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UMASS Ophthalmology at ARVO 2019

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Several members of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences will be presenting their research at the 2019 Annual meeting of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) from April 28-May 3.

Date Title Number Ophthalmology Presenters
April 28 Associations between Perifoveal Drusen Burden and Genetic Risk in Eyes with Early or Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration A0178 Rafael Widjajahakim, Johanna Seddon
April 28 Automated Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy using Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography A0523 Omar Helmy, Shlomit Schaal
April 28 Isoform-specific Rpgr mutant mice depict distinct roles of the RPGR isoforms in photoreceptors A0453 Wei Zhang, Laura Moreno-Leon, Manisha Anand, Hemant Khanna
April 28 Elucidating the role of photoreceptors in AMD pathogenesis A0323 Shun-Yun Cheng, Claudio Punzo
April 28 Analysis of vascular changes in Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular accident patients via OCT angiography and MRI imaging A0531 Sahil Shah, Samuel Leeman, Caleb Noone, Omar helmy, Shlomit Schaal
April 29 Validated Prediction Models for Macular Degeneration Progression and Predictors of Visual Acuity Loss Identify High Risk Individuals 2211 Johanna M. Seddon
April 30 OXR1 (oxidation resistance gene 1) Reduces Oxidative Stress and Prolongs Photoreceptor Survival in Retinal Degeneration A0157 Mike Volkert, Bhubanananda Sahu, Hemant Khanna
April 30 Retinal Vein Occlusion in young patients: risk factors and management B0137 Shlomit Schaal
May 01 Regulation of RPGR (retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator) isoform expression by miRNAs: insights into retinitis pigmentosa pathogenesis A0246 Laura Moreno-Leon, Hemant Khanna
May 01 Improving Access to Healthcare by Implementing LEAN principles in an Ophthalmology Clinic B0387 Wendy Ma, Omar Helmy, Samuel Leeman, Shlomit Schaal
May 01 Detection of early retinal vascular structural changes of Pre-eclamptic patients using Optical Coherence tomography Angiography A0560 Omar Helmy, Shlomit Schaal
May 01 Analysis of a Scribe’s impact in an academic ophthalmology clinic B0399 Samuel Leeman, Omar Helmy, Shlomit Schaal
May 02 Influence of loss of retinitis pigmentosa 2 (RP2) and retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) genes in inner retina A0481 Hemant Khanna

Leadership roles of UMMS Faculty at ARVO:

  1. Shlomit Schaal serves as chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee of ARVO
  2. Hemant Khanna and Dr. Haijiang Lin have been appointed to ARVO’s Continuing Medical Education Committee. Their term will officially begin at the close of ARVO 2019 on May 2, 2019
  3. Johanna M. Seddon is past ARVO VP, Trustee, Chair of Clinical Research Section, member of Strategic Planning Committee, Advocacy Committee member, Chair of Women and Diversity Committee