Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC


NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS


Invitations and Presentations (2012)

FACULTY. Aspen Corneal Society. 32nd Annual Meeting. Topics: 1. Keratoconus
     Algorithm; 2. Light Adjustable Lens. Aspen CO. Date: Feb 18-25, 2012.

CO-CHAIR. 2011 National Master Club. Orlando, FL. Date: Mar 10-14, 2012.
     Winner of the Master Club Cup Team Challenge.

FACULTY. Iris Suture Repair Course. Dr. S Siepser. ASCRS. Chicago, IL. Date Apr 21, 2012.

FACULTY. Toronto Ophthalmology Residents Introductory Course (TORIC).
Topics: 1. Anterior Segment Physiology, 2. Corneal Wound Healing, 3.Basics of Refractive Surgery. Toronto, Canada. Date: Jun 11, 2012.

INVITED GUEST. Surgical Correction of Astigmatism: An IOL perspective. Presented to the Ophthalmology group at Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK. Date Jun 12, 2012.



Invitations and Presentations (2011)

FACULTY. The Canadian Cataract Institute (CCI) Complications Course. Topic: IFIS. Calgary, AB. Date: Oct 15, 2011.

CO-CHAIR. 2011 National Master Club. Scottsdale, AZ. Date: Mar 13-15, 2011.

GUEST FACULTY. 19 Congreso Argentino de Oftalmologia.
                        1.Anterior Segment Trauma; 
2.FUR approach PKP /ALK. Mar del Plata, Argentina. Date: Apr 6-10, 2011. 

GUEST SPEAKER. Grand Rounds: The Bioengineered Cornea + Resident Teaching. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Date: Apr 13, 2011.


FACULTY. Toronto Ophthalmology Residents Introductory Course (TORIC).
Topics: 1. Anterior Segment Physiology, 2. Corneal Wound Healing, 3.Basics of Refractive Surgery. Toronto, Canada. Date: Jun 6, 2010.

VISITING PROFESSOR. McGill Department of Ophthalmolgogy. Montreal, QC. The Bioengineered Cornea. Date: Jun 7, 2011.

FACULTY. Light Adjustable Lenses following corneal refractive surgery. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Meeting, June 10, 2011.

COS 2011 ANNUAL MEETING AND EXHIBITION Moderator: Controversies in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. Moderator: Refractive Cataract Surgery Session. Papers: Effect of cryopreservation on donor ocular tissue (co-author); Corneal collagen crosslinking in Canada (co-author). Vancouver, BC. Date: Jun 9-12, 2011.


GUEST SPEAKER. Keratoconus and Crosslinking. Canadian Association of Optometrists 32nd Biennial Congress. Winnipeg, MB. Date: Jul 23, 2011.

FACULTY. Anterior Segment Surgery for the Vitreoretinal Surgeon. Coordinated by Dr. Carl Awh. American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS). Boston, MA. Date: Aug 23, 2011.



Invitations and Presentations (2010)

   Charles Dyson Lectureship: The Future of Phacoemulsification. University of Western Ontario. London, ON. Apr 23, 2010.      

    World Cornea Congress VI. Femtosecond-UVA-Riboflavin Synthetic approach for

Penetrating and Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty. Boston, MA. Date: Apr 8, 2010. 


Invitations (2009)

GUEST FACULTY. Ophthalmological Society of Alberta. 1. Engineering the Cornea. 2. MICS: A functional approach. 3. Corneal Immunology. Banff, AB. Date: Feb 21-22, 09.

FACULTY: LES ENTRETIENS OPHTALMOLOGIQUES DE L'UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL.
Lectures: 1. Fuchs Dystrophy and cataract surgery 2. Laser corneal surgery.
Workshop: New paradigms in keratoconus management. Los Cabos, Mexico. Date: Apr 20-21, 2009.

VISITING PROFESSOR. Corneal Update: University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON. Apr 27, 09.

COURSE DIRECTOR: Canadian Corneal Consortium –Collagen Crosslinking. Toronto, ON. Jun 20, 2009.

