Heart of America Eye Care Congress

February 12-14, 2021
Westin Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri


Heart 2021 Conference - 60 years!

Posters

The Heart of America Eye Care Congress is proud to host our 2021 Virtual Interactive Poster Session. (The session day and time are to be determined.) Students and Residents are eligible for one of five (5) Grand Prize Awards given to the top five posters, each worth $2,000 and free transportation/hotel for the Congress.

Deadlines and rules can be found by clicking the "Submit Poster Proposal" button. Students and Residents who submit a poster by the 30 November 2020 deadline and whose poster is accepted, will receive FREE registration to Heart 2020 if registered by 31 December 2020. Questions can be submitted to the Education Director at education1@hoaecc.org.

We look forward to your submission; good luck!

Poster submission is not currenly available. Please check this page for future updates.

Educational Grant Winners
Five residents and students were each awarded $2,0000 scholarships at the Saturday night banquet during the annual Heart of America Eye Care Congress in Kansas City, MO. These top five were chosen from close to a hundred posters submitted. Congratulations!
Left to right: Wes Garton, OD, FAAO; Sean P. Mulqueeny, OD; Mary Chivetta, OD, MBA, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT ST. LOUIS; Brianne Herlitzke, OD, INDIANA UNIVERSITY; Jessica Jankiewicz, OD, ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY; Ashley Allee, OD, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK; Laila Tawfik, OD, SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY; Larry D.Stoppel, OD, FAAO.

Poster Gallery


112 posters found

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(IMPACT) Interprofessional Model for Patients with diabetes And Comorbid glaucoma risk To improve public health outcomes

(IMPACT) Interprofessional Model for Patients with diabetes And Comorbid glaucoma risk To improve public health outcomes
Jeanie Lucy, OD,MPH

A Case of Hydrops in a Post-Radial Keratotomy Cornea

A Case of Hydrops in a Post-Radial Keratotomy Cornea
Noelle Bock, OD

A Case of Iris Neovascularization

A Case of Iris Neovascularization
Patricia Salazar, OD

A case of Leukemia Retinopathy in a patient with uncontrolled glaucoma and an advanced cataract

A case of Leukemia Retinopathy in a patient with uncontrolled glaucoma and an advanced cataract
Levi Ridgeway, OD

A Case of Profound, Bilateral Optic Atrophy and Visual Loss in a Young, HIV-Positive Patient with Ocular Syphilis

A Case of Profound, Bilateral Optic Atrophy and Visual Loss in a Young, HIV-Positive Patient with Ocular Syphilis
Grace To, OD

A Case of Recurrent Orbital Inflammation

A Case of Recurrent Orbital Inflammation
Neil Hecker, OD,MS

A new look on life: effective co-management of morning glory syndrome

A new look on life: effective co-management of morning glory syndrome
Bryce St. Clair, OD

A Swell Saturday: Management of a Patient with Insidious Bilateral Disc Edema

A Swell Saturday: Management of a Patient with Insidious Bilateral Disc Edema
Kristy Nguyen, OD

Abnormal Vision - Not to Be Overlooked

Abnormal Vision - Not to Be Overlooked
Jennifer Dillard, OD

Acanthamoeba: The Dark Side of Contact Lens Wear

Acanthamoeba: The Dark Side of Contact Lens Wear
Sydni Davis Farhat, OD

Acquired unilateral collateral vessels: Glaucoma vs Optic nerve sheath meningioma

Acquired unilateral collateral vessels: Glaucoma vs Optic nerve sheath meningioma
Shermita Mitchell, OD

Acute Atypical Optic Neuritis Secondary to Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

Acute Atypical Optic Neuritis Secondary to Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)
Olivia Marineau, OD

Advanced Gyrate Atrophy in a Pediatric Patient

Advanced Gyrate Atrophy in a Pediatric Patient
Nicole Roddy, OD

Aggressive Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome with Extensive Maxillary Sinus Involvement

Aggressive Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome with Extensive Maxillary Sinus Involvement
Negar Sohbati, OD

