International Symposia


All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)

International Ophthalmic Conclave – February 18-20, 2022 – Virtual Meeting

AAPOS Symposium – Saturday, February 19, 7:30 – 9:00 PM Indian Time

  • Faruk Orge 
    UBM Utilization in Ophthalmic Practice
  • Saurabh Jain 
    Transposition in Strabismus Secondary to Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia
  • Seyhan Ozkan 
    When and How to Use Botulinum Toxin in Re-Operations
  • Donny Suh 
    Artificial Intelligence and Current Studies on Abusive Head Trauma



Delhi Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, September 26-October 3, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:30 PM India Standard Time (9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

AAPOS Symposium

6 talks, 12 minutes each

Final Speakers:

  • Stephen Hing
    Managing Difficult Amblyopia
  • Honey Herce
    Myopia Update:  Treatment Modalities for Myopia Prevention
  • Anne Langguth
    The Psychosocial Impact of Strabismus
  • Inas Makar
    Clinical Picture, Surgical Findings and Outcomes for Children Treated for V Pattern Exotropia
  • Adolfo Guemes
    Strabismus and Ocular Motility in Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Mohammad Mostafa Hossain
    Tips and Tricks of Strabismus Management

II International Moscow Congress of Ophthalmologists and Strabismologists, September 16-17, 2021 

September 16, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT

AAPOS Symposium: New Technologies in Strabismus Diagnostics and Treatment

120 minutes – 10 minutes for each talk with 10 minutes of question and answers at the end

Final Speakers:

  • Faruk Orge             
    New Program to Track Patients with Amblyopia Daily
  • Ayman Elghonemy            
    Strabismus Surgeries Under 3D Microscope, New Era in Training and Teaching
  • Jitendra Jethani              
    Upgrading Amblyopia Treatment from Occlusion:  New Options
  • Millicent Peterseim          
    Latest Vision Screening Technology – Detecting Strabismus
  • Jaspreet Sukhija                             
    Genetic Testing in Children with Lenticular Disorders
  • Susana Gamio           
    Video Oculography (VOG) as a Useful Tool for Diagnosis and Surgical Planning in Strabismus
  • Alan Scott         
    Treatment of Strabismus by Eye Muscle Injection
  • Luis Javier Cardenas Lamas        
    Two Different Techniques to Correct Residual Hypertropia
  • Irene Ludwig               
    Management of Consecutive Exotropia
  • Marina Eisenberg              
    Management of 4th Nerve Palsy

Delhi Ophthalmological Society

April 17-18

Virtual Meeting

  • Donny Suh-Abusive Head Trauma
  • Erick Bothun-Post-Phakic Squint:  Managing the Strabismus with Pediatric Lens Anomalies
  • Mohamad Jaafar-Superior Oblique Palsy
  •  Michael Repka-Recent Findings in Amblyopia

All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Annual Meeting (Virtual)

June 24-27

Topic: Vision and Amblyopia

  • Fatema Ghasia – Spectrum of Visual Function Deficits in Amblyopia and Implications for Treatment
  • Joseph Miller – Telemedicine Measurement of Pediatric Visual Acuity
  • Donny Suh – New Understanding of Retinal Findings in Abusive Head Trauma using Finite Element and Animal Models
  • Aparna Ramasubramanian – Ocular Oncology for the Pediatric Ophthalmologist




February 19-22, 2020, Hyatt Regency Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

Strabismus Symposium

  • Monte Mills: Surgical Approaches and Results for Paralytic Strabismus in Children
  • Stephen Kraft: Adult Strabismus Surgery in Ontario:  Is the Incidence Increasing? And Who is Doing It?
  • Hilda Capo:  Strabismus after Ocular Surgery
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Current Management of Monocular Elevation Deficiency
  • Federico Velez: Compartmental Strabismus  

Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium

  • Marisela Salas Vargas:  Access of Pediatric Ophthalmology in Rural Areas
  • Tom France: Atropine Treatment of Progressive Myopia in Childhood:  A 35+ Year History
  • Melinda Rainey: Reading Disorders/Learning Disabilities
  • Brian Mohney: Spontaneous Resolution and Timing of Intervention in Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Arvind Chandna:  Functional Assessment of Children with Higher Visual Function Deficits in Cerebral Visual Impairment
  • Alejandra de Alba Campomanes:  Implementing and Evaluating a Vision Screening Program:  Do What You Can with What You Have, Where You Are… But Do it Right
  • David Silbert:  Congenital Ptosis


AAPOS Symposium: Pediatric Eye Disorders, Chennai (Madras), India; December 7-8, 2019

