New England Eye Center Researchers in 19 Poster Presentations
at ARVO 2015 in Denver

BOSTON, MA May 3, 2015 – New England Eye Center investigators are involved in 19 poster presentations and talks at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The event  – May 3-7 in Denver, CO – is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world. More than 11,000 attendees are expected from more than 75 countries (with nearly half coming from outside the U.S.).

The 2015 theme is Powerful Connections: Vision Research and Online Networking. Online networking is changing the way researchers communicate, collaborate and conduct research. ARVO 2015 is exploring the increasing importance of these networks in exchanging ideas, promoting scientific discourse, sharing discoveries, building global collaborations and advancing careers.

The New England Eye Center investigators are involved in the following cutting-edge areas of reaearch.

D0244: Rare genetic variants in the CFI gene are associated with advanced age-related macular degeneration and commonly result in reduced serum Factor I level
Erin Wagner, David Kavanagh, Yi Yu, Elizabeth Schramm, Michael Triebwasser, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Mark Daly, John Atkinson, Johanna Seddon.

D0247: Phenotypic Characterization of Complement Factor H R1210C Rare Genetic Variant in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Daniela Ferrara, Johanna Seddon.

D0258: Risk prediction for progression of macular degeneration including 10 common and rare genetic variants
Johanna Seddon, Rachel Silver, Manlik Kwong, Bernard Rosner.

Mediterranean diet, genetic susceptibility and progression to advanced macular degeneration
Benedicte Merle, Rachel Silver, Bernard Rosner, Johanna Seddon.

A0204: Verteporfin Inhibits YAP Activation in Trabecular Meshwork Cells without Light Stimulation: Implication for Glaucoma Treatment
Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Noorjahan Panjwani. 

B0113: Sensitivity and Specificity of Ultra-High Speed Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Detection of Choroidal Neovascularization in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anthony Joseph, Talisa de Carlo, Mehreen Adhi, Eric Moult, Nadia Waheed, Caroline Baumal, Woo Jhon Choi, James Fujimoto, Jay Duker, Andre Witkin.

B0124: Prototype Ultra-High Speed Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography compared with Intravenous Fluorescein Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy
David Salz, Talisa de Carlo, Mehreen Adhi, Eric Moult, Woo Jhon Choi, Caroline Baumal, Andre Witkin, Jay Duker, James Fujimoto, Nadia Waheed.

Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) of Choroidal Neovascularization
Talisa de Carlo, Marco Bonini Filho, Adam Chin, Mehreen Adhi, Daniela Ferrara, Caroline Baumal, Andre Witkin, Elias Reichel, Jay Duker, Nadia Waheed. 

A0156: Comparison of galectin expression signature in rejected and accepted murine corneal allografts
Satoshi Sugaya, Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Kenneth Kenyon, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Masahiro Omoto, Pedram Hamrah, Noorjahan Panjwani.

Practice Preferences in Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Kirstin Tawse, Karen Jeng, Caroline Baumal

A0202: Pathological lymphangiogenesis is regulated by galectin-8-dependent crosstalk among VEGF-C, podoplanin and integrin pathways
Noorjahan Panjwani, Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Satoshi Sugaya, Hakon Leffler, Ulf Nilsson, Lijun Xia.

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of the Eye
David Huang, Philip Rosenfeld, Yoshiaki Yasuno, Srinivas Sadda, Carmen Puliafito, James Fujimoto, Ruikang Wang, Jay Duker, Yali Jia, Ching Chen, Bruno Lumbroso.

B0069: Total Retinal Blood Flow Measurements with En Face Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
ByungKun Lee, Chandrasekharan Krishnan, Woo Jhon Choi, Mehreen Adhi, Talisa de Carlo, Adam Chin, Chen Lu, Jay Duker, Joel Schuman, James Fujimoto. 

B0109: Characterizing the Effect of Anti-VEGF Injection on Choroidal Neovascularization Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Nora Muakkassa, Adam Chin, Talisa de Carlo, Caroline Baumal, Andre Witkin, Jay Duker, Nadia Waheed.

B0133: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) detection of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR)
Marco Bonini, Talisa de Carlo, Daniela Ferrara, Caroline Baumal, Andre Witkin, Elias Reichel, Jay Duker, Nadia Waheed. 

C0030: Predictors of Response to Intravitreal Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anjali Shah, Steven Williams, Caroline Baumal, Bernard Rosner, Jay Duker, Johanna Seddon.

C0200: Ultrahigh speed OCT angiography in age-related macular degeneration using swept source optical coherence tomography
Eric Moult, Nadia Waheed, Woo Jhon Choi, Mehreen Adhi, Talisa de Carlo, Benjamin Potsaid, Vijaysekhar Jayaraman, Philip Rosenfeld, Jay Duker, James Fujimoto.

A0149: Photoreceptor Lengthening During Dark Adaptation Detected With Ultra-High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography
Chen Lu, Woo Jhon Choi, Zhao Wang, Martin Kraus, Joachim Hornegger, Jay Duker, James Fujimoto.

C0063: Designing a Clinical Study to Evaluate Potential Therapeutics for Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Non-Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Paul Yates, Kristina Holbrook, Elias Reichel, Nadia Waheed, James Patrie.


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