Ocular Surface Reconstruction/Transplantation (Ongoing)

Posted On 2022-02-25 16:29:24

The Series on “Ocular Surface Reconstruction/Transplantation” is edited by Joann Kang and Roy S. Chuck from Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, NY, USA.

Joann Kang, MD
Director of Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, NY, USA

Joann Kang, MD, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Montefiore-Einstein.

Dr. Kang received her Bachelor of Science with Honors from Cornell University. She then obtained her Doctorate in Medicine from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago and was elected chief resident in her final year. Following this, she completed a Corneal and External Disease fellowship at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

A nationally recognized physician and surgeon, Dr. Kang is devoted to patient care, surgery, research and teaching. Her clinical and surgical expertise includes cataract surgery, full and partial thickness corneal transplantation, ocular surface surgery/reconstruction, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and laser vision correction such as laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).

Her research focus is on corneal transplantation, Boston keratoprosthesis and sutured intraocular lenses. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, review articles and abstracts. She is also an editorial board member for BMC Ophthalmology. Dr. Kang lectures as an invited speaker at national conferences and symposia, and is involved in multiple research protocols and clinical trials.

As a member of the Admissions Committee at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Director of Resident Surgical Education at Montefiore, Dr. Kang has trained and mentored many medical students and residents. She is the recipient of multiple awards in recognition of her teaching and contributions to the department. She serves on national committees for the Eye Bank Association of America, the Eye and Contact Lens Association, and the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. She is also the Associate Medical Director and Medical Advisory Board Member of The Eye Bank for Sight Restoration in New York.

Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD
Paul Henkind Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, NY, USA

Roy S. Chuck is Chairman and Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Montefiore-Einstein. Dr. Chuck’s clinical focus is in cornea and external diseases as well as refractive surgery.

After earning his Bachelor of Science in engineering at University of California, Berkeley, in 1986, Dr. Chuck attended Columbia University, earning his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in 1993. He started his postdoctoral training at St. Mary’s Health Center, completing a yearlong internship in internal medicine in 1994. From then until 1998, he pursued a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and Barnes Hospital, acting as chief resident and faculty director of ocular trauma in his final year. In 1999, he completed one of the earliest year-long fellowships in cornea and refractive surgery and uveitis, at Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California.

Dr. Chuck’s research follows his clinical focus. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals as well as shared through many abstracts, book chapters and podium and poster presentations. He has been an editor and served on the editorial boards of many publications including American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Translational Vision Science & Technology, Cochrane Reviews Eyes and Vision, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, BMC Ophthalmology, and Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chuck has been recognized for many achievements and contributions to his discipline and the community. Among his many accolades include being awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement and Secretariat Awards, Fight For Sight Physician Scientist of the Year, the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellow/Humanitarian Award and the NYC Chinatown Honor Award for Community Service.

He is board certified and is a member of many local, national and international professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Society for Refractive Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society, and the Manhattan, Westchester and Bronx Ophthalmological Societies.

Series outline:

  1. Prevalence & Etiologies of LSCD in a Tertiary Care Center
  2. Review of LSCD and severe ocular surface disease
  3. Pterygium surgery
  4. Nonsurgical management of LSCD
  5. Amniotic membrane transplantation
  6. Cell based therapies (CLET, non limbal epithelial cell, etc)
  7. Boston Keratoprosthesis
  8. Limbal stem cell transplantation
  9. Immunosuppression for Ocular Surface Disease
  10. Gunderson conjunctival flaps
  11. Glaucoma considerations in advanced ocular surface disease
  12. Corneal neurotization

The series “Ocular Surface Reconstruction/Transplantation” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Eye Science without any sponsorship or funding. Joann Kang and Roy S. Chuck are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.