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BOWMAN Club 2022 Programme 

Friday 25th March, 09:00 - 17:30 6 CPD Points  (RCOph)

Lecture Theatre - Old Divinity School 

Registration open from 08:00


17:09  close: Announcement of the BOWMAN prize and BOWMAN Club Member discussion        


09:00 09:10: Introductions and welcome       
                       Madhavan Rajan, Cambridge

09:10 10:00: Trainee Presentations: BOWMAN prize 2022 

Co-Chairs: John Sharp, Cambridge & Kirithika Muthusamy, London

09:10 – 09:20

Conjunctival genetic 'fingerprinting' in ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid

Jesse Panthagani, Birmingham

09:20 – 09:30

Long-term outcomes of rebubbling and graft detachment in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty using a standardised protocol

Lana FuLondon

09:30 – 09:40

Personalised model to predict keratoconus progression from demographic, topographic and genetic data

Olivia LiLondon

 09:40 – 09:50

Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty patching (DMEP) - selective endothelial replacement in eyes with localised endothelial dysfunction

Luis García-OnrubiaLondon

09:50 – 10:00



10:00 – 10:45: Corneal infection

Chair: Frank Larkin, London

10:00 – 10:15

Antimicrobial resistance – Should we be worried?

Stephen TuftLondon

10:15 – 10:30

iCAM array – A one stop diagnostic test for all microbes

Martin CurranCambridge

10:30 – 10:45

Non-antibiotic treatment of microbial keratitis

Stephen KayeLiverpool

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee & Tea Break - HALL St John's College with BAOP

11:15 - 13:00


Lecture Theatre Old Divinity School


11:15 11:30: Pathological correlation of severe corneal diseases:  Rituximab for severe Mooren’s ulcer 

Erika DamatoDominic O’Donovan, Mayen BriggsMadhavan Rajan, all Cambridge

11:30 12:00: Pathology & genetics of corneal dystrophies

Dr Caroline Thaung, FRCOphth FRCPath DPhil

Consultant Ophthalmic Pathologist, Moorfields Hospital & University College London (UCL), London, UK

12:00 13:00: Professor David Easty Annual Lecture: SARS-CoV-2 and the eye

Professor James Chodosh, MD MPH

Edith Ives Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


13:00 14:00: Lunch - HALL St John's College

BOWMAN Club Programme Friday 25th March, continued

Lecture Theatre - Old Divinity School

14:00 15:18: Surgical cornea 

Co-Chairs: Emma Hollick, London & Tom Poole, Frimley

14:00 – 14:13

Femtosecond enabled keratoplasty techniques for keratoplasty

Hatch Mukherjee, Colchester

14:13 – 14:26

Preloaded Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty grafts with endothelium outward

Vito RomanoLiverpool

14:26 – 14:39

Our experience of DMEK wet lab-training course as a precursor to starting DMEK service at NHS Trusts during COVID-19 pandemic in UK

Tina KhanamLondon

14:39 – 14:52

Corneal neurotisation using the greater auricular nerve: A novel solution for congenital trigeminal anaesthesia

Nicola LauLondon

14:52 – 15:05

Subconjunctival silicone oil - Presentation, histology and surgical management

Melanie CorbettLondon

15:05 – 15:30

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) - An update to all corneal surgeons

Jeremy Prydal, Leicester, Cathy Hopkinson, Bristol & Shaminie Shanmugaranjan, Bristol

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee & Tea Break - HALL St John's College

16:00 16:30: Boston K-pro TYPE 1 – clinical experience and an update 

James Chodosh, Boston, USA

16:00  17:09: Corneal research

Chair: Stephen Kaye, Liverpool

16:30 – 16:43

Keratoconus in the young - KERALINK study results

Frank LarkinLondon

16:43 – 16:56

Gut microbiota dysbiosis as a driver of inflammation in ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid

Saaeha RauzBirmingham

16:56 – 17:09

Topical insulin in the management of persistent corneal epithelial defects

Sajjad AhmadLondon


19:00 for 19:30: BOWMAN Club Gala Dinner accompanied by music from the Cambridge Rose Quartet: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Drinks Reception from 19:00, sit-down to Dinner 19:30.



1: A case of Descemet's membrane detachment following penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus

Nadeem AhmadBradford

2: Trans-epithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) for Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome (RCES)

Mukhtar BizrahLondon

3: Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty versus Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty: 5-year graft survival and endothelial cell loss in patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy

Lana FuLondon

4: Utilising endothelial migration to perform Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty in eyes with deep posterior corneal scarring  typically treated with penetrating keratoplasty

Luis Garcia-OnrubiaLondon

5: Predicting ablation spherical equivalent of prior LASIK treatment from corneal pachymetry map

Arthur HammerLondon

6: Cornea guttata in transplanted donor tissue, is there a need of improvement in the eye bank screening?

Arthur HammerLondon

7: Impact of fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides on P. aeruginosa virulence factor production and cytotoxicity

Stephen KayeLiverpool

8: Transepithelial PTK / limited non topoigraphic PRK combined with corneal crosslinking for keratoconus

Hatch MukherjeeColchester

9: Galilei topography vs Anterion topography. Same patient, different results?

Mustafa YusufHalifax