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Topical Cyclosporine 0.05% as a Long-Term Monotherapy for Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis

Esen Akpek
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD, US

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About the Presenter:
Esen Karamursel Akpek, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Director of the new Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye Clinic. She has been on the faculty of the Wilmer Eye Institute since 1999.

Dr. Akpek specializes in external diseases of the eye. Her clinical expertise includes inflammatory eye disorders, allergic and immunologic diseases of the cornea and the conjunctiva, scleritis, uveitis, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and artificial corneal implantation.

Dr. Akpek's current research focuses on the new treatments for allergic conjunctivitis and non-infectious corneal ulcers. She is the recipient of the prestigious Cora Verhagen Immunology Prize, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and other awards and has published and co-authored numerous scientific articles.

Dr. Akpek received her medical training at the Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. Following internship and residency training, she completed ophthalmology subspecialty training in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Thereafter, she also completed a fellowship program in Cornea, Cataract, and external Disease at the Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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