OCT 04, 2016
In this presentation from AAO 2015, Dr. Anat Galor discusses new developments in the understanding of adenoviral pathogenesis, as well as new diagnostic and treatment options. There are many different types of adenovirus and it is now hypothesized that it is the fiber component of the virus particle that determines a strain's virulence in the eye. Because there is significant symptom overlap in cases of acute conjunctivitis caused by other entities, a testing protocol with high sensitivity and specificity that can be performed cheaply is needed. The AdenoProbe (RPS) detects conserved hexon protein in the eye and takes 10 minutes. Dr. Galor also touches on many preclinical potential therapies.