  • Mohammad Mostafa Hossain:Challenge in Surgical Plan for IDS
  • Srijana Adhikari:Managing Diplopia in Squint Clinic – from Prism to Surgery
  • Aaila Chaudhry: Balloon Dacryoplasty
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Two Large Inferior Rectus Recessions
  • Nausheen Khuddus:Novel Digital Therapeutic for Amblyopia
  • Fatema Ghasia: Strabismus in Neurodegenerative Disorders

SOE 2019
AAPOS Symposium: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Nice, France; June 13-16, 2019

  • Denise Hug, MD: Capillary Hemangioma
  • Serena Wang, MD: Optical Correction and Amblyopia Treatment after Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Melinda Rainey, MD: Learning Disabilities
  • Erin Stahl, MD: Pediatric Uveitis - Efficacy of Systemic Immunomodulatory Therapies
  • Noha Ekdawi, MD: Low Dose Atropine
  • Lisa Vredevoogd, MD: The Effects of Electronics on the Pediatric Eye

SOE 2019
AAPOS Symposium: Strabismus, Nice, France; June 13-16, 2019

  • Mohamad S. Jaafar, MD: Re-Operations in Monocular Superior Oblique Palsy
  • Faruk Orge, MD: Iatrogenic Strabismus
  • Ben Ticho, MD: Partial vs. Full Plus Correction of Accommodative Esotropia
  • Patrick Droste, MD: Short and Long Term Results of Tendon Plication for Paralytic Strabismus: A Case Series
  • Stephen Christiansen: When There’s Hardware in the Way – Managing Strabismus After Tubes and Buckles
  • David Nash, MD: Surgical Overcorrection in Moderate Angle Hypertropias Due to Unilateral Fourth Nerve Palsy

All Russia Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference, Moscow Russia, October 2-4, 2019
New Technologies in Strabismus Diagnostics and Treatment

  • Faruk Orge: Online Resources for Strabismus Education
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Surgical Planning for Vertical Strabismus: Basic Principles, Special Procedures
  • Brian Mohney: Ipsilateral Gaze Deviation as a Risk Factor for Surgical Overcorrection in Two-Muscle Surgery for Unilateral Superior Oblique Palsy
  • Irene Ludwig: Repair of Strabismus Due to Eye Muscle Trauma
  • Serena Wang: Aphakia Contact Lens after Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Luis Javier Cardenas Lamas: Difficult Problems in Paralytic Strabismus
  • Mohamad Jaafar: The Many Ways to Treat Brown Syndrome

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SPOSI Baroda (Vadodara)
AAPOS Symposium: Pediatric Eye Disorders, India, December 1-2, 2018

  • Fatema Ghasia: Response to Patching in Amblyopic Patients with and without Fusion Maldevelopment Nystagmus
  • Saby Aboughaly: Management of Horizontal Consecutive Strabismus
  • Srijana Adhikari: Managing Pediatric Cataract in Low Resource Setting
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Current Management of Monocular Elevation Deficiency
  • Himanshu Patel: An Update on Pediatric Retinal Vascular Disorders

Joint Symposium with APAO, Hong Kong, February 8-12, 2018
New Considerations in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

  • Jonathan Holmes: Diplopia and Epiretinal Membranes
  • Prem S. Subramanian: Ocular Motor Issues in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Kamiar Mireskandari: Congenital Abnormalities of the Eye: Embryology Explained
  • Mustafa Ibrahim: Video Presentation about Management of Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Brian Mohney: Prevalent Forms of Adult-Onset Strabismus
  • Grace Wu: Childhood Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis

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Joint Symposium with SPOSI, Dehli, India, December 9-10, 2017

  • Zia Chaudhuri: Genetics of Comitant Strabismus
  • Arvind Chandna: Childhood Cataract – A Safe Approach
  • Saurabh Jain: Functional and Structural Effects of Prematurity – Results from the EPIcure Study
  • Medha Sharma: Short Tag Noose Technique
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Surgical Planning for Vertical Strabismus: Basic Principles, Special Procedures
  • Alejandro Armesto: Extraocular Muscle Enlargement: All that Glitters is Not Graves

Joint Symposium with CLADE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 25-28, 2017
Complications in the Operating Room: How to Prevent Them, Avoid Them, and Solve Them

  • Federico Velez: Infections Following Strabismus Surgery
  • Stephen Kraft: Strabismus After Retinal Detachment Surgery – To Remove the Buckle or Not?
  • Tom France/Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD: Wrong Eye, Wrong Muscle? A Pilot’s Check List and the Value of the “Time Out”
  • Galton Carvalho Vasconcelos: Pitfalls – Under and Over Correction in Strabismus Surgery – How to Avoid
  • Jonathan Holmes:Intraoperative Iterative Forced Ductions to Avoid Post-Op Alignment Surprises
  • David Nash: Defeating the Most Dangerous Enemy in Strabismus Surgery: Yourself
  • Daniel Weaver: Management of Scleral Perforation During Strabismus Surgery
  • Malcolm Mazow Benefits and Pitfalls of Adjustable Suture Techniques in Strabismus

