Casey Eye Institute Research Day

Every year in the Spring, the residents, fellows, students, post-doctoral candidates and faculty engaged in ophthalmic research and present their original work in clinical, basic, and translational research on Research Day. This forum is designed to educate trainees, celebrate mentorship, and exchange ideas for discovery. The best works presented by a resident and a fellow are recognized with the Kenneth Swan Research Award and Fellow Research Award.

The meeting is organized by Phoebe Lin, M.D., Ph.D., and Shandiz Tehrani, M.D., Ph.D.

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Research Day details

We are very excited to host this event in person.  

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 144

The target audience for this meeting is clinical and research faculty, residents, fellows, research staff, graduate students, post doctoral fellows and medical students. 

The day begins at 7 a.m. with a Grand Rounds lecture from guest speaker Thuy Doan, M.D., followed by the program. Breakfast will be served starting at 6:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.


To get to the School of Nursing building from Casey Eye Institute on foot (view map):

  1. Take the elevator up to the tram platform, then make your way to main hospital entrance. From there, follow the signs to the left for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Walk all the way through Doernbecher to the back of the building and exit onto SW US Veteran's Hospital Road. Turn right and the School of Nursing is the last building on your left. This route is marked in yellow on the map.
  2. Take the elevator up to the tram platform, then make your way to main hospital entrance. From there, continue heading west towards the BICC, where you will follow the walking path around the building that takes you to the front of the School of Nursing building. This route is marked in green on the map.

Session I: 7 - 9:45 a.m.

Time Title Presenter
7 - 8 a.m. Grand Rounds: Unbiased sequencing approaches for the diagnosis of ocular diseases Thuy Doan, M.D., Ph.D.
8:00 a.m. Characteristics of patients presenting with Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis Syndrome during the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic David Ta Kim, M.D., Fellow
8:15 a.m. Soft Contact Lens Topography-based Sagittal Height Study Thomas Nguyen, O.D., Fellow
8:30 a.m. Transient Vision Loss Associated with Pre-Filled Aflibercept Syringes Daniel Lee, M.D., PGY-3
8:45 a.m. Clinical Characteristics and Visual Outcomes Associated with Uveal Melanoma: An IRIS® Registry Analysis Ogul Uner, M.D., PGY-1
9:00 a.m. Federated learning for collaborative clinical diagnosis and disease epidemiology in retinopathy of prematurity Adam Hanif, M.D., PGY-3
9:15 a.m. Real world efficacy of the fluocinolone acetonide 3 year insert in non-infectious uveitis Carlos Torres, M.D., PGY-2
9:30 a.m. Pseudo-dominance in ophthalmic genetics: a case report and review Justin Grassmeyer, M.D., PGY-1
9:45 a.m. Open globe injuries during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders Claudine Yee, M.D., PGY-4
10 a.m. Break

Session II: 10 - 12:15 p.m.

Time Title Presenter
10:15 a.m. Optimization of intraocular lens calculation formulas using artificial intelligence and autorefraction Aazim Siddiqui, M.D., Fellow
10:30 a.m. Sturge-Weber Syndrome Cohort: Port-Wine Stain and Surgical Analysis Ashlin Joye, D.O., PGY-3
10:45 a.m. Finite Element Modeling of Oxygen Transport during Epi-On Corneal Crosslinking Reid Wilson, M.D., PGY-2
11:00 a.m. Risk of vitreous loss in resident cataract surgery in relation to surgical experience Ross Passo, M.D., PGY-4
11:15 a.m. Intraoperative injection pressure monitoring and trend analysis during gene therapy delivery in progressive inherited retinal degenerations Katie Kogachi, M.D., PGY-3
11:30 a.m. Short-Term Outcomes and Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery with Cataract Surgery at the Portland VA Alex Walters, M.D. PGY-4
11:45 a.m. Parent performed visual acuity testing using novel iPad application John Davis, M.D., Fellow
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

Session III: 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Time Title Presenter
1:00 p.m. Longitudinal effects of plaque brachytherapy and radiation retinopathy on retinal microvascular circulation of treated and fellow eyes using OCT angiography Rebekah Gensure, M.D., Fellow
1:15 p.m. Clinical Outcomes and Imaging Characteristics in anti-MOG Optic Neuritis Marcus Altman, M.D., PGY-4
1:30 p.m. Mutations in CFAP410 cause a rare retinal dystrophy with a spectrum of phenotypes Amy Pohodich, M.D., PGY-2
1:45 p.m. Acute Syphilitic Posterior Placoid Chorioretinitis: A Comprehensive Review of Current Literature Michael Gale, M.D., PGY-4
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. A successful pilot of bystander training for medical trainees Claire Mueller, M.D., PGY-3
2:30 p.m. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Laboratory Testing in Orbital Inflammatory Conditions Kim Nguyen, M.D., PGY-2
2:45 p.m. Comparison of Single Surgeon Refractive Outcomes Using IOL Master 500 and IOL Master 700 Noah Simon, M.D., PGY-2
3:00 p.m. Adjourn