Retina Program

Friday, February 24, 2017

Retina – 1

Moderators: Michael Stewart, Ruwan Silva
  • Topic: The Role of Inflammation in Diabetic Retinopathy

    • 8:40 am – 8:53 am: iNOS and Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Early Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy. Tim Kern, PhD
    • 8:53 am – 9:06 am: Inflammation is the Primary Driver of Diabetic Retinopathy.
      What Biochemical Abnormalities Tell Us and How the Finding Drives the Development of New Therapies? Michael Stewart, MD
    • 9:06 am – 9:19 am: Retinal Photoreceptor Cells Release Inflammatory Products in Diabetes That Contribute to Diabetic Retinopathy. Tim Kern, PhD
    • 9:19 am – 9:32 am: Are All Steroids for Ocular Diseases the Same? Ruwan Silva, MD
    • 9:32 am – 9:45 am: How Quickly Does Intraocular Triamcinolone Resolve Macular Edema? Results from a Small, Prospective Study. Michael Stewart, MD
    • 9:45 am – 9:58 am: When Should We Consider Steroids in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema? Diana V. Do, MD
    • 9:58 am – 10:10 am: Clinical Pearls in the Management of Complex Diabetic Retinal Detachment: Controlling the Inflammation and Beyond. Sofia Androudi, MD

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Retina – 2

Moderators: Quan Dong Nguyen, Bahram Bodaghi
  • Topic: Progress in the Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis and Retina

    • 10:10 am – 10:23 am: Targeting Inflammation to Treat Ocular Disease: Critical   Elements of a Carefully Designed Preclinical Development Plan. Claire Gelfman, PhD
    • 10:23 am – 10:36 am: Clinical Outcome Measures in Uveitis Trials: What More Should We Look? Yasir J. Sepah, MD
    • 10:36 am – 10:49 am: Development of Suprachoroidal Injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide (CLS-TA) as a Local Treatment for Non-infectious Uveitis. Diana V. Do, MD
    • 10:49 am – 11:02 am: mTOR Inhibition in Managing Uveitis: Evolution of Intravitreal Sirolimus. Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc
    • 11:02 am – 11:15 am: Toxicity of MEK Inhibitors. Jose Pulido, MD
    • 11:15 am – 11:28 am: Surgical Management of Hypotonous Maculopathy Secondary to Cyclodialysis Cleft. Rajiv Shah, MD
    • 11:28 am – 11:40 am: Managing CMV Retinitis in 2017: Updates and Clinical Pearls? Steve Sanislo, MD

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Retina – 3

Moderators: Sofia Androudi, Yasir J. Sepah
  • Topic: Detecting Inflammatory Markers through Advanced Retinal Imaging and Beyond

    • 8:00 am – 8:13 am: OCT-A vs ICG in the Management of Retinal Vascular and Uveitic Diseases. Sophia Androudi, MD
    • 8:13 am – 8:26 am: Can Imaging Be Used to Differentiate between Infectious and Non-infectious Etiologies of Uveitis? Anita Agarwal, MD
    • 8:26 am – 8:39 am: What Is New in Imaging for the Management of Uveitis? Sophia Androudi, MD
    • 8:39 am – 8:52 am: What Comes First: Visual Function Changes or Structural Changes in the Retina of Eyes with AMD, DR, DME, and Posterior Uveitis. Yasir J. Sepah, MD
    • 8:52 am – 9:05 am: Wide-field Angiography and Its Role in the OCT-A Era? Rajiv Shah, MD
    • 9:05 am – 9:18 am: Do Intraocular Antibiotics Prevent Post-Cataract Extraction Endophthalmitis? How Good is the Evidence? Are there Biomarkers? Michael Stewart, MD

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Retina – 4

Moderators: Jacque Duncan, Rajiv Shah
  • Topic 1: Conjunctivitis and External Diseases

    • Topic: Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinal Degeneration

      • 10:10 am – 10:23 am: The Inflammatory Cells of Human Choroid: Macrophages and Mast Cells. Gerry Lutty, PhD
      • 10:23 am – 10:36 am: What Can We Learn from Natural History Studies in Retinal Degenerations: Lessons from the PROGSTAR and RUSH2A Studies. Jacque Duncan, MD
      • 10:36 am – 10:49 am: Should We Target Inflammation in the Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization? Rajiv Shah, MD
      • 10:49 am – 11:02 am: Predicting Growth in Geographic Atrophy. Theodore Leng, MD
      • 11:02 am – 11:15 am: Gene Therapy for Retinal Degeneration: How Far Are We from Wide Clinical Use? Jacque Duncan, MD
      • 11:15 am – 11:28 am: Are MEWDS and APMPPE Inflammatory Diseases? Is Corticosteroids Ever Indicated? Anita Agarwal, MD