Joint Symposium with APSPOS/HKPOC, Hong Kong, October 11-12, 2017

  • Strabismus Session Chairs: Scott Larson and Wilson Yip
  • Dadeya Subhash: Management of Monocular Elevation Deficit
  • Rosario Gomez De Liano: Changes in the Superior Oblique Tendon in Brown Syndrome Patient
  • Monte Del Monte: Novel Approaches to Surgical Management of 3rd Nerve Palsy
  • Ronald Biernacki: Treatment of Strabismus in Myasthenia Gravis
  • Cheryl McCarus: Sensory Motor Evaluation of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Robbins Tien: Things Not to Miss in Children Presenting with Strabismus
  • Pediatric Cataract Session Chairs: Scott Larson and Connie Lai
  • Sudarshan Khokhar: Basic Tips for Improving Surgical Management of Pediatric Cataract
  • Radhika Tandon: Pediatric Aphakia: Surgical Solutions
  • Scott Larson: Should you be Implanting Blue Blocking Lenses in Children?
  • Erick Bothun: Binocularity Outcomes from the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study
  • Serena Wang: Contact Lens Use in Pediatric Aphakia Patients
  • Deborah Alcorn: Cataract in Systemic Disease

Joint Symposium with ACOPE, Bogota, Colombia; February 16-18, 2017

  • Sobi Pandey - Resection or Plication Which One Offers Better Surgical Results
  • Federico Velez - Pediatric Lens Related Disorders: Avoiding and Managing of Intraoperative Complications
  • Leslie Arguello - Ocular Manifestation in Aicardi Syndrome
  • Karen Alvarez - Evaluation of the Retinal Ganglion Cell Complex and Retinal Fiber Layer in Healthy Childrn
  • Birsen Gogyigit - Recent Surgical Management in Cranial Nerve 3rd palsy
  • Melinda Rainey - Cortical Visual Impairment in Developing Countries
  • Charles Ho - Orthokeratology: Safety and Efficacy
  • Merrill Stass - Isern
  • Sherwin Isenberg: The Treatment of Dissociated Vertical Deviation (DVD) With Bilateral Graded Superior Rectus Recession

Joint Symposium with SOE, Barcelona, Spain, June 10-13, 2017
Moderators: Mohamad S. Jaafar and Stephen P. Christiansen

  • Stephen Christiansen - Eye Movement Abnormalities in Patients with Auricular and Hearing Anomalies
  • Scott Larson - Long Term Outcomes of Very Large Angle Esotropia
  • Arif Khan - Surgery for Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles
  • Birsen Gokyigit - Current Management of Monocular Elevation Deficiency
  • Jonathan Holmes - Diplopia Associated with Macula Disease
  • Sandra Guimaraes - A New Paradigm in Amblyopia Screening - Three Years Experience
  • Mohamad Jaafar: The Pediatric Conjunctival Lesion
  • Chris Lloyd: New Diagnostic Pathways in Pediatric Ophthalmology - the Role of Genomics
  • Gena Heidary: Update on Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Lea Hyvarinen: Visual Processing Problems (CVI) in School Age Assessments - A Task for Teams
  • William Katowitz: Abusive Head Trauma and the Eye - What's New?
  • David Wallace: Recent Advances in Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity

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World Ophthalmology Congress of the International Council of Ophthalmology, Guadalajara, Mexico, February 5-9, 2016
Proposed Topics:

  • The Use of Technology in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Innovative Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Difficult Problems in Strabismus

Session Chairs:

  • David A. Plager
  • Jane C. Edmond
  • Dr. Leonardo Fernández Irigaray
  • Federico Velez - Against the rule torsional nystagmus surgery
  • Prem Subramanian - Thyroid-related strabismus: do any rules apply?
  • Jonathan Holmes - Strabismus due to orbital fractures
  • Edward Buckley - One eye is the problem but the other eye is the solution
  • Edward Wilson - Horizontal Muscle Anterior Extirpation (Sinskey procedure) for Nystagmus: Modifications to Reduce Post- Operative Exotropia
  • Birgit Lorenz - Results of Lateralis Splitting in 3rd Nerve Palsy
  • Michael Struck - Co-Contraction Strabismus: Undoing What Was Done
  • Zia Chaudhuri -Sudden-Onset, Acquired Strabismus in the Elderly: Think of the Sagging Eye Syndrome (SES)

