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Congratulations to our 2021 AACO Travel Grant Winners!

Updated: Jan 12

Rhea Nelson, CO and Kaajal Nanda, CO win 2021 Travel Grants to present their research at the 2021 AACO National Meeting.



Kaajal and Rhea presented their work at the AACO National Meeting, held virtually November 13-15, 2021.

How Much Strabismus Can You Have and Become a Pilot in the Air Force?

Rhea Nelson, CO presented her case report of a young adult with strabismus trying to become a pilot in the United States Air Force (USAF). In her presentation she discussed strabismus qualifications required to apply as well as the patient’s initial plan and outcome including all prior exams, evaluation and management. After successful intervention, patient is currently awaiting the USAF admittance exam.


Levels of Astigmatism and Anisometropia in Congenital Ptosis

Kaajal Nanda, CO presented her research on the correlation between the degree of congenital ptosis and levels of refractive error, visual stimulus deprivation and refractive amblyopia, and any changes with surgical intervention. 30 patients were a part of the study and results found conservative management of congenital ptosis in most cases is recommended.


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