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Program

Joint XLIV Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) and XXVI Pan-American Regional Course

PROGRAM
All Times are EDT
Program is subject to change

Saturday, October 15, 2022

3:00 to 5:00 pm Early Registration
 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

7:50 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50 Welcome Remarks
Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD; Carol L. Karp, MD; and Paul F. Palmberg, MD, PhD
  Cataract I
Moderator: Allister G. Gibbons, MD
9:00 MIGS Combined with Cataract Surgery
Juan F. Batlle, MD
9:10 Current State of Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
9:20 Combined Cataract Surgery and DSO
Paulo E. C. Dantas, MD
9:30 Running a High-volume Cataract Clinic/OR?
Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA
9:40 Panel Discussion
Panel: Allister G. Gibbons, MD; Juan F. Batlle, MD; Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA; Paulo E. C. Dantas, MD; Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
9:50 Cataract Surgery in the Irregular Cornea
Neda Shamie, MD
10:00 Maximizing Toric IOL Outcomes and Some Special Considerations
Victoria Chang, MD
10:10 Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Persistent Iritis after Cataract Surgery
Victor L. Perez, MD
10:20 Panel Discussion
Panel: Allister G. Gibbons, MD; Juan F. Batlle, MD; Neda Shamie, MD; Victoria Chang, MD; Victor L. Perez, MD
  Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Moderator: Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD
10:30 Introduction
Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD
10:33 Primer on Neuro-ophthalmologic Imaging
Carlos E. Mendoza, MD
10:53 Primer on Imaging for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
Luis E. Vazquez, MD, PhD
11:13 Primer on Imaging for Retinal Diseases
Jorge A. Fortun, MD
11:33 Imaging for Eyelid Disease
Miguel N. Burnier, MD
11:43 Imaging for Anterior Segment Disease
Carol L. Karp, MD
11:53 Questions and Answers
12:00 pm Group Photograph
12:30 Exhibits / Lunch
  Retina I
Moderator: William E. Smiddy, MD
2:00 Vitrectomy for DME Unresponsive to Pharmacologic Therapy – Is Surgery Beneficial?
J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASRS
2:15 What is the Role of New Therapies?
Raquel Goldhardt, MD, FACS
2:30 Current Status of Treatment of DR
Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD
2:45 What is New in ERMs
William E. Smiddy, MD
3:00 CURSO Clinic
Moderator: William E. Smiddy, MD
Panel: J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASRS; Raquel Goldhardt, MD, FACS; Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD; and Luis J. Haddock, MD
3:30 Refreshment Break
  Retina II
Moderator: Luis J. Haddock, MD
4:00 Toxoplasma Retinochoroiditis
Miguel Burnier MD, M.Sc., PhD, FRCSC
4:15 Pneumatic Retinopexy and new therapies for management of RD
Nicolas A. Yannuzzi, MD
4:30 Management of Vitreous Floaters Pros and Cons
Jayanth Sridhar, MD
4:45 Update on the Management of Sickle Cell Retinopathy
Luis J. Haddock, MD
5:00 Questions and Answers
5:30 Opening Ceremony and Raffle
 

