22nd Biennial Cornea Conference (CME)

22nd Biennial Cornea Conference

Current Concepts in Corneal and Refractive Surgery and External Disease

Recorded on November 9-10, 2018 at Wills Eye Hospital 

Last Review Date November 9-10, 2018

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD - Program Chair

Program Description

The 22nd Biennial Cornea Conference will update comprehensive ophthalmologists and cornea specialists on current concepts in a wide range of topics related to cornea, external disease and refractive surgery.  The conference will feature didactic lectures, point/counterpoint discussions and audience interaction designed to help participants integrate the tools and techniques discussed into practice.  The conference will also feature the 15th Wilfred E. Fry, MD Memorial Corneal Lecture presented by Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., MD, Wills Eye Hospital.

As a result of attending this update, participants should be able to:   

Apply current concepts in the management of ocular surface diseases including dry eyes, the use of contact lenses for ocular surface disease and ocular graft versus host disease.

Assess techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of fungal, acanthamoeba, viral, and microsporidial keratitis.

Appreciate current status of new techniques for corneal surgery including Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK), Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), and Corneal Collagen Crosslinking 

Integrate into practice proper screening of refractive surgery patients and the management of a variety of pre-operative issues and post-operative complications

Assess the risk/benefits of new techniques for corneal surgery

Guest Faculty

Melissa B. Daluvoy, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Duke University School of Medicine


Richard S. Davidson, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Mark S. Gorovoy, MD

Gorovoy, MD Eye Specialists


Chadwick R. Johr, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Medicine


Wills Eye Hospital Faculty

Brandon D. Ayres, MD

Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., MD

Brad H. Feldman, MD

Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD

Sadeer B. Hannush, MD

Michael A. Klufas, MD

Peter R. Laibson, MD

Sara E. Lally, MD

Beeran Meghpara, MD

Parveen K. Nagra, MD

Ravi Patel, MD

Nataliya Pokeza, MD

Irving M. Raber, MD

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

Carol L. Shields, MD

Zeba A. Syed, MD

Accreditation Statement:  Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Wills Eye Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Content

November 9-10 2018
Irving Raber, MD - Amniotic Membrane Transplantation - Myths and Realities
Richard Davidson, MD - Masqueraders of Dry Eye Syndrome
Brandon Ayres, MD - Why I Choose Restasis First
Ravi Patel, MD - Traditional and Novel Treatments of Neurotrophic Keratopathy
Melissa Daluvoy, MD - How I Manage the Spectrum of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
Kristin Hammersmith, MD - Team Management of Ocular Cicatrical Pemphigoid
Chadwick Johr, MD - Diagnosis and Management of Sjogrens Syndrome a Rheumatologists Perspective
Kristin Hammersmith, MD - Red Eye in Children
Christopher Rapuano, MD - Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Surgery is the best treatment.
Zeba Syed, MD - Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Surgery is NOT the best treatment.
Carol Shields, MD - Pigment on the Conjunctiva - When to Worry!
Nataliya Pokeza, MD - Preventing and Managing Zoster Eye Disease
Beeran Meghpara, MD - Atypical Infections - How to Spot and Treat Them
Zeba Syed, MD - Fungal Keratitis is a Surgical Disease
Ravi Patel, MD - Fungal Keratitis is NOT a Surgical Disease
Parveen Nagra, MD - Trends and Treatments of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Conjunctivitis
Christopher Rapuano, MD - What the Heck Do I Do Now - Case Presentations
Kristin Hammersmith, MD - What the Heck Do I Do Now - Case Presentations
Mark Groovy, MD - Fuchs and Cataract - Staged Surgery is Best
Melissa Daluvoy, MD - Fuchs and Cataract - Staged Surgery is NOT Best
Brandon Ayres, MD - DMEK Its Getting Easier Every Year - A Step by Step Approach
Mark Gorovoy, MD - Less Is More - Descemet Stripping Without Endothelial Keratoplasty
Parveen Nagra, MD - Iris Fixated - My Favorite Way to Fixate the Unsupported Lens
Christopher Rapuano, MD - Scleral Sutured - My Favorite Way to Fixate the Unsupported Lens
Sadeer Hannush, MD - Glued - My Favorite Way to Fixate the Unsupported Lens
Beeran Meghpara, MD - Yamane Technique - My Favorite Way to Fixate the Unsupported Lens
Sadeer Hannush, MD - When to Consider DSEK and PK in the World of DMEK, DSO and DALK
Irving Raber, MD - DALK for KCN and Beyond
Mark Gorovoy, MD - Donor Rim Cultures and Interface Infections
Nataliya Pokeza, MD - Update on the Management of Ocular Trauma
Cornea Service Staff- Video Cases - Management of Corneal Surgery Complications
Brad Feldman, MD - Global Ophthalmology - Wills Initiatives and Ways You Can Get Involved
Ralph Eagle, Jr., MD - 15th Wilfred Fry Memorial Lecture - Pigmented Lesions of the Conjunctiva
Christopher Rapuano, MD - Corneal Crosslinking - Patient Selection, Technique and Barriers
Sadeer Hannush, MD - Corneal Imaging Saved the Day
Sara Lally, MD - Management of Conjunctival Lymphoma
Melissa Daluvoy, MD - Opening Eyes - Eye Screening for Special Olympic Athletes
Mark Gorovoy, MD - Hall of Shame Procedures
Richard Davidson, MD - Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery is Worth It
Melissa Daluvoy, MD - Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery is NOT Worth It
Parveen Nagra, MD - Pearls for Cataract Surgery in the Cornea Patient
Richard Davidson, MD - Managing Dysphotopsias After Cataract Surgery
Michael Klufas, MD-Vitrectomy & Intravitreal Antibiotic Techniques for the Anterior Segment Surgeon
Beeran Meghpara, MD - Lessons Learned from Establishing a Resident Refractive Surgery Program

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