2022 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum Program

The program features presentations and sessions highlighting the latest research and innovation in cornea and eye banking. Don't miss scientific free-papers; mini-symposia on topics of importance to the ophthalmic community; award lectures; and the presentation of the Best Paper of Session Award.


Cornea & Eye Banking Forum

September 30, 2022

McCormick Place West Building


Program Schedule


Event Schedule

Registration (W190 Foyer):                 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Breakfast (W192ABC):                          7:00 am – 8:00 am

Forum (W190 AB):                                 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Paton Luncheon (W192ABC):             12:15 pm – 1:25 pm


8:00 am – 10:10 am           Section I

8:00 am – 8:01 am             Welcome

Sophie Deng, MD, PhD, and Joshua Hou, MD


8:02 am – 8:13 am              2021 Survey of Keratoplasty Postoperative Steroid Management

Nikolay Boychev, MCOptom, PhD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Schepens Eye Research Institute


8:14 am – 8:25 am             Ripasudil Treatment following Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Patients with Fuchs’ Dystrophy: Interim Results

Michael Straiko, MD, Devers Eye Institute


8:26 am – 8:37 am             Efficacy of Alpha-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (α-MSH) in Suppressing Corneal Edema Following Injury

Hamid Alemi, MD, MPH, Schepens Eye Research Institute / Harvard Ophthalmology


8:38 am – 8:49 am             Predictive Factors for Response to Topical Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor in Stage 1 Neurotrophic Keratopathy

Matteo Posarelli, MD, Tufts Medical Center


8:50 am – 9:01 am             Comparison of Persistent Epithelial Defect Treatment for Self-Retained Cryopreserved and Dehydrated Amniotic Membrane          

Shawn Sell, MD, Cornea Consultants of Albany


9:02 am – 9:13 am             Novel "12/12" Wear of a Scleral Lens Prosthetic Device in Chronic Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Xueyang (Sarah) Wang, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School


9:13 am – 9:24 am             Demographic Effects on Corneal Ulcer Outcomes

Shane Seipel, MD, University of California, Davis


9:25 am – 9:59 am             Invited Sessions: Hot Topics in Cornea

Ocular Surface Toxicity from Systemic Medications

Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Use of Machine Learning in Infectious Keratitis

Maria Woodward, MD, MS, University of Michigan/ Eversight


Eye Banking Post COVID: An Update on the Current State of Eye Banking

Jennifer Li, MD, Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank


10:00 am – 10:05 am         Claes Dohlman Award Presentation

2022 Award Recipient: Mark Terry, MD


10:06 am - 10:15 am          Cornea Society Business Meeting


10:15 am – 10:30 am         Break


10:30 am – 12:00 pm         Section II

10:30 am – 10:32 am         Welcome Back

Joshua Hou, MD, and Sophie Deng, MD, PhD


10:32 am – 10:35 am         EBAA High Impact Research Grant Announcement

Bennie Jeng, MD, EBAA Research Committee


10:35 am – 10:46 am         Impact of Demographic Factors on Corneal Donor Recovery

Wuqaas Munir, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine


10:47 am – 10:58 am         Suitability of Corneal Donor Tissue in the Greater-than-75-year Age Group

Miles Greenwald, MD, Kellogg Eye Center


10:59 am – 11:10 am         Effect of Head Trauma Related Deaths on Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss in Eye Bank Donors

Jessinta Oseni, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


11:11 am – 11:22 am         Endothelial Cell Loss Comparison of Current Techniques Used for Preparation of Donor Grafts for Endothelial Keratoplasty

Eric Abdullayev, MD, MBA, CEBT, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research


11:23 am – 11:34 am         A Comparison of Corneal Parameters between Hispanics and Non-Hispanics

Luis Vasquez, BA, MSc, UT Health San Antonio


11;35 am – 11:38 am         R. Townley Paton Award Introduction

Jennifer Li, MD, 2021 Paton Award Recipient


11:39 am – 12:00 pm         R. Townley Paton Award Lecture:

