Eye Research Meetings & Courses
May 7 - 11, 2017
2017 Symposium: Basic Science Catalyzing Treatments for Glaucoma
Co-sponsored by ISER and BrightFocus Foundation
Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia
October 5 - 8, 2017
ISER 2018 Biennial Meeting
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
September 9 - 13, 2018
Ebola and the Eye: A Story of Discovery and Uncertainty
A recording of the ARVO/Alcon 2015 Closing Keynote Session: Ebola and the Eye: A Story of Discovery and Uncertainty is now available.
This powerful session tells the story of Ian Crozier, an infectious disease specialist, who was living in Uganda, teaching physicians and providing care for patients with HIV/AIDS, when the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa. He signed on with the World Health Organization and arrived in Kenema, Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the outbreak in August 2014. Within a few weeks, he himself contracted the disease and was evacuated to Emory University Hospital in critical condition. After he recovered from Ebola virus disease, Crozier was found to have severe uveitis during his convalescence.
Crozier and a team of ophthalmology and infectious disease physicians from Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share their perspectives into Crozier's evacuation, treatment, recovery and subsequent vision-threatening condition, as each of them dealt with the uncertainty and long-term implications of this virus.