Presenters: Lauren Blieden, M.D. and Richard Alan Lewis, M.D., M.S.
Duration: 60 minutes
Learn about a variety of eye concerns in the 100+ ectodermal dysplasias. You will find out treatment options for dry eye, blepharitis, ankyloblepharon (fused eyelids), photophobia (sensitivity to light) and other issues.
Also, information about eye issues in incontinentia pigmenti (IP) will be addressed. In this interactive webinar, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
About the Experts
Lauren Blieden, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of adult and pediatric glaucoma. Dr. Blieden received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed her internship at the Methodist Hospital in Houston and ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She then completed her glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. She joined the Cullen Eye Institute after four years as an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston where she was also the Medical Director of the Vale-Asche-Russell Clinical Research Unit. She has published more than 20 papers and is actively participating in clinical research. She is also a member of the pediatric subcommittee for the American Glaucoma Society and takes an active role in the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network. She has served on the NFED Scientific Advisory Council since 2017.
Richard A. Lewis, M.D., M.S. is Professor in the Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics, Ophthalmology, Medicine, and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has twice been the recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, has given 13 named lectureships, and published more than 485 papers, chapters, and books in peer-reviewed journals. He received the DeBakey Award for Research in 1998, the highest scientific award at Baylor, and in 2003 received the first Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Research. He serves on the Editorial Boards of nine major medical journals and the Scientific or Medical Advisory Boards of nine Foundations and family support groups. He has devoted most of his last 35 years to the mapping and isolating genes for hereditary eye disease, especially those that affect vision in infants and children. He has served on the has served on the NFED Scientific Advisory Council since 1994.
How to Register
You must register by noon Central Standard Time on March 9 to attend. If you live in the United States and register for all eight webinars in the series by February 28, you will receive a swag bag of fun NFED items.
Please Note: This webinar will be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar live, you must still register for the webinar to be sent a link to the recording after the webinar is over. Recordings will be available for seven days following the day of the webinar.
Disclaimer: This webinar is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Only a healthcare provider with a full medical history may determine the proper treatment options. Opinions shared do not necessarily reflect those of the NFED. Topics, speakers and date are subject to change.