Session Details

Retina

SESSION 1

AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERTION
  • Inflammation and Its Relationship to Development of Wet AMD
  • Should We Target Inflammation in Treatment of CNV?
  • Does Inflammation Play a Role in Geographic Atrophy?
  • The Role of Inflammation in Dry AMD
  • Where are we with extended release anti-VEGF for AMD?

Anterior Segment

SESSION 1

TOPIC 1: DRY EYE: CURRENT CONCEPTS AND CHALLENGES
  • Dry Eye Pathophysiology: What We Learned in the Last Decade
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome: Myths versus Facts
  • Novel Therapies for Dry Eye Management
    TOPIC 2: ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS
  • Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
  • Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
  • Immunity and chronic allergic eye disease

Uveitis

SESSION 1

INFECTIOUS UVEITIS
  • Mosquito borne uveitis
  • Update on Toxoplasmosis uveitis
  • Tuberculosis in western countries
  • Update on viral uveitis
  • Syphilis uveitis: resurgence of an old disease
  • Endogenous endophthalmitis
  • Clinical approach to infectious retinitis
  • Tuberculosis in endemic countries: another perspective
  • Tuberculous uveitis

 

SESSION 2

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND VENOUS OCCLUSIVE DISEASES

  • The Role of Inflammation in Diabetes
  • Association of Inflammation and Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Treating the Inflammatory Pathway in Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Is Blocking VEGF Enough in DME and DR?
  • The Role of Inflammation in Venous Occlusive Disease
  • Treating the Inflammatory Pathway in Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Is Blocking VEGF Enough in RVO?

SESSION 2

TOPIC 1: SURGICAL TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY OCULAR SURFACE

  • Amniotic membrane transplantation
  • Patch grafts for Corneal Defects
  • Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation for Ocular Surface Disease Management 
TOPIC 2: KERATOUVEITIS: INFECTIOUS AND BEYOND
  • Shingles: An Epidemic?
  • Systemic Inflammatory Diseases Presenting with Keratouveitis
  • Post-Surgical Keratouveitis

SESSION 2

TOPIC 1: TREATMENT OF UVEITIS WITH BIOLOGIC AGENTS

  • Anti-TNF therapy for the uveitidies
  • Biologic therapy for uveitis beyond TNF-alpha blockers
  • Rituximab therapy for ocular inflammation
TOPIC 2: CLINICAL TRIALS IN UVEITIS
  • Lessons to learn from failed clinical trials in uveitis
  • The MUST trial and follow up study 7-year results: what do they mean
  • Endpoints in uveitis clinical trials and their relation to real life clinical reality
  • The future of clinical trials of uveitis

SESSION 3

DETECTING INFLAMMATORY BIOMARKERS THROUGH ADVANCED RETINAL IMAGING

  • Are structural changes on OCT and OCT-A reliable markers of inflammatory insult? (Uveitis)

  • What comes first? Visual function changes or structural changes in the retina? (AMD/DR/DME/Uveitis)

  • Is there a correlation between imaging biomarkers and serological markers in inflammatory diseases? (DME/Uveitis/AMD)

  • Can imaging alone be used to differentiate between infectious and non-infectious etiologies of Uveitis?

  • How can adaptive optics and microperimetry allow us to understand the pathogenesis of disease progression?

  • What are the best approaches to objectively document changes in the cornea?

  • Laser cell flare: role of its use in clinical setting

  • Wide field angiography and its role in the OCT-A era

  • ICG vs OCT-A in choroidal diseases

  • Clinical outcome measures in uveitis trials: what more should we look for?

  •  Swept Source OCT will it change our management in Retinal Disease?

SESSION 3

TOPIC 1: CONJUNCTIVITIS AND EXTERNAL DISEASES

  • Chronic Blepharitis: An Overlooked Etiology of Ocular Surface Disorders
  • Cicatrizing conjunctivitis: Diagnosis
  • Current Treatment Strategies and Outcomes of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
TOPIC 2: INFLAMMATORY ANTERIOR SEGMENT DISEASES
  • Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis
  • Central and Paracentral Corneal Ulcers
  • Scleritis

SESSION 3

TOPIC 1: PEDIATRIC UVEITIS

  • The burden of pediatric uveitis
  • Biologic therapy in JIA associated uveitis
TOPIC 2: IMAGING IN UVEITIS
  • Multimodal imaging in choroidal inflammatory diseases
  • OCT angiography in uveitis
  • Choroidal imaging in uveitis: choroidal vessel index

SESSION 4

RETINAL DEGENERATION AND OCULAR TUMORS

  • The Role of Inflammation in Retinal Degeneration
  • Multimodal Imaging of Retinal Degeneration to Detect Inflammation
  • Association Between Ocular Tumors and Inflammation
  • Advanced Treatments for Ocular Tumors
  • Genetic Screening in the management of Choroidal Melanoma.
  • Gene Therapy Trials for Retinal Degeneration

SESSION 4

FREE PAPER

  • Free Paper Session 1
  • Free Paper Session 2

SESSION 4

MISCELLANEOUS / FREE PAPER

  • Update on intraocular lymphoma
  • Microbiota and uveitis
  • Surgical approach to uveitis
  • Fuchs uveitis
  • Birdshot uveitis
  • Ocular sarcoidosis
  • Retinal vasculitis