Joint Symposium with AIOS, Kolkata, India, February 25-28, 2016

  • Chairman - Prof. B.S. Goel
  • Co-Chairman: Dr. Birsen Gyokigit
  • Moderator - Prof. Vinta Singh
  • Convenor - Prof. Kamlesh
  • Linda Lawrence - Vision Evaluation In Children
  • Prof. Subhash Dadeya - Recent Advances In Amblyopia Management
  • Birsen Gyokigit - Recent Surgical Management In Third Nerve Palsy
  • T Surendran - Management Of Exotropia In Children
  • Prof. Pradeep Sharma - Nyatagmus Management Simplified
  • Chairman: Graham E. Quinn, MD
  • Co-Chairman - Prof. Yogesh Shukla
  • Convener - Prof. A. K. Khurana
  • Moderater - Dr. Ankur Sinha
  • Graham Quinn - Use Of Telemedicine In ROP
  • Ankur Sinha - Management Of Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Zia Choudhry - Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Strabismus
  • Jitendra Jethani - Pediatric Cataracts In Microcornea
  • Jaspreet Sukhja - Ocular Myasthenia: Differential Diagnosis & Management

Joint Symposium with MEACO, Manama, Bahrain, May 4-8, 2016

  • Monte Del Monte: Surgical Management of Sixth Nerve Palsy
  • George Ellis: Slanted MR Recession for Esotropia with a Distance Near Disparity
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Recent Surgical Management in Cranial Nerve III Palsy
  • Ramesh Kekunnaya: Superior Rectus Transposition in Duane Syndrome and Sixth Nerve Palsy: Is it Here to Stay ?
  • Federico Velez: Compartmental Strabismus Surgery
  • Seyhan Ozkan: Pearls and Pitfalls in Management of Superior Oblique Palsy
  • Stephen Christiansen: Update on Pharmacologic Treatment of Strabismus.
  • Gena Heidary: Management of CFEOM.
  • Gena Heidary: Nystagmus from the Perspective of Management.
  • Ramesh Kekunnaya: Long-Term Stability of Loop Myopexy in Myopic Strabismus Fixus
  • Arif Khan: Understanding Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders – a Simplified Approach
  • Seyhan Ozkan: Lost Muscle: Diagnosis and Management
  • George Ellis: Gavaris Ptosis Repair
  • Douglas Fredrick: Myopia - Can Progression be Slowed?
  • Nikos Kozeis: Ophthalmic Manifestations in Disabled Children - Clinical & Surgical Management
  • Nikos Kozeis: Visual functions in Disabled Children
  • Marilyn Miller: Teratogens: Importance to Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Federico Velez Congenital Iridioendothelial Bands

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Joint Symposium with SOPLA, Cartagena, Colombia, January 29-31, 2015

  • Evelyn Paysse: Surgical Tips of Strabismus Surgery
  • Roberto Warman: Clinical Progression of Untreated Bilateral Brown Syndrome
  • Bronwyn Bateman: Genetic Concepts for the Pediatric Ophthalmologist
  • Carlos Solarte: Z-Plasty of the Superior Oblique – A Good Treatment Alternative for Treatment of Overacting Muscles
  • Merrill Stass-Isern: Improving Compliance in Amblyopia Therapy
  • Stephen Kraft: Full Tendon Rectus Muscle Transpositions with Resections for Sixth Nerve Palsy
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Current Technologies in Keratoplasty in Pediatric Patients

Joint Symposium at 30th Annual APAO Congress, Guangzhou, China: April 1-4, 2015

  • Huban Atilla, MD: Etiology of Congenital and Pediatric Cataracts
  • Serena Wang, MD: Outcomes of cataract surgery in infants - the Experience of the IATS
  • Naeem Nabi, MBBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth: When to do vitrectomy
  • Jonathan Song, MD: IOL Selection for Children: Power, Type, and Goals
  • Chee Soon Phaik, MD: Management of Pediatric Cataract in Uveitis

Joint Symposium with CLADE in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: April 29-May 2, 2015

  • Edward Buckley: I Wish I Hadn’t Done That! – Neuro-ophthalmology Surprises
  • Federico Velez: Congenital Iridoendothelial Iris Bands Presentation and Surgical Management
  • Angela Fernandez: One Sign, Two Ages
  • Alejandra de Alba Campo: Management of Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstructions
  • Rudy Wagner: Treatment of Pediatric Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Is Resistance and Issue
  • Daniel Weaver: Ocular Trauma in Children

Ophthalmological European Society, Vienna, Austria; June 6-9, 2015
AAPOS Symposia #1 – Advances in Strabismus Management, Michael X. Repka, MD, Moderator

  • Jonathan Holmes: New Insights into Managing Strabismus Due to Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Andrea Molinari: Management of Extraocular Muscle Injury in Orbital Trauma
  • Birsen Gokyigit: Recent Surgical Management in Cranial Nerve 3rd Palsy
  • Sobi Pandey: Abduction Deficit Management: Unlocking the Mystery
  • Saurabh Jain: Micro Incision Strabismus Surgery (MISS)
  • Zia Chaudhuri: Surgical Outcomes in the Sagging Eye Syndrome