Monday, October 17, 2022

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Glaucoma Videos
  Glaucoma I
Moderator: Paul F. Palmberg, MD, PhD
9:00 New Results on Cyclophotocoagulation in Glaucoma
Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD
9:20 Francisco E. Fantes, MD Distinguished Lecture
Artificial Intelligence in Glaucoma: A Guide for Thinking Clinicians
Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD
10:00 The Promise and the Problems with Telehealth in Glaucoma
Alana Grajewski, MD
10:20 Questions and Answers
10:30 Refreshment Break
  Glaucoma II
Moderator: Elena Bitrian, MD
11:00 Glaucoma and Aging
Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD
11:20 Emerging Breakthroughs in Glaucoma
David S. Greenfield, MD
11:40 Practical Questions on Detecting Glaucoma Progression
Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD
12:00 pm The X-Files – Cases that Teach
12:30 Exhibits/Lunch
  Cornea and External Diseases
Moderator: Guillermo Amescua, MD
2:00 Introduction
Guillermo Amescua, MD
2:05 Improving Outcomes in Endothelial Keratoplasty
Neda Shamie, MD
2:15 CTK, PISK, DLEK: Diagnosing, Treating and preventing the Ks
Paulo E. C. Dantas, MD
2:25 Immunology of Corneal Transplantation: How to Maximize Graft Survival?
Victor L. Perez, MD
2:35 Clinical Cases/Discussion
Case 1: Infectious Keratitis
Case 2: Corneal Transplantation
Case 3: Corneal Immunology
Case 4: Corneal Ectasia
Case 5: Corneal Dystrophy
3:30 Refreshment Break
  Ocular Surface Diseases Symposium
Moderator: Alfonso L. Sabater, MD, PhD
4:00 Introduction
Alfonso L. Sabater, MD, PhD
4:05 Management of Non-Responding Dry Eye Disease Patients
Victor L. Perez, MD
4:15 Case 1: Systemic Deficiencies
Case 2: Oculocutaneous Disorders
4:35 The Role of Neuropathic Mechanisms in Dry Eye Disease
Anat Galor, MD
4:45 Case 3: Pain without Stain
Case 4: Stain without Pain
5:05 Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A Never-ending Story
Paulo E. C. Dantas, MD
5:15 Case 5: Ocular Burns
Case 6: Specialty Contact Lenses
5:30 Raffle
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Cataract Videos
  Refractive Surgery I
Moderator: Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
9:00 The Unhappy Post Refractive Surgery Patient
Neda Shamie, MD
9:10 Cataract Surgery after Previous RK
William W. Culbertson, IV, MD
9:20 Our Experience and Outcomes with SMILE
Juan F. Batlle, MD
9:30 Discussion
9:45 Common Problems after LASIK and How to Fix Them
Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA
9:55 Diagnostic Assessment of Image Quality
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
10:05 The Unhappy Patient: When ATIOLS Are a Miss
Neda Shamie, MD
10:15 Discussion
10:30 Refreshment Break
  Refractive Surgery II: Clinical Cases and Discussion
Moderator: Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA
11:00 Overcoming an Astigmatism Nightmare
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
11:15 Hydrops in a Post LASIK Eye: What to Do?
Neda Shamie, MD
11:30 A Tricky, Sticky ICL
Juan F. Batlle, MD
11:45 Going Down the Refractive Rabbit Hole
Ellen Koo, MD
12:00 pm Lasers and Lamellar Keratoplasty
Florence Cabot, MD
12:15 An Unhappy LAL Patient: Now What?
Neda Shamie, MD
12:30 Exhibits / Lunch
  Cataract II
Moderator: Jaime D. Martinez Martinez, MD
2:00 Special Situations in Phacoemulsification Surgery. What Should You Do If?
Juan F. Batlle, MD
2:10 Cataract Surgery in Patients with Ocular Surface Squamous Carcinoma
Carol L. Karp, MD
2:20 Management of Dysphotopsia
Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA
2:30 Panel Discussion
Panel: Jaime D. Martinez Martinez, MD; Juan F. Batlle, MD; Carol L. Karp, MD; Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA; Guillermo Amescua, MD; Zubair Ansari, MD; Neda Shamie, MD; and Florence Cabot, MD
2:40 Cataract Surgery in Patients with Severe Ocular Surface Disease
Guillermo Amescua, MD
2:50 Comparing Phacoemulsification Machines
