8:00-9:35 a.m.

Global Hot Topics Joint Session with the Asia Cornea Society

       Infectious Disease

o   Asia Cornea Society Infectious Keratitis Study: What Have We Learned?

o   Zika Virus and the Eye

       Ocular Surface Reconstruction

o   The Alphabet Soup of Ocular Surface Reconstruction: How to Select a Procedure for Your Patient

o   Management of Bilateral Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency - Boston type I Keratoprosthesis is the Treatment of Choice*

o   Management of Bilateral Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency - Cultivated Oral Mucosal Epithelial Transplantation is the Treatment of Choice*

o   Panel Discussion

       Addressing Corneal Blindness - Expanding the Supply of Donor Corneas

o   Global Survey of Corneal Transplantation and Eye Banking

o   Bioengineered Corneas*

o   Transplantation of Ex Vivo Expanded Human Corneal Endothelial Cells: An Update*

o   Producing Corneal Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells*

o   Use of Long Term Preserved Corneas for DALK

o   Transplantation of Decellularized Porcine Corneas*

o   Keratoplasty Skills Transfer: What is Being Done and How You Can Become Involved

o   Panel Discussion


9:50-11:45 a.m.

Corneal Controversies and Complications in Cataract & Refractive Surgery


o   Corneal Endothelial Safety in Cataract Surgery; FACS vs Phaco Disassembly

o   FuchsÕ Dystrophy and Cataract: Combined EK Triple vs Staged procedure  *

o   IOL Selection in the Setting of Concurrent Corneal Disease: (OSD, Fuchs, KCN, etc.): Premium IOLs vs Monofocal IOL  *

o   Cataract Surgery Medications and Corneal Toxicity: Which is Worse? Ocular Surface Issues with Topical Drops vs TASS with Intracameral Meds

       Complications, Prevention Strategies, and Management Techniques

o   Cataract and Refractive Surgery in the Herpes Patient

o   DED/OSD in the Refractive Cataract/Refractive Surgery Patient

o   Epithelial Ingrowth After LASIK

o   The Prevention and Management of Corneal Complications with SMILE *

o   Cataract Surgery w/DMEK/DSAEK: Tips and Pitfalls*

o   Panel Discussion

       Case Based Complications Corner

o   TASS

o   Traumatic Corneal Perforation and Lens Penetration with Cataract

o   Wound Burn

o   There's a Ditzel at the Limbus. Should I Proceed with Cataract Surgery?

o   Persistent Corneal Edema from Retained Lens Fragments

1:00-2:55 p.m.

Cornea Ectatic and Ocular Surface Dilemmas  

       Keratoconus Diagnosis

o   What is New in the Diagnosis and Progression Monitoring of KCN

o   Advances in Corneal Imaging of Keratoconus

       Crosslinking 101

o   Crosslinking: Guide to Patient Selection-Based on FDA Approved Protocol

o   Nuts and Bolts of Incorporating Crosslinking into Your Practice

o   Complications of Crosslinking and How to Handle Them

o   Novel Applications of Crosslinking

o   Panel Discussion

       The Great Debate #1: Crosslinking Treatment Protocols

o   Epi On is the Way to Go

o   Epi Off is the Way to Go

o   Crosslinking Alone is Not Enough, We Need PRK/Intacs

o   Panel Discussion

       Advances in DES

o   Biological Products for Treatment of DES

o   Neurostimulatory Pathway in Dry Eye Disease

o   Neuropathic Dry Eye, Does This Exist?

o   New Approaches to Dry Eye Disease

o   Panel Discussion

       Ocular surface dilemmas

o   Overlooked Causes of LSCD

       Great debate in the treatment of LSCD

o   SLET is the Way to Go

o   CLET is the Way to Go

o   Mesenchymal Stem Cell is the Way to Go

o   Panel Discussion


3:10-5:00 p.m.

Cutting Edge Corneal Surgery

       DMEK: Everything you need to know

o   Tips and Tricks for Successful DMEK Transitioning

o   Pearls for Successful DMEK: a Video-Based Tutorial

o   DMEK Techniques for Complex Eyes: a Video-Based Tutorial *

o   Management of DMEK Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications: a Video-Based Tutorial

o   Adoption of Femtosecond Laser Endothelial Keratoplasty: Are We Ready?*

o   Panel Discussion

       Alternatives to DMEK

o   Primary Descemetorrhexis: Is This Ready for Prime Time?

o   Pre-Descemet's Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK): Is DMEK in Trouble?

o   DSAEK: It is Not Dead

o   Panel Discussion

       DALK: How to get on board

o   How to Transition from PKP to DALK

o   Pearls for Successful DALK: How to Get the Big-Bubble Every Time

o   Femtosecond Laser DALK: Does This Make it Easier?*

o   Management of DALK Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications: a Video-Based Tutorial

o   Bowman Layer Transplantation*

o   Panel Discussion


*Indicates an advanced topic


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