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2017 OMIG Meeting Agenda

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
51st Annual Meeting
November 10, 2017
Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter

Bradley Fouraker, MD, and Eric G. Romanowski, MS

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

2016 Harry Hirsch Leiter Award Recipient:
Kimberly Brothers, PhD
Insight Into the Corneal Wound Healing Response: Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analysis of Corneal Epithelial Cells Challenged by Bacteria

7:43 a.m.

1. Clinico-Microbiological Profile of microbial keratitis in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected patients
Bhupesh Bagga, MD

7:51 a.m.

2. Seasonal Trends in Adenovirus Conjunctivitis: A 30-Year Study
Jennifer Lee, MD

7:59 a.m. 3. Antiviral Activity of Methylene Blue against Corneal Cell Infection by Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis Viruses
Marilyn Langford, PhD
8:07 a.m.

4. Successful Treatment of Herpes Simplex Keratitis with Oral Valganciclovir in Patients Unresponsive to Conventional Antiviral Therapy
N. Dilruba Koseoglu
, MD

8:15 a.m. 5. Evaluation of Inflammatory Vascular Responses to Regressing Cytomegalovirus Retinitis by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Nitish Mehta, MD 
8:23 a.m. 6. Herpes Simplex Keratouveitis In Patients Treated with Intravitreal Injections of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Prachi Dua, MD 
8:31 a.m. 7. In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Human Corneal Nerves in Patients Receiving Intravitreal Anti-VEGF
Raquel Goldhardt, MD
8:39 a.m. 8. Bacterial Isolates Induce Autophagy in a Human Ocular Surface Cell Line
Kimberly Brothers, PhD
8:47 a.m. 9. Oculoglandular Tularemia: Case Report with Microbiologic Correlation and Safety Implications
Kenneth J. Taubenslag, MD
8:55 a.m. 10. Increasing frequency of sheen isolates among Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis isolates
Robert M.Q. Shanks, PhD
9:03 a.m. 11. Diphtheroids as a corneal pathogen in chronic ocular surface disease
Grace Shih, MD
9:11 a.m. 12. A step forward in the diagnosis of infectious endophthalmitis: Comparison of next generation sequencing results in culture negative and culture positive vitreous samples
Savitri Sharma, MD
9:19 a.m. 13. Intravitreal Monotherapy with Triamcinolone-Moxifloxacin is Less Effective Than Triamcinolone-Moxifloxacin-Vancomycin for Preventing Endophthalmitis in a Rabbit Model
Regis P. Kowalski, MS,[M]ASCP
9:27 a.m. 14. In Vitro Evaluation of a Hypochlorous Acid Hygiene Solution on Established Biofilms
Eric G Romanowski, MS
9:35 a.m 15. Efficacy of Topical 0.01% Hypochlorous Acid in Reducing Bacterial Flora on Lid Margins Compared to Topical 5% Povidone-Iodine
Luiz Gonzalez, MD, MPH
9:43 a.m. BREAK
9:55 a.m. "New Innovations for the Eye"
10:00 a.m. 16. Associations between clinical outcomes and molecular diagnoses of post-surgical endophthalmitis
Cecelia Lee, MD, MS
10:08 a.m. 17. 3 Month Continuous Release Of Therapeutic Levels Of Latanaprost From Episcleral Collagen Wafers In The Rabbit
Richard Eiferman, MD
10:16 a.m. 18. Effect of NanoViricide Anti-viral Agents in Mouse Model of Acute Retinal Necrosis
Vivien Boniuk, MD
10:24 a.m. 19. Prevention of biofilm on contact lens cases using polymeric material coating
Prashant Garg, MD
10:32 a.m. 20. Treatment Of Corneal Ulcers With A Novel Far-UV Sterilraytm Wavelength (222nm) Lamp
John Michaelos
, MD
10:40 a.m.

21. Scopulariopsis brevicaulis fungal keratitis
Norberto Mancera
, MD

10:48 a.m. 22. Candida dubliniensis: A Novel Cause of Fungal Keratitis
Tyler D. Oostra, MD
10:56 a.m. 23. Therapeutic Penetrating Keratoplasty Button Cultures in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II
Yijie (Brittany) Lin
, MD
11:04 a.m. 24. Phenotypic diversity and speciation of Fusarium isolates from the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial (MUTT)
Michael Zegans, MD
11:12 a.m. 25. Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Are Recent Infections More Severe?
Mehdi Roozbahani, MD
11:20 a.m. 26. Prevalence of Acanthamoeba Giant Viruses Among Patients with Microbial Keratitis
Ibrahim Sayed-Ahmed, MD
11:28 a.m. 27. Treatment Of Acanthamoeba With A Novel Far-Uv Sterilraytm Wavelength (222nm) Lamp
J. James Rowsey, MD
11:36 a.m. BREAK
11:50 a.m. Thygeson Lecture: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: A Meibocyte Centric Hypothesis

James V. Jester, PhD
Jack H. Skirball Endowed Research Chair
University of California
12:35 p.m. Closing Comments and Awards
1:00 p.m.

Business Luncheon -- St. Ann Room

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