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2020 OMIG Meeting Agenda

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
54th Annual Meeting
November 13 , 2020

Savitri Sharma, MD, and Guillermo Amescua, MD


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

2019 Harry Hirsch Leiter Award Recipient:
Validation of a Comprehensive Clinical Algorithm for the Assessment and Treatment of Microbial Keratitis
Lawson Ung , MD

7:42 a.m. 1. Antibiotic Resistance Among Bacterial Pathogens Isolated from the Cornea Over 11 Years of the ARMOR Surveillance Study
Penny A. Asbell, MD
7:49 a.m.

2. Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Corneal Keratitis Isolates: A Whole Genome Perspective
William Johnson, PhD

7:56 a.m. 3. Prospective Comparison of Clinico-microbiological Features and Management Outcomes in Infectious Endophthalmitis Caused by Biofilm Positive and Biofilm Negative Bacteria
Vivek Dave
8:03 a.m. 4. Diversity and Stability of the Microbiome in Ocular Surface Diseases
Michael J Zilliox
8:10 a.m. 5. Autologous Serum Eye Drops Alter the Stability of the Ocular Surface Microbiome
Katherine D Leviste, MS
8:17 a.m.

6. Assessment of the Impact of Sample Collection Order on the Diagnostic Performance of Metagenomic Deep Sequencing for Infectious Keratitis
Travis K Redd, MD, MPH

8:24 a.m.

7. Evaluation of Metagenomic Deep Sequencing as a Diagnostic Test for Infectious Keratitis
Gerami D. Seitzman, MD

8:31 a.m.

8. The Rcs Stress Response System Modulates Serratia marcescens Induced Inflammation and Bacterial Proliferation in a Rabbit Keratitis Model
Robert MQ Shanks, PhD

8:38 a.m.

9. Pythium Keratitis: Outcome and Prognostic Factors
Bhupesh Bagga, FRCS

8:45 a.m.

10. Treatment of Severe Infectious Keratitis with Scleral Contact Lenses as a Reservoir of Moxifloxacin 0.5%
Eduardo J Polania-Baron, MD

8:52 a.m.

11. Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial (RB-PDAT) & Standard Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Severe Infectious Keratitis
Feras Mohder

8:59 a.m.

12. Evaluation of Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for Severe Keratitis
Wirley Alves de Mendonça Júnior, MD

9:06 a.m.

13. The Efficacy of Riboflavin Versus Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy on South Florida Nocardia Keratitis Isolates
Ethan Adre

9:18 a.m BREAK
9:30 a.m.

14. The Search for Antifungal Prophylaxis Following Artificial Cornea Surgery—An In Vitro Study
Sarah Kim

9:37 a.m.

15. In vitro antiviral activity of Lumify and Besivance Two Benzalkonium Chloride Preserved Eye Drops Against SARS CoV-2
Kimberly A Millard, MS

9:44 a.m.

16. SAVES: Recovery of SARS-CoV-2 from Aerosol Spread
Miel Sundararajan, MD

9:51 a.m.

17. Filociclovir (MBX-400) Demonstrates Antiviral Activity against Adenovirus In Vitro and in the Ad5/NZW Rabbit Ocular Model 
Eric G Romanowski, MS

9:58 a.m.

18. Delayed Diagnosis and Presenting Characteristics of Acanthamoeba Keratitis at a Tertiary Medical Center
Nakul S Shekhawat, MD, MPH

10:05 a.m.

19. Presence of Genomic Signatures of Giant Viruses in Formalin-fixed Cornea Tissues and Failed Grafts
Darlene Miller, DHSc

10:17 a.m.

20. Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Positivity Predicts Long Term Decreased Tear Production
Matias Soifer

10:24 a.m.

21. Correlation between Active Central Corneal Ulceration with the Inflammatory Status of Systemic Autoimmune Disease
Luis Alberto Rodriguez Gutierrez, MD

10:31 a.m.

22.  Proinflammatory Cytokines Induce Inflammasome-mediated Corneal Endothelial Cell Death
Andres Serrano MD

10:38 a.m.

23. Clinicopathologic Correlations of Retrocorneal Membranes Associated with Endothelial Corneal Graft Failure
Andrea Naranjo, MD

10:45 a.m.

24. Comparison of Corneal Nerve Alterations in Patients with Autoimmune-Mediated Neuropathic Corneal Pain
Leyla Yavuz-Saricay, MD

10:52 a.m.

25. Corneal Microneuromas and Dry Eye
Jodi Hwang, BS

10:59 a.m.


11:05 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. Thygeson Lecture: “Why Do Dry Eyes Get Inflamed?”

Stephen C Pflugfelder MD

Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
12:00 p.m. Closing Comments and Awards
12:15 p.m.

Business Luncheon -- via Zoom

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