APOS Symposia #2 – Topics in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Mohamad Jaafar, MD, Moderator

  • Brian Mohney: Misdiagnoses to Avoid in Pediatric Eye Disorders
  • David Plager: Complications in the First Five Years After Cataract Surgery in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Trial
  • Jonathan Salvin: Pediatric Vision Screening
  • Alexandra Elliott: Congenital Eyelid Anomalies
  • Ronit Friling: The Management of Dacryocele in Neonates
  • Gregg Lueder: Update on Pediatric Lacrimal Disorders

Joint Symposium with SOPLA during PAAO in Bogota, Colombia; August 4-8, 2015
Coordinators and Moderators: Angela Maria Fernandez, MD and Ann Marie Arciniegas 

  • Angela Maria Fernandez, MD- Cataracts in the Setting of Pediatric Uveitis
  • Ann Marie Arciniegas-Bernal: JIA
  • Nasrim Teherani : Uveitic Cataract

Congress of the CAE-SAOI - Argentinean Center of Strabismus and Argentinean Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology - Buenos Aires, Argentina; October 29-30, 2015
Pediatric Ophthalmology Session

  • Iris Kassem: Ocular Trauma and Amblyopia Management
  • Alexander Khammar: PEDIG
  • Leslie Arguello: Ophthalmology Findings in Metabolic Diseases in Children, Presentation of Two Cases of High Hipercolesterolemia

Strabismus Session

  • Erica Mota Pereira: New Approach in Strabismus Surgery in High Myopia
  • Marisela Salas Vargas: Management of Compensatory Head Position
  • Tom France and Leslie France: Combined Presentation – When it is a Matter of Torsion
  • Moustafa Abdelhafez: Superior Oblique Surgery in Case of Residual Hypotropia in Thyroid Ophthalmopathy

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AIOS, Feb 6-9, 2014, Agra, India
Chairs: Marilyn Miller, MD; Monte Del Monte, MD

  • Rahul Bhola, MD: Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Strabismus
  • Sherwin Isenberg, MD: Management of Common Causes of Torticollis in Children
  • Saurabh Jain, MD: The Effect of Stereopsis on Hand Eye Coordination in Surgeons
  • Brian Mohney MD: Prevalent Forms of Adult Onset Strabismus
  • Graham Quinn, MD: An Epidemic of ROP: A Case Study of Policy, Legislation, and International Collaboration
  • Linda Lawrence, MD: Measuring Outcomes of Vision Interventions in Preverbal Children and those with Multiple Disabilities

XII International Scientific Practical Conference, Moscow, Russia, June 19-20, 2014

  • Birsen Gokyigit: Current technologies in keratoplasty in pediatric patients
  • Angela Fernandez: Pathologies of the anterior chamber and current approaches to their treatment in the pediatric patients

The Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Ophthalmology from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, Sept 4-6, 2014

  • Yair Morad, MD
  • Nasrin N Tehrani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCS Ed(Ophth), FRCSC
  • Daniel Weaver, MD
  • A. Melinda Rainey, MD
  • Arun Singh. MD, FRCS
  • Angela María Fernández, MD

Joint Symposium at the ISO in Hong Kong, Sept 26-28, 2014

David Plager, MD: TBD
Jane Edmond, MD:The Ophthalmic Assessment of Children with Brain Tumors
Serena Wang, MD: Pediatric Cataract Surgery Techniques
Paul Chan, MD: Pediatric Retina
Alex Khammar, MD: Shaken Baby Syndrome

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APAO-AOIS, Hyderabad, India, January 17-20, 2013
Chairs: Lawrence Kaufman, MD, PhD and Pradeep Sharma, MD, FAMS

  • Ramesh Kekunnaya, MD FRCS: No Bleeding, No Suture Strabismus Surgery Under Topical Anesthesia!
  • Pradeep Sharma MD, FAMS: Complications in Strabismus Surgery: How to Avoid Them.
  • Ramesh Murthy FRCS: Botulinum Toxin - Does it have a Role in Treating Strabismus
  • David Silbert MD: Can the PlusoptiX Replace the Need for a Cycloplegic Examination in Select Pediatric Ophthalmology Patients
  • Lawrence Kaufman, MD, PhD: Ocular Findings of Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Bronwyn Bateman, MD: Genetics (presenting with Irene Maumenee)
  • Birsen Gökyiğit, MD: Using Fadenoperation for Surgical Treatment of Large Angle (>60 pd) Esotropia.

