Poster Presentations

Sunday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 23
Exhibition Hall: Metro Ballroom

Time spent viewing poster presentations may be claimed under Section 2, as defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the Maintenance of Certification program.


Participants can

  • increase their knowledge of recent findings from scientific research related to ophthalmology.
  • interact with investigators conducting research of similar and (or) particular interest.

Sunday, June 21


  1. Neodymium YAG laser synechiolysis in phakic patients with acute and chronic uveitis
    Pirbhai, Adnan; Iordanous, Yiannis; Merchea, Mohan
  2. Rare cases of panuveitis associated with Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    Schmit, Isabelle; Fortin, Eric; Aubin, Marie-Josee


  1. Do patients with unilateral quiescent herpetic stromal keratitis have bilateral dry eyes?
    S-Lebrun, Adèle; Boisjoly, Hélène; Al-Saadi, Ahmed; Mabon, Michèle
  2. Fibrin glue versus sutures for conjunctival autografting in pterygium surgery
    Talajic, Julia; Miszkiewicz, Krystyna; Racine, Louis; Harissi-Dagher, Mona
  3. Corneal endothelial toxicity of air and SF6
    Landry, Hubert; Aminian, Anahid; Nada, Ossama; Hoffart, Louis; Bensaoula, Thouria; Proulx, Stéphanie; Germain, Lucie; Brunette, Isabelle
  4. Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 Surgery: Use of frozen versus fresh corneal donor carriers
    Biernacki, Katarzyna; Robert, Marie- Claude; Harissi-Dagher, Mona
  5. Comparison of two ultrasound pachymeters in the measurement of central corneal thickness
    Marquis, Catherine; Blouin, Marie-Julie; Fredette, Marie-Josée
  6. Graft survival associated with penetrating keratoplasty and posterior lamellar keratoplasty
    Beauchemin, Catherine; Brunette, Isabelle; Lachaine, Jean
  7. Clinical and pathological correlations of penetrating keratoplasties at the University of British Columbia: Regrafts
    Sheldon, Claire A.; White, Valerie A.; McCarthy, Martin J.


  1. Primary ophthalmic care and training patterns of Ottawa area physicians
    Sogbesan, Enitan A.; Fournier, Annick V.; Damji, Karim F.
  2. Unequal eye care utilization in Canada: A comparison with dental care
    Jin, Yaping; Trope, Graham E.
  3. Medical students perception of undergraduate ophthalmic training at University of Ottawa
    Sogbesan, Enitan A.; Fournier, Annick V.; Damji, Karim F.
  4. An analysis of Canadian ophthalmology residency training programs
    Zhou, Alysia; Noble, Jason; Dorrepaal, Steve; Lam, Wai Ching


  1. Importance of radiologic investigations in penetrating orbital trauma
    Darvish-Zargar, Mahshad; Arthurs, Bryan P.
  2. An unusual cause of unilateral palpebral oedema
    Schmit, Isabelle; Fortin, Eric
  3. MRI coil imaging: A new modality for orbital and retinal imaging
    Shukla, Shefalee; Sheidow, T.; Rogers, T.; Kent, J.; Allen, L.
  4. Profound visual loss in a patient receiving periocular injection treatments of poly-(L)-lactic acid
    Roberts, Steve; Arthurs, Bryan; Gans, Mark; Deschenes, Jean
  5. The utility of transnasal endoscopic techniques in the management of orbital disease
    Kent, Jerrod; Allen, Larry; Rotenberg, Brian


