• AAO 2015 Program

  • AAO 2015 Program Highlights

    Best Original Papers

    During the Academy's annual meeting Original Paper Sessions, authors present their paper followed by a panel discussion. The panel then selects the best paper from the session. Below is a list of the best original papers from AAO 2015.

    Cataract (Part 1 - OP01 )
    "Comparison Between Preoperative Anterior Segment Measurements Using Scheimpflug Imaging and Intraoperative Measurements Using Anterior Segment OCT During Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Cataract Surgery" (PA005) by Dilraj Singh Grewal, MD.

    Cataract (Part 2 - OP02 )
    "Comparison of Intraoperative Aberrometry, Koch-Wang, and Olsen and Barrett Universal II Formulae for IOL Calculations in Eyes With Axial Lengths Above 25.0 mm" (PA104) by Nicole R. Fram, MD.

    Cornea, External Disease (Part 1 - OP10 )
    "Acute Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: The Effect the Timing of Amniotic Membrane Transplantation Has on the Occurrence of Significant Ocular Sequelae" (PA071) by Amy Marie Cherof, MD.

    Cornea, External Disease (Part 2 - OP10)
    "Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Risk of Immunologic Rejection Episodes After Discontinuation of Topical Corticosteroids" (PA076) by Marianne O Price, PhD.

    Glaucoma (OP03)
    "The Ahmed Versus Baerveldt Study: Five-Year Treatment Outcomes" (PA026) by Panos George Christakis, MD.

    Glaucoma (OP12)
    "Six-Month IOP Reduction With a Single Dose of a Novel Topical Bimatoprost Ocular Insert: A Phase 2 Randomized Double-Masked, Controlled Study" (PA099) by James D. Brandt, MD.

    Intraocular Inflammation, Uveitis (OP09)
    "En Face and Split Spectrum Amplitude Spectral Domain OCT Findings in Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome" (PA062) by Francesco Pichi, MD.

    Neuro-Ophthalmology (OP13)
    "Visual Function 20 Years After Childhood Hemispherectomy for Intractable Epilepsy" (PA111) by Sian E. Handley.

    Oculoplastics: Ocular Tumors and Pathology (OP04)
    "Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland: Management and Outcome in 40 Patients, a Comparative Case Series" (PA030) by Fairooz Puthiyapurayil Manjandavida, MD.

    Oculoplastics: Orbit, Lacrimal, Plastic Surgery (OP05)
    "Dacryocystorhinostomy: To Stent or Not to Stent" (PA034) by Tessa Fayers, MBCHB.

    Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus (OP08)
    "Comparison of Botulinum Toxin vs. Surgery in the Treatment of Acute-onset Comitant Esotropia in Children" (PA058) by Michael J. Wan, MD.

    Refractive Surgery (OP07)
    "Post-LASIK Epithelial Ingrowth: Correction, Recurrence, and Long-term Follow-up" (PA045) by Priyanka Chhadva.

    Retina, Vitreous (OP06)
    "25-Gauge Vitrectomy With Needle Biopsy of Choroidal Melanoma for Gene Expression Profiling During Brachytherapy" (PA038) by Deepthi M. Reddy, MD

    Retina, Vitreous (Part 1 - OP11)
    "Subretinal Fluid and the Development of Macular Atrophy in Neovascular AMD Treated With Ranibizumab in HARBOR" (PA085) by Brandon G. Busbee, MD.

    Retina, Vitreous (Part 2 - OP11)
    "Determination of Feasibility and Utility of Intraoperative Spectral Domain Microscope-Integrated OCT During Vitreoretinal Surgery: The DISCOVER Study, 12-Month Results" (PA095) Justis P. Ehlers, MD.

    Fan Favorite Video Winners

    AAO 2015 attendees voted Saturday - Monday for their favorite video through the Mobile Meeting Guide.

    "Capsular Bag Transplantation" (V06) by Fernando Gonzalez Del Valle, MD.

    Cornea, External Disease
    "Femto Tattoo" (V25) by Mario John Saldanha, MBBS.

    "Novel Glaucoma Screening in an Outreach Eye Camp in the Developing World" (V37) by Rengaraj Venkatesh MBBS.

    Global Ophthalmology
    "Indirect Ophthalmoscope Designed for Extreme Affordability" (V39) by Aaron Wang, MD.

    Orbit, Lacrimal, Plastic Surgery
    "Identification and Retrieval of Lodged Punctal Plugs Using Lacrimal Endoscopy" (V43) by Juwan Park MD.

    Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus
    "Direct Diode Laser Photocoagulation Utilizing Endoscopic Photocoagulation Technology for Management of Traumatic Cyclodialysis Cleft Associated With Ocular Hypotony" (V45) by Ibrahim A Aljadaan, MD.

    Refractive Surgery
    "Refractive Lenticule Extraction Complications" (V46) by Arturo J Ramirez-Miranda MD.

    Retina, Vitreous
    "Rings of Broken Promises" (V58) by Nivean Madhivanan MBBS MS.

  • CME

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Visit the CME webpage to find CME-related information including:

    • Number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available for AAO 2015, Subspecialty Day meetings and AAOE Half-Day Coding Sessions.
    • Availability of American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) self-assessment credit.
    • Verifying your attendance at AAO 2015.
    • Accessing CME transcripts.

    Attendees, whose attendance was verified, can claim CME credits earned during Subspecialty Day and/or AAO 2015 online through Dec. 2, 2015.

    Begining Dec. 10, 2015 attendees may claim CME at www.aao.org/CME.

    CME credits from the Academy’s annual meeting must be reported by Jan. 13, 2016.

  • Virtual Meeting

    The AAO Virtual Meeting is a free online component of AAO 2015. Thirteen sessions were streamed live from Las Vegas, a total of twenty (20) total hours of educational content.

    Access archived sessions until Feb. 15, 2016.

    AAO Meetings On Demand

    AAO Meetings on Demand brings you the best of the Academy's annual meeting and Subspecialty Day. Purchase online through the Academy Store.