ACOPE, Cartagena, Colombia, May 31 - June 1, 2013
AAPOS Symposium I

  • A Melinda Rainey, MD: Low Vision and the Role of the Pediatric Ophthalmologist
  • Luis Amaya, MD: Sudden Loss of Vision in Children
  • David I. Silbert, MD: Oculoplastics in Children
  • Daniel T. Weaver, MD: Trauma in Childhood
  • Noelle S. Matta, CO, COT: Assessment of Diplopia

AAPOS Symposium II

  • Birsen Gökyiğit, MD: Developmental Abnormalities of Extraocular Muscles
  • Federico G. Velez, MD: Fusion after Treatment of Patients with Acquired Strabismus Due to Brain Lesions
  • Brian G. Mohney, MD: Curable Forms of Childhood Strabismus
  • Sobi Pandey, MD: Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsy – What’s New
  • Yair Morad, MD: New Surgical Approach to Duane Retraction Syndrome

Ophthalmological European Society (SOE), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 8-11, 2013
Strabismus Surgery

Chairman: Mohamad S. Jaafar, MD Symposium

  • David K. Wallace, MD, MPH: Outcomes in Adjustable vs. Nonadjustable Strabismus Surgery
  • Jonathan M. Holmes, MD: Childhood Intermittent Exotropia - Assessment and Management
  • Mohamad S. Jaafar, MD: Management of Duane Syndrome
  • Saurabh Jain, MB, BS, MS, FRCOphth: Training Strabismus Surgeons of the Future: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Jane C. Edmond, MD: Treatment of Strabismus in Craniofacial Disorders
  • David A. Plager, MD: Sequential Bilateral Congenital Superior Oblique Palsy

International Symposium of Ophthalmology, Guangzhou, China, November 9-11, 2013

  • Christie L. Morse, MD: Moderator - AAPOS Symposium: Prevention of Childhood Blindness
  • David Robbins Tien, MD
  • Serena Xiahong Wang, MD
  • Serena Xiaohong Wang, MD: Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • David Robbins Tien, MD: Long Term Results of Amblyopia Treatment
  • Robion Vernon Paul Chan, MD: Medical and Surgical Management of Pediatric Retinal Disease
  • Junwen Zeng: Myopia Prevention and Treatment for Children in China
  • Ian Morgan, Outdoor Intervention in Prevention of Myopia

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World Congress of Ophthalmology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb 16-21, 2012
Chairs: Michael X Repka, MD, MBA and Mohamad S Jaafar, MD

  • Mohamad S Jaafar MD: How the PEDIG Studies have Informed my Treatment
  • Susan H Day MD: Warning Signs in Amblyopia
  • Amr A ElKamshoushy, MD: The Role of Refractive Surgery in Treatment of Amblyopia in Children
  • Ramesh Kekunnaya, MD, FRCS: Amblyopia, When to Give Up?
  • Michael X Repka, MD, MBA: Surprising Findings from Pedig Trials

Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Busan, South Korea, April 13-16, 2012
Chair: Michael X Repka, MD, MBA,
Co-Chairs: Donny W Suh, MD and Yoonae A Cho, MD, PhD

  • David I Silbert MD: Pseudoesotropia
  • Donny W Suh, MD: Surgical Management of Brown Syndrome; Why choose Superior Oblique Tendon Suture Spacer?
  • Prachee Vasant Pawar MS OPHT, FICO: Adjustable Sutures: Are They A Valuable Option
  • Ramesh Murthy, MD: Management of Oculomotor Nerve Palsy
  • Shuan Huai Dai, FRANZCO: The Functional Benefit of Adult Strabismus Surgery
  • Takashi Fujikado, MD, PhD: 3-D Movies for Patients with Esotropia after Surgery
  • Seo Wei Leo, MD: Surgery for Myopic Strabismus Fixus
  • Glen A Gole, MD, FRANZCO: Surgical Management of Early-Onset Esotropia
  • Hee-Jung Park, MD, MPH: Seeing Clearly but Double: Persistent Diplopia after Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Michael X Repka, MD, MBA: Early Surgery, Who Should Have It?

International Orthoptic Association Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; June 26-30, 2012
The Surgical Management of Strabismus:

  • G Robert La Roche, MD: The Surgical Management of Strabismus
  • Aaron M Miller, MD, MBA: Use of Amniotic Membrane in Strabismus Surgery
  • George S Ellis, Jr MD: Biased recession of the medial rectus muscle for distance near disparity
  • David G Hunter, MD, PhD: Adjustable Sutures in Children
  • Linda R Dagi, MD: Surgical Approaches to Third Nerve Palsy

Congress of the Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology, Quito, Ecuador; September 19-22, 2012

