ARVO 2013 – SIG, “Understanding the role biofilm and infections in keratoprosthesis”

February 25, 2013 by  

ARVO 2013

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington


Sunday May 5, 2013

Session #156

1:00:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM Room TCC 303

  “Understanding the role biofilm and infections in keratoprosthesis”


The aim of this SIG is to discuss different aspects of biofilm formation as a key in infections and surface material selection in the context of keratoprosthesis.  Incorporating aspects of surface and tissue imaging and detection of biofilm will help identify the three facets that might affect biointegration in keratoprosthesis: chemical, mechanical and biological sources.


Deborah Sweeney


Jose de la Cruz, Victor Perez

Opening comments (4 min): The evolution of KPros and infections

Michael Belin

Panel Discussion (12 min):  Biofilm in keratoprosthesis, infection or inflammation Relations between biofilm and infection

Darlene Miller


Materials and adherence of biofilm

Jean Jacob


New frontiers in biofilm and infection in the eye

Michael E. Zegans


Open Discussion (45 min)


Michael Belin (chair)
Donald Tan
Jim Chodosh
Debbie Sweeney
Jean Marie Parel


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