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MCLOSA Annual Meeting
1st December 2023

Cavendish Conference Centre, London 

The Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA) will hold their 29th Annual Meeting on 1 December 2023 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 - 09:05
Welcome from the President

Andrena McElvanney - MCLOSA President 

London, UK

09:05 - 09:15
30 years of Contact Lenses and the Ocular Surface

Andrena McElvanney - MCLOSA President 

London, UK

09:15 – 09:45
BRON Award Presentations

Chairs: Fiona Carley, Manchester, UK and Scott Robbie, London, UK

Steroid response in Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK): A 7-year longitudinal study of 993 non-glaucomatous eyes    

Yan Ning Neo, London, UK

Delayed presentation of bilateral interface deposits 6 years after Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty    

Waseem SarfrazHuddersfield, UK

Bilateral aggressive Mooren’s ulcer in pregnancy - A unique case    

Harathy Selvan, Coventry, UK

Fungal keratitis from nail infections: a case series    

Radhika Patel, London, UK

09:45 - 10:25
Contact Lenses for the Irregular Cornea Symposium

Chairs: Ourania Frangouli, London, UK and Sophie Jones, London, UK

The transformation of speciality contact lens fitting 

Brian Tompkins

Northampton, UK

Can’t stand the Pressure?

Rory McClenaghan

Southampton, UK

Scleral lenses, it's like night and day...

Ken Pullum

London, UK

Session Q&A's

All session speakers

10:25 - 10:50
Sponsor's Snapshots

Chairs: Chris Hemmerdinger, Macclesfield, UK and Yan Ning Neo, London, UK


Contributions by:

  • Gold Supporter – Scope Ophthalmics

  • Silver Supporter – Nordic Pharma

  • Silver Supporter – Santen

  • Silver Supporter – Théa

  • Silver Supporter – VISUfarma

10:55 - 11:25 - Coffee, Posters & Exhibition
11:25 - 13:00
Atopy and the Eye Symposium

Chairs: Parwez Hossain, Southampton, UK and Scott Robbie, London, UK

Immunology of atopic eye disease

Virginia Calder

London, UK


Atopic eye disease and the child

Ömür Uçakhan - Gündüz

Ankara, Turkey

Atopy and the eye – a dermatologist’s perspective

Andrew Pink

London, UK


Management of ocular complications of atopy

Scott Robbie

London, UK


Session Q&A's

All session speakers

13:00 - 14:15 - Lunch, Posters & Exhibition
13:00 - 13:20 - MCLOSA AGM (Members-only)
14:15 - 15:00
Kersley Lecture
Introduction by: Andrena McElvanney
 London, UK


Professor Carina Koppen

Head of Department, Antwerp University Hospital.  Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium

15:00 - 15:30
Invited Lecture

Microbial keratitis  – a current perspective on diagnosis and management
Stephen Kaye

Liverpool, UK

15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee, Posters & Exhibition
16:00 - 16:45
Dry Eye Symposium

Chairs: Parwez Hossain, Southampton, UK and Artemis Matsou, East Grinstead, UK 

The dry eye patient journey

David Lockington

Glasgow, UK


Dry eye in the aqueous deficient patient

Parwez Hossain

Southampton, UK


Dry eye and the menopause

Nikolina Budimlija

Dublin, Ireland

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

P-1: No time to monkey around: A case of cicatricial conjunctivitis and limbal epithelial stem cell deficiency in a patient infected with the monkey pox virus

Priya Udani, Epsom, UK


P-2: A prospective, single centre case series assessing efficacy of the in-clinic application of amniotic membrane (Omnigen®) in reducing signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome: Interim (1 month) results

Saadia Razzaq Chaudhry, Sheffield, UK


P-3: A survey of intraocular lens preferences of UK refractive surgeons for cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange

Jamil Kabbani, Guildford, UK


P-4Correlation between subjective and objective symptoms in individuals with mild dry eye disease and control group

Marianne Lindenberg, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands


P-5: Corneal Neurotization for Neurotrophic Keratopathy: A case presentation of supraorbital nerve transplantation

Wessam Mina, Romford, UK


P-6: Case series: Surgical management of fungal keratitis

Rania Rawashdeh, Southampton, UK

P-7: Re-audit of cyclosporine eye drops prescribing at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust

Munazzah Chou, London, UK

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