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2012 OMIG Agenda

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
46th Annual Meeting
Friday November 9th, 2012
Palmer House Hilton, State Ballroom
Chicago, IL

Moderators: Darlene Miller, DHSc MPH and
Prashant Garg, M.D.

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6:45 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. Introduction by Moderators
7:35 a.m.

2011 Harry Hirsch Leiter Award Recipient: Application of Biome Representational in Silico Karyotyping to Characterization of the Contact Lens Microbiome
R.N. Van Gelder, L. Akileswaran, J. Shendure, K. Pepple

Departments of Ophthalmology and Genome Sciences University of Washington, Seattle, WA

7:43 a.m.

1. Etiology of Infectious Corneal Ulcers and Bacterial Susceptibility to Antibiotics in Contact Lens Wearers at the University of Chicago
K. Patel, M.A. Saidel.
University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chicago IL

7:50 a.m.

2. The Effect of the Drug Released Soft Contact Lens that Releases Antibiotics in a Sustained Manner
S. Kobayakawa1, T. Matsunaga2, A. Kanayama1, Y. Yamazaki2, T. Sato2, I. Kobayashi1, T. Tochikubo1
1Toho University; 2Seed Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

7:57 a.m. 3. Boston Keratoprosthesis-associated Endophthalmitis: Global Incidence and Recommendations for Prevention
I. Behlau, K.V. Martin, J.N. Martin, R. Walcott-Harris, J. Chodosh, and C.H. Dohlman
Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
8:04 a.m.

4. Streptococcal Endophthalmitis in Pediatric Keratoprosthesis Patients
A.V. Rachitskaya1, A.M. Berrocal1, S.N. Moysidis2, V.L. Perez1, M.R. Banitt1, E.C. Alfonso1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; 2University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

8:11 a.m. 5. The Comparison of Fluoroquinolones to Non-Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Agents for the Prevention of Endophthalmitis in a Rabbit Model
E.G. Romanowski, F.S. Mah, K.A. Yates, R.M.Q. Shanks, L.V. Raju, Y. J. Gordon, R. P. Kowalski

The Charles T. Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory, UPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
8:18 a.m. 6. Microbial Keratitis Pathogens and Antibiotic Susceptibilities: A 5-year Review of Cases At an Urban Center in Saint Louis
R. Parihar, R. Vogel, C. Horwood, S. Edelstein
Saint Louis University Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis, MO
8:25 a.m. 7. Age-Specific Trends in Herpes Zoster and Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus in a Massachusetts Medical Center 1993-2011
C. Mackel1, T. Logvinenko2, S.H. Soukiasian1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA; 2Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
8:32 a.m. 8. Varicella-Zoster Virus Detection in Varicella-Associated Stromal Keratitis
A. Matoba1, B. Meghpara1, P. Chevez-Barrios2
1Baylor College of Medicine; 2The Methodist Hospital, Houston TX
8:39 a.m. 9. Corneal Nerves Regenerate in Patients with Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus and may be Accelerated by Treatment with Autologous Serum Tears
P. Hamrah, A. Cruzat, B. Cavalcanti, D. Pavan-Langston.
Cornea Service and Ocular Surface Imaging Center, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
8:45 a.m. 10. C-reactive Protein Levels and Tear Function Parameters
A. Galor, A. Crane, W. Feuer
Miami VAMC, Bascom Palmer, University of MIami, Miami, FL
8:53a.m. 11. In Vivo Confocal Microscopy in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD): A Clinical Tool for Profiling Conjunctival Immune Cellular Changes
Y. Qazi1, B. Cavalcanti1, A. Cruzat1, C. Williams1, M. Trinidad1, C.A. Blackie2, D.R. Korb3, P. Hamrah1,4

1Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Tear Science, Morrisville, NC; 3Korb and Associates, Boston, MA; 4Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
9:00 a.m. 12. Chronic Eyelid Dermatis Secondary to Cocamidopropyl Betaine Allergy in a Patient Using Baby Shampoo Lid Scrubs
J.D. Welling, T.F. Mauger, A.J. Hendershot

