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ACF Medalist Lecture | ACF Lecture (Asia) | Plenary Lecture | Symposium
ACS-JCS Joint Session | Best Selected Paper Session | Awardees

Asia Cornea Foundation Medalist Lecture

Speaker Friedrich E. Kruse (Germany)

Asia Cornea Foundation Lecture (Asia)

Speaker Kohji Nishida (Japan)

Plenary Lecture

Speaker Venkatesh N. Prajna (India)
Perspectives learnt in the diagnosis and management of fungal keratitis
  Kathryn Colby (USA)
Fuchs Dystrophy: Past, Present and Future
  Naoyuki Maeda (Japan)
Past, Present, and Future of Anterior Segment OCT

Symposium 01  Endothelial Keratoplasty/ Endothelium (I)

Chair Yuichi Hori (Japan)  
  Friedrich E. Kruse (Germany)  
  Francis Price (USA)  
Special Lecture Shigeru Kinoshita (Japan)
Future Modalities of Treatment on Corneal Endothelial Dysfunction
Speaker Francis Price (USA)
Intraoperative OCT assisted endothelial keratoplasty
  Vikas Mittal (India)
DMEK: Learn How to learn
  Choun-Ki Joo (Korea)
Change of Corneal Thickness after Corneal Endothelial Transplantation (DSAEK)
  Marianne Price (USA)
Long term outcome of endothelial keratoplasty: 15 year DSEK and 10 year DMEK
  Takeshi Soma (Japan)
New Graft Insertion Device for DSAEK
  Sadeer B. Hannush (USA)
Yamane Triple: Endothelial Keratoplasty with Intra-scleral Haptic Fixation IOL
  Eun Chul Kim (Korea)
Donor Preparation in DSAEK and DMEK

Symposium 02  Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

Chair Shiro Amano (Japan)
  Rajesh Fogla (India)
  Weiyun Shi (China)
Special Lecture Weiyun Shi (China)
Decellularized Porcine Cornea versus Human Donor Cornea for Lamellar Keratoplasty
Speaker Shigeto Shimmura (Japan)
DALK for high risk cases
  Dong Ngoc Pham (Vietnam)
Perforated Cornea: Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty can help?
  Lixin Xie (China)
Treatment of fungal keratitis with hyphema and endophthalmitis
  Tarek Katamish (Egypt)
Phacoemulsification through the tough Dua’s layer in BB DALK
  Wei Chen (China)
Elliptical Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty in Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  Rajesh Fogla (India)
Surgical management of Extreme Corneal Ectasia
  Sadeer B. Hannush (USA)
DALK: The Dos and Don’ts

Symposium 03  Tissue Engineering and Basic Research

Chair Wei Li (China)
Teruo Nishida (Japan)
Andrew J. Quantock (UK)
Special Lecture James V. Jester (USA)
Regulation of Meibocyte Differentiation by PPARg Signaling
Speaker Shizuya Saika (Japan)
Trigeminal nerve and limbal stem cell
  Andrew J. Quantock (UK)
The role of proteoglycans and glycoproteins in corneal function and development
  Qingjun Zhou (China)
Human ESC-derived endothelial precursors rescues corneal endothelial dysfunction
  Che J Connon (UK)
Biomechanical Modulation Therapy for the Treatment of Severe Corneal Burns
  David Hui-Kang Ma (Taiwan)
Cultivated Nasal Mucosal Epithelial Transplantation (CUNMET) : Preclinical Study
  Wei Li (China)
A Novel Tissue Engineered Corneal Stromal Equivalent

Symposium 04  Inflammatory Eye Diseases/ Allergic Eye Diseases

Chair Atsuki Fukushima (Japan)
  Vilavun Puangsricharern (Thailand)
  Alvin L. Young (Hong Kong)
Special Lecture Bennie H. Jeng (USA)
Treatment of neurotrophic keratitis
Speaker Alvin L. Young (Hong Kong)
Long term success for treatment of primay & recurrent pterygia
  Wei-Li Chen (Taiwan)
Innovative thinking about managing difficult ocular GVHD
  Namrata Sharma (India)
Management of acute Steven Johnson Syndrome
  Jong Suk Song (Korea)
Ocular surface inflammation associated with air pollution
  Christopher J Rapuano (USA)
Office and minor surgery for ocular surface diseases
  Masakazu Yamada (Japan)
Contact lens discomfort and ocular surface mucins
  Lingyi Liang (China)
Ocular Demodicosis--Myth or Reality?