  1. A case of polinopsia presenting as a Todd’s paralysis phenonmenon
    Nailyn Rasool

Monday, June 22


  1. Observational study of combination travoprost 0.004%/timolol 0.5% in glaucoma patients – DATE
    Shuba, Lesya; on behalf of the DATE investigators
  2. Circumferential viscodilation and tensioning of Schlemm Canal (canaloplasty) for uveitic glaucoma: A case series
    Hammamji, Karim; Couture, Simon; Gagné, Sébastien; Harasymowycz, Paul
  3. Development and validation of an innovative educational model in ophthalmology education
    Chan, Toby; Hutnik, Cindy
  4. Endoscopic Cycloplasty (ECPL) in angle closure glaucoma secondary to plateau iris
    Podbielski, Dominik W.; Tam, Diamond Y.; Naqi, Abdulla; Ahmed, Iqbal I.
  5. Buccal mucous membrane grafts for the repair of leaking trabeculectomy blebs and exposed glaucoma drainage devices
    Rootman, Dan B.; Trope, Graham E.; Rootman, David S.
  6. In-office assessment of compliance in Canadian glaucoma practices using the TRAVALERT dosing aid
    Yan, David B.; Hubatsch, Douglas; Gill, Navroop
  7. Trabectome® update 2004-2009
    Minckler, Don; Dustin, Laurie; Mosaed, Sameh
  8. Aging characteristics of the Heidelberg Edge Perimeter
    Flanagan, John G.; Ho, Derek
  9. Reduction in choroidal thickness following acute increase in intraocular pressure
    Flanagan, John G.; Costanz, Catrina; Tertinegg, Inka; Wong, Tien; Trope, Graham E.
  10. The effect of study characteristics on reported effect size in selective laser trabeculoplasty studies
    Johnson, Davin; Almeida, David R.; El- Defrawy, Sherif R.; Campbell, Robert J.
  11. Does sponsorship of prostaglandin analogue clinical trials bias the measured IOP readings?
    Jinapriya, Delan; Alasbali, Tariq; Anraku, Ayako; Trope, Graham E.; Buys, Yvonne M.
  12. Long term survival of different laser trabeculoplasty regimens in open angle glaucoma: SLT versus ALT
    Lai, Tze; Ganesh, Jeetanjale; Kranemann, Christoph; Birt, Catherine
  13. Use of RetCam goniography in detection of occludable iridocorneal angles
    Naqi, Abdulla; Ahmed, Iqbal Ike K.
  14. Multiple iStent Schlemm’s canal placements combined with phacoemulsification
    Ahmed, Ike; Naqi, Abdulla
  15. The utilisation of a suprachoroidal gold shunt in managing glaucoma patients with hypotony due to eroded glaucoma drainage implants
    Harasymowycz, Paul
  16. Effectiveness of the SOLX gold micro shunt in patients with failed prior trabeculectomy
    Calafati, Jennifer; Ahmed, Iqbal Ike K.
  17. Selective laser trabeculoplasty: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs versus steroids in postoperative management
    Calafati, Jennifer ; Williams-Lyn, Donna; Ahmed, Iqbal Ike K.
  18. Effects of shifts in scan position on OCT of the retinal nerve fiber layer
    Almeida, David; Johnson, Davin E.; Hollands, Hussein; El-Defrawy, Sherif R.; Campbell, Robert J.
  19. SLT and adjunctive medical therapy: a prediction rule analysis
    Martow, Evan; Hutnik, Cindy; Mao, Alex


  1. The novel use of Bevacizumab and photodynamic therapy in the treatment of Best’s Disease
    Brodbaker, Elliott; Al Karmi, Rani; Hurley, Bernard; Coupland, Stuart G.
  2. Factors affecting visual outcomes in the surgical repair of retinal detachment
    Muzychuk, Adam; Lodha, Nidhi; Kherani, Amin
  3. The frequency of important clinical and ultrasonographic features of uveal nevi
    Almarzouki, Hashem S.; Abdulmannan, Dina; Naqeeb, Mohammed; Bakalian, Silvin ; Isenberg, Jordan N.; Burnier, Miguel
  4. Visual outcomes in patients following treatment with intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) injections for a variety of neovascular diseases of the eye
    Lodha, Nidhi; Hall, Riley; Mitchelll, Patrick; Williams, Geoff; Kherani, Amin
  5. Effective ranibizumab treatment of wet AMD demonstrated in an everyday tertiary care vitreoretinal specialist practice
    Chen, Sylvia H.; Tuli, Raman
  6. Intravitreal Bevacizumab in the management of central retinal vein occlusion
    Samad, Arif; Che, Alison; MacDonald, Aimee
  7. MRI coil imaging: A new imaging modality of orbital and retinal pathology
    Shukla, Shefalee; Allen, L.; Rogers, T.; Kent, J.; Sheidow, T.
  8. Incisional biopsy using 25G vitrectomy system
    Navajas, Eduardo; Altomare, Filiberto
  9. Vein compression and angle pattern of arteriovenous crossing in branch retinal vein occlusion
    Liang, Qingyuan; Wong, David
  10. Vascular risk factors in amaurosis fugax
    Hsu, Howard C.; Gan, Kenman D.; Dean, Naeem; Mouradian, Mikael S.; MacDonald, Ian M.; Tennant, Matthew T.; Shuaib, Ashfaq; Weis, Ezekiel
  11. Comparing atherosclerotic risk factors between Amaurosis Fugax (AF) and Retinal Arterial Occlusions (RAO)
    Gan, Kenman D.; Hsu, Howard; Mouradian, Mikael S.; Dean, Naeem; Tennant, Matthew; MacDonald, Ian M.; Shuaib, Ashfaq; Weis, Ezekiel
  12. Does autofluorescence changes in subfoveal neovascular-AMD have significant correlation with central macular thickness after intravitreal injection of Bevacizumab?
    Riazi-Esfahani, Mohammad; Ahmadieh, Hamid; Norouzifard, Mohsen; Piri, Niloofar; Salehi, Alireza
  13. Animal models of human retinal activity: Electroretinographic studies
    Wood, Leah M.; Windish, Roman; Parkinson, Joan; Tremblay, Francois
  14. Retino-retinal projection. Tracing retinal ganglion cells to the contralateral retina
    Chevrier, Vanessa; Chauhan, Balwantray
  15. Informing patients about age-related macular degeneration: A randomized control trial comparing pamphlet, video, and computer animation media as tools for patient education
    Hurst, Jonathan; Sharma, Sanjay; Johnson, Davin; Hurst, Andrew
  16. The effect of Bevacizumab on the macular function of patients with choroidal neovascularization and vascular occlusive disease
    Ng, ManCho; Lee, Thomas K.; Ramstead, Cory; Tennant, Matthew T.
  17. The use of Bevacizumab for the treatment of a choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) in a patient with Stargardt’s disease
    Sheikh, Amber Z.; Bastian, Johnathan; Colleaux, Kevin
  18. Investigating a possible cause of the myopic shift after combined cataract extraction, IOL implantation, and vitrectomy for treatment of a macular hole
    Ehmann, David S.; García, Raúl
  19. Pre-retinal neovascularization after intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) injection in a patient with von Hippel- Lindau disease
    Walker, Randy A.; Colleaux, Kevin M.
  20. Bilateral choroidal neovascularisation and macular sub-retinal fluid associated with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (MPGN type II) - a case report with 17 years of follow-up
    Letartre, Laurence; Turcotte, Pierre
  21. Multifocal ERG after macular photocoagulation with intravitreal Bevacizumab injection in diabetic macular edema
    Abdollahi, Ali; Movassat, Morteza; Nili, Mehdi; Bashiri, Abasalt; Mahmoudi, Amir; Abdollahi, Maryam