Havener Eye Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
9:07 a.m. 13. Evaluation of Surgical Margins During Treatment of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
P. Chan, S. Pabon, L. Schoenfield, A. Sing
Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, OH
9:14 a.m. 14. Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: A Standard of Care Survey
E. Adler, J.R. Turner, D. Stone
University of Oklahoma, Department of Ophthalmology / Dean McGee Eye institute, Oklahoma City, OK
9:21 a.m. 15. Comparison of the Contamination Rate of Corneas from Septic Donors with Corneas from Non-septic Donors
L.L. Harris, and A. Partal
University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute, Memphis, TN and the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Knoxville, TN
9:28 a.m. 16. Confocal Microscopy Findings of Bacterial, Fungal, and Acanthamoeba Keratitis in Human Eyebank Corneas
A.V. Vora, E.I. Wu, C.R. Patel, M.K. Shah, J.T. Kim, J.A. Seedor, D.C. Ritterband

Ophthalmic Consultants of New York, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
9:35 a.m. 17. Donor-related Candida Interface Keratitis After Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty: a Case Report
B.T. Bryan1, R.H. Rosa1, S.F.A. Fulcher1,2
1Department of Ophthalmology, Scott & White Eye Institute, Temple, TX; 2Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Central Texas Veterans’ Health Care System, Temple, TX
9:42 a.m. 18. The Pharmacokinetics of Voriconazole 1% Eye Drops
E. Chan4, D. Al-Badriyeh1,2, C.F. Neoh2,7, L. Leung3, R. O. Fullinfaw5, V. Jhanji4, R.B. Vajpayee4,
G.E. Davies5, K. Stewart2 and D.C.M. Kong2
1College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; 2Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Australia; 3Pharmacy Department, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia; 4Corneal Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia; 5Special Chemistry, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia; 6Defence Materiel Organisation, Southbank, Australia; 7Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Technology Mara, Penang, Malaysia
9:49 a.m. 19. Multi-species Keratomycoses in a Patient Wearing Contact Lenses on Infliximab
E.C. Pike, R.A. Kuenne, and T.F. Mauger

Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University, Havener Eye Institute, Columbus, OH
9:56 a.m. 20. Intramural Deposition of Alexidine Into Heated Bausch & Lomb ReNu Plastic Bottles and the Worldwide Fusarium Keratitis Epidemic of 2004-2006
J. Bullock, B.L. Elder, R.E. Warwar, H.J. Khamis. Wright State University, Departments of Community Health, Mathematics and Statistics, Ophthalmology, and Pathology, Kettering, OH
10:03 a.m. 21. Efficacy of Voriconazole and Amphotericin B as Additives in Optisol-GS Against Candida Species
N. Layer1, V. Cevallos2, B.H. Jeng1,2

1Dept. of Ophthalmology and 2Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
10:10 a.m. 22. Microbiology Work-up in the Diagnosis of Non-Contact Lens Related Acanthamoeba Keratitis
P. Garg1, R. Jain1, S. Reddy2, K. Mulay3

1Cornea and Anterior Segment Services; 2Jhaveri Microbiology Laboratory; 3Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, L V Prasad Eye Institute; Banjara Hills Hyderabad, India
10:17 a.m. 23. Susceptibility of Acanthamoebae to Amikacin
J.D. Keenan, M.C. Chen, V. Cevallos, T.M. Lietman

Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA
10:24 a.m. 24. Evaluation of a Complete-Kill Assay for Anti-Acanthamoeba Solutions
R.P. Kowalski, S. Abdel Aziz, R.M.Q. Shanks, E.G. Romanowski, A.C. Nau

The Charles T. Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
10:31 a.m.

17th Thygeson Lecture: Confocal Microscopy and the Cornea
John E. Sutphin, MD, Luther & Ardis Fry Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas

11:05 a.m. Closing Comments and Awards
11:30 a.m. Business Luncheon, Cresthill Room

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