Always on the differential

Always on the differential
Anthony Gonzales, OD

Archipelago Keratitis

Archipelago Keratitis
Maggie Pohlmeier, OD

Behcet's Disease with Severe Glaucoma and Photophobia

Behcet's Disease with Severe Glaucoma and Photophobia
Meagan Miles, OD

Bilateral Band Keratopathy in an Asymptomatic Patient

Bilateral Band Keratopathy in an Asymptomatic Patient
Sylvia Sparrow, OD

Bilateral Corneal Ulcers in a Pediatric Patient: An Unusual Complication of Overnight Orthokeratology

Bilateral Corneal Ulcers in a Pediatric Patient: An Unusual Complication of Overnight Orthokeratology
Abigail Smith, OD

Bilateral Corneal Ulcers in Noncompliant Contact Lens wearer with a History of Incarceration.

Bilateral Corneal Ulcers in Noncompliant Contact Lens wearer with a History of Incarceration.
Brock Helfrich, OD

BKC in a Pediatric Patient

BKC in a Pediatric Patient
Natalie Pare, OD

Blurry and Double Vision

Blurry and Double Vision
Jennifer Dryden, OD

Chronic Iritis Associated with Complex Cataract Extraction and Scleral Fixed Intraocular Lens

Chronic Iritis Associated with Complex Cataract Extraction and Scleral Fixed Intraocular Lens
Hye Seon Yoo, OD

Clinical Application of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Retinal Telangiectasia Type 2

Clinical Application of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Retinal Telangiectasia Type 2
Maria-Alessandra Roa, OD

CMV Retinitis: It Still Exists?! A look at HIV/AIDS in the year 2020

CMV Retinitis: It Still Exists?! A look at HIV/AIDS in the year 2020
Alexandra Homann, OD

Coats Disease

Coats Disease
Patrick Stark, OD

Comparison of Corneal Hysteresis and Axial Length in Young Adults

Comparison of Corneal Hysteresis and Axial Length in Young Adults
Derek Gurley, BS

Concurrent Asymptomatic Dandy-Walker Syndrome and Pigment Dispersion Syndrome in a Hispanic Patient – A Case Report

Concurrent Asymptomatic Dandy-Walker Syndrome and Pigment Dispersion Syndrome in a Hispanic Patient – A Case Report
Martin Varela, BS

Conjunctivitis Medicamentosa

Conjunctivitis Medicamentosa
Elyse Rayborn, OD

Corneal Refractive Therapy in a 24-Year-Old Myope

Corneal Refractive Therapy in a 24-Year-Old Myope
Paige Taylor, BS

Corneal Thickness Comparison of OCT, Pentacam, and Ultrasound Pachymeters

Corneal Thickness Comparison of OCT, Pentacam, and Ultrasound Pachymeters
Hayden Black, BS

Designing a Scleral Lens using a Cornea Scleral Profile Scan on the Oculus Pentacam: A Case Report

Designing a Scleral Lens using a Cornea Scleral Profile Scan on the Oculus Pentacam: A Case Report
Carol Chou, OD

Diabetic Papillopathy: An Important Disc Edema Differential Diagnosis

Diabetic Papillopathy: An Important Disc Edema Differential Diagnosis
Sinead Flood, OD

Diagnosis and Management of Third-Nerve Palsy

Diagnosis and Management of Third-Nerve Palsy
Curtis Burnley, OD

Diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy and its visual consequence.

Diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy and its visual consequence.
Emma Ly, OD,MBA

Diplopia: Order the MRI

Diplopia: Order the MRI
David Baldwin, OD

Discovery of Occipital Lobe Mass Secondary to Metastasis of Stage IV Lung Cancer

Discovery of Occipital Lobe Mass Secondary to Metastasis of Stage IV Lung Cancer
Mary Stoll, OD

Disrespecting the Vertical Midline

Disrespecting the Vertical Midline
Nora Kuby, OD

Dual refracting axes in ectopia lentis in a pediatric patient with Marfan's Syndrome

Dual refracting axes in ectopia lentis in a pediatric patient with Marfan's Syndrome
Timothy Hug, OD

