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Anterior Segment 2

Saturday, 1/30/2021

08:40 AM - 10:10 AM PST

Moderators: Erik Letko, Esen Akpek and Sarkis Soukiasian

Topic 1:  Systemic Disease and Anterior Segment


  • 8:40 am - 8:47 am: Local and Systemic Autoimmunity as Etiologies in Dry Eye (Michael E. Stern, PhD.)

  • 8:47 am - 8:54 am: Collaboration Between Rheumatology and Ophthalmology in Patients with Inflammatory Anterior Segment Disease (Alan Baer, MD)

  • 8:54 am - 9:01 am: IgM Deficiency in Patients Receiving Rituximab for Autoimmune Diseases--Biology and Clinical Implications (Razzaque Ahmed, MD)

  • 9:01 am - 9:08 am:  Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection Triggers Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition by E-cadherin Promoter Methylation in Human Conjunctival 

  • epithelial Cells (Talin Barisani, MD)

  • 9:08 am - 9:20 am: Discussion

 

Topic 2:  Challenging Cases


  • 9:20 am - 9:35 am: Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis: A Blinding Childhood Disease in the Mediterranean (Dana Barequet, MD and Ron Neumann, MD)

  • 9:35 am - 9:45 am: Acute Left Eye Severe Pain and Redness (Gerami Seitzman, MD)

  • 9:45 am - 9:55 am: Bilateral Red Painful Eyes (C. Stephen Foster, MD)

  • 9:55 am - 10:05 am: Bilateral Red and Watery Eyes (Sanjay Kedhar, MD)

  • 10:05 am - 10:10 am: Discussion