  • Edwin Wortham V, MD : Survey of Craniofacial Disorders
  • Daniel T. Weaver, MD: Utility of ROP Telemedicine screening
  • David I Silbert, MD: Diplopia secondary to surgery for repair of OrbitalFractures
  • Nasrin N Tehrani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCS Ed(Ophth), FRCSC: Pediatric Glaucomas - Diagnostic and Management Pearls and Pitfalls
  • Todd J. Murdock, MD: Adjustable Sutures in Strabismus - Review of Different Techniques
  • Brian G. Mohney, MD: Misdiagnosis to Avoid in Pediatric Patients
  • David Robbins Tien, MD: "Interventions in Nasolacrimal Duct Obstructions"

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Congress of the Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Sydney, Australia; March 20-24, 2011
Chair: Monte A Del Monte, MD

  • David B Granet, MD: Pterygium Induced Diplopia
  • Malcolm R Ing, MD: Should We Wait for Stable Angle of Deviation Before Surgical Alignment for Congenital Esotropia?
  • Sherwin J Isenberg, MD: Managing Common Causes of Childhood Torticollis
  • Omondi Nyong'o, MD: Treatment of Inferior Rectus Paresis
  • Monte A Del Monte, MD: A New Surgical Protocol for Treating Partially Accommodative Esotropia
  • Lionel Kowal, MBBS: Medial Rectus Pulley Suture in Convergence Excess ET

Congress of the European Society of Ophthalmology, Geneva, Switzerland; June 4-7, 2011
Chair: Mohamad S Jaafar, MD

Esotropia Session

  • M Edward Wilson Jr, MD: Early-onset Esotropia
  • William P Madigan Jr, MD, FACS: Acquired Comitant Esotropia
  • David A Plager, MD: Associated Oculomotor Findings in Esotropia
  • Sean P Donahue, MD, PhD: Diagnosis of Non-comitant Esotropia
  • Edward G Buckley, MD: Surgical Management of Comitant Esotropia
  • Daniel J Salchow, MD: Surgical Management of Accommodative Esotropia - Indications and Approaches
  • Rosana N Pires da Cunha, MD: Esotropia in the Down Syndrome

ROP Session

  • Robert O Hoffman, MD: ICROP, What you Need to Know
  • David K Wallace, MD, MPH: The Role for Imaging
  • Michael X Repka, MD, MBA: The Outcome of "Early Treatment"
  • Michael X Repka, MD, MBA Oxygen and Severe ROP
  • Monte D Mills MD, ROP: International Epidemiology
  • Jane C Edmond, MD: Neuro-ophhtalmic Complications of Prematurity
  • Almutez M Gharaibeh, MD: ROP: Prevention

Congress of the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ouro Preto, Brazil: June 8, 2011
Chairs: Edward L Raab MD and David R Weakley Jr, MD

  • Graham E Quinn, MD: Myopia and Emmetropization
  • David R Weakley Jr, MD: Cataract Surgery in Children
  • Helen A. Mintz-Hittner, MD: Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopahty: Genetics of ROP
  • Andrea A. Zin, MD: ROP in Middle Developed Countries
  • Amr A ElKamshoushy, MD: Pediatric Refractive Surgery

Congreso Panamericano de Ofthalmologia, BuenosAires, Argentina: July 6-9, 2011
Chair: Thomas D France, MD

    • David R Weakley Jr, MD: Infant Aphakia Treatment Study: Early Findings
    • Paul J Rychwalski, MD: Next in Amblyopia-Adaptive Optics
    • Inas Helmy Makar Abdel Messih, MD: Infant IOLs: Benefits and Risks
    • Galton Carvalho Vasconcelos, MD: Treatment of Nystagmus
    • Michael C Struck, MD: Secondary IOL Placement: Benefits and Risks
    • Marlene C Vogel, MD: Glaucoma after Pediatric Cataract Surgery
    • Prachee Vasant Pawar, MS, OPHT, FICO: Timely Decision in Strabismus Management

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Joint Congress of APAO-AAO, Beijing, China, September 16-20, 2010
Chair: David Robbins Tien, MD

  • Seo Wei Leo, MD: Myopia and the Pediatric Ophthalmologist
  • David Robbins Tien, MD: Outcomes of Interventions for Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Amir Pirouzian, MD: Novel Surgical Approaches in Reduction of Post-Operative Complications in Pediatric AGV Shunt Implantation
  • Shuan Huai Dai, FRANZCO: Optic Nerve Hypoplasia - An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Jing Jin, MD, PhD: Pediatric Eye Trauma, including Shaken Baby
  • Lea V M Hyvarinen, MD: Assessment of Vision in Children with other Disabilities for Early Intervention and Special Education
  • Suma Ganesh, MD Pediatric Cataract Outcomes

Congress of SOPLA-CLADE, Cancun, Mexico, November 24-27, 2010
David R Weakley Jr, MD: Chair