Effects of Digital Devices on Blink Rates and Quality of Blink

Effects of Digital Devices on Blink Rates and Quality of Blink
Payton Atchley, Student

Emergent Management of Orbital Floor Fracture in a Pediatric Patient

Emergent Management of Orbital Floor Fracture in a Pediatric Patient
Alexandra Beachnau, OD

Extent of Preparation for Retirement of Optometrists

Extent of Preparation for Retirement of Optometrists
Lykourgos Alexopoulos, MS

Fireworks and the Cyclodialysis Cleft and Hypotony Maculopathy

Fireworks and the Cyclodialysis Cleft and Hypotony Maculopathy
Megan Hafner, OD

Granulomatous Pachymeningitis: A Rare but Often Treatable Cause of Multiple Cranial Nerve Palsies

Granulomatous Pachymeningitis: A Rare but Often Treatable Cause of Multiple Cranial Nerve Palsies
Luqian Liu, OD

Have You Met TED?

Have You Met TED?
John Phifer, OD

Idiopathic Facial Nerve Palsy

Idiopathic Facial Nerve Palsy
Isis Topete, OD

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension during Pregnancy

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension during Pregnancy
Elaine Steffensen, OD

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Concomitant Sixth Nerve Palsy in a Pediatric Patient

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Concomitant Sixth Nerve Palsy in a Pediatric Patient
Pedram Pourhosseini, OD

Investigation of Possible Ligneous Conjunctivitis

Investigation of Possible Ligneous Conjunctivitis
Linh Chieu, OD

Iris Flocculi: Considerations For The Eye Care Provider

Iris Flocculi: Considerations For The Eye Care Provider
Erin Major, OD

Irregular Corneal Astigmatism and Post-Concussion Syndrome: Scleral Contact Lens Management of the Visually Symptomatic Patient

Irregular Corneal Astigmatism and Post-Concussion Syndrome: Scleral Contact Lens Management of the Visually Symptomatic Patient
Madison Moss, OD

It's Friday 13th and a Full Moon - a Twisting Tale of Flashes and Floaters

It's Friday 13th and a Full Moon - a Twisting Tale of Flashes and Floaters
Kathy Nguyen, OD

Kyrieleis Plaques: Recognizing a rare presentation of ocular inflammation

Kyrieleis Plaques: Recognizing a rare presentation of ocular inflammation
Asha Tadepalli, OD

Late-onset Type 3 Capsular Bag Distension Syndrome with Myopic Shift

Late-onset Type 3 Capsular Bag Distension Syndrome with Myopic Shift
Christina Nguyen, OD

Looking Through Glass: a Look at Epithelial Ingrowth

Looking Through Glass: a Look at Epithelial Ingrowth
Janice Chau, OD

Low Vision Rehabilitation in a Case of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Low Vision Rehabilitation in a Case of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
Jessica Broodryk, OD

Management of Peripapillary Schisis in Glaucoma Patients

Management of Peripapillary Schisis in Glaucoma Patients
Josephine Ko, OD

Medical and Surgical Management of Salzmann Nodular Degeneration

Medical and Surgical Management of Salzmann Nodular Degeneration
Justina Assaad, OD

Medication induced multiple pigment epithelial detachment (PED): A Balversa Case Study

Medication induced multiple pigment epithelial detachment (PED): A Balversa Case Study
Meret Thomas-Huebner, OD

Monitoring an Indeterminate Melanocytic Lesion with Subretinal Fluid

Monitoring an Indeterminate Melanocytic Lesion with Subretinal Fluid
Erin Filbrandt, OD

Morning Glory Syndrome vs. Optic Nerve Coloboma

Morning Glory Syndrome vs. Optic Nerve Coloboma
Jennifer Jones, OD

Multimodal Imaging of Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome and Impact on Diagnosis and Management

Multimodal Imaging of Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome and Impact on Diagnosis and Management
Mary Marte, OD

Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome

Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome
Faustina Martinez, OD

Multi-system Management of a Dizzy Patient

Multi-system Management of a Dizzy Patient
Jennifer Vo, OD

Neovascularization of the Disc vs. Collateral Vessel Growth

Neovascularization of the Disc vs. Collateral Vessel Growth
Emily Carter, Student

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation of Hemispatial Neglect Following Stroke

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation of Hemispatial Neglect Following Stroke
Patrick Fiddler Fiddler, OD

Ocular Complications of Chron’s Disease

Ocular Complications of Chron’s Disease
Amy Bade, OD

Ocular Herpes Keratitis

Ocular Herpes Keratitis
Gabriella Finger, OD

Ocular Significance of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Ocular Significance of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Ankur Patel, OD

Opportunistic fungi are ubiquitous in nature but uncommon on corneas: two case studies

Opportunistic fungi are ubiquitous in nature but uncommon on corneas: two case studies
Annie Nguyen, OD,MS

Orthokeratology: A Case Study

Orthokeratology: A Case Study
Brianna Weber, BS

Pass on Irvine-Gass

Pass on Irvine-Gass
Alelujah Ramirez, OD

Pigmentary Changes Observed in Hereditary Hemochromatosis and Possible Implications Regarding Retinal Health

Pigmentary Changes Observed in Hereditary Hemochromatosis and Possible Implications Regarding Retinal Health
Rebecca Hoff, OD

Pituitary Macroadenoma Masquerading as Traumatic Optic Neuropathy

Pituitary Macroadenoma Masquerading as Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Jonathan Lam, OD

Posterior Uveitis Secondary to Syphilis Exposure

Posterior Uveitis Secondary to Syphilis Exposure
Alice Wong, OD

Post-Traumatic Glaucoma: A Presentation 45 Years Later

Post-Traumatic Glaucoma: A Presentation 45 Years Later
Ruchi Shah, OD

Presumed Fungal Keratitis: A Case Report

Presumed Fungal Keratitis: A Case Report
Cori Jones, OD

Presumed Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in a Female-to-Male Transgender Patient

Presumed Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in a Female-to-Male Transgender Patient
Rebecca Stapornkul, OD

Presumed Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Underlying Optic Nerve Head Drusen

Presumed Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Underlying Optic Nerve Head Drusen
Kristen Lantz, OD

Recognizing and Treating Capsular Bag Distension Syndrome

Recognizing and Treating Capsular Bag Distension Syndrome
Conner Kapperman, OD

Recurrent hemorrhages from scleral buckle

Recurrent hemorrhages from scleral buckle
Nina Ballew, OD

Redefining

Redefining "Legally Blind" with Oculocutaneous Albinism
Joyce Zhang, OD

Retained Primitive Reflexes and Optometric Referrals at Vision Screenings

Retained Primitive Reflexes and Optometric Referrals at Vision Screenings
Kayla Cook, Student

Retinal Embolus: A Sign of Systemic Vascular Occlusive Disease

Retinal Embolus: A Sign of Systemic Vascular Occlusive Disease
Jane Lakayil, OD

Role of Oral Anti-Virals and Topical Corticosteroids in the Treatment of HSVK

Role of Oral Anti-Virals and Topical Corticosteroids in the Treatment of HSVK
Tyler Nelson, OD

Scleral Contact Lens Fit in a Case of Salzmann Nodular Degeneration

Scleral Contact Lens Fit in a Case of Salzmann Nodular Degeneration
Jenae Stiles, OD

Scleral lens as therapeutic treatment for ocular rosacea

Scleral lens as therapeutic treatment for ocular rosacea
Joana Pantoja, BS

Scleral Lens Fitting Post RK

Scleral Lens Fitting Post RK
Christine McCracken, BS

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT): Effects on Corneal Endothelium

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT): Effects on Corneal Endothelium
Hannah Sanders, BS

Sub-conjunctival Bullet Fragment Removal

Sub-conjunctival Bullet Fragment Removal
Colleen Tejchma, OD

Survey of self-reported reading and video gaming habits and ocular discomfort

Survey of self-reported reading and video gaming habits and ocular discomfort
Samantha Blanke, BS

