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2023 OOS Annual Meeting Recap


We had almost 400 physicians, technicians and nurses in attendance—and a sold-out exhibit hall!

Two Ohio Ophthalmological Society Professional Service Awards were presented this year to Dr. Bernard Perla and Dr. John Kunesh. The OOS is grateful for their years of dedication and service and ask all members to join us in thanking and congratulating them.

Overall the evaluations were very positive and 100% of all those who reported agreed they were highly satisfied/satisfied with all of the speakers and strongly agree/agree that they gained new information and developed new strategies to implement. Many comments were made on changes they will make to their practice as a result of what they learned, and in particular enjoyed the networking with peers and vendors and the quality and variety of speakers and topics.

This year we had a record-breaking 26 scientific poster abstract submissions, thanks to the interest from many medical students. The following posters were accepted. Congratulations to all presenters!

  • Karina Pedersen, BS
    MS3 - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine 
    Long-term outcomes in eyes with early residual fluid in neovascular age-related macular degeneration

  • David Chong, BA
    MS2 - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine      
    Defining the risk of adverse cardiovascular events for patients undergoing anti-VEGF treatment for neovascular AMD

  • Shabnam Mansur, MS
    MS3 - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine 
    Immunosuppression for Ocular Surface Stem Cell Transplantation: Results from a 20-Year Experience

  • Christian Kim, MD
    PGY3 - Case Western Reserve University /University Hospitals 
    Comparison of Primary Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Versus Primary Traditional Surgery in Moderate Severity Open-Angle Glaucoma

  • Urvi Gupta, BA
    MS2 - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine      
    Characterizing the patient journey of geographic atrophy patients in routine ophthalmic practice

  • Baha El Khatib, MD
    PGY3 - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Long-term outcomes of choroidal melanoma with primary transpupillary thermotherapy

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Next year’s meeting is scheduled for Feb. 24, 2024. Email Mary Whitacre if you have any suggested speakers or topics to be discussed.



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