FACULTY. Toronto Ophthalmology Residents Introductory Course (TORIC).
Topics: 1. Anterior Segment Physiology, 2. Corneal Wound Healing, 3.Basics of Refractive Surgery. Toronto, Canada.
Date: Jun 24, 2009.

GUEST SPEAKER. Cornea Conference: “Keratoconus Algorithm”, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Miami, FL. Date: Jul 29, 2009.

INSTRUCTOR. Intacs Surgeon Certification Course Wetlab. ESCRS, Barcelona, Spain. Date: Sep 15, 2009.

SPEAKER. Prairie West Academy (Laboratory Technologists). Dry Eye. Brandon, MB. Date: Sep 24, 2009.

FACULTY. Intacs Users Group Meeting, during AAO. San Francisco, CA.Date: Oct 23, 2009.

Presentations

19th ANNUAL NATIONAL MASTER CLUB. Topic: Results of the Canadian Toric IOL Study. Palm Springs, CA.
Date: Mar 17, 2009.    

COS 2009 ANNUAL MEETING AND EXHIBITION. Moderator: Controversies in Cornea/External Disease.
Paper: Clinical performance of the AcrySof toric IOL in Canadian patients with bilateral cataracts and corneal astigmatism (Presenting Author).
Poster: Subjective experience of Canadian patients who received bilateral AcrySof toric IOLs for correction of cataracts and astigmatism (J Gohill). Toronto, ON. Date: Jun 20-23, 2009.

Corneal Counter Intelligence. Management of Irregular Astigmatism (The name is Rick…TO Rick: Astigmatism is not forever!). Toronto, ON. Date: Jun 20, 2009.

XXVII Congress of the ESCRS. 1. Results for patients with low versus moderate astigmatism after bilateral implantation of AcrySof Toric intraocular lenses. 2. Introducing and assessing the Femtosecond-UVA-Riboflavin (FUR) approach for corneal transplantation. Barcelona, Spain. Date Sep 12-16, 2009.

Recent Years


GUEST FACULTY. 6th International Course on Corneal Surgery.
          Case Presentation: Severe chemical burn. Paper: The use of Tisseel in corneal surgery.
          Barcelona, Spain. Date: Apr 21, 2006.

FACULTY. Pan American Association of Ophthalmology.
           Presentations: 1. New phacoemulsification technology from B&L. 2. New trends in IOL technology. 3. B&L
           symposium: MICS. Cancun, Mexico. Date: Jun 2, 2007.

FACULTY. Toronto Ophthalmology Residents Introductory Course (TORIC).
Topics: 1. Anterior Segment Physiology, 2. Corneal Wound Healing, 3.Basics of Refractive Surgery.
Toronto, Canada. Date: Jun 19, 2007.
  
GUEST LECTURER. Toronto Ophthalmological Society.
Designer Corneal Surgery:the concept of a compartmentalized approach. Date: May 13, 2008

FACULTY. LES ENTRETIENS OPHTALMOLOGIQUES DE L'UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL.
Papers: 1. Ocular surface disease in the context of systemic conditions. 2. Corneal Immunology and its systemic interactions. 3. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: More than meets the eye.
Montreal, QC. Date: May 15-16, 2008.

FACULTY. Toronto Ophthalmology Residents Introductory Course (TORIC).
Topics: 1. Anterior Segment Physiology, 2. Corneal Wound Healing, 3. Basics of Refractive Surgery.
Toronto, Canada. Date: Jun 3, 2008.

FACULTY. Intacs Course during COS. Whistler, BC. Date: Jun 17, 2008.

FACULTY. Empowering Surgeons through Innovation: MICS.
Whistler, BC. Date: Jun 21, 2008.

VISITING PROFESSOR. Dalhousie University, Halifax.
Grand Rounds: Trends in the management of keratoconus and keratectasia
Resident teaching: Anterior segment trauma, Corneal Immunology, A functional approach to cataract surgery.
Halifax, Canada.  Date: Oct 22, 2008.

Canadian Ophthalmology Mission.
Topics: Overview of IOLs, A functional approach to cataract surgery.
Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Golan Heights, Israel. Date: Oct 30-31, 2008.

