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Moran Eye Center Faculty Present Virtually at American Academy of Ophthalmology

Each year the American Academy of Ophthalmology brings together physicians from across the country to learn and discuss the latest and greatest in care.

The COVDI-19 pandemic prompted the annual event to go online, but 13 Moran Eye Center doctors will present virtually on topics ranging from surgical techniques to the latest research on retinal imaging. View a full list of their presentations below.


Albert T. Vitale, MD
Friday, Nov. 13, 9:45 am – 9:30 am PST
Panelist: Posterior Uveitis/Imaging

Akbar Shakoor, MD
Friday, Nov. 13, 10:45 am – 11:21 am PST
Panelists: Uveitis, Intraocular Inflammation

Marissa B. Larochelle, MD
Friday, Nov. 13, 7:41 am- 8:12 am PST
Presenter: Anterior Uveitis

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD
Saturday, Nov. 14, 5:30 am – 5:30 am PST
Presenter: Retina Around the World

Kathleen B. Digre, MD
Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:35 am – 9:20 am PST
Presenter: A Practical Approach to Nero-Ophthalmic Problems: When to Treat and When to Refer!

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA and Geoffrey C Tabin, MD
Saturday, Nov. 14, 12:05 pm – 12:50 pm PST
Education: Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Craig Chaya, MD
Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm PST
Presenter: 2020 YO Program

On Demand Sessions/Presentations

Craig Chaya, MD
Instruction Course: GATT: Basic Technique, Surgical and Postoperative Pearls, and Review of Outcomes Data

Robert M. Christiansen, MD, FACS
Instruction Course: Low Vision Rehabilitation for Ophthalmologists

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
Panelist: Pediatric Retina
Symposium: Professionalism in Ophthalmology: Maintaining Resilience and Avoiding Burnout
Instruction Course: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Retina Dilemmas

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Skills Transfer: Phacoemulsification and Advanced Techniques
Presenter: Beyond 2020: Successes, Challenges, and Optimizing Your Impact
Presenter: Learning and Teaching Surgery From Residency Through Retirement

Nick Mamalis, MD
Instruction Course: Cataract Surgery Crisis Management 101

Lydia Sauer, MD, M. Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, and Paul S Bernstein, MD
Paper: Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Ophthalmoscopy in Stargardt Disease: Phenotypes, Genotypes and Longitudinal changes

Scientific Posters

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
Scientific Poster: Prevalence of Retinal Disease and Associated CNS Pathology in Incontinentia Pigmenti

Nick Mamalis, MD
Scientific Poster: ASCRS/ESCRS Survey of foldable IOLs Requiring Explantation or Secondary Intervention – 2019 Update

Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD
Scientific Poster: COLUMBUS-AMD: Efficacy and Safety of FYB201, a Proposed Biosimilar to Ranibizumab, in nAMD

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD
Scientific Poster: Long-Term Capsular Bag Clarity of a New Fluid-Filled, Modular Accommodating IOL

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD and Nick Mamalis, MD
Scientific Poster: Long-Term Capsular Bag Clarity of a New Fluid-Filled, Modular Accommodating IOL
Scientific Poster: Evaluation of Explanation of a Silicone Fluid- Filled Modular A-IOL in the Rabbit Model

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA and Sophia Fang, MD
Scientific Poster: Attitudes Toward Practicing Global Ophthalmology and Avenues for Improvement Among AAO Members


Liliana Werner, MD, PhD
Video: New Pupil Expander Used for Capsular Bag Support