Cornea Society International Organization Advancing the treatment of corneal disease
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A Cornea Society publication Fall 2016 Vol. 12, No. 3 News Cornea Day back for another year at AAO disease can have on the patient and on outcomes after cataract surgery. Only one of the six Cornea Day sections, "The Evolving Role of Kerato- plasty," focuses on surgery, Dr. Jeng said. Of all the sections, he thinks this is the most focused on the cornea special- ist. There are few comprehensive oph- thalmologists who are doing anything beyond standard penetrating keratoplas- ty, he said, but it will still be an interest- ing section for all to attend. One of the things that is unique this year is a whole section on ocular surface tumors. A group of cornea specialists and non-cornea specialists will discuss this, Dr. Jeng added. Topics such as pigmented lesions, ocular surface squamous neoplasia, eyelid lesions, iris lesions, and pterygium will be covered. A unique element in this year's program is the incorporation of case pre- sentations into the different sections. In addition to the sections on ker- atoplasty and ocular tumors, the other four will focus on corneal infections, the role of imaging and in-office diagnostics, managing ocular surface disease, and inflammatory conditions of the ocular surface. Because of the nature of a subspe- cialty day, a lot of comprehensive ophthalmologists attend, Dr. Jeng said. They need to learn and be able to diag- nose these conditions in a timely man- ner. He added that he hopes attendees take away a more extensive understand- ing of the etiology, the diagnosis, and the management of a lot of common and some less common ocular surface diseases. "That is applicable to any com- prehensive ophthalmologist and any cornea specialist," he said. CN Editors' note: Dr. Jeng has no financial interests related to his comments. The overall theme this year is ocular surface disease, he said, with five of the six major sections of the program focusing on this. It continues to be a hot topic because there is still a need for education on the condition, and it's challenging because there are different etiologies, he said. The different symp- toms make it hard to diagnose and man- age, and physicians are recognizing just how much of an impact ocular surface C ornea Day will be held on Saturday, October 15 before the American Academy of Ophthal- mology (AAO) annual meeting again this year, with an exciting day of programming. This year's chair of the program is Shahzad Mian, MD, Ann Arbor, Michigan, with co-chairs Bennie Jeng, MD, Baltimore, and Carol Karp, MD, Miami. Dr. Jeng spoke about what can be expected from this year's program and why people should attend.