  • Galton Carvalho Vasconcelos, MD: Assessment of Children with Low Vision
  • David R. Weakley Jr, MD: New Advances in the Treatment of Periocular Vascular Malformations
  • Amir Pirouzian, MD: Fibrin-glue Assisted Multilayered Amniotic Membrane Transplantation in Surgical Management of Pediatric Corneal Limbal Dermoid: Novel Surgical Indication
  • Daniel J. Salchow, MD: Advances in Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Marco Ramirez-Ortiz, MD, MPH: Eye Diseases That Mimic Retinoblastoma
  • David Stager Jr, MD: Secondary IOL Implantation in Children

World Ophthalmology Congress, Berlin, Germany; June 5-9, 2010
Chairs: Michael X. Repka, MD, MBA, Monte A. Del Monte, MD, and Mohamad S Jaafar, MD

  • Derek T Sprunger, MD: Treatment of Bilateral Superior Oblique Palsy
  • Mohamad S Jaafar, MD: Brown Syndrome: When and How to Intervene
  • G Robert La Roche MD: The Goal of Treatment in "Organic Amblyopia
  • David A. Plager, MD: Lessons Learned in Strabismus Diagnosis from Telemedicine
  • Michael X. Repka, MD, MBA: Atropine Treatment for Severe Amblyopia
  • Jan-Tjeerd H N de Faber MD: Psychosocial Aspects of Strabismus
  • Jane C. Edmond, MD: Strabismus and Posterior Fossa Tumors

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Congress of AsiaARVO, Hyderabad, India; January 15-18, 2009

  • William F Astle, MD: Refractive Laser Surgery in Children -Anisometropic Amblyopia and Long-Term Outcomes
  • Lea V M Hyvarinen, MD: Assessment of Vision of Children with Motor Problems
  • Ramesh Murthy, MD: What's New in Amblyopia Therapy?
  • Brian G Mohney MD: Retinoblastoma
  • Ken K Nischal, FRCOpth: Early Onset Glaucoma after Infant Cataract Surgery
  • Graham E Quinn MD: ROP

Congress of Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology, Manama, Bahrain: March 26-30, 2009
Topics in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

  • Mohamad S Jaafar, MD
  • William F Astle, MD
  • Monte D Mills, MD
  • Lionel Kowal, MBBS

Congress of Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Bali, Indonesia; May 16-19, 2009
Chairs: Deborah M. Alcorn, MD and Sherwin J Isenberg MD

  • William F Astle, MD: LASEK in Children-Treatment of Anisometropic Amblyopia and Long-Term Outcomes
  • Amir Pirouzian, MD: Pediatric Refractive Surgery: Now and Future
  • Michael F. Chiang: ROP - Image Analysis and Telemedicine
  • Magda Barsoum-Homsy, MD, FRCSC: Update on Congenital Glaucoma
  • May May Choo, FRCS: Acute Posterior Leukoencephalopathy - Methotrexate Toxicity
  • Deborah M. Alcorn, MD: A New Twist on Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Gordon H Smith MD: Vision Screening: How to Organize a Program
  • Wendy E Marshman, MD, MBBS, FRANZCO: Botox in Strabismus Management
  • Hyun Taek Lim, MD: Isolated Dissociated Vertical Deviation not Associated with any other Strabismus Hess Lancaster Test: Classic and New Uses in the Diagnosis of Extraocular Muscle Palsies
  • Sherwin J Isenberg MD: Organizing Strabismus Surgery
  • Suma Ganesh, MD: Accommodative Esotropia

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World Congress of Ophthalmology, Hong Kong, June 2008
Advances in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Congress of SOPLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; October 1, 2008
Mohamad S Jaafar, MD, Chair

  • Mohamad S Jaafar, MD: Management of Pediatric Secondary Glaucoma
  • Daniel J Salchow, MD: Optical Coherence Tomography – Applications and Limitations in Children
  • Edward L Raab, MD: When is Early Lacrimal Probing a Better Idea?
  • Brian G Mohney, MD: New Management Ideas for Retinoblastoma
  • Deborah M. Alcorn, MD: Update on Ocular Genetics
  • M Teresa Vives, MD: Optic Nerve Swelling in Childhood

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Fellowship Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines for new international pediatric ophthalmology training programs is not to dictate rigid rules, but to provide a matrix that can be modified to suit the needs of the individual programs.

Fellowship Development Guidelines

The underlying guiding principle is that the pediatric ophthalmologist is an advocate for children in his or her region for problems related to eye and diseases.

International Travel Grant

The International Affairs Committee of AAPOS and the Children's Eye Foundation offer a yearly International Travel Grant to encourage broad international participation in the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus.

International Travel Grant

A grant has been established to provide financial assistance for a pediatric ophthalmologist residing outside of North America to attend the AAPOS Annual Meeting.