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24th Bowman Club Annual Meeting

Scientific Programme

The Royal Society

Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall

22nd March 2024: 09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome - Frank Larkin and Laura de Benito-Llopis, London, UK 

09:15 - 10:05

Bowman Club fellow award presentations

Chairs: Jeremy Prydal, Leicester and Harry Roberts, Exeter

Quantitative evaluation of radial keratitis in acanthamoeba keratitis using anterior segment optical coherence tomography: implications for a therapeutic end-point

Grace Kiew, Southampton, UK


Bowman's layer in health, keratoconus and other corneal conditions

Alfredo Borgia, Liverpool, UK


Deep-learning identification of stromal hyperreflectivity on AS-OCT and its influence on visual outcomes after DMEK surgery

Matteo Airaldi, Liverpool, UK


Characterising mirvetuximab-induced ocular surface disease

Yan Ning Neo, London, UK

Increased incidence of adult gonococcal keratoconjunctivitis at two tertiary eye hospitals in Western Europe: clinical features, complications and antimicrobial susceptibility

Alice Milligan, London, UK

10:10 - 11:00

FREE PAPER session 1

Chairs: Bruce Allan, London and Emma Hollick, London

The involvement of corneal nerves in the pathogenesis of keratoconus

Mouhamed Al-Aqaba, Rotherham, UK

A comparison of keratoconus progression following collagen cross-linkage using standard or personalised keratometry thresholds

Olivia Li, London, UK

Femtosecond laser assisted wedge resection for pellucid marginal degeneration

Thomas Poole, Frimley, UK


11:00 - 11:30 - Coffee

11:30 - 13:00 


Chairs: Stephen Kaye, Liverpool and Frank Larkin, London


Update on Eye Summit and UK Eye Donation Pathway
Parwez Hossain, Southampton

Eye donation and corneal transplantation trends in the UK

Cathy Hopkinson, Bristol

How many corneal transplant surgeons does the UK need? 

Louisa Wickham, London

GUEST LECTURE: Strategies to make DALK easier

Massimo Busin, Forli, Italy


13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 


Chairs: Stephen Tuft, London, UK and Martin Watson, London 


Combined large-diameter anterior lamellar keratoplasty with ipsilateral posterior lamellar autograft for corneal reconstruction of advanced pellucid marginal degeneration

Angeli Christy Yu, Ferrara, Italy

Conjunctival autograft with autologous blood sealant for limbal choristoma presenting as childhood pterygium in a low resource setting

Lana Fu, London, UK

20-month-old child with a unilateral iris stromal cyst and corneal oedema

Sanjay V. Patel, Rochester, USA

Mucosal neuroma syndrome

Laura de Benito-Llopis, London, UK

14:30 - 16:00 


Chairs: Frank Larkin, London and Daniel Sibley, London


Stevens-Johnson syndrome / Toxic epidermal necrolysis: what corneal specialists need to know

Saaeha Rauz, Birmingham


Cicatricial pemphigoid management and treatment update

Sajjad Ahmad, London


Ocular graft-versus-host disease: what we know and don’t know

Lingyi Liang, Guangzhou, China


16:00 - 16:30 - Tea

16:30 - 17:15 

FREE PAPERS session 2

Chairs: Su-yin Koay, London and Laura de Benito-Llopis, London, UK


Surgical management of late complications in Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis (OOKP). The role and challenges of the multidisciplinary team at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, London, UK

The rationale for the use of microbial keratitis drug delivery protocols

John Dart, London, UK

Recurrent microbial keratitis due to Staphylococcus aureus

Stephen Kaye, Liverpool, UK

17:15 - 17:55 

EASTY LECTURE: Innovation on ophthalmology: The evolution of corneal surgery

2024 Easty Lecturer

Kathryn Colby

Professor and Chair Department of Ophthalmology NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, USA

18:00 - Announcement of the Bowman Fellow's Prize and Close - Frank Larkin and Laura de Benito-Llopis, London, UK 


Bowman Club Drinks and Dinner at The Athenæum

Drinks from 18:45

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