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Best Paper of Session (BPOS) Winners 2019

Session: SPS-101 IOLs and Injectors

Paper Title: Subjective and Objective Analysis of Pseudoaccommodation in Aberration-Free, and Negative Spherical Aberration IOLs Using Ray-Tracing Aberrometry

Presenter: Larissa Gouvea, MD

Coauthors: Jorge S. Haddad, MD; George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS; Karolinne M. Rocha, MD, PhD

Session: SPS-102 Intraoperative Aberrometry

Paper Title: Refractive Outcomes Using Intraoperative Aberrometry for Highly Myopic, Highly Hyperopic, and Post-Refractive Eyes

Presenter: Samuel F Passi, MD

Coauthors: Atalie C. Thompson, MD, MPH Michelle J. Kim, MD;  Nikolas N Raufi, MD; Terry Kim, MD; Preeya K. Gupta, MD

Session: SPS-103 Pterygium, Salzmann's, and Neoplasia

Paper Title: The Impact of Epithelium Basement Membrane Dystrophy, and Salzmann Nodular Degeneration on Biometry Measurements

Presenter: Mark F Goerlitz-Jessen, MD

Coauthors: Mark F Goerlitz-Jessen, MD;  Preeya K. Gupta, MD;  Terry Kim, MD

Session: SPS-104 SMILE and ReLEx

Paper Title: Immediate Molecular and Biomechanical Response after LASIK, and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction Surgery

Presenter: Pooja Khamar, MS

Coauthors: Swaminathan Sethu, MS;  Rohit Shetty, FRCS;  Arkasubhra Ghosh;  Abhijit S. Roy, PhD

Session: SPS-105 MIGS

Paper Title: The Effect of Topical Corticosteroid Therapy on Early Postoperative Intraocular Pressure Profile of Patients Having Combined Cataract and Trabecular Micro-Bypass Surgery

Presenter: Ali Salimi, MSc

Coauthors: Ali Salimi, MSc;  Aaron Winter; Cody Xian Li;  Paul J. Harasymowycz, MD;  Hady Saheb, MD, MPH

Session: SPS-106 Blended Vision with Presbyopia Correcting IOLs

Paper Title: Clinical and Patient-Reported Outcomes of Different Combinations of Diffractive and Extended-Depth-of Focus IOLs

Presenter: Jan A. Venter, MD

Coauthor: Stephen J. Hannan, OD

Session: SPS-107 Phaco Techniques

Paper Title: Optimizing Tip Diameter in Phacoemulsification of Varying Lens Sizes

Presenter: Christina A. Mamalis, MD

Coauthors: Aniket Ramshekar, MSE;  Joshua Heczko, MD; Ashlie A. Bernhisel, MD;  William R. Barlow Jr., MD, ABO;  Brian E. Zaugg, MD; Randall J. Olson, MD; Jeff Pettey, MD

Session: SPS-108 IOL, and Capsular Tension Ring Complications

Paper Title: Localized Calcification of Hydrophilic Acrylic IOLs after Posterior Segment Procedures

Presenter: Vaishnavi Balendiran, MD

Coauthors: Kyle MacLean; Nick Mamalis, MD; Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

Session: SPS-109 Dry-Eye Disease: Epidemiology, Diagnostics, AMT

Paper Title: Sutureless Transplantation of Crosslinked Amniotic Membrane for the Treatment of Ocular Surface Disease

Presenter: Donghee Yoon, MD

Coauthor: Kyoung-pil Lee; Soo Jin Yi;  Hong Kyun Kim, PhD, MD

Session: SPS-110 Surgical Planning

Paper Title: Development, Use, and Results of a Novel Analytic Software to Improve the Accuracy of Topographic-Guided LASIK Treatments

Presenter: Mark C. Lobanoff, MD

Session: SPS-111 Complications and Ectasia

Paper Title: Translational Impact of Lysyl Oxidase on Crosslinking/Refractive Surgery and Allied Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostic Kit

Presenter: Pooja Khamar, MS

Coauthors: Rohit Shetty, FRCS; Arkasubhra Ghosh; Swaminathan Sethu, MS

Session: SPS-112 Retina Issues in Cataract Surgery

Paper Title: The Effect of the Glycemic Control on the Aqueous Humor Glucose Levels in Diabetic Patients Having Elective Cataract Surgery

Presenter: Irina S. Barequet, MD

Coauthors: Nir Gomel, MD;  Lior Lipsky, MD, FASOA;  Nirit Bourla, MD;  Adi Einan-Lifshitz, MD

Session: SPS-201 Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Paper Title: Comparison of Anterior Capsulotomy Techniques: Continuous Curvilinear

