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Cover Focus | Jan/Feb '15

ME Live 2014: Grant Recipients

As a publication dedicated to the future leaders in ophthalmology, MillennialEYE aims to provide valuable content for ophthalmologists in training and opportunities for them to interact with the ME community. With this in mind, we, along with support from industry, hosted an abstract contest for five US or Canadian residents and fellows to win a grant to attend ME Live.

To apply, the residents and fellows were asked to submit a 250-word original research abstract on the topics of presbyopia and new therapeutic approaches to disease management. After careful review by the ME Live Program Chairs, five outstanding abstracts were selected from the pool of entries and grants were awarded to their authors: Sourabh Arora, MD; Peter Coombs, MD; Debora Garcia-Zalisnak, MD; Wonchon Lin, MD; and Guadalupe Villarreal Jr, MD.

These individuals demonstrated the ability to conduct high-quality research and craft well-written abstracts, and their attendance at ME Live was valued by all. The future of ophthalmology is certainly bright.

Sourabh Arora | University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)

Phaco-iStent in Management of Patients With Cataract and Open-Angle Glaucoma Using the Modified Edmonton Surgical Technique

Peter Coombs | Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, New York)

Treatment of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis With CMV-Specific T-Lymphocyte Infusion

Debora Garcia-Zalisnak | Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, Virginia)

Discovering the Found of Youth One Presbyopia Treatment at a Time

Wonchon Lin | Jules Stein Eye Institute (Los Angeles, California)

Extended Depth of Focus IOLs

Guadalupe Villarreal Jr | Wilmer Eye Institute (Baltimore, Maryland)

AMPK Activation in the Treatment of Glaucoma