Symposium 05  Corneal Imaging/ Optical Assessment

Chair Marcus Ang (Singapore)
  Choun-Ki Joo (Korea)
  Akira Murakami (Japan)
Special Lecture Tetsuro Oshika (Japan)
Advances in corneal imaging and optical assessment
Speaker Takefumi Yamaguchi (Japan)
Corneal higher-order aberration (HOA), a novel biomarker in corneal practice
  Geunyoung Yoon (USA)
Anisotropic optical and biomechanical properties of the cornea
  Marcus Ang (Singapore)
Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
  Sanjay V. Patel (USA)
Imaging Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy in Clinical Practice
  Thomas J.T.P. van den Berg (Netherlands)
Straylight problems in cornea conditions often independent from acuity loss
  Kyoung Yul Seo (Korea)
Meibum lipid composition according to tear interferometric patterns
  Claus Cursiefen (Germany)
Mini-DMEK and iOCT guided sutures in acute keratoconus

Symposium 06   Eye Bank

Chair Fung-Rong Hu (Taiwan)
Ma Dominga B. Padilla (Philippines)
Mitsuru Sawa (Japan)
Special Lecture Ma Dominga B. Padilla (Philippines)
Sustaining Eye Bank Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speaker Jeremy Shuman (USA)
History and Future of Non-Profit Eye Banking
  Marian S. Macsai (USA)
Bioethics in Eye Banking: The Barcelona Principles
  Fung-Rong Hu (Taiwan)
Use of Corneas from Hepatitis B-Positive Donors for Corneal Transplants
  Bernie Iliakis (USA)
Cornea Cell Therapy and the Future of Eye Banking
  Mitsuru Sawa(Japan)
Japan Eye Bank Association -Past and Present-
  Berthold Seitz (Germany)
Routine donor tomography in the eye bank for improved graft selection
  Graeme Pollock (Australia)
Adverse reactions and early graft follow-up by the eye bank

Symposium 07   Dry Eye

Chair Penny Asbell (USA)
Zuguo Liu (China)
Kazuo Tsubota (Japan)
Special Lecture Penny Asbell (USA)
What did we learn about dry eye disease from the DREAM clinical trial?
Speaker Zuguo Liu (China)
Tear based biomarker for the diagnosis of dry eye
  Chi-Chin Sun (Taiwan)
Sex difference and discordance of symptoms and signs in dry eye patients
  Tor Paaske Utheim (Norway)
Dry eye disease - an update
  Norihiko Yokoi (Japan)
Tear Film Oriented Diagnosis for Dry Eye
  Kyung Chul Yoon (Korea)
Characteristics and treatment of ocular neuropathic pain associated with dry eye
  Louis Tong (Singapore)
Clinical factors contributing to dry eye symptoms in 2346 patients
  Victor Caparas (Philippines)
Challenges in Establishing a Dry Eye Center in the Philippines

Symposium 08   Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and Genetics

Chair Noriko Koizumi (Japan)
  Sanjay V. Patel (USA)
Special Lecture Sophie X. Deng (USA)
Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Distrophy and Genetics
Speaker Yoshinori Oie (Japan)
What affects visual function in FECD patients?
  Naoki Okumura (Japan)
Potential Pathophysiology of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
  Keith H. Baratz (USA)
The Genetics and Inheritance Pattern of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
  Ula V. Jurkunas (USA)
Paradoxical cell cycle arrest leads to pro-migratory phenotype in Fuchs dystrophy
  Sanjay V. Patel (USA)
Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
  Winston W Y Kao (USA)
Gene Therapy of MPS VII with CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing and ScAAV-βGlu Vectors
  Jodhbir Mehta (Singapore)
Gene Therapy for FECD in Asia?