Capsulorhexis, Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Capsulotomy and Selective

Laser Capsulotomy

Presenter: Sheraz Daya, MD

Coauthors: Soon-Phaik Chee, FRCSEd, FRCOphth; Richard Packard, MD, FRCS; Seng-Ei Ti, FRCSEd

Session: SPS-202 Post-Refractive Cataract Surgery/Secondary IOLs

Paper Title: Biomtery in Post-Refractive Surgery Eyes: Case Series

Presenter: Karthik Sriprakash, MD

Coauthors: Sri Ganesh, MS; Sheetal Brar, MD

Session: SPS-203 Cataract Surgery Complications

Paper Title: In-Vitro Effects of Phacoemulsification on Bacterial Pathogens of the Eye

Presenter: Yousuf Khalifa, MD

Coauthor: Christopher LaRock

Session: SPS-204 Keratoplasty DALK

Paper Title: A Modified Technique of Pre-Descemetic DALK as Primary Management for

Acute Hydrops: Is it Time for a Shift in Opinion, and What are the


Presenter: Soosan Jacob, MS,  DNB,  FRCS

Session: SPS-205 Keratoconus

Paper Title: Regional Biomechanics and Its Correlation with Molecular Signatures in Keratoconus

Presenter: Nimrata Dhami, MD

Coauthors: Rohit Shetty, FRCS; Arkasubhra Ghosh; Abhijit Roy, PhD; Francis Mathew

Session: SPS-206 Refractive Outcomes

Paper Title: Safety and Biomechanical Stability of Small-Incision Lenticule

Extraction with Accelerated Corneal Crosslinking:Long-Term Clinical

Outcomes of Contralateral Eye Comparison

Presenter: Sung Min Kim, MD

Coauthor: Hyung-Jin Koo, MD

Session: SPS-207 IOL Design and Characteristics

Paper Title: Impact of Chromatic Aberration Modulations on Image Quality in Pseudophakic Eyes

Presenter: Arthur Bradley, PhD

Session: SPS-208 Toric IOLs and Toric IOL Calculations

Paper Title: A Comparison of New and Existing Toric IOL Formulas

Presenter: Tun Kuan Yeo, FRCOphth

Coauthor: Graham Barrett, FRANZCO 

Session: SPS-209 Challenging Cases

Paper Title: Intraocular Pinhole Implantation for Irregular Astigmatism after Planned

 and Unplanned Posterior Capsule Opening during Cataract Surgery

Presenter: Bruno Trindade, MD, PhD

Coauthors: Fernando Trindade, MD, PhD; Claudio Trindade, MD

Session: SPS-210 Keratoconus/Crosslinking

Paper Title: Ocular Surface Immune Trafficking and Eye Rubbing in Keratoconus, and its Impact on Treatment Outcomes

Presenter: Pooja Khamar, MS

Coauthors: Pavitra Patel, MD; Rohit Shetty, FRCS; Arkasubhra Ghosh; Swaminathan Sethu, MS; Prerna Ahuja, MD

Session: SPS-211 Femtosecond Laser-Assisted LASIK

Paper Title: Comparison of Elliptical Versus Circular Flaps in Femto LASIK Surgery

Presenter: Amit Gupta, MS 

Session: SPS-212 MIGS

Paper Title: Slit Lamp Ab Externo Closed Conjunctival Implantation of a Gel Microstent: Office-Based MIGS Procedure

Presenter: Sebastien Gagne, MD, FRCSC

Coauthors: Darana Yuen, MD; Shawn Cohen, MD, FRCSC

Session: SPS-213 Cataract Surgery Outcomes, Training, and Practice Patterns

Paper Title: Characteristics of Cataract Surgery Patients Influencing Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Scores

Presenter: Michele Lee, MD

Coauthors: Stephanie Chen, MD; Tiffany Chen; Ann Caroline Fisher; Charles Lin, MD; Kuldev Singh, MD; Robert Chang, MD

Session: SPS-214 Sedatives/Anesthesia and Mydriasis

Paper Title: Evaluating Rates of Cystoid Macular Edema after Dropless Cataract Surgery
Presenter: Paras Shah, MD

Coauthors: Mira Shiloach; Marian Macsai, MD

Session: SPS-215 DMEK/DSAEK

Paper Title: Use of a Silicone Suction Nitinol Ring Device to Cut the Endothelium and Descemet's Membrane during DSAEK Surgery

