2022 Meeting Agenda

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group

56th Annual Meeting

September 30, 2022

Moderators:  Robert M.Q. Shanks, PhD, Guillermo Amescua, MD,
and Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, MD


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6:45 AM Registration
7:30 AM Introduction by Moderators
7:35 AM 2021 Harry Hirsch Leiter Award Recipient:
Targeted Mass Azithromycin Distribution for Trachoma: A Community-Randomized Trial (TANA II)

Hamidah Mahmud, BA, MPhil
7:42 AM1. One-Year Clinical and Patient-Reported Outcomes of Corneal Neurotization Surgery and Cenegermin Therapy in Neurotrophic Keratopathy
Hazem M Mousa, MD
7:49 AM 2. A 20-year Retrospective Analysis of Methicillin and Moxifloxacin Susceptibility among Staphylococcus aureus Keratitis Isolates
Eric G. Romanowski, MS
7:56 AM3. Genomic Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance of MRSA Isolates Causing Keratitis
Camille André
8:03 AM 4. A Four-Year Review of the Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Outcomes for Corneal Ulcers at a Tertiary Referral Center in New Jersey
Ava Torjani, BS
8:10 AM 5. A Metagenomic Deep Sequence Analysis of Infectious Conjunctivitis Etiology in Burkina Faso, Africa and Berkeley, California
Gerami D. Seitzman, MD
8:17 AM 6. Efficacy of Ophthalmic Antimicrobials in Combination Therapeutic Approaches
Rachel AF Wozniak, MD, PhD
8:24 AM 7. Inflammasomes Expressed in Corneal Epithelial Cells are Targets of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Exotoxin S
Abby R Kroken, PhD
8:31 AM 8. Ocular Tissue Diagnosis and Drug Susceptibility Testing of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Sanchita Mitra, MD
8:38 AM 9. Validation of the C-DU(KE) Calculator as a Predictor of Outcomes in Patients Enrolled in SCUT and MUTT Trials
Alejandro Arboleda
8:45 AM 10. Development and Validation of a Multilabel Computer Vision Model for Identification of Bacterial and Fungal Keratitis in a Prospectively Collected Dataset
Travis K Redd, MD, MPH
8:52 AM 11. Ocular Microbiome…. Dead on Arrival?
Darlene Miller, DHSC

9:15 AM 12. Fungal Keratitis in Pittsburgh: Clinical Features, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Outcomes
Sarah Atta
9:22 AM 13. Fusarium keratitis in South Florida: A Clinico-Microbiological Correlation
Paula A. Sepulveda-Beltran, MD, and Piero Carletti, BS
9:29 a.m14. Genipin Corneal Crosslinking Treatment in a Fusarium solani Keratitis Model
Marcela Huertas-Bello  
9:36 AM15. Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (RB-PDAT) for Fungal Keratitis: A Pilot Case Series
Neel D. Pasricha, MD
9:43 AM16. Evaluation of Rose Bengal, Erythrosin B, and Eosin Y for Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy Against Ocular Isolates
Katherine D. Leviste, MS
9:50 AM 17. Topical 2% Cyclosporine is Effective in Controlling the Inflammation and Improving the Treatment Outcome in Patients with Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Matteo Posarelli, MD
9:57 AM18. Outcome of Photo Dynamic Antimicrobial therapy with Rose Bengal as an Aadjuvant Treatment in the Management of Acanthamoeba keratitis: Prospective Interventional Trial  
Bhupesh Bagga, MD
10:04 AM19. Molecular and Histopathologic Correlation Between Acanthamoeba Species Recovered from Patients Who Underwent Therapeutic and Optical Penetrating Keratoplasties After Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy 
Sara Mustafa, MMS

10:30 AM 20. Role of Topical 5-Fluorouracil in Management of Demodex-associated Blepharitis
Mona M. Amer, BA
10:37 AM 21. Busting Biofilms: A New Treatment for Blepharitis, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye Syndrome
Richard A Eiferman, MD, MBA
10:44 AM 22. Comparison between Neuropathic Corneal Pain and Dry Eye Disease in regards to Age and Gender Dependent Ompairment of Quality-of-Life Dimensions
Leyla Mirzaee, DMSc
10:51 AM 23. Impact of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor 1 (TNFR1) Polymorphism on Dry Eye Disease
Kelly Acuna, BS
10:58 AM 24. Ocular Surface Inflammation and Dry Eye Symptoms at Day 100 Post-Transplantation Are Not Predictive Factors for The Development of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease
Arianna Tovar, MD

11:20 AM Thygeson Lecture:
“The Role of Photoactivated Chromophores in the Treatment of Infectious Keratitis”

        Dr. Ana Luisa Höfling-Lima
        Professor of Ophthalmology
        Escola Paulista de Medicina
        Federal University of São Paulo Sciences Center
12:00 PM Closing Comments and Awards
12:15 PM

Business Luncheon – Henry Clarke Room

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