Poster presentations

Thursday, June 5

Friday, June 6

Saturday, June 7

Thursday, June 5

Oculoplastic & reconstructive surgery

  1. Ocular penetration secondary to cocaine induced midline destructive lesion
    Evan Kalin-Hajdu, Guy Allaire, Patrick R. Boulos

  2. The presence of intra-conal gas in a gas-forming soft tissue infection arising from a dental abscess
    Li Wei Heng, Yasser Khan

  3. Minimally Invasive Management of Ocular Involvement in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
    Ritesh Gupta, Vasudha Gupta, Yasser Khan


  1. A cystic epithelial downgrowth mimics an intraocular tumor following penetrating eye trauma
    Lisa Jagan, Gerardo Discepola, Eman Al-Sharif, Miguel N. Burnier

  2. Phenotypic overlap between familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and microcephaly lymphedema chorioretinal dysplasia (MLCRD) caused by KIF11 mutations
    Roxanne Gillett, Marissa LeBlanc, Daniel Gaston, Mathew Nightingale, Michael Mackley, Sandhya Parkash, Julie Hathaway, Aidan Thomas, Elias Traboulsi, Anna Ells, Elise Héon, Melanie Roy, Stavit Shalev, Christine MacGillivray, Conrad Fernandez, Karin Wallace, Christopher McMaster, Karen Bedard, Johane M. Robitaille

  3. A mutation in DST causes autosomal dominant non-syndromic congenital alacrima
    Johane M. Robitaille, Sarah Dyack, Daniel Gaston, Linda Chen, Whitehouse Scott, Nicole Roslin, Mathew Nightingale, Roxanne Gillett, Andrew Paterson, Meghan Ferguson, Christine MacGillivray, Lori Bramwell, Karin Wallace, Conrad Fernandez, Marissa LeBlanc, Jacek Majewski, Andrew Orr, Christopher McMaster, Karen Bedard

Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus

  1. Ophthalmology findings in pediatric conversion disorder
    Emily Shing, Asuri Narayan Prasad, Sapna Sharan

  2. Ocular findings in a child with French-Canadian Leigh disease variant
    Erica Doucet, Marcele Falcao

  3. Effects of pediatric LASEK on corneal dynamics and intraocular pressure readings: a retrospective chart review
    Mathew Palakkamanil, William Astle, Peter T. Huang, Christine Millar, Emi Sanders

  4. Pseudopapilledema: Muckle Wells syndrome
    Kim T. Le, Ayesha Khan

  5. Fixed dilated pupils in a neonate following a difficult labor
    Julie Morin, Rosanne Superstein, Luis H. Ospina, Caroline Bélanger

  6. Vision screening and burden of eye disease in elementary school children: a new look at an ongoing problem
    Kourosh Sabri, Patrick Thornley, Daniel Waltho, Virginia Viscardi, Laura Laverty, Teresa Warren, David Higgins

  7. Ophthalmology findings in pediatric conversion disorder
    Sapna Sharan, Emily Shing, Asuri Narayan Prasad


  1. Intermediate uveitis complicated by peripapillary choroidal neovascularization
    Mohannad Alireza, Mohammed Nageeb, Dina Abdulmannan

  2. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant is an effective treatment for recalcitrant uveitic cystoid macular edema
    Parnian Arjmand, Deepa Yoganathan, Theodore Rabinovitch

Friday, June 6

International and public health ophthalmology

  1. Adequacy of the ophthalmologist to population ratio across Ontario's local health integration networks
    Tony Lin, Philip Hooper, Mark Xu, Michael Pace

  2. Low utilization of eye care providers by Newfoundland and Labrador seniors: barriers and vision health outcomes
    Kangping Cui, Graham E. Trope, Yvonne M. Buys, Christina Chan, Kednapa Thavorn, Yaping Jin

  3. Utilization of home care services by elderly Canadians with and without non-refractive vision problem
    Lina Chen, Graham E. Trope, Yaping Jin


  1. A direct comparison of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®) and incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) in the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm: a split-face technique
    Julien Saad, Alain Gourdeau

  2. Fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension: a case report
    Milad Modabber, Vasudha Gupta, Amadeo R. Rodriguez

  3. Sudden painless loss of vision - Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy; a diagnosis of exclusion
    Si-Liang (Katie) Peng, Mark Gans

  4. Diplopia as the first manifestation of metastatic breast cancer : a case report
    Vasudha Gupta, Amadeo R. Rodriguez


  1. The role of melanin in protecting the skin and the retina from light damage: A comparative biological framework for age-related macular degeneration
    Kim T. Le, Jordana Schachter, Michael Quigley

  2. Hypertensive retinopathy secondary to a pheochromocytoma: a case report of an atypical presentation
    Jessica L. Ruzicki, Monique Munro, Michael Fielden

  3. A novel platform allows for testing the compatibility and optical properties of biomaterials for ophthalmic drug delivery
    David S. Baek, Huiyuan Liang, Xu Zhao, Natalie Pankova, Hai Wang, Shelley R. Boyd