Symposium 09   Corneal Infection

Chair Hiroshi Eguchi (Japan)
  Venkatesh Prajna (India)
  Elmer Y. Tu (USA)
Special Lecture David Hwang (USA)
Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Ophthalmology in San Francisco
Speaker Lalitha Prajna (India)
Future in the diagnosis of infectious keratitis
  Hiroshi Eguchi (Japan)
Infectious keratitis caused by rare microorganism
  Vilavun Puangsricharern (Thailand)
Pythium Keratitis in Thailand: factors associated with prognosis
  Ruben Lim Bon Siong (Philippines)
Infectious Crystalline Keratopathy Revisited
  Yoshitsugu Inoue (Japan)
Pathogenesis of Cytomegalovirus Corneal Endotheliitis
  Sally S. Atherton (USA)
HSV: Innate Immunity in the Anterior Segment
  Elmer Y. Tu (USA)
Endothelial Keratoplasty Infections: Prevention and Management

Symposium 10   Stem Cell & Ocular Surface Reconstruction

Chair Kohji Nishida (Japan)
  Scheffer Tseng (USA)
  Virender Singh Sangwan (India)
Special Lecture Kohji Nishida (Japan)
Development of iPS cell-based therapy for limbal stem cell deficiency
Speaker Jun Shimazaki (Japan)
Cultivated Cell Sheet Transplantation for Total Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
  Paolo Rama (Italy)
Holoclar®: approved stem cell therapy for limbal stem cell deficiency
  José A.P. Gomes (Brazil)
Alphabet Soup of Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  Geetha Iyer (India)
Mucous membrane grafting in SJS
  Scheffer Tseng (USA)
HC-HA/PTX3 from Amniotic Membrane as a Surrogate Novel Limbal Niche Matrix
  Virender Singh Sangwan (India)
Management of Bilateral LSCD
  Tsutomu Inatomi (Japan)
Cultivated Epithelial Transplantation, COMET & CLET

Symposium 11   Penetrating Keratoplasty/ Complex K/ Keratoprosthesis

Chair Richard Abbott (USA)
  Yu-Feng Yao (China)
Special Lecture Anthony Aldave (USA)
Long term international outcomes of the Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis
Speaker Johan Hutauruk (Indonesia)
Keratoplasty with femtosecond laser: the pros and cons
  Anshu Arundhati (Singapore)
Long term corneal graft outcomes in the Singapore Corneal Transplant Registry
  Tommy CY Chan (Hong Kong)
Survival of primary penetrating keratoplasty in children
  Geetha Iyer (India)
Type 2 Kpros in End Stage Ocular Surface Disorders
  Charles NJ McGhee (New Zealand)
Anterior Segment Reconstruction following trauma
  Christopher Liu (UK)
Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis for treatment of end stage corneal blindness
  Yu-Feng Yao (China)
Intraoperative OCT Monitoring DALK Performed by PAVED Technique

Symposium 12   Endothelial Keratoplasty/ Endothelium (II)

Chair Sadeer B. Hannush (USA)
  Akira Kobayashi (Japan)
  Donald Tan (Singapore)
Special Lecture Donald Tan (Singapore)
Anterior Segment Reconstruction with the Artificial Iris in Complex DMEKs
Speaker Samar K. Basak (India)
Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Using Peripherally-trephinated Donor Tissue (DMEK-pD)
  Vincenzo Sarnicola (Italy)
New graft injector for DMEK surgery
  Sophie X. Deng (USA)
Surgical techniques and clinical outcomes of DMEK in patients with glaucoma
  Akira Kobayashi (Japan)
Endoilluminator in DMEK
  Rajesh Fogla (India)
Outcome of DMEK in eyes with Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy
  Friedrich E. Kruse (Germany)
Inhibition of ROCK modulates abnormal matrix production in Fuchs' dystrophy
  Reginald Robert G. Tan (Philippines)
DMEK Using Young Donor Corneas

Symposium 13   Refractive Surgery

Chair Kimiya Shimizu (Japan)
  Gerard Sutton (Australia)
  Paolo Vinciguerra (Italy)
Special Lecture Hungwon Tchah (Korea)
Refractive surgery for presbyopia
Speaker Paolo Vinciguerra (Italy)
Excimer custom sequential therapeutic ablation alternative of corneal graft
  Kendrick Shih (Hong Kong)
Personality Traits in Patients Undergoing ReLEx SMILE Surgery
  Sonia H Yoo (USA)
Epithelial Ingrowth: Treatment, Recurrence and Long-Term Results
  Lim Li (Singapore)
Laser vision correction with simultaneous corneal crosslinking
  Kazutaka Kamiya (Japan)
Toric Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation for Mild Keratoconus
  Renato Ambrósio, Jr (Brazil)
Enhanced screening for Ectasia Susceptability Prior to Laser Vision Crrection
  Jagadesh C. Reddy (India)
Clinical outcomes after Photorefractive Keratectomy for High Myopia

Symposium 14   Contact Lens Symposium (ACS-ECLA/JCLS Joint Symposium)