The Science of Sight: Addressing Corneal Blindness in the Developing World

Anthony Aldave, MD, 2022 Paton Award Recipient


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm           R. Townley Paton Luncheon- A Moderated Discussion

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration

Location: W192ABC

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm             Session III

1:30 pm – 1:32 pm             Welcome Back

Sophie Deng, MD, PhD, and Joshua Hou, MD


1:32 pm – 1:47 pm             Video Spotlight

DMEK Scrolls at 2,000 Frames Per Second: The Relationship Between Scroll Width and Flow Velocity

Matthew Kigin, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine


Case Series: DMEK with Young Donor Tissue Using Paired Radial Incisions

David Hardten, MD, University of Minnesota / Lions Gift of Sight


Minimizing Endothelial Cell Loss during PDEK-S donor Lenticule Preparation

Zelalem Tafesse, MD, Price Vision Group


1:48 pm – 1:59 pm             DMEK Outcomes in Eyes with Previous Glaucoma Surgery

Andrea Bordewyk, MD, Devers Eye Institute


2:00 pm – 2:11 pm             Clinical Outcomes of Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) Following Custom Foldable Artificial Iris Implantation

Piseth Dalin Chea, MD, MPH, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA


2:12 pm – 2:23 pm             Validation of Nomograms Predicting Penetrating Keratoplasty and Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty Graft Survival Upon Addition of External Patient Cohort

George Lin, BA, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


2:24 pm – 2:35 pm             Safety and Efficacy of Intraoperative Activated Platelet-Rich Plasma (aPRP) Therapy in Corneal Transplantation

Carolina Mercado, MD, Escuela Superior de Oftalmologia- Instituto Barraquer de America


2:36 pm – 2:47 pm             Microbial Profiles and Antibiotic Susceptibility in Pediatric Infectious Keratitis Melodyanne Cheng, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA


2:48 pm – 2:59 pm             Pediatric Ocular Surface Inflammatory Diseases in the Optum Labs Data Warehouse

Simon Fung, MD, MA, FRCOphth, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA


3:00 pm – 3:02 pm             Richard Troutman Prize Award Introduction

Douglas Lazzaro, MD


3:03 pm – 3:10 pm             Richard Troutman Cornea Prize Lecture:

Conjunctival Vessels in Diabetes Using Functional Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy

Jodi Hwang, MD, 2022 Richard Troutman Cornea Prize Recipient


3:11 pm – 3:30 pm             Break


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm             Session IV

3:30 pm -3:32 pm               Welcome Back

Joshua Hou, MD, and Sophie Deng, MD, PhD


3:33 pm – 3:44 pm             Bowman Layer Onlay Preparation & Transplantation (BLOT)

Esther Groeneveld-van Beek, MSc, Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery


3:45 pm – 3:56 pm             Comparison of Graft Outcomes Reusing Original Intermediate Term Cold Storage Solution for Entire Corneal Donor Storage Period with Exchanged Fresh Storage Solution following Donor Preparation in the Cornea Preservation Time Study

Jonathan Lass, MD, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Eye Institute


3:57 pm – 4:08 pm             KERASAVE Corneal Storage Media with Amphotericin-B: Results from a Prospective Laboratory Study Submitted for Class 2 De Novo 510(k) Premarket Approval

Khoa Tran, PhD, Lions VisionGift


4:09 pm – 4:20 pm             Optimizing Corneal Endothelial Cell Culture for Cell Therapy

Karl David Brown, PhD, Centre for Eye Research Australia


4:21 pm – 4:55 pm             Invited Sessions: New in Keratoplasty

Pediatric Endothelial Keratoplasty

Muralidhar Ramappa, MBBS, MD, LV Prasad Eye Institute


Timing of Therapeutic DALK in Acanthamoeba Infection

Vincenzo Sarnicola, MD, University of Siena


Corneal Allogenic Intrastromal Ring Segments (CAIRS)

Soosan Jacob, MD, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital


4:56 pm – 4:58 pm             Best Paper of Session

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio


4:58 pm – 5:00 pm             Closing

Sophie Deng, MD, PhD, and Joshua Hou, MD