  4. Tele-ophthalmology versus in-person examination for diabetic retinopathy screening in Southwestern Ontario: a cost- effectiveness analysis
    Andrea Coronado, Greg Zaric, Janet Martin, Monali Malvankar, William Hodge

  5. Pilot study of the effect of intravitreal dexamethasone implant (700 µg) on diabetic macular edema after cataract surgery
    Fadwa Al Adel, Pilar Calvo, Michael Brent

  6. Retrospective analysis of the efficacy of a treat and extend protocol using Ranibizumab with and without laser photocoagulation for diabetic macular edema
    Vikram Lekhi, Prima Moinul, Geoff Williams

  7. GMAN TRIAL/ Greater Manchester Avastin® for choroidal neovascularisation trial
    Shahab A. Khan

  8. Experiences with combined vitrectomy, phacoemulsification and toric intraocular lens implantation
    Irfan N. Kherani, Micheline Deschenes, Geoff Williams, Amin Kherani

  9. Molecular genetic analysis may establish a diagnosis of occult macular dystrophy
    Ian M. MacDonald, Mira Furgoch, Alina Radziwon, Linda MacLaren

  10. Adverse effects following intravenous fluorescein angiography
    Kunyong Xu, Cody X. Li, Velina Tzankova, Sanjay Sharma

  11. Virtual reality simulation as a novel method of training binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy in beginning ophthalmology residents
    Yao Wang, Emmanouil Mavrikakis, Amandeep Rai, Wai-Ching Lam

  12. Morbidity and mortality associated with post-operative positioning following vitreoretinal surgery
    Munir Iqbal, Lisa Jagan, Jeffrey Gale, David R. Almeida

  13. Value of subjective visual reduction (SVR) in patients presenting with acute onset floaters and/or flashes
    Jonathan Hurst, Davin Johnson, Christine Law, Kelly Schweitzer, Sanjay Sharma

  14. Zostavax-induced acute retinal necrosis
    Jeremy A. Murphy, Andrew Boswall, Christopher Seamone

Vision rehabilitation

  1. Quality of evidence for low vision rehabilitation in children
    Swati Chavda, William Hodge, Francie F. Si, Karim Diab

Saturday, June 7

Cataract surgery

  1. Assessing the effectiveness of multimedia learning tools in patient education during the pre-cataract surgery consultation
    Maurice Agha, Lai Ying Wong, Jing Wang, N Kevin Wade

  2. Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery in resident teaching cases
    Monique Munro, Adam Muzychuk, Lisa Lagrou, Ryan Yau, Robert Mitchell

  3. The Edmonton experience: Results of the sutureless scleral fixated intraocular lens
    William D. Regan, David Ehmann, Nigel Rawlings, Mathew Tennant

  4. Reliability of an electronic toric marker in predicting the correct axis for toric intraocular lens placement
    Ahmed Al-Ghoul , Jamie Bhamra, Maximilien Boulet

  5. Operative and visual outcomes of femtosecond laser cataract surgery with a multifocal intraocular lens
    Peng You, Christine Law

  6. Risk of cataract development and intraoperative floppy iris syndrome with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
    Brennan Eadie, Nawaaz A. Nathoo, Mahyar Etminan, Frederick S. Mikelberg

  7. Evaluation of eye drop administration of inexperienced patients after cataract surgery
    Jella A. An, Oscar Kasner, Deborah A. Samek, Valérie Lévesque

  8. Comparison of biometric measurements using IOL master and lenstar optical biometry systems
    Prima Moinul, Ahmed Al-Ghoul , Jamie Bhamra

  9. Effect of induced refractive error and nuclear sclerotic cataracts on Ishihara colour plate testing
    Amaka Eneh, Kelly Schweitzer, Todd Urton

  10. Women are less likely to consent to resident participation in cataract surgery
    Brian J. Chan, Rajeshvar K. Sharda, Larry Kobetz, Keith Mann, Chris Rudnisky

  11. Does IOL selection at the time of cataract surgery affect driving habit?
    George H. Beiko, Taylor Lukasik

  12. The use of a combined corneal topographer and aberrometer to assess precision of toric IOL insertion
    Zale D. Mednick, Sanjay Bansal, Amit Bharj, Kylee Lewis, Guillermo Rocha

  13. Practice patterns of Canadian Ophthalmological Society members in cataract surgery - Survey 2014
    Lindsay Ong-Tone

  14. Evaluation of the safety and cost savings of a graded preoperative assessment system for cataract surgery patients
    Andre Jastrzebski, Lorne Bellan, Subash Sethi, Alex Villafranca, Wajihah Mughal, Gary Bellan

Cornea, external disease & refractive surgery

  1. Pentacam characterization of fellow eyes treated with Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty and Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
    Yakov Goldich, Noa Avni-Zauberman, Pichaporn Artornsombudh, David Rootman

  2. Safety evaluation of ocular drug delivery formulation: an in vivo approach
    Vasudha Gupta, Holly Lorentz, Ben Muirhead, Heather Sheardown