Presenter: Mark Lobanoff, MD

Session: SPS-216 Keratoconus, Contact Lenses, and Intrastromal Rings

Paper Title: Comparison of the Variability of Scheimpflug Imaging Measurements Between Normal Eyes, Progressive and Non-Progressive Keratoconus Eyes at  1-Year Follow-up

Presenter: Maria Henriquez, MD, PhD

Coauthors: Raúl Zúñiga Iracheta, MD; Maythé Camino Quezada, MD; Jorge Camargo, MD; Carmen Maldonado, MSc; Jose Chauca, MSc; Luis Izquierdo, MD, PhD

Session: SPS-217 Measurements and Medications

Paper Title: Trabecular Micro Bypass Stent Insertion in Eyes with Severe Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: 5-Year Results

Presenter: Russell Swan, MD

Coauthors: Tanner Ferguson, MD; Kayla Karpuk, OD; Justin Schweitzer, OD; Mitch Ibach, OD; John Berdahl, MD

Session: SPS-218 Presbyopia Correcting IOL Comparisons

Paper Title: Area Under the Defocus Graph as a Tool for Comparing Multifocal IOLs

Presenter: Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, MD, PhD

Coauthors: Oren Lapid, MD; Yakir Kushlin

Session: SPS-301 Inflammation, Pain, Infection

Paper Title: Are Perioperative NSAIDs Really Necessary in Preventing Cystoid Macular Edema if IOP is Adjusted Immediately after MICS or FLACS

Presenter: John Jarstad, MD

Session: SPS-302 DMEK

Paper Title: DMEK: Using Younger Donor Tissue to Reduce Re-Bubble Rates

Presenter: Luke Potts, PhD, MD

Coauthors: Alex Bauer, BScOptom; Khoa Tran, PhD; Shin-Yi Chen; Michael Straiko, MD; Mark Terry, MD

Session: SPS-303 Refractive Comparisons

Paper Title: Comparison of PTA Applying Central and Thinnest Point Obtained with Scheimpflug, and OCT

Presenter: Marcony Santhiago, MD, PhD

Coauthor: J. Bradley Randleman, MD 

Session: SPS-304 Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Paper Title: Visible Meibomian Gland Structure Increases after Vectored Thermal

Pulsation Treatment in Dry-Eye Patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Presenter: Arjan Hura, MD 

Coauthors: Alice Epitropoulos, MD; Craig Czyz, DO; Caroline Blackie

Session: SPS-305 K-Pro/Orthokeratology

Paper Title: Innovations in Osteo-Odontokeratoprosthesis and Osteo-Keratoprosthesis Surgery

Presenter: Gregory Moloney, FRANZCO

Coauthor: Daniel Garcerant, MD 

Session: SPS-306 Presbyopia Correction

Paper Title: Objective Evaluation of Patient Visual Needs for Presbyopia Correction Surgery Planning

Presenter: Burcu Nurozler Tabakci, PhD

Coauthors: Cafer Tanriverdi, PhD; Aylin Kilic, MD; Michael Mrochen, PhD

Session: SPS-307 Biometry

Paper Title: Accuracy of IOL Power Formulas with True Axial Length Versus Simulated

Axial Length Measurement in 318 Eyes Using an OCT Biometer

Presenter: H. John Shammas, MD

Session: SPS-308 Ocular Surface Disease: Dry-Eye Treatments

Paper Title: Onabotulinum Toxin A Improves Photophobia and Sensations of Dryness Independent of Ocular Surface Parameters

Presenter: Nandini Venkateswaran, MD

Coauthors: Jodi Hwang; Andrew Rong; Alexandra Levitt, MD, MPH; Anat Galor, MD; Wendy Lee, MD

Session: SPS-309 Infectious Keratitis

Paper Title: Vitamin B2 Assisted by Low Levels of Hydrogen Peroxide As a New UVA

Light Sensitive Molecule for Highly Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria Causing Keratitis in Vitro

Presenter: Andreina Tarff, MD

Coauthors: Rebecca Yee, PhD; Ashley Behrens, MD; Ying Zhang, MD

Session: SPS-310 Endothelial Keratoplasty: Techniques and Outcomes

Paper Title: Corneal Densitometry and Visual Acuity after Ultra-Thin DSAEK and DMEK: A

 Secondary Outcome of the Detect Randomized Controlled Trial

Presenter: Kristin Hirabayashi, MD

Coauthors: Winston Chamberlain, MD, PhD; Ariana Austin; Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer; Charles Lin, MD

Session: SPS-311 Pediatric/Cataract Education

Paper Title: Intraoperative Performance and Postoperative Outcomes of Congenital Cataract Surgery Up to 6- Months of Age

