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28th MCLOSA Annual Meeting
25th November 2022

Cavendish Conference Centre, London 

The Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA) held their 28th Annual Meeting on November 2022 at the Cavendish Conference Centre, London, W1G 9DT.

CPD self-accredited by RCOpth – 5.5 points


08:00 - 09:00 - Registration and refreshments
09:00: - 09:10
Opening Remarks

Ms Andrena McElvanney - MCLOSA President 

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Ocular Surface Disease and Oculoplastics, ​Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, London

09:10 – 09:40
BRON Award Presentations
Chairs: Fook Chang Lamn, Worthing, UK & Scott Robbie, London, UK

1 - Development of Novel Human-Derived Hybrid Host Defense Peptides with Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Activities for Infectious Keratitis

Darren Shu Jeng Ting, Nottingham, UK

2 - Investigating and Managing Fungal Keratitis in Low-Resource Settings: A Pragmatic, Evidence-based Approach

Jeremy Hoffman, London, UK BRON AWARD WINNER

3 - Radial Keratoneuritis AS-OCT Changes in Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Longitudinal Study

Grace Kiew, Southampton, UK

4 - Creation of a Proof-of-Concept 3D Printed Corneal Trauma Simulation Model

Lana Fu, London, UK

5 - Prevalence of Self-reported Computer Vision Syndrome Symptoms and its Associated Factors Among University Students

Layan Al Tawil, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

6 - A Comparative Study on Intraocular Pressure Measurements using Three Different Modalities of Tonometers, Comparing Measurements from an iCare Rebound Tonometer and Reichert 7CR Non-contact Tonometer Against Goldmann Applanation Tonometer in Patients with Glaucoma

Amina Miah, London, UK

09:40 - 10:20
Contact Lenses for Keratoconus Symposium
Chairs: Ourania Frangouli, London, UK & Sophie Jones, London, UK 

Does Distance Really Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

Rory McClenaghan

Head of Optometry, Eye Unit, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton


Ken Pullum

Principal Optometrist of the scleral lens service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Sclerals Rock!

Brian Tompkins

Director, Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists, Northampton

10:20 - 10:50
Sponsor's Snapshots
Introductions by: Andrena McElvanney, Epsom, UK

Contributions by:

  • Scope 

  • Altacor

  • Santen

  • Thea

  • Visufarma

10:50 - 11:20 - Coffee, Posters & Exhibition
11:20 - 13:00
Acanthamoeba Symposium
Chairs: Parwez Hossain, Southampton, UK & Andrena McElvanney, Epsom, UK 

Risk Factors for Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Sajjad Ahmad

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead for Experimental Medicine, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Diagnosis and Imaging in Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Parwez Hossain

Associate Professor & Clinical Lead for Corneal Services, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University of Southampton


Phase 3 Trial Outcomes and the Delivery Protocol Impact in Acanthamoeba Keratitis

John Dart

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London & Honorary Professor, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London


Surgical Management of Acanthamoeba Complications

Damian Lake

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Director, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

Q&A -  All Acanthamoeba Symposium speakers

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch, Posters & Exhibition
14:00 - 15:00
Kersley Lecture
Introduction by: Andrena McElvanney, Epsom, UK

Tissue Engineering the Cornea

Professor Che Connon

Director of Business Development, Professor of Tissue Engineering, Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle

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15:00 - 15:30
OSI Symposium (part 1): A Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease
Chairs: Fiona Carley, Manchester, UK & Samer Hamada, London, UK

Biologics for Dry Eye Disease
Samer Hamada

Founder and Medical Director at Eye Clinic, London


Ocular Rosacea
Nikolina Budimlija

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Ocular Surface Specialist at Institute of Eye Surgery, Kildare

15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee, Posters & Exhibition
16:00 - 16:45
OSI Symposium (part 2): Best Practice Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease
Chairs: Christopher Hemmerdinger, Macclesfield, UK & Samer Hamada, London, UK

Infectious Keratitis 

Fiona Carley

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester

Persistent Epithelial Defect 

Ankur Barua

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Birmingham Midland Eye Hospital, Solihull


Amniotic Membranes 

Mayank Nanavaty

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton

16:45 - 16:50

Presentation of the Bron Award and Poster Prizes

MCLOSA Council

16:50 - 17:00
Closing Remarks

Andrena McElvanney, London, UK

17:00 - 17:30
MCLOSA Annual General Meeting 

Members only

17:30 - 18:30 - MCLOSA Drinks Reception: Members only
Located in the Whittington Suite

P-1: Vitamin Deficiency Associated Ocular Surface Disease: Two Unusual Cases

Joanna Dilley, London, UK

P-2: Unusual Cause of Bilateral Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Kelvin Cheng, Edinburgh, UK

P-3: A Corneal Conundrum: an Unusual Cluster of Moraxella Catarrhalis Keratitis Cases

Stafford Sansome, Sidcup, UK

P-4: Severity of Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC) in Children - A Case Series and a Novel Technique for Repair of Intractable Corneal Perforations in BKC

Ruchi Gour, London, UK

P-5: The Application of Machine Learning in Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography in the Detection of Subclinical Keratoconus

Elsa Lee, London, UK

P-6: Next Generation High-Precision Surgical Ablation Laser Technology

Harinderjeet Sandhu, Southampton, UK POSTER PRIZE WINNER

P-7: A Challenging Journey Through the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Reem Farwana, London, UK

P-8: Ocular Surface Optimised Glaucoma Surgery: Best Clinical Practice

Amrita Saravanan, London, UK

P-9: An Incidental Finding of Intraocular Choristoma in an Enucleated Microphthalmic Globe: A Histopathologic Case Report

Layan Altawil, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

P-10: An Interesting Case of Refractive Surprise

Tarjani Makwana, Wolverhampton, UK

P-11: Salzmann Nodular Degeneration and Therapeutic Contact Lenses

Ivanka van der Meulen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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