CLAO Annual Education Meeting
and Orthokeratology Education Symposium
April 12, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Orlando, FL

Annual Meeting

  • Oliver H. Dabezies, Jr., MD Lecture: Pigmented Conjunctival Lesions Carol Karp MD 
  • Harold A. Stein, MD Lecture - Contact Lens Safety: The CDC Perspective Jennifer COPE, MD, MPH 
  • Contact Lens Ulcers and Infiltrates: Terminology Matters!!- Deborah S. Jacobs MD
  • CIE-Corneal Inflammatory Events Loretta Szczotka-Flynn OD, PhD
  • Contact lens related infections-simple protocol for successful outcomes Deepinder K. Dhaliwal MD
  • Update on DEWS II Christina Prescott MD, PhD
  • Informed Consent for Myopia Control Thomas Aller OD
  • Orthokeratology-Indications and Challenges Cary Herzberg, OD
  • IMCLC International Symposium
    • IMCLC: Gudrun Bischoff, MD
    • JCLS: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Keratitis Associated with Contact Lens Wear Takahashi Suzuki, MD 
    • SOBLEC: Brazilian Experience in Scleral Lenses for the Regular Cornea Izabela Godinho, MD 
    • ECLSO: CXL Usual and Unusual Use Udo Heuer, MD

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Orthokeratology Education Symposium (Chaired by Bruce Koffler, MD and Sami El Hage, MD)

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CLAO Symposium at ASCRS, Washington DC, April 13- 17 / "Sexy Contact Lenses"

This symposium will discuss the latest technologies in contacts lenses. Speakers will provide updated information on newly released lenses with multifocality, therapeutic lenses for corneal edema, as well as other lenses ideal for post-surgical patients. Future contact lenses will be discussed as well including contact lenses that will be able to monitor glaucoma, measure blood glucose levels, and release ocular medications. This symposium will conclude with the Richard Lindstron MD Lectureship given by Dr. Dimitri Azar.

  • Contact Lenses for Myopia Control Deborah S. Jacobs, MD
  • Drug-eluting contact lenses Joseph Ciolino, MD
  • Cosmetic contact lenses: risks and rewards Michelle Rhee, MD
  •  PROSE as a novel drug delivery system Jessica Ciralsky, MD
  • Hyperosmotic contact lenses Ofer Daphna, MD 
  • Richard Lindstrom Lecture: Advances in Optics and Contact Lenses: Technology and Biology Dimitri Azar, MD
CLAO Symposium at WOC2018, June 16-18 / Barcelona, Spain "Contact Lens Safety: Insights from the US and Around the World"
  • New standards for Solutions Testing: Update from the FDA Bennie H. Jeng, MD
  • Peroxide Disinfection Systems: Why We Need Them Deborah S. Jacobs, MD
  • Scleral Lenses: Emerging Data from Around the World Amy Lin, MD
  • Orthokeratology Related Infections Vishal Jhanji, MD
  • Therapeutic Contact Lenses: A Safe and Effective Option for Ocular Graft Versus Host Disease Jessica Ciralsky, MD
  • Decorative Lenses Michelle K. Rhee, MD
  • Microbial Keratitis: Lessons from the French Study Carina Koppen, MD
CLAO Symposium at AAO 2018, October 27-30 / Chicago, IL " Hot Topics of the Ocular Surface"
  • Contact Lens Induced Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency Clara Chan, MD 
  • Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Severe Acute Cicatrizing Disorders Kimberly Sippel, MD 
  • PROSE for Severe Ocular Surface Disorders Deborah Jacobs, MD
  • Keratoprosthesis in ocular surface disorders Kathryn Colby, MD 
  • New Treatments in Dry Eye and Blepharitis Bennie Jeng, MD
  • Algorithm for Dealing with Persistent Epithelial Defects Ali Djalilian, MD
  • Whitney G. Sampson: Lecture: Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation Virender Singh Sangwan, MD, MSpan                          


Past Meetings

2017 CLAO, the Eye & Contact Lens Association Annual Meeting: Naples, FL

2016 CLAO and Eye & Contact Lens Educational Summit: Seattle, WA 

2015 CLAO / CLSA Contact Lens Educational Summit

2014 CLAO International Symposium & Congress

2012 CLAO Meeting Program

2009 ICLS Meeting Program

2008 CLAO Meeting Program

2007 CLAO Meeting Program