  3. Indications for amniotic membrane grafts used in Ontario from 2011 to 2012
    Patrick Yang, Clara C. Chan, Aaron Chan

  4. Contact lens-related keratitis leading to keratoplasty: an ongoing serious complication
    William Hickman, Johnson Tan, Sonia Yeung, J Martin McCarthy, Simon P. Holland

  5. Feasibility of implementing a national corneal transplant registry: Ottawa pilot study
    Ronan Conlon, Salina Teja, Patricia Yassa, George Mintsioulis, Kashif Baig

  6. Validation of specular microscopy in children under general anaesthesia
    Uri Elbaz, Kamiar Mireskandari, Caitriona Kirwan, Asim Ali

  7. Graft rejection and graft failure comparing DALK vs PKP: a systematic review
    William Hodge, Zarique Akanda, Abdul Naeem, E. Russell, Jillian Belrose


  1. Increasing the accuracy of diagnosis of ocular surface disorders in glaucoma patients
    Angela Qiao Zhang, Cindy Hutnik, Hong Liu, Nanak Rai, John Wu

  2. The role of gap junctions in survival of mechanically stressed primary human trabecular meshwork cells
    Caitlin A. Chang, Cindy Hutnik

  3. Efficacy and tolerability of changing to fixed-combination brinzolamide/timolol from fixed-combination brimonidine/timolol in Canada
    Ali Hafez, Douglas A. Hubatsch, Paul Murphy

  4. Cost-effectiveness analysis of selective laser trabeculoplasty (slt) versus glaucoma medications for primary open angle glaucoma
    Monali Malvankar, Sangita Patel, Cindy Hutnik

  5. Retrospective review of surgical outcome with iStent surgery
    Ahmad Alali, Samir Jabbour, Hady Saheb, Marc Mydlarski

  6. The delivery of glaucoma care in the general ophthalmology office over a five year interval compared to idealized care
    Henry Chen, N Kevin Wade

  7. The effect of repeat selective laser trabeculoplasty on intra-ocular pressure control
    Georges M. Durr, Paul Harasymowycz

  8. Trabeculectomy versus Ex-PRESS™: 3 year-follow up
    Johanna Gonzalez, Graham E. Trope, Lilach D. Wagschal, Delan Jinapriya, Yvonne M. Buys

  9. Inter-eye differences in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome presenting with intraocular lens dislocation
    Victoria Leung, Harmanjit Singh, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

  10. Generic versus Brand-name Gaucoma Drop Volumes and Economic Implications
    Zaid Mammo, Graham E. Trope, Jay Wang, Victoria Leung, Frederick S. Mikelberg

  11. Laser iridotomy to treat UGH syndrome from pseudophakic reverse pupillary block: a case series
    Milad Modabber, Harmanjit Singh, Steven Safran, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

  12. Survey of Canadian glaucoma specialists' tonometer disinfection protocols and practices
    Enitan A. Sogbesan, Sourabh Arora, Kelsey Roelofs, Yvonne M. Buys, Karim F. Damji

  13. Glaucoma knowledge and referral practices among family physicians compared to ophthalmologists' expectations
    Alfred Basilious, Jason Cheng, Yvonne M. Buys

  14. Sight-threatening aqueous misdirection induced by atopy-related eye rubbing
    Paul A. Bastianelli, Peng Yan, Ralf Buhrmann, Bernard Hurley

  15. Phaco-iStent in management of patients with cataract and open angle glaucoma
    Sourabh Arora, Chris Rudnisky, Khaliq Kurji, Michael W. Dorey (withdrawn)

  16. Effect of obesity on postural intraocular pressure changes
    Cindy T. Lam, Laura Beltran-Agulló, Jason Cheng, Graham E. Trope, Yvonne M. Buys

  17. Impact of fixed combination therapies on beta-blocker use for glaucoma
    Kunyong Xu, Erica de L. P. Campbell, Robert J. Campbell

  18. Cataract Surgery Combined With Trabecular Micro Bypass Stent Inplantation in Patients with Open Angle Glaucoma, One year follow-up
    George H. Beiko

  19. Comparison of U.S. and Canadian glaucoma medication prices and price change from 2006 to 2013
    Matthew B. Schlenker, Graham E. Trope, Yvonne M. Buys

  20. Intraocular pressure rise in the course of peginterferon-alpha 2a, ribavirin and boceprevir therapy for hepatitis C
    Faizah Ilyas, Harmanjit Singh, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

  21. Evaluation of the iStent trabecular micro-bypass stent as a solo procedure in patients with open-angle glaucoma
    Harry Dang, Arsham Sheybani, Devesh Varma, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

  22. Phaco-iStent No Steroids (PINS) Study: how does topical corticosteroid therapy affect the early postoperative IOP profile of patients undergoing combined cataract surgery and trabecular micro-bypass surgery?
    Aaron Winter, Paul Harasymowycz, Sebastien Gagne, Hady Saheb

  23. Tessier 3 facial cleft with ocular keratitis: a case report
    Jared Cooze, Mikael Andersen, Peter B. Toft