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Recent Conference Presentations

ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY 2017 (Abstracts and CE)

“Needs of the Visually Impaired in Grocery Stores” Joann Adams, Kaitlyn Lukefahr, and Jeffrey L. Weaver, O.D., M.S.

“Is buffered better?” Taylor Dahms and Julie DeKInder, O.D.

“Where Anterior & Posterior Segment Meet: Pemphigus Vulgaris Complications Prevent Anti-VEGF for Wet AMD” Casey Hamm, O.D. and Sherrol Reynolds, O.D.

“Challenging the Current Belief the Role Refractive Error Plays in School Aged Children with Dyslexia and Other Visual Learning Disabilities” Kathryn Hamm, Erin Brooks O.D., M.S., Aaron Franzel, O.D., Quinn Gallen, Heather Stearn

“Evaluation of Visually Accessible Formatting Characteristics in Children’s Books” Ramya Natarajan, Caitlyn Reynolds, and Jeffrey L. Weaver, O.D., M.S.

“Analysis of Duration of Fixation in Visual Dyslexic and Reading Fluency Deficit Patients” Caityln Reynolds, Erin Brooks, O.D., M.S., Aaron Franzel, O.D.

“Contact Lens Cases” Julie DeKinder, O.D. and Beth Kinoshito, O.D.

“New Advances in LASIK Surgery” Eric Polk, O.D.

“LASIK Surgery: Outcomes and Enhancements”, Eric Polk, O.D.

Resident Presentation

“A Guide to Optimal Correction of a Contact-Lens Intolerant Patient Status-Post Intracorneal Ring Segment Surgery A troubleshooting guide for prescribing specialty lenses for s/p corneal intacs patients.” Ariel Cerenzie, O.D.

ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY 2016 (Abstracts and CE)

"Orthographic Contribution to Single Word Reading in Patients with Learning Disabilities" Caitlyn Reynolds, Erin M. Brooks O.D., M.S., Aaron Franzel, O.D.

Resident Presentations

"OCT and Funduscopic Features of Acquired Macular Retinoschisis in High Myopia" Hirangi Patel, O.D.

“A Unique case of Rathke's cleft cyst causing a partial CN VI Palsy” Allison Schafers, O.D.

“Treating Graft-Versus-Host Disease Ocular Surface Complications in a Pediatric Population “  Jamie Weiser, O.D.


*Dietary Contributions to Meibomian Gland Dropout in College Students"  Amy Schaag, Edward S. Jarka, O.D., M.S., and Molly Gorder 

AOA 2015

"Diurnal Variation in TFBUT and NIKBUT in Patients With and Without Dry Eye"  Molly Gorder, Edward Jarka, O.D., M.S. Amy Schaag

"Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Optic Nerve" Emily Williams, Julie Hutchinson McGinnis, OD Julie Ott DeKinder, O.D. Edward Jarka, OD, M.S.

"Contributors to Reading Skills: A Comparison Between Dyslexic and Reading Fluency Deficit Cases"  Aaron Franzel, O.D., Erin M. Brooks, O.D., M.S. and Ralph Garzia, O.D.

SPIE/NIH Biophotonics from Bench to Bedside 2015

"Applications of the Foldscope in Eyecare" Carl J. Bassi Ph.D., Edward Jarka O.D., M.S., Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis (United States); Manu Prakash Ph.D., Stanford University

ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY  2015 (Abstracts and CE)

"The Effect Of Lipid-Based Artificial Tears On Conquering Contact Lens Discomfort" Chandra V. Mickles, O.D., MS, FAAO, Srihari Narayanan, O.D., PhD, FAAO, UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry, Keshia S. Elder, O.D., MS, FAAO, UMSL School of Optometry, Amy Belloli, Saba Hans, UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry

"Associations Between Duration Of Fixation And Reading Skills In Fluency Deficit Cases" Aaron S. Franzel, O.D., Erin M. Brooks, O.D., M.S., Ralph P. Garzia, O.D., 

"Spatial Distribution Mapping Of Macular Pigment Optical Density And Its Relationship To Contrast Sensitivity, Glare Disability And Intraocular Scatter" Christopher M. Putnam, O.D., FAAO, 

"Ocular Manifestations Of Incontinentia Pigmenti" Allison Schafers, Jamie Weiser, Edward Jarka, O.D., MS, 

"The Use Of Dual Axis Orthokeratology Lens To Correct Both Astigmatism And High Myopia" Javeria Azhar, O.D.

 "The Effect Of Artificial Tear Treatment On Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy And Ocular Surface Staining In Contact Lens Wearers"Keshia S. Elder, O.D., M.S., FAAO,  Chandra V. Mickles, O.D., M.S., FAAO, UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry, Javeria Azhar, O.D., UMSL College of Optometry, Amy Belloli, Saba Hans, UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry

"Off-Axis Cylinder Tolerance For Optometric Missions" Alyssa Harris, Laura Wilshire, UMSL College of Optometry, Jeffrey L. Weaver, O.D., MS, FAAO, American Board of Optometry

"Hybrid, Scleral, And Cornea Gp Multifocal Correction For Presbyopia: An Update"  Edward Bennett, O.D., MSEd, FAAO, Stephanie Woo, O.D., FAAO

Resident Presentations

"Advanced Optic Disc Cupping in End-Stage Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy"Linda Nguyen, O.D., M.S.

"Appropriately Addressing Clinical Findings for Management Of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" -Natalie Findlater O.D.

"Clinical Findings and Management of Conjunctival Intraepithelial Neoplasia"  Jennifer Visk O.D.

 "The Use of Dual Axis Orthokeratology Lens to Correct both Astigmatism and High Myopia"  Javeria Azhar, O.D.

"Prosthetic Soft Contact Lens for the Healthy Cornea:Thinking Outside the Box"  Javeria Azhar, O.D.