Fourteen UAB School of Optometry faculty, six residents, one postdoctoral fellow and one graduate student are presenting at the 2017 American Academy of Optometry meeting, which is being held Oct. 11-14 in Chicago at McCormick Place. The presentations include research, lectures and workshops on a variety of optometry and vision science topics.

The annual Academy meeting includes nearly 300 hours of lectures and workshops, symposia and scientific lecture and poster presentations. It offers a wide variety of clinically relevant continuing education courses and cutting edge research in the clinical and vision sciences.

The presentations, along with dates, times and locations, are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 11

    “Analysis of MUC16 Expression in the Palpebral Conjunctiva of Dry Eye and Normal Subjects”
    Anna Ablamowicz, OD, FAAO
    Jason Nichols, OD, PhD, FAAO
    8:30 am to 8:45 am
    E352

    “Evaluation of Trypsin-Free Collection Techniques to Optimize Lipidomic Analysis of Immortalized Human Meibomian Gland Epithelial Cells in Culture”
    Jillian Ziemanski, OD, MS, FAAO
    Jianzhong Chen, PhD
    Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO
    9 am to 9:45 am
    E352

    Thursday, Oct. 12

    “Practitioner Assessment of Scleral Contact Lens Central Corneal Clearance”
    Andrew Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO
    9:45 am to 10 am
    E351

    “Investigation of Leukocytes in the Post-Lens Tear Film of Scleral Contact Lens Wearers”
    Cameron Postnikoff
    John Laurent, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO
    Andrew Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO
    Jason Nichols, OD, PhD, FAAO
    10:15 am to 10:30 am
    E351

    “Vision-Related Quality of Life in Keratoconus: Scleral versus Corneal Gas Permeable Lens Correction” (Board# 007)
    Stephanie Cox, OD, FAAO
    10:30 am to 12 pm
    E351

    “Glaucoma Testing Under the 2014 Medicare Part B Program”
    Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO
    1 pm to 1:15 pm
    E352

    Friday, Oct. 13

    “Reading Ability in Young Children with Vision Impairment Does Not Correlate with Acuity”
    Dawn DeCarlo, OD, MS, FAAO
    2:45 pm to 3 pm
    E351

  • Wednesday, Oct. 11

    “How to Become a Diplomate in the Section on Low Vision” (Board# 018)
    Dawn DeCarlo, OD, MS, FAAO
    8 am to 3 pm
    Hall D

    Thursday, Oct. 12

    “Can the Beery VMI be used for Children with Low Vision?” (Board# 048)
    Dawn DeCarlo, OD, MS, FAAO
    4 pm to 6 pm
    Hall D

    “A Comparison Between Number and Letter Acuities Among Patients with Dementia” (Board# 196)
    Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO
    4 pm to 6 pm
    Hall D

    Friday, Oct. 13

    “Lifitegrast 5.0% for Treatment of Dry Eye Disease: Responder Analysis for Reductions in Eye Dryness Score in Two Phase-3 Randomized Controlled Trials” (Board# 071)
    Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO
    10 am to 12 pm
    Hall D

    “Patient Understanding of Nearsightedness” (Board# 045)
    Andrew Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO
    Stephanie Cox, OD, FAAO
    10 am to 12 pm
    Hall D

    “The Development of an Optical Coherence Tomography and an Interferometer Combined System to Measure Tear Film and Lipid Layer Thinning Rate” (Board# 078)
    William Ngo, OD, PhD, FAAO
    Jason Nichols, OD, PhD, FAAO
    1 pm to 3 pm
    Hall D

    “Between Visit Comparisons of Choroidal Area using OCT” (Board# 169)
    Michael Twa, OD, PhD, FAAO
    1 pm to 3 pm
    Hall D

    Saturday, Oct. 14 (Residents Day Posters)

    “Clinical Diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa in the Setting of Traumatic Brain Injury” (Board# 034)
    William Reid Cluff, OD
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    E345 B

    “Progression of Glaucoma Despite Maximal Topical Treatment in a Patient with Normal Tension Glaucoma, Low Intraocular Pressures, and Uncontrolled Sleep Apnea” (Board# 040)
    LaShaundra Dangerfield, OD
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    E345 B

    “Strategies for Objective Visual Acuity Assessment in Pediatric Patients with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)” (Board# 055)
    Sarah Galt, OD
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    E345 B

    “Systemic Management of Patients for the Prevention of Recurrent Vascular Ischemic Events” (Board# 129)
    Mark Ortiz, OD
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    E345 B

    “Choroidal Folds in the Presence of Progressing Thyroid Ophthalmopathy” (Board# 147)
    Ellen Prewitt, OD
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    E345 B

    “Choroidal Nevus with an Overlying Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachment: A Cause for Concern?” (Board# 167)
    Melissa Schiffer, OD
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    E345 B

  • Thursday, Oct. 12

    “Evaluation and Treatment of the Child with Vision Impairment”
    Dawn DeCarlo, OD, MS, FAAO
    1 pm to 3 pm
    E350

    “Nutritional Supplementation for Ocular Conditions”
    Elizabeth Steele, OD, FAAO
    2 pm to 3 pm
    E271 A-B

    Friday, Oct. 13

    “The Latest in Caring for Your Hypertensive Patients”
    Elizabeth Steele, OD, FAAO
    9 am to 10 am
    E353

    “Management of Diplopia”
    Kristine Hopkins, OD, MSPH, FAAO
    3 pm to 5 pm
    E450 A

  • Wednesday, Oct. 11

    “Maximizing Your Retinal Exam with Slit Lamp Fundus Lenses”
    Caroline Beesley Pate, OD, FAAO
    Elizabeth Steele, OD, FAAO
    1 pm to 3 pm
    E259

    Friday, Oct. 13

    "Exploring Academic and Research Career Options"
    Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO
    2 pm to 3 pm
    E270

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  • Press Conference: "Glaucoma Testing Under the 2014 Medicare Part B Program"
    Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO
    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:20 am

    Grand Rounds: "Red Eye With Persistent Inflammation"
    Trenton Cleghern, OD, FAAO
    Friday, Oct. 13, 2 pm to 3 pm
    E258