Canadian Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Society

Chirurgie de la cornée

Sunday, June 21
Frontenac, 1530–1700

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • integrate knowledge from new surgical techniques/li>
  • demonstrate enhanced ability to manage challenging cases in anterior segment surgery/li>
  • compare different approaches to corneal transplantation

Sadeer Hannush, MD

Simon Holland, Johanna Choremis

1530 Welcome
1533 Efficacy of Routine Notification and Request in reducing corneal transplantation wait times in Canada
Mahta Rasouli, Valerie B. Caraiscos, Allan R. Slomovic
1540 Discussion
1541 Videoconference on challenging cornea and anterior segment cases
Sadeer Hannush
1606 Functional outcome of corneal transplantation using tissue engineered corneal donor in the animal model
Isabelle Brunette, Stéphanie Proulx, Ossama Nada, Thouria Bensaoula, Caroline Audet, Jeanne d’Arc Uwamaliya, Angèle Devaux, Guy Allaire, Lucie Germain
1613 Biosynthetic collagen-based cornea constructs for deep lamellar grafts
W. Bruce Jackson, May Griffith, Neil Lagali, Kimberley Merrett
1620 Vacuum-assisted delivery of corneal tissue: Innovative approach to corneal button delivery in Descemet Stripping with Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
Ahmed R. Al-Ghoul
1627 Discussion
1630 DALK: How to transfer knowledge to the converting surgeon
Sadeer Hannush
1640 Discussion
1644 Comparative cohort study of femtosecond laser-assisted mushroom configuration DALK and manual straight-edge configuration DALK
Clara C. Chan, Rusty J. Ritenour, Irit Bahar, David S. Rootman
1651 Economic impact of posterior lamellar keratoplasty in Canada
Catherine Beauchemin, Isabelle Brunette, Jean Lachaine
1658 Discussion and closing remarks

Medical Cornea

Monday, June 22
Harbour B, 0800–0930

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate enhanced ability to manage challenging cases such as ocular surface neoplasia
  • compare different approaches to corneal medical treatment

Sadeer Hannush, MD / Thomas Liesegang, MD James Chodosh, MD

Mona H Dagher, Allan Slomovic

0800 Welcome
0802 A bug’s life: Overview for the cornea specialist
Rookaya Mather
0809 Discussion
0812 Acantamoeba keratitis: newer concepts
Thomas Liesegang
0822 Discussion
0825 Painless Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A rare case series
Shefalee Shukla, A. Tokarewicz, R Mather
0832 Predicting intraocular involvement in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Robert Adam, Noah Vale, Mark Bona, Khalid Hasanee, Forough Farrokhyar
0839 Ocular presentation of vitamin A deficiency after gastric bypass surgery
Hashem S. Almarzouki, Devinder Cheema, Robert Gizicki
0846 Discussion
0851 Office corneal procedures
Sadeer Hannush
0901 Discussion
0903 Ocular surface squamous neoplasia
James Chodosh
0913 Discussion
0915 Topical treatment with 1% Cyclosporine for chronic adenoviral keratitis
Wiwan Sansanayudh, Eliya Levinger, Alana Slomovic, Irit Bahar, Allan Slomovic
0922 Conjunctival concretions as a complication of contact lens related conjunctivitis
Peter Lee, William Astle
0929 Discussion and closing remarks

Refractive Surgery

Monday, June 22
Harbour B, 1030–1200

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • integrate knowledge from new refractive surgical techniques
  • demonstrate enhanced ability to manage complicated cases in anterior segment surgery, such as ectasia and haze formation
  • compare different approaches to corneal imaging

Stephen Wilson, MD

David Rootman, Ron Baldassare

1030 Welcome
1033 Corneal haze: Etiology and prevention
Wilson WBJ Lecture
1048 Discussion and presentation of award
1058 Axis distribution of topographic corneal astigmatism
Dominik W. Podbielski, Santos Tseng, Joseph J. Ma
1105 Optimization of spherical aberration with intraocular lens surgery
Christoph Kranemann, Carmen Balian
1112 Histological and biological comparison of corneal epithelium removal by delaminator and alcohol-assisted methods
Michel Belliveau, Walter Liao, Patrick Gooi, Seymour Brownstein, W. Bruce Jackson, George Mintsioulis, Ralf Buhrmann, May Griffith
1119 Discussion
1121 New aspects in the management of astigmatism
Rejean Munger
1128 Discussion
1130 Ectasia prevention and management
Steve Wilson
1145 Discussion
1150 The effect of Lacritin on human corneal epithelial cells exposed to Benzalkonium Chloride or Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide
Julia Baryla, Dinesh Bhayana, Hong Liu, Robert L. McKown, Gordon W. Laurie, Cindy M. L. Hutnik
1157 Discussion
1159 Closing remarks

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Guest speaker
Sadeer B. Hannush, MD

Guest speaker
Steven E. Wilson, MD