12:00pm Registration
12:30pm Lunch Available
1:00pm - 6:00pm Program
6:00pm - 7:30pm Opening Reception

The Free Paper Presentations are held in the
Sara and Noel Simmonds Auditorium of Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut Street, 8th floor, Sara and Noel Simmonds Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The best paper presented by a Resident will receive the Shipman Award.
The best paper presented by a Fellow will receive the McDonald Award.

Author Affiliation Key:
R - Resident F - Fellow S - Staff A - Alumni

1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
Conference Chair: Mark F. Pyfer, MD, FACS

1:08 pm Macular Vascular Density in Healthy Human Eyes: A Quantitative Analysis Using OCT-Angiography
Abtin Shahlaee, MD (F), Jason Hsu, MD, Carol L. Shields, MD, Allen C. Ho, MD [Retina]

1:16 pm A Novel Sutureless Surgical Technique for Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implantation
Alicia Menezes, MD, (F), Daniel Lee, MD, Marlene R. Moster, MD, Jonathan S. Myers, MD [Glaucoma]

1:24 pm Identifying Neovascular AMD Patients Prone to Noncompliance following Intravitreal Injection
Anthony Obeid, MD, MPH, (F), Xinxiao Gao, MD, PhD, Allen C. Ho, MD, Jason Hsu, MD [Retina]

1:32 pm Efficacy of Optical Coherence Tomography in Localizing Horizontal Extraocular Muscles after Strabismus Surgery
Avrey J. Thau, BS,(F), Kammi B. Gunton, MD, Leonard B. Nelson, MD, Bruce Schnall, MD [Pediatric Ophthalmology]

1:40 pm Small Incision Cataract Surgery Competence In Residency Graduates: A National Survey
Brenton D. Finklea, MD, (F), Brad H. Feldman, MD, Alessandra Intili, MD [Cataract]

1:48 pm Fornix-Based Trabeculectomy Conjunctival Closure: Winged Sutures Versus Modified Wise Closure
Qianqian Wang, MD,(F), Jennifer Nauheim, BSc, Natasah Nayak-Kolomeyer, MD, Michael Pro, MD [Glaucoma]

1:56 pm The Utility of Postoperative Week 1 Clinic Visits After Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Macular Surgery
Phoebe L. Mellen, MD, (R), Durga S. Borkar, MD, Anthony Obeid, MD, Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS [Retina]

2:04 pm Utility of OCT in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Defined Severe Glaucoma
Natasha Nayak Kolomeyer, MD, (F), Gregory Brody, Jonathan S. Myers, MD,
Anand V. Mantravadi, MD [Glaucoma]

2:12 pm Corneal Thickness Changes after Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia
Nataliya Pokeza, MD, (F), Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD, Brandon D. Ayres, MD [Cornea]

2:20 pm Invisible Intraocular Tumors in Children: Detection with Multimodal Imaging
Jerry A. Shields, MD (S), Sandor Ferenczy, CRA, Carol L. Shields, MD [Tumor]

2:28 pm Trends in the Use of Anti-VEGF Injections for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) Treatment across the US
Ferhina S. Ali, MD, MPH, (F), Anthony Obeid, MD, MPH, Durga S. Borkar, MD, Jason Hsu, MD [Retina]

2:36 pm Experience Using Prism Bed Glasses in DMEK Postoperative Care
Marta McKeague, MD (F), Brandon D. Ayres, MD [Cornea]

2:44 pm Do Prefilled Syringes Decrease the Risk of Endophthalmitis with Intravitreal Injection? A Case-Control Study
Philip Storey, MD, MPH,(F), Durga S. Borkar, MD, Anthony Obeid, MD, Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS [Retina]

2:52 pm Wills Eye 2018
Ophthalmologist in Chief: Julia A. Haller, MD

3:00 pm Wills Eye Global Ophthalmology
Brad H. Feldman, MD

3:05 pm Break

3:15 pm Checkpoint Inhibitor Immune Therapy: Ophthalmic Side Effects
Lauren A. Dalvin, MD, (F), Carol L. Shields, MD, Jerry A. Shields, MD [Tumor]

