapy on the Time to Suppression of Inflammation in HLA-B27 Associated Acute Anterior Uveitis
Araniko Pandey, MD, MBBS
Mentor: Janet L. Davis, MD

4:42 Clinical Outcomes of Acute Retinal Necrosis in PCR-positive Patients: A Single Center Experience
Viet Chau, MD
Mentor: Thomas A. Albini, MD

4:54 The Association Between the Total Burden of Macular Hyperreflective Foci and the Formation of Choroidal Hyper Transmission Defects in Intermediate AMD
Maura Abraham, MD
Mentor: Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD

5:06 A Novel Grid Strategy for Correlating Focal Macular Anatomic Changes with Focal Changes in Choriocapillaris Perfusion
Konica Singla, MD, MS
Mentor: Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD

5:18 Fluorescein Angiography of Patients with Inherited Retinal Disease
Benjamin R. Lin, MD
Mentor: Audina M. Berrocal, MD

5:30 Scientific Meeting Adjourns

Saturday, June 15, 2024

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:58 Introduction/Welcome
Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD; Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD; and Steven J. Gedde, MD
  Session I
Moderator: Stephanie M. Llop, MD
8:00 Diversity in Ophthalmic Meeting Presentations
Nicholas Gurney, MD
Mentor: Ta Chen (Peter) Chang, MD

8:12 Active Staffing Model for Ophthalmology Residents in the Bascom Palmer Emergency Room, Survey Study
Louis Z. Cai, MD
Mentor: Chris R. Alabiad, MD
8:24 Comparative Outcomes of Low Versus Standard Dose Plaque Brachytherapy for Large Posterior Uveal Melanoma
Ayman El Nahry, MD, PhD
Mentor: Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
8:36 Characteristics of Traumatic Ruptured Globes Resulting in an Intraocular Foreign Body
Jonathan Yi, MD
Mentor: Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD

8:48 Management of Globe Trauma and Open Globe
Khalid Al-kirwi, MD
Mentor: Luis J. Haddock, MD

9:00 A Deep Learning Model to Detect Ocular Surface Tumors on Slit Lamp Images
Osmel Alvarez, BA
Mentors: Carol L. Karp, MD and Swarup S. Swaminathan, MD

9:12 Detection of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia Using Artificial Intelligence with High-Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography
Jason Greenfield, BA
Mentor: Carol L. Karp, MD

9:24 Optimization of Fluorescence Angiography with Dual-Fluorescence (FA-DF) for the Early Detection and Longitudinal Quantitation of Vascular Leakage in Retinopathy
Madison Weiss, MS
Mentor: Abigail S. Hackam, PhD

9:36 Break
  Session II
Moderator: Sonia H. Yoo, MD
10:00 Clinical and Histopathological Comparison of OSSN vs. Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Caroline L. Lieux, MD
Mentors: Anat Galor, MD, MSPH and Carol L. Karp, MD

10:12 Bacterial Antibiotic Sensitivities in Miami and Chennai: A Post Hoc Analysis of the Steroids and Cross-linking for Ulcer Treatment (SCUT) II Trial
Matias A. Soifer, MD
Mentor: Guillermo Amescua, MD

10:24 Infectious Crystalline Keratopathy: Clinicopathologic Correlation in a Case Series
Charissa Tan, BS
Mentor: Sander R. Dubovy, MD

10:36 Scheimpflug Corneal Topography Anterior Chamber Depth in EK (DESEK and DMEK) Recipients
Benny Wong, MD
Mentor: Ellen Koo, MD

10:48 Postoperative Care Time After Implantation of Light Adjustable Lens vs. Monofocal Intraocular Lenses
Lily Zhang, MD
Mentor: Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS

11:00 Immersive Insights: Changing the Paradigms of Ophthalmic Education with MXR
Amanda Tran, BS
Mentor: Chris R. Alabiad, MD

11:12 Comparative Safety and Outcomes of Same-day vs. Day One Post-Operative Examinations Following Cataract Surgery
Akaanksh Shetty, MD
Mentor: Rahul S. Tonk, MD

11:24 Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Keratitis: In-vitro Rose Bengal-mediated Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy in Selected Mycobacteria Isolate and a Report of Clinical Outcomes
Nhon Le, MD
Mentor: Guillermo Amescua, MD

11:36 Capsular Patch Grafting: A Novel Surgical Technique to Repair Defects in the Capsular Bag
Jonathan D. Tijerina, MD, MA
Mentor: Elena Bitrian, MD

11:48 Scientific Meeting Adjourns
11:49 BPEI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BUSINESS MEETING
(Including graduating residents and fellows)