Virtual International Symposium #2
Corneal Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment

(webinar in English)

Monday 11/05/2020

PAAO Virtual International Symposium #2Second in a series of nine, Monday 4 May through Monday 29 June, 2020), at 4PM Eastern, 3PM Central, 2PM Mountain and 1PM Pacific. 

Session 2 Program:

  1. Quick Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
    Dr. Paulo Dantas
    At the end of the presentation the participants will be able to implement practical measures to prepare their workplace in the era of COVID-19

  2. Update on Troublesome Pathogens: COVID 19 and Acanthamoeba
    Dr. Peter J. McDonnell
    At the end of the presentation the participant will be able to understand the data examining the presence or absence of novel coronavirus in the tear film and logical steps based upon these data. The participant will also be familiar with the presentation and common management of acanthamoeba keratitis and a strategy for therapy in infections resistant to the typically employed medical therapies.

  3. Battling Bacterial Keratitis
    Dr. Mahshad Darvish

Moderator & Speaker

Paulo E.C. DantasDr. Paulo E.C. Dantas (Brazil)

  • President-Elect 2021-2023
  • PAAO Editor-in-Chief, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Corneal and External Disease Specialist


Peter J. McDonnellPeter J. McDonnell M.D. (USA)

  • William Holland Wilmer Professor and Director
  • Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Mahshad DarvishDr. Mahshad Darvish (Canada)

  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill University
  • Cornea and Anterior Segment practice at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada