Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
01/23/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Herpectic Infections of Cornea
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read the section Herpes Simplex Eye Diseases in Ch 4 of the Cornea BCSC Series.


01/23/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, January 23rd will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


01/24/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular Surface Surgery
Cornea
Dr Espandar
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of surgery of the ocular surface and should be able to:

  • Review the principles of corneal and conjunctival wound healing
  • Review the mechanisms by which the ocular surface is maintained and responds to injury
  • Describe the indications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of
    • conjunctival biopsy
    • tarsorrhaphy
    • pterygium excision
    • conjunctival transplantation
    • limbal transplantation
    • conjunctival flap creation
    • mucous membrane grafting
    • superficial keratectomy and corneal biopsy
    • management of descemetocele, corneal perforation and corneal edema
    • corneal tattooing


Assignment: Please read Chapter 15 Introduction to Surgery of the Corneal Surface and Chapter 14 Surgical Procedures of the Corneal Surface in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


01/25/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Neoplastic Disorders of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr Kamyar
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of neoplastic disorders of the ocular surface and should be able to:

  • Review the microanatomy of the eyelid skin and ocular surface
  • Define histopathologic processes and conditions of the ocular surface including tumor, neoplasia, dysplasia and anaplasia
  • Discuss the basic principles of oncogenesis, diagnostic approaches to neoplastic disease and the approach to management of these conditions
  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of neoplastic disorders including:
    • Epithelial cysts
    • Benign, pre-invasive and malignant epithelial tumors
    • Glandular tumors of the conjunctiva
    • Neuroectodermal tumors
    • Vascular and mesenchymal tumors
    • Lymphatic and lymphocytic tumors
    • Metastatic tumors
    • Epibulbar choristomas

Assignment: Please read Chapter 10 Tumor Cell Biology and Diagnostic Approaches to Ocular Surface Neoplasia and Chapter 8 Clinical Approach to Neoplastic Disorders of the Conjunctiva and Cornea in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series


01/25/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

01/26/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Immune Mediated Disorders
Cornea
Dr McGee
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of immune mediated disorders of the cornea and sclera and should be able to:

  • Describe the immunologic features of the cornea and ocular surface
  • List and discuss the roles of the various soluble mediators of inflammation
  • List and describe the four types of hypersensitivity reactions that can effect the cornea and sclera
  • Describe patterns of immune mediated ocular disease of the conjunctiva, cornea and sclera
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to immune mediated ocular disorders
  • List and describe the epidemiology, causes, signs, symptoms and management of immune mediated disorders including:
  • Immune mediated diseases of the eyelid
    • Atopic disease
    • Ligneous conjunctivitis
    • Contact lens induce conjunctivitis
    • Stevens Johnson and TEN
    • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
    • Graft versus Host Disease
    • Thygeson keratitis
    • Interstitial keratitis
    • Reiter syndrome
    • Cogan syndrome
    • Staph hypersensitivity keratitis
    • Mooren Ulcer
    • Peripheral ulcerative keratitis
    • Scleritis and episcleritis

Assignment: Please read Chapter 6 Ocular Immunology and Chapter 7 Clinical Approach to Immune Related Disorders of the External Eye in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series
 


01/26/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Incisions and LRI Wet lab
Surgical Training Lab
Ian Conner, MD, PhD, Alex Mammen, MD
EEI 1st Floor TBL and Room 150
 
Reading Assignments:
BCSC Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery - Ch. 13: Wound Construction in Cataract Surgery
two attached articles
 
Pizza served at 5:30pm in Room 150.
Please remember to DOUBLE BAG any waste in the RED BIOHAZARD bags and call maintenance for pick up at 412-647-3370.  Leave bags outside the doors when you leave.

