Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Joint Meeting Cornea Subspecialty, 21-23 June 2011

Our visiting faculty for this session:
Penny Asbell, MD, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Cornea Services, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Editor and Chief, Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine

Allison Rand, MD
Cornea Specialist
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Tuesday 21 June 
Clinical consultations
16 complex patient cases
Small group teaching
Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy, CHED, Lattice dystrophy, ICE syndrome, Fireworks corneal burns, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Severe recurrent pterygium, Advanced keratoconus, Severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca, Severe Meibomian gland dysfunction, Refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis, Ocular surface tumor, Recurrent HSV keratitis
Wednesday 22 June
5 surgeries performed
with special thanks to:
Donated corneas from Sightlife, USA
Donated amniotic membranes (Ambio 5) from IOP Inc
Donated corneal surgery instruments from Fisher Surgical Inc.
Donated corneal trephines from Jedmed

Diagnosis: Legally blind patient both eyes with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
First DSAEK case done in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

2-Penetrating keratoplasty
Diagnosis: 6 month-old with bilateral congenital corneal dystrophy

3-Penetrating keratoplasty
Diagnosis: Legally blind patient with bilateral lattice dystrophy

Diagnosis: Legally blind patient with bilateral ICE syndrome

5-Ocular surface reconstruction with amniotic membrane transplant
Diagnosis: Severe recurrent pterygium with keratoconjunctival scarring

Thursday 23 June
105 registrants from HCMC, Hue and Hanoi

With special thanks to
Alcon Viet Nam and Zeiss for funding support

                                             Morning Lecture Presentations______________
                     HSV Keratitis / Viêm Giác Mạc HSV 
                     Corneal Ulcers / Viêm Loét Giác Mạc
                           Keratoconus & UV crosslinking / Giác Mạc Hình Chóp  
                                  RGP for corneal irregularities / Kính áp tròng cứng        
                           AK for astigmatism / Phẫu thuật giác mạc cho loạn thị
                             Keratoprosthesis/ Giác mạc nhân tạo Kpro
                          Allergic conjunctivitis / Viêm kết mạc dị ứng
                  Questions & Answers / Thảo luận

                                              Afternoon Case Presentations______________
                 Case 1 Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
                 Case 2 Bullous keratopathy
                           DSAEK discussion & surgical video 
                      Case 3 Severe MGD/Dry eye 
                  Dry eye discussion

                 Case 4 Lattice dystrophy
                     DALK Discussion
                     Case 5 Stevens Johnson syndrome
                  SJS discussion
                Questions & Answers


1 comment:

  1. Comment posted for Dr Asbell per her request:

    Hello and congratulations to the American Eye Center, the Hawaiian Eye Foundation and Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital for a terrific meeting and a wonderful opportunity to make new friends among ophthalmologists and other health care professionals in Vietnam.

    This was my first visit to Vietnam and I was impressed with the generosity of the doctors and staff and their dedication to education and excellence in patient care. I look forward to my next visit and hope we will stay in touch.

    Warm regards, Penny Asbell

    Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA
    Editor in Chief, Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Director of Cornea and Refractive Services
    Department of Ophthalmology