2012 Center for Vision Research Symposia

The International Ophthalmic Care Symposium

Dr. Nausheen Khuddus (University of Florida) “Pediatric Ophthalmology in Honduras-the Rewards and Challenges”

Dr. Sonal Tuli (University of Florida) “Blindness in India- Is there hope?” 

Sandy Burnett (University of Florida) and Dr. Maher Fanous (North Florida Eye Center) “The Role of ORBIS in International Eye Care and Education”

Dr. Marc Lieberman (Tibet Vision Project) “Reflections on the Tibet Vision Project: 1995-2012”


Inherited Retinal Diseases of the Eye

William W. Hauswirth (University of Florida)“Therapy for Inherited Retinal Disease; Quo Vadis”

Stephen P. Daiger (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) “Progress in Finding Genes and Mutations Causing Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa”

Mina Chung (University of Rochester, Flaum Eye Institute) “Adaptive Optics Imaging of Inherited Retinal Degenerations”

Gerald A. Fishman (The Pangere Center for Inherited Retinal Diseases) “Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Macular Lesions in Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases”

Jacque Duncan (University of California, San Francisco) “Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy: A New Tool to Monitor Cones During Retinal Degeneration” 

Andras M. Komaromy (Michigan State University) “Achromatopsia — A Model Disease for Cone-Directed Gene Therapy”

Arlene V. Drack (University of Iowa) “Bardet Biedl Syndrome and Batten Disease:  Considerations for Gene Therapy and Other Treatment Modalities”

Mark Pennesi  (Oregon Health and Science University) “An Update of Gene Therapy Trials at the Casey Eye Institute“

Shannon E. Boye (University of Florida) “Gene Therapy for Photoreceptor-Mediated Retinal Disease: Leber Congenital Amaurosis-1 (LCA1)”

Maria B. Grant (University of Florida) “Novel Adult Stem/Progenitor Cell Strategies for Retinal Repair”

David Gamm (University of Wisconsin) “Potential Applications of Human iPS Cells to the Study and Treatment of Inherited Retinal Diseases”

Jane Sowden (University College London) “Developing Cone and Rod Photoreceptor Cell Transplantation for Retinal Repair”