01/27/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Oculoplastics
Grand Rounds
Tigran Kostanyan, MD, Jenny Yu, MD
BST S120

Dr. Tigran Kostanyan will present a case from the Oculoplastic Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 27, 2017 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Kostanyan and Yu will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


01/27/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
1103 Scaife Conference Room

01/30/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
DSEK and DALK
Cornea
Dr. Muthappan
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of lamellar corneal transplantation and should be able to:

Describe the indications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of Lamellar Keratoplasty including:

  • DSEK
  • DALK

Assignment: Please read the Lamellar Keratoplasty section of Chapter 15 Clinical Approach to Corneal Transplantation in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.

In addition please read Lee et al, Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty: Safety and Outcomes (attached)


01/31/2017 - 8:00am
PKP and KPro
Cornea
Dr. Kamyar
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read:

BCSC Cornea book, Chapter 15 Clinical Approach to Corneal Transplantation - sections on corneal transplantation, eye banking, penetrating keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis.


01/31/2017 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


02/01/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr. Phillips
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of toxic and traumatic injuries of the anterior segment and should be able to:

  • Discuss wound healing of the conjunctiva, cornea & sclera
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features & management of Injuries caused by
    • Temperature and Radiation
    • Chemicals
    • Medications
    • Animal and Plant Substances
    • Blunt trauma
    • Nonperforating mechanical trauma
    • Perforating trauma
    • Surgical Trauma

Assignment: Please read:

Ch 13  - Wound Healing of the Conjunctiva, Cornea and Sclera and Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Segment in the External Disease and Cornea Section of the BCSC


02/01/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Special Event
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

02/02/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Corneal Dystrophies & Metabolic Disorders
Cornea
Dr Dhaliwal
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of corneal dystrophies and metabolic disorders and should be able to

  • Review the basic principles of clinical genetics
  • Review the diagnostic approach to genetic diseases of the cornea
  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, signs, symptoms and management of
    • the Corneal Dystrophies including
      • Anterior Corneal Dystrophies
      • Stromal Corneal Dystrophies
      • Endothelial Dystrophies
    • Ectatic Disorders including
      • Keratoconus
      • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
      • Keratoglobus
    • Metabolic Disorders with corneal changes

Assignment: Please read Chapter 10 Molecular Genetics of Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Approach to Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


02/02/2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
POS Monthly Meeting
Dean Elliott, MD
ACMS 713 Ridge Rd 15212
4:00 pm      Registration
4:30 pm      1st Lecture - Current Management of Ocular Trauma
7:00 pm      2nd Lecture - Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis After Cataract Surgery
 
www.pghoph.org 
See attached for more information.

02/03/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds: POS Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Dean Elliott, MD
BST S120

Controversies in Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

 

 

Dr. Eliott is Associate Director of the Retina Service and the Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School.
 
Dr. Eliott attended Duke University for college, and he received his medical degree with honors from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he received his vitreoretinal fellowship training at the Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center. He then served as the Chief Resident and vitreoretinal faculty member at the Duke Eye Center. 
 
Following this, Dr. Eliott was the Director of the Retina Service, Associate Professor, and Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he was the Director of the Doheny Retina Institute, Professor, and Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director at the Doheny Eye Institute and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
 
Dr. Eliott is currently the Director of the Retina Fellowship at Mass. Eye & Ear / Harvard. He received numerous teaching awards, including the Crystal Apple Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Lifetime Mentor Award from the Vit-Buckle Society.  He participates in all of the major annual fellowship teaching conferences, including the Mass. Eye & Ear Vitrectomy course, Fellows’ Forum, the Duke Vitrectomy Course, and the Transitions into Clinical Practice Course. He has been a principal investigator for many clinical trials, including the Argus II retinal prosthesis, stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cell transplants, stem cell-derived retinal progenitor cell transplants, and gene therapy studies. He is on the editorial board for several journals, and he has over 150 publications in ophthalmic journals and textbooks. Dr. Eliott has special interest in diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, trauma, and surgery for complex retina-vitreous disorders.

