Wednesday, April 18, 2012

VAOS: Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Training Program 9-13 April 2012

Visiting Professor:

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


Dr. Karen Fernandez, MD
Cornea Fellow
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dates: 9 April - 13 April: 
BS/Prof Penny Asbell, Bs Fernandez (Cornea fellow)
Training Location: HCMC Eye Hospital
Monday 9 April
AM Patient consultations
PM Patient consultations; lectures
Tuesday 10 April
AM Surgery (3 cases) 
PM Surgery (3 cases)
Wed 11 April

AM Postops
PM Patient consultations; lectures
Thurs 12 April

AM Postops; Surgery (3 cases)
PM Patient consultations; lectures
Friday 13 April
AM Postops; lectures

I. Lecture topics       
Corneal transplantation techniques (DSEK, DALK...) 
Postop care of corneal transplantation patients
K pro
Stem cell transplantation and ocular surface disorder
Advanced HSV keratitis
Superficial keratitis
Advanced dry eye and MGD
II.      Patient cases:
Consultations : over 40 complex cases
Corneal transplantations: 5 cases (PKP, Big bubble keratoplasty, DALK)
Other surgical procedures: Intacs implantation for keratoconus, Stem cell transplantation

Special thanks to program donors:
Santen (for onsite support)
Sightlife (for donated corneas)
Addition Technology (for donated Intacs and pump)

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