• AAO 2019: Cornea, External Disease

    The following are highlights from AAO 2019. Find the entire cornea, external disease program online through Program Search. Click the red "Filter" button at the top of the page, then choose the "Topics" menu to refine your search results by "cornea, external disease".

    Cornea Subspecialty Day 2019

    Keeping Disease at Bay
    In conjunction with the Cornea Society
    Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:00 a.m. - 5:04 p.m.
    Program Directors: Jennifer Y. Li, MD; Sanjay V. Patel, MD, FRCOphth; and Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD


    SYM25 - Picture This: Imaging for the Anterior Segment Specialist
    Co-sponsored by The Cornea Society
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
    Chairs: Elmer Y. Tu, MD and Anthony J. Aldave, MD 

    SYM29 - CXL for Corneal Ectasia: Real World Experience
    Co-sponsored by the Eye and Contact Lens Association
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    Chairs: Michelle K. Rhee, MD and Jessica B. Ciralsky, MD 

    SYM35 - A Critical Evaluation of Top-Line Data - Cornea OTAs That Will Change Your Practice
    Co-sponsored by the Academy's Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee
    Monday, Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Chairs: Roni M. Shtein, MD and Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD 

    Skills Transfer Labs

    LAB117A - Endothelial Keratoplasty Techniques
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
    Course Director: Mark A. Terry, MD

    LEC126 - Surgery for Severe Corneal and Ocular Surface Disease
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
    Course Director: Ali R. Djalilian, MD

    LAB137A - Advanced Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK/DMEK): Overview and Surgical Pearls
    Monday, Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Course Director: Clara C. Chan, MD

    Instruction Courses

    288 - Ocular Surface Masqueraders: What Not to Miss and How Not to Miss It
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Carol L. Karp, MD

    409 - New Therapies for Corneal Endothelial Diseases
    Monday, Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Shigeru Kinoshita, MD

    485 - Top 10 Hot Corneal Surgical Tips for 2020
    Monday, Oct. 14, 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  
    Senior Instructor: David G. Hwang, MD, FACS

    624 - Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Conjunctival Tumors
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Santosh G. Honavar, MD

    664 - Diagnosis and Management of Acanthamoeba Keratitis
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Jeremy D. Keenan, MD, MPH

    670 - How to Successfully Accomplish EK in the Presence of Significant Ocular Comorbidities
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Sadeer B. Hannush, MD

    All instruction courses are part of the Academy Plus course pass.