Presenter: Vaishali Vasavada, MS

Coauthors: Deepa Agarwal, MD; Viraj Vasavada; Shail Vasavada, DNB, FRCS; Abhay Vasavada, MS, FRCS; Samaresh Srivastava, MD

Session: SPS-312 Glaucoma Surgical Outcomes

Paper Title: Two-Year Pooled Analysis of the Microshunt in Patients with Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Presenter: Juan Batlle, MD

Coauthors: Henny Beckers, MD; Isabelle Riss, PhD

Session: SPS-313 Keratoconus/Crosslinking

Paper Title: Brillouin Microscopy of Human Corneas before and after Epi-on Crosslinking

Presenter: Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD

Coauthors: Peng Shao; Amira Eltony, MD; Jonathan Woolfson, MD; Dimitri Chernyak, PhD; Seok Yun, PhD

Session: SPS-314 Phacoemulsification

Paper Title: Obtaining a More Accurate Surgical Intraocular Pressure Target Under Varying Conditions.

Presenter: James Berg, MD

Coauthor: Robert Lehmann, MD


Paper Title: Molecular, Clinical, and Preventive Rituals of PRK Haze and Novel Targeted Therapeutics

Presenter: Pooja Khamar, MS

Coauthors: Rohit Shetty, FRCS; Arkasubhra Ghosh; Swaminathan Sethu, MS

Session: SPS-316 Phakic IOLs/Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments/Intraocular Collamer IOLs

Paper Title: Intraoperative OCT Versus Postoperative OCT Vault Measurement of Intraocular Collamer Lens

Presenter: Shady Awwad, MD

Coauthors: Julien Torbey, MD; Carl Joe Mehanna, MD; Maamoun Abdul Fattah, MD

Session: SPS-317 MIGS

Paper Title: Results of Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent Implantation with Cataract  Extraction Versus Cataract Extraction Alone in a Teaching Institution

Presenter: Thiago Moulin, MD

Coauthors: Owen Qi; David Vollman; Arsham Sheybani, MD

Session: SPS-318 Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Paper Title: IRIS Registration-Guided Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Capsular Marks to Guide Toric IOL Alignment during Cataract Surgery

Presenter: Denise Visco, MD,  MBA  ABO

Session: SPS-402 Phacoemulsification Challenging Cases

Paper Title: A Critical Examination of Predictable CTR Action with Miyake-Apple Video Analysis and Strategies to Avoid Complications

Presenter: Timothy Page, MD

Coauthors: Nathan Ellis, MD; Joshua Heczko, MD; Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

Session: SPS-403 IOL Power Calculations

Paper Title: Intraocular Lens Calculation Using Machine Learning

Presenter: Guillaume Debellemanière, MD

Coauthors: Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD; Alain Saad, MD; Mathieu Dubois

Session: SPS-404 Refractive Outcomes and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction

Paper Title: A New Method for Better Ocular Wavefront Analysis

Presenter: Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD 

Session: SPS-405 Trifocal IOLs

Paper Title: Comparison Between Intraoperative Aberrometry and Postoperative Aberrometry in Cataract Surgery with Trifocal IOL Implantation

Presenter: Cesar Martins Cortez Vilar, MD

Coauthors: Camila Iguma, MD; Takashi Hida, MD, PhD; Patrick Tzelikis, MD, PhD; Leandro Mundim, MD; Juliana Iguma

Session: SPS-406 Extended-Depth-of-Focus IOLs

Paper Title: Refractive Target for a Diffractive Extended Depth of Field Intraocular

Lens in Order to Achieve Good Unaided Distant, Intermediate, and


Presenter: Soon-Phaik Chee, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

Coauthor: Younian Yang, MPH

Session: SPS-407 Phaco Instruments and Techniques

Paper Title: Influence of 4% Chondroitin Sulphate-1.6% Sodium Hyaluronate OVD on

Intraoperative Aberrometry Readings for IOL Calculations after Cataract


Presenter: Nicole Fram, MD

Coauthors: Samuel Masket, MD; Robert Cionni, MD; William Wiley, MD

Session: SPS-408 Astigmatism Management

Paper Title: Evaluation of Subjective and Objective Postoperative Astigmatism Using Barrett Toric Calculation Formula and Digital Marking

Presenter: Norbert Pesztenlehrer, MD,  MSc 

Session: SPS-409 Small Aperture IOLs, Corneal Inlays, and Pharmacologic Treatment

Paper Title: Infrared Imaging through Pinhole and Occlusive Intraocular Devices

Presenter: Claudio Trindade, MD 

Coauthors: Bruno Trindade, MD,  PhD;  Fernando Trindade, MD,  PhD

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