Tuesday, June 23


  1. Predictors of corneal edema following cataract surgery
    Yau, Ryan; Sutanto, Ian; Chan, Stanley
  2. First results after implantation of the first violet light filtering MICS IOL Acri. Smart 46YLC through a 1.6-mm incision
    Breyer, Detlev R.; Klabe, Karsten; Taylor, Elke; Keitel, Kristian
  3. Effect of cataract surgery on intraocular pressure and anterior chamber angle
    Zhou, Alysia
  4. Microcoaxial phacoemulsification with the signature phacoemulsification system
    Kranemann, Christoph
  5. Comparing performance of ophthalmology residents at various training levels on an intraocular surgical simulator
    Nathoo, Nawaaz; Ng, ManCho; Ramstead, Cory; Johnson, Michael C.
  6. Eighteen months of evolution in the implantation of a multifocal, toric, aberration correcting MICS IOL (Acri. LISAtoric) through a 1.6mm incision, without the need for postop. LASIK or other bioptic procedures
    Breyer, Detlev R.; Klabe, Karsten; Taylor, Elke; Kristian, Keitel
  7. A comparison of hand-activated and foot-activated surgical tools in simulated ophthalmic surgery
    Noble, Jason; Gill, Harmeet S.; Sit, Marisa
  8. Subjective experience of Canadian patients who received bilateral AcrySoftoric intraocular lenses (IOLs) for correction of cataracts and astigmatism
    Gohill, Jit; Canadian TORIC Investigator Group
  9. Repair of prolonged Descemet’s membrane detachments with intracameral injection of long-acting gases
    Jivraj, Imran; Lam, Wai-Ching; Chaudhary, Varun; Singal, Neera
  10. Patient perceptions of the ReSTOR +4 Aspheric Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    Peters, Carl
  11. Comparison of Healon versus DisCoVisc for cataract surgery
    Chan, Stanley M.; Baker, Chad; Mah, Aimee
  12. Predictors of elevated intraocular pressure after cataract surgery
    Chan, Stanley M.; Sutanto, Ian; Weis, Ezekiel
  13. Practice patterns of COS members in cataract surgery - 2009 survey
    Ong-Tone, Lindsay; Bell, Ali


  1. A case of parainfectious optic neuropathy in a young patient with Group A Streptococcus Pyogenes orbital cellulitis
    Kassiri, Kam; Nathoo, Nawaaz; El-Hakim, Hamdy; Sabri, Kourosh
  2. Fluorescein angiographic features of severe retinopathy of prematurity
    Tehrani, Nasrin N.; VandenHoven, Cynthia
  3. Defining the critical period for eye alignment development in infant primates: Effects of binocular decorrelation
    Lam, Kay; Foeller, Paul; Bradley, Dolores; Tychsen, Lawrence; Wong, Agnes M.
  4. Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia: Diagnosis and management
    Flanders, Michael; Darvish, Mahshad; An, Jella Angela
  5. Comparison of ocular and systemic findings in children with unilateral and bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia
    Cooper, Linda; Astle, William F.; Romanchuk, Kenneth G.
  6. Surgery for persistent fetal vasculature: Outcomes and prognosis
    Chiu, Hannah; Kertes, Peter; Lam, Wai-Ching
  7. Photoleukocoria study: Encouraging the early detection of retinoblastoma
    Ashwin, Mallipatna C.; Dimaras, Helen; VandenHoven, Cynthia; Hampton, Lindsay; Pezzente, Maria; Gallie, Brenda L.
  8. Comparison of incidence of retinopathy of prematurity between conventional oxygen therapy and strictly controlled blood oxygen level
    Karkhaneh, Reza; Riazi-Esfahani, Mohammad ; Alizadeh, Yousef; Kadivar, Mliheh; Mousavi, S Zeinab; Rouhipour, Ramak; Nili Ahmad Abadi, Mehdi; Ghalichi, Laila; Nayeri, Fateme; Behjati, Shahin; Alizadeh Taheri, Paymaneh
  9. The advantages of the short adjustable suture for both adult and pediatric strabismus
    Budning, Andrew; Day, Cathie; Nguyen, Alphonse

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