3:23 pm Relationship Between OCT Angiography Metrics and Visual Acuity in Eyes Treated with Plaque Radiotherapy
Kareem Sioufi, MD, (F), Jason Hsu, MD, Carol L. Shields, MD [Retina]

3:31 pm Experience and Outcomes of Pneumatic Retinopexy Performed by Vitreoretinal Fellows in the United States
Jordan D. Deaner, MD, (R), Michael A. Klufas, MD, Ferhina S. Ali, MD, MPH [Retina]

3:39 pm Endophthalmitis Rates after Bilateral Same Day Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections
Durga S. Borkar, MD, (F), Jason Hsu, MD [Retina]

3:47 pm Rosai-Dorfman Disease; Involving Ocular and Periocular Adnexa: Clinical Features and Outcomes in 5 Patients
Babak Masoomian , MD, (F), Sara Lally, MD, Carol L. Shields, MD [Tumor]

3:55 pm Outcomes of PDR Patients Who are Lost to Follow-Up after Initial Treatment with PRP Vs Anti-VEGF
Daniel Su, MD, (F), Anthony Obeid, MD, Jason Hsu, MD [Retina]

4:03 pm Scheimpflug Imaging for Objective Nuclear Density Assessment with and without Femtosecond Laser Assisted Surgery
Martha E. Ryan, MD (R), Mark F. Pyfer, MD [Cataract]

4:11 pm Comparing Patient Experience During Intravitreal Injections with 33-Gauge Versus 30-Gauge Needles
Christopher M. Aderman, MD, (F), Ehsan Rahimy, MD, Allen Chiang, MD [Retina]

4:19 pm Outcomes of the Contra-lateral Eyes of Patients with Acute Angle Closure after Prophylactic Laser Iridotomy
Carina T. Sanvicente, MD, (F), M. Reza Razeghinejad, MD, Alicia Menezes, MD, L. Jay Katz, MD [Glaucoma]

4:27 pm Correlation of Cytogenetic Abnormalities with Clinical Features of Uveal Melanoma in 1059 Patients
Carol L. Shields, MD, (S), Arman Mashayekhi, MD, Jerry A. Shields, MD, Arupa Ganguly, PhD [Tumor]

4:35 pm Iris Microhemangiomatosis: Clinical and Imaging Characteristics, Management and Outcomes
Basil K. Williams Jr., MD, (F), Maura Di Nicola, MD, Jerry A. Shields, MD, Carol L. Shields, MD [Tumor]

4:43 pm Muscle Surgery in Thyroid Eye Disease Using Adjustable Sutures
Matthew Mao Zhang MD, (F), Jacqueline R. Carrasco, MD, FACS, Mary A. Stefanyszyn, MD [Strabismus]

4:51 pm Ophthalmic Vascular Events following Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma
David Ancona-Lezama, MD, (F), Lauren A. Dalvin, MD, Jose Antonio Lucio Alvarez, MD,
Carol L. Shields, MD [Tumor]

4:59 pm Treatment with AICAR Decreases Intraocular Pressure in Perfused Ex Vivo Human Anterior Segments
Ayan Chatterjee, MD, (R), Douglas J. Rhee, MD [Glaucoma]

5:07 pm Optical Coherence Tomography of Sub-Millimeter Retinoblastoma
R. Joel Welch, MD, (F), Xinxiao Gao, MD, PhD, Phillip Gordon, BA, Carol L. Shields, MD [Tumor]
5:15 pm Optical and Therapeutic Keratoplasty for Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Mehdi Roozbahani, MD, (F), Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD, Christopher J. Rapuano, MD,
Parveen K.  Nagra, MD [Cornea]

5:23 pm Revisiting Color Vision
Christine L. Zolli MD, (S) [Socio-Economic & Political, New Ideas]

5:31 pm Opening Reception

Please join us at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel for the
Main Conference on Friday and Saturday.

For more information contact:
Kathleen Santa Maria, Conference Manager • 215-825-4787


7:30am - 6:15pm

7:30am - 1:30pm

Sheraton Society Hill
One Dock Street in the Main Exhibit Area
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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