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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

Exciting Residency Announcement!

ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

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USC Ophthalmology Researchers Find More
Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases


Winter Symposium

Innovation and Trending Topics Highlight Winter Symposium Event at The Terranea Resort



For its inaugural Winter Symposium event, the USC Roski Eye Institute focused on the visionary trends in ophthalmology that are a hallmark of this U.S. News & World Report nationally ranked ophthalmology department. The event featured top innovators across Keck School of Medicine of USC including USC Roski Eye Institute’s Dr. Rohit Varma Dr. Mark Humayun, Dr. Carmen Puliafito and others as well as Dr. Arthur Toga of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Infomatics Institute, who leads the world’s leading largest brain mapping research effort, and Dr. Leslie Saxon of the USC Center for Body Computing, a leader in digital health tools creation with public and private organizations. Drawing a huge crowd from the across the country for two days at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif, USC Roski Eye Institute continues to focus on the future of eye health preservation and restoration. Watch the highlights and hear from Dr. Andrew Moshfeghi of the USC Eye Roski Eye Institute, who curated the two-day event.
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#Trending Topics in Ophthalmology @ The Terranea 2017 Agenda

Friday, February 3, 2017

Palos Verdes Ballroom
Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:00am – 7:50am Registration/Breakfast
7:50am – 8:00am Welcome Rohit Varma, MD, MPH and Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
8:00am – 8:18am Clinical Trial Results in Retina: 2017 Update Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
8:18am – 8:36am Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Retinal Vascular Disease Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
8:36am – 8:54am Payrlene-Based Microdevices for Ophthalmology Damien Rodger, MD, PhD
8:54am – 9:12am Vitreoretinal Surgical Innovations Linda Lam, MD, MBA
9:12am – 9:30am Translational Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Ophthalmology Mark Humayun, MD, PhD
9:30am – 9:38am Lions, Tarantulas and Caterpillars! Oh My! Philip Storey, MD
9:38am – 9:46am The Second Blind Spot Stavros Moysidis, MD
9:46am – 10:01am Q & A
10:01am – 10:16am BREAK
10:16am – 10:34am Innovations in Retinoblastoma Management Jesse Berry, MD
10:34am – 10:52am Diagnostic Challenges in Ocular Oncology Jonathan Kim, MD
10:52am – 11:10am Customized Therapy for Uveal Melanoma William Harbour, MD
11:10am – 11:28am Management of Glaucoma After Pediatric Penetrating Keratoplasty Bibiana Reiser, MD, MS
11:28am – 11:46am Anterior Segment Disorder in Children: Things to Consider Jonathan Song, MD, MBA
11:46am – 12:04pm Pediatric Retina: Seeing is Believing Thomas Lee, MD
12:04pm – 12:19pm Q & A
12:19pm – 1:28pm LUNCH
1:28pm – 1:46pm The Swollen Optic Disc Vivek Patel, MD
1:46pm – 2:04pm Neuroimaging of the Visual System Arthur Toga, PhD
2:04pm – 2:22pm Retinal Degenerations: Hope on the Horizon Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD
2:22pm – 2:40pm Thyroid Eye Disease: Updates in Treatment Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD
2:40pm – 2:48pm A Sight to Calm the Nerves Natasha Naik, MD
2:48pm – 2:56pm Twists and Turns May Break My Bones Arezu Haghighi, MD
2:56pm – 3:11pm Q & A
3:11pm – 3:26pm BREAK
3:26pm – 3:34pm Thicker than Water Brandon Wong, MD
3:34pm – 3:42pm FACE/OFF Walid Abdallah, MD, PhD
3:42pm – 3:50pm Costume Party Billy Pan, MD
3:50pm – 3:58pm An Inflammatory Situation Luv Patel, MD
3:58pm – 4:06pm Can’t Hear, Can’t See, Can’t Count to Three On-Tat Lee, MD
4:06pm – 4:24pm Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: Next Generation Imaging Carmen Puliafito, MD, MBA
4:24pm – 4:39pm Q & A
6:30pm – 7:00pm RECEPTION
7:00pm – 12:00am DINNER/DANCE- Marineland Ballroom

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Palos Verdes Ballroom
Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:00am – 7:50am Breakfast
7:50am – 8:00am Welcome J. Bradley Randleman, MD
8:00am – 8:18am Intracameral Antibiotic Prophylaxis – Why, Which One, & How? David Chang, MD
8:18am – 8:36am Corneal Cross-Linking J. Bradley Randleman, MD
8:36am – 8:54am Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Scleral Lens for Complex
Ocular Surface Cases
J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD
8:54am – 9:12am Sports Vision Training Charles Flowers Jr., MD
9:12am – 9:30am An Introduction to Body Computing Leslie Saxon, MD
9:30am – 9:38am I Can’t Feel My K When I’m With You Christine Greer, MD
9:38am – 9:46am Just Cut It Out Ramon Lee, MD
9:46am – 10:04am Pediatric Optic Neuritis Mark Borchert, MD
10:04am – 10:16am Q & A and BREAK
10:16am – 10:34am Visual Impairment in the United States Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
10:34am – 10:52am Causes of Optic Nerve Damage in Glaucoma and the Structure-Function Relationship Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD
10:52am – 11:10am Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Glaucoma Grace Richter, MD, MPH
11:10am – 11:28am New Surgical Techniques in Glaucoma Management Alena Reznik, MD
11:28am – 11:46am Glaucoma Drainage Implants: Personal Experiences from LAC+USC to Present James Tsai, MD
11:46am – 11:54am Midlife Crisis Arman Zaman, MD
11:54am – 12:02pm For All the Marbles Jiun Do, MD
12:02pm – 12:17pm Q & A
12:27pm – 1:57pm LUNCH
1:57pm – 2:15pm Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland: From Bedside to the Bench and Back David Tse, MD
2:15pm – 2:33pm Diagnosis and Management of Retinal Vasculitis Narsing Rao, MD
2:33pm – 2:51pm Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Uveitis Damien Rodger, MD, PhD
2:51pm – 3:09pm 10 Common Mistakes in the Care of Uveitis Patients Sunil Srivastava, MD
3:09pm – 3:24pm Q & A
3:24pm – 3:32pm Let’s Go Shopping Nadim Rayess, MD
3:32pm – 3:40pm The Unholy Sacrament Ananth Sastry, MD
3:40pm – 3:48pm Doublemint Debarshi Mustafi, MD, PhD
3:48pm – 3:56pm A Strawberry Malted Milkshake Gone Sour Grace Shih, MD
3:56pm – 4:04pm A Kinda Funny Disease Kelly Rue, MD
4:04pm – 4:19pm Q & A
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