PRESENTER. Challenging cases in DSEK.
University of Manitoba Grand Rounds. Winnipeg. Date: Nov. 19, 2008

GUEST FACULTY. Emirates Ophthalmology Conference 2008.
1. Astigmatism Course.    2.  Live Surgery Moderator. 3. Applications of the Bioengineered Cornea. 4. HumanFibrin Glue in Corneal surgery. 5. Cornea Video Cases.
Dubai, UAE. Date Nov 20-21, 2008.


Abstracts (summaries of presentations given) published


Rocha G: Assessment of a disposable artificial anterior chamber. Can J Ophthalmol 38(2):135, 2003.

Rehsia S, Rocha G: Customized correction of irregular corneal astigmatism using the VISX S3 contoured ablation pattern. Can J Ophthalmol 38(2):134, 2003.

Rocha G: Management of acute bilateral ocular chemical burn due to anhydrous amonia. Can J Ophthalmol 37(2):91, 2002.

Rocha G: Laser in-situ keratomileusis vs. Intacs in the treatment of low myopia. Can J Ophthalmol 36(2):85, 2001.
 
Rocha G: Role of holmium laser thermokeratoplasty in current refractive practice. Can J Ophthalmol 36(2):86, 2001.

Wang WH, Rocha G, Antecka E, Baines MG, Burnier MN, Deschnes J: Cytokine gene expression during corneal graft rejection in rats. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 39(4):S1069, 1998.

Rocha G, Sanchez-Thorin JC, Yamamoto Y, Bowyer BL, Chandler L, Pross S, Stevens SX, Friedman H, Deschnes J, Rowsey JJ: Gene expression in the rat during corneal graft rejection. In: Lass JH, ed., Advances in Corneal Research. pp. 444, 1997. Plenum Press, New York.

Stevens SX, Bowyer BL, Rowsey JJ, Fouraker BD, Sanchez JC, Rocha G: BioMask: An ablatable mask for the excimer laser. Cornea 16(2):250, 1997.

Rocha G, Vidaurri-Leal JS, Snchez-Thorin JC, Talamo JH: Excimer laser in situ keratomileusis for the correction of astigmatism and myopia with the Coherent-Schwind Keratom. Can J Ophthalmol 32(2):109, 1997.

Vidaurri-Leal JS, Rocha G, Gmez S, Talamo JH:Excimer laser in situ keratomileusis for the correction of low myopia with the Coherent-Schwind Keratom. Can J Ophthalmol 32(2):119, 1997.

Rocha G, Bowyer BL, Stevens SX, Chandler L, Snchez-Thorin JC, Rowsey JJ: BioMask: An ablatable, collagen-derived material for the excimer laser. Can J Ophthalmol 32(2):120, 1997.
          
Rocha G, Sanchez-Thorin JC, Yamamoto Y, Bowyer BL, Pross S, Stevens SX, Friedman H, Deschnes J, Rowsey JJ: mRNA analysis in rat cornea and iris/ciliary body in normal, prevascularized and previously grafted eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 37(3):S866, 1996.
       
Sanchez-Thorin JC, Rocha G, Balisky L, Bowyer BL, Stevens SX, Fouraker B, Rowsey JJ: Scanning electron microscopy qualitative analysis of the Tampa Trephine and the Weck trephine cutting surfaces. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 37(3):S552, 1996.   

Rowsey JJ, Stevens SX, Fouraker B, Snchez-Thorin JC, Rocha G, Bowyer BL: Wound strength of the Tampa Trephine surgical method in Eye Bank eyes. Cornea 15(2):217, 1996.         
 
Rowsey JJ, Stevens SX, Fouraker B, Sanchez-Thorin JC, Rocha G, Bowyer BL: The effects of the Tampa Trephine tecnique on the cat corneal endothelial morphometry. Cornea 15(2):227, 1996.
 
Rocha G, Cantarovich M, Deschenes J, Burnier MN: Stable renal function in uveitis patients with cyclosporine dose-adjustment based on levels 6-hrs. after the morning dose. Ophthalmology 102(9A) Suppl.:161, 1995.