Systemic Considerations for an Atypical Presentation of Severe Unilateral Retinal Ischemia

Systemic Considerations for an Atypical Presentation of Severe Unilateral Retinal Ischemia
Crystal Maharrey, OD,MPH

Terson Syndrome

Terson Syndrome
Joshua Falk, OD

The Covert Cataract

The Covert Cataract
Bibin Cherian, OD

The Effect of Posterior Capsular Opacification and Other Confounders on OCT Image Quality, Scan Accuracy, and Management of Patient Care

The Effect of Posterior Capsular Opacification and Other Confounders on OCT Image Quality, Scan Accuracy, and Management of Patient Care
Julia Reimold, OD

The Evaluation and Treatment of Corneal Fungal Ulcers

The Evaluation and Treatment of Corneal Fungal Ulcers
Kenny Fritz Jr., OD

The Multiple Facets of an Atypical Optic Neuritis Attributed to Multiple Sclerosis

The Multiple Facets of an Atypical Optic Neuritis Attributed to Multiple Sclerosis
Tina Zeng, OD

The New Toxic Maculopathy Every Eye Doctor Needs to Know

The New Toxic Maculopathy Every Eye Doctor Needs to Know
Amy Puerto, OD

The Presentation of Purtscher's-like Retinopathy in Acute Pancreatitis

The Presentation of Purtscher's-like Retinopathy in Acute Pancreatitis
Samantha Dodda, OD

The Thrombophilic State of Cancer: Ruling Out Breast Cancer Recurrence in a Patient with a Retinal Vessel Occlusion

The Thrombophilic State of Cancer: Ruling Out Breast Cancer Recurrence in a Patient with a Retinal Vessel Occlusion
Tak-Man Kimberly Fung, OD

The value of autorefraction to gauge treatment success in a case of post-operative ocular surface dryness with multifocal intraocular lenses

The value of autorefraction to gauge treatment success in a case of post-operative ocular surface dryness with multifocal intraocular lenses
Abigail Maynard, OD

Treatment Options for Central Epithelial Defect Associated with Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis

Treatment Options for Central Epithelial Defect Associated with Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis
Megan Byer, OD

Unconventional Ophthalmic Treatment for a Commonplace Condition: A Case Report of Peripheral Occlusion Therapeutic Glasses Successfully Aiding Tension

Unconventional Ophthalmic Treatment for a Commonplace Condition: A Case Report of Peripheral Occlusion Therapeutic Glasses Successfully Aiding Tension
Christina Miller, OD

Underdiagnosis of ocular and oculocutaneous rosacea in an African American pediatric population with darkly pigmented skin.

Underdiagnosis of ocular and oculocutaneous rosacea in an African American pediatric population with darkly pigmented skin.
Olivia Bass, OD

Unique Presentation of an Intermittent Open Globe Secondary to Corneal Wound Dehiscence in the Absence of a Seidel Sign

Unique Presentation of an Intermittent Open Globe Secondary to Corneal Wound Dehiscence in the Absence of a Seidel Sign
Julia Mai, OD

Vitreous Hemorrhage due to Type II Diabetic Retinopathy

Vitreous Hemorrhage due to Type II Diabetic Retinopathy
June Morikawa, OD

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease
Kelly Boucher, OD

When Brain Injury and Low Vision Rehabilitation Intersect

When Brain Injury and Low Vision Rehabilitation Intersect
Megan Horter, OD

When Double Vision is “Spot” On — Acquired Isolated Fourth Nerve Palsy

When Double Vision is “Spot” On — Acquired Isolated Fourth Nerve Palsy
Taylor Brack, OD

When Hypertension Runs RAMpant

When Hypertension Runs RAMpant
Saidivya Komma, OD

When the Pain is Peaking and the Eye Isn't Leaking, Consider Drug Seeking

When the Pain is Peaking and the Eye Isn't Leaking, Consider Drug Seeking
Catherine Daluyin, OD

Zoster Uveitis with Secondary Hyphema

Zoster Uveitis with Secondary Hyphema
Kelsie Sommerfeld, OD