Special Interest at ARVO

September 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The ARVO 2008 Annual Meeting, Eyes on Innovation, was held on April 27-May 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The KPro group took advantage of this major meeting to hold a Special Interest Group focused on Keratoprostheses and Glaucoma. The session looked at new technologies associated with corneal prostheses including challenges, advancements and problems, with a special focus on glaucoma.

ARVO is a major forum for vision researchers and practitioners to explore the latest innovative techniques, protocols and tools in development and use by ophthalmic researchers whose quest is to improve patient care and vision and to cure eye diseases.

The SIG attracted many attendees in what proved to be a very interesting session.
The SIG was moderated by Claes Dohlman, Harvard Medical School, and Jean-Marie Parel, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami.
The SIG included presentations from:

  • Victor Perez: Opening comments & KPro’s today – types of implants, indications and problems with Glaucoma
  • Konrad Hille: Intraocular pressure measurements post KPro implantation
  • Cynthia Grosskreutz: Incidence and treatment options
  • Yale Fisher: Endoscopy & KPro
  • Paul Palmberg: Drainage implants