Rocha G, Cantarovich M, Deschenes J, Burnier MN: Cyclosporine monitoring with 6-hours post-AM dose levels in patients with non-infectious uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 36(4):S539, 1995.

Duclos AJ, Rocha G, Deschenes J, Baines MG, Burnier M: Proto-oncogenes expression during experimentally induced uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 36(4):S541, 1995.
          
Rocha G, Duclos A, Chalifour LE, Baines MG, Antecka E, Deschenes J: Analysis of gene expression during experimental uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol 30(2):106, 1995.

Rocha G, Cantarovich M, Deschenes J, Burnier MN: Cyclosporine monitoring according to serum levels 6 hours after the morning dose in patients with uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol 30(2):102, 1995.  

Rocha G, Baines MG, Deschenes J, Duclos A, Antecka E, Di Silvio M, Burnier M: Relationship between transforming growth factor- and nitric oxide during experimental uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 35(4):1686, 1994.

Duclos A, Rocha G, Baines MG, Antecka E, Burnier M, Deschenes J: Cytokine gene expression during experimental uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 35(4):1686, 1994.

Di Silvio M, Rocha G, Nussler AK, Deschenes J, Baines MG, Duclos A, Antecka E, Billiar TR: Nitric oxide generation in experimental uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 34(4):1478, 1993. 

Hodge WG, Duclos A, Rocha G, Antecka E, Baines MG, Corriveau C, Brownstein S, Deschnes J: DNA flow cytometry correlates with pathology and predicts mortality in uveal malignant melanomas. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 34(4):966, 1993.

Rocha G, Baines MG, Deschenes J, Duclos A, Antecka E: Experimental uveitis is associated with decreased levels of transforming growth factor- in aqueous humour. Can J Ophthalmol 28(3):129, 1993.
          
Rocha G, Cha SB, Deschenes J, Baines MG, Duclos A, Antecka E: Synergism of bromocriptine and low dose cyclosporine in a model of corneal graft rejection in rats. Can J Ophthalmol 28(3):135, 1993.

Rocha G, Cha SB, Deschenes J, Baines MG, Antecka E: Immunosuppression by inhibition of prolactin release: Synergism of bromocriptine and low dose cyclosporine in a model of corneal graft rejection in rats. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 33(4):982, 1992.

Rocha G, Baines MG, Deschenes J, Antecka E: Non-specific suppressor factors associated with uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol 27(2):101, 1992.

Cha SB, Mikoves R, Rocha G, Barros PSM, Fischman O: Conjunctival fungal flora in patients with AIDS. Can J Ophthalmol 27(2):101, 1992.

Ruz-Montenegro J, Swan JL, McCulley JP, Tern L, Rocha G: Corneal    Xenotransplant. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 32(4):1237, 1991.

Paczka JA, Santos A, Hernandez-Quintela E, Rocha-Huerta G, Pacheco-Ochoa A, Wheelock JT: Intraocular pressure and influencing factors in an apparently healthy mexican population. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 32(4):809, 1991.
 
Padilla L, Di Silvio M, Carrillo H, Valle A, Viniegra F, Shultze A, Acuna R, Rocha G, Sanchez R, Galicia, J: Bioinjerto vascular de vena umbilical humana (Nueva técnica de preparacin). Cirujano General Vol 11, Supl 3:39, 1989. ("Human umbilical vein biograft -new preparation technique").

Valle A, Padilla L, Cabrera D, Ayala M, Heredia N, Viniegra F, Fajer J, Di Silvio M, Rocha G: La importancia del laboratorio de ciruga experimental en la formacin del cirujano. Cirujano General Vol 11, Supl 3:38, 1989. ("The importance of the surgical research laboratory in the training of surgeons").

Padilla L, Chousleb A, Di Silvio M, Viniegra F, Shultze A, Sanchez R, Ornelas L, Rocha G, Galicia, J: Injertos vasculares para microciruga. Cirujano General Vol 11, Supl 3:39, 1989. ("Vascular grafts for microsurgery").



 

 

 

 

 

 

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