Chair Bennie H. Jeng (USA)
  Shizuka Koh (Japan)
  Michelle Rhee (USA)
Special Lecture Motozumi Itoi (Japan)
Management of Keratoconus with Hard Contact Lenses
Speaker Takashi Suzuki (Japan)
Mechanism of Contact Lens Related Keratitis
  Prashant Garg (India)
Polymeric drug delivery devices- role in cornea and external diseases
  Fiona Stapleton (Australia)
Features of Contact Lens and Non-Contact Lens Related Corneal Infection
  Michelle Rhee (USA)
Update on Myopia Control: The US Perspective
  Takahiro Hiraoka (Japan)
A Review of Myopia Control by Orthokeratology
  Deborah Jacobs (USA)
Contact Lenses for Ocular Surface Disease
  Chie Sotozono (Japan)
Limbal-Rigid Contact Lens for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome with Ocular Sequelae

Symposium 15   Keratoconus and Collagen Cross Linking

Chair Michael W Belin (USA)
  José A.P. Gomes (Brazil)
  Naoyuki Maeda (Japan)
Special Lecture Michael W Belin (USA)
Determining Keratoconus Progression Pre and Post CXL
Speaker Berthold Seitz (Germany)
Repeatability of Corvis® ST in different keratoconus stages
  Gerard Sutton (Australia)
Artifical Intelligence in Keratoconus
  Riccardo Vinciguerra (Italy)
CXL for Progressive Keratoconus: up to 13 years of follow up
  So-Hyang Chung (Korea)
Comparison of pulsed and continuous accelerated corneal crosslinking
  Shizuka Koh (Japan)
Revisiting the effect of corneal GP lenses in keratoconus
  Vishal Jhanji (USA)
Crosslinking for post-LASIK ectasia
  Rohit Shetty (India)
Molecular Understanding of Keratoconus

ACS-JCS Joint Session

Chair Shizuya Saika(Japan)
  Zuguo Liu(Chaina)
Speaker Huong Nguyen Viet  Duong (Vietnam)
The use of long-term preserved corneas for perforated corneal ulcer
  Naoki Okumura (Japan)
Immune cells on the donor corneal endothelium after corneal transplantation
  Ka Wai Kam (Hong Kong)
Iris depigmentation in Cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis 
  Tomoyuki Kunishige (Japan)
VISTA is crucial for corneal allograft survival and immune privilege
  Rina La Distia Nora (Indonesia)
Effectiveness of serial intrastromal Voriconazole 1% in rabbit fungal keratitis
  Takashi Omoto (Japan)
Endothelial Keratoplasty for Failed Penetrating Keratoplasty
  Tushar Agarwal (India)
Alternatives to Allograft Corneal Transplantation
  Takenori Inomata (Japan)
Immunotherapeutic effects of ripasudil on corneal allograft survival
  Sharita Rosalyne Siregar (Indonesia)
The beneficial of iOCT in endothelial keratoplasty
  Akitomo Narimatsu (Japan)
Blockade of costimulatory CD27/CD70 pathway promotes corneal allograft survival

Best Selected Paper Session

Chair Johan Hutauruk(Indonesia)
  Hiroshi Takahashi(Japan)
  Satoru Yamagami(Japan)
Speaker Le Xuan Cung (Vietnam)
Outcomes of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with small incision and sutureless
  Norihiko Yokoi (Japan)
Detection of tear film breakup immediately post eye opening by videokeratography
  Jayesh Vazirani (India)
Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation - Evolution, Technique & Results
  Masakazu Yamada (Japan)
Pharmacokinetic analysis of 5-FU and tegafur in tears of patients treated with S-1
  Vilavun Puangsricharern (Thailand)
Eight-Year Outcome of Corneal Transplantation Thailand Retrospective Analysis
  Mee Kum Kim (Korea)
Corneal xenotransplantation
  Taiichiro Chikama (Japan)
Efficacy and safety of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy for Acanthamoeba keratitis
  Ngamjit Kasetsuwan (Thailand)
Keratoconus: Update and Management
  Jen-Yu Liu (Taiwan)
Long Term Follow Up of Fibrin Glue-Assisted Gunderson Conjunctival flap
  Chika Shigeyasu (Japan)
Severe ocular complications associated with contact lens wear in Japan


AEBA Award Naoshi Shinozaki
Saiichi Mishima Award Yuichi Ohashi