Zubair Ansari, MD
3:00 The Art of Matchmaking in Cataract Surgery
Neda Shamie, MD
3:10 Clinical Case Cataract Surgery
Florence Cabot, MD
3:20 Panel Discussion
Panel: Jaime D. Martinez Martinez, MD; Juan F. Batlle, MD; Carol Karp, MD; Rahul S. Tonk, MD, MBA; Guillermo Amescua, MD; Ansari Zubair, MD; Neda Shamie, MD; and Florence Cabot, MD
3:30 Refreshment Break
  Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium
Moderators: Hilda Capo, MD and Craig A. McKeown, MD
  Problems in Pediatric Paradise
4:00 Introduction
4:01 Challenges in Genetic Testing for Inherited Retinal and Optic Nerve Diseases
Carlos Mendoza, MD
4:09 Problems in Anterior and Posterior Segment
Audina Berrocal, MD
4:17 Problems in Pediatric Anterior Segment I
Angela Zhu, MD
4:25 Problems in Pediatric Anterior Segment II
Ta Chen Peter Chang, MD
4:33 Problems in Pediatric Eye Trauma
Kara Cavuoto, MD
4:41 Problems in Ocular Muscle Trauma
Hilda Capo, MD
4:49 Introduction of invited speaker Dr. Angela Fernandez
4:51 Problems in Pediatric Eyelids
Angela Fernandez, MD
4:59 Problems in Amblyopia Management
Michelle Falcone, MD
5:07 Dilemmas in Myopia Control: MiSight Versus Atropine 0.01 and 0.05%
Roberto Warman, MD
5:15 Questions and Answers
Panel
5:30 Raffle
7:00 “La Fiesta” Cocktail Reception and Dance
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
  Oculoplastics Symposium
Moderator: Thomas E. Johnson, MD
8:00 Challenging Oculoplastic Cases: Fellow Presentations with Faculty Discussions
9:00 Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Pearls
Nathan W. Blessing MD
9:13 Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Pearls
Chris R. Alabiad, MD
9:26 Challenging Thyroid Eye Disease Cases
Sara T. Wester, MD, FACS
9:39 Repairing Complex Orbital Bony Defects
Thomas E. Johnson, MD
9:52 Update on Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
David T. Tse, MD
10:05 Moh’s Eyelid Reconstruction
Brian C. Tse, MD
10:18 Questions and Answers
10:30 Refreshment Break
  Ocular Oncology
Moderator: Carol L. Karp, MD
11:00 Conjunctival Tumors
Carol L. Karp. MD
11:10 Intraocular Lymphoma
Miguel N. Burnier, Jr. MSc, PhD
11:20 New Treatments for Choroidal Hemangioma
Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
11:30 Orbital Tumors
Sander R. Dubovy, MD
11:40 Treatments for Uveal Melanoma Beyond the Eye
Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
11:50 Traditional, Liquid, and Optical Biopsies
Miguel N. Burnier, Jr. MSc, PhD
12:05 pm More on Conjunctival Tumors
Carol L. Karp, MD
12:15 Discussion
12:30 Exhibits / Lunch
  Uveitis Symposium
Moderator: Raquel Goldhardt, MD, FACS
2:00 The Eye and the Kidney: What’s the Connection?
Anat Galor, MD, MSPH
2:12 COVID Eye
Raquel Goldhardt, MD, FACS
2:24 Susac Syndrome
Janet L. Davis, MD
2:36 A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Uveitis
Victor L. Perez, MD
2:48 Controversy in the Management of ARN (Acute Retinal Necrosis)
Thomas A. Albini, MD
3:00 Posterior Segment Complications of Uveitis
J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASRS
3:30 Refreshment Break
  Neuro-Ophthalmology
Moderator: Carlos E. Mendoza, MD
  Challenging Cases in Neuro-Ophthalmology
4:00 Opening Remarks
Carlos E. Mendoza, MD
4:05 Challenging Case in Neuro-Ophthalmology I
Joshua Pasol, MD
4:15 Challenging Case in Neuro-Ophthalmology II
Hong Jiang, MD
4:25 Challenging Case in Neuro-Ophthalmology III
Mariam Vila Delgado, MD
4:35 Challenging Case in Neuro-Ophthalmology IV
Carlos E. Mendoza, MD
4:45 Challenging Case in Neuro-Ophthalmology V + Update in LHON Gene Therapy
Byron L. Lam, MD
5:05 Questions and Answers
  Telehealth and Global Ophthalmology Symposium
Moderators: Zubair Ansari, MD and Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA
5:10 Virtual Eyecare in Times of Uncertainty: A Practical Approach
Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA
5:20 A Global Awakening - Trends in Global Ophthalmology
Zubair Ansari, MD
5:30 Raffle