 


02/03/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
1103 Scaife Conference Room

02/06/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular Infectious Disease
Cornea
Dr . Mammen
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of infectious disorders of the cornea and should be able to:

  • Describe the defense mechanisms of the external eye
  • Describe the normal ocular flora
  • Discuss the basic concepts of infectious pathogenesis including virulence, inoculum and host defense
  • List the broad categories of corneal infectious agents
  • List and describe diagnostic laboratory techniques
  • Describe the epidemiology, signs, symptoms and managment of corneal infectious disease including
    • Viral infections
      • Herpesviruses
      • Adenoviruses
      • Pox viruses
      • Viruses associated with neoplastic disease
    • Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Eyelid Margin including
      • Staphylococcal blepharitis
      • Fungal and parasitic infections
      • Bacterial conjunctivitis
      • Neonatal conjunctivitis
      • Chlamydia
      • Parinaud syndrome
    • Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Cornea and Sclera including
      • Bacterial Keratitis
      • Atypical Mycobacteria
      • Fungi
      • Acanthomoeba
      • Stromal inflammation associated with systemic infection
      • Microsporidia
      • Loiasis
      • Infectious scleritis


Assignment: Please read:

Chapter 4 Infectious Diseases of the External Eye: Basic Concepts and Infectious Disease of the External Eye: Clinical Aspects in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.

 


02/07/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Steven Kane, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Kane will bring some cases to review, but please bring any cases you would like to review.


02/08/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Kunal Dansingani, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Kunal Dansingani will present a lecure at the UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 8, 2017 at 7am in BST 120.  

Dr. Dansingani is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Unviesity of Nebraska Medical Center and a retinal physician and surgeon at the Truhlesen Eye Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.


02/08/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Resident Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
Special Event
José-Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Sahel will meet with all the residents for a breakfast meeting.


02/09/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular surface disease
Cornea
Scott Portnoy, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of ocular surface disease and be able to:

  • Discuss the diagnostic approach to Ocular Surface Disease including tear film evaluation and ocular cytology
  • Define and discuss the causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and management of dry eye syndromes including:
    • Aqueous tear deficiency syndromes
    • Evaporative tear dysfunction syndromes
    • Noninflammatory vascular anomalies of the conjunctiva
    • Nutritional and physiologic disorders
    • Structural and exogenous Disorders
    • Limbal stem cell deficiency

Assignment: Please read in Chapter3 Clinical Approach to Ocular Surface Disorders and Dry Eye Syndrome in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


02/10/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Adrienne Scott, MD
BST S 120

 

Dr. Scott will lecture at the UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7am in BST S120.
 
Adrienne W. Scott, M.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Scott treats patients across the broad spectrum of vitreoretinal medical and surgical diseases, and specializes in treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusions, macular holes, retinal detachments and epiretinal membranes. 
 
Dr. Scott received her M.D. degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Duke University Eye Center. During her residency, Dr. Scott received the Ocular Innovation Award, the K. Alexander Dastgheib Eye Surgery Award and the Edward K. Isbey, Jr. M.D. Award for clinical excellence. She remained at the Duke Eye Center to complete her two-year fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery prior to joining the Wilmer faculty.

02/10/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
1103 Scaife Conference Room

02/13/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Basics of Contact Lenses
Contact Lens
Haleh Ebrahimi, OD
9th floor conference room, 936

02/14/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Cornea Journal Club
Cornea & External Diseases
Ladan Espandar, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

02/15/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Steven Kane, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Kane will bring some cases to review, but please bring any cases you would like to review.


02/15/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

02/15/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Video Club
Journal Club
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please bring cases with you to discuss.


02/16/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Refractive surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
9th floor conference room
Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an basic understanding of the principles of refractive surgery and should be able to:
 
Describe the indications, contraindications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of:
  • PRK
  • LASIK
  • Astigmatic Keratectomy
  • Conductive Keratoplasty
 
 Assignment: Please read Chapters 1, 3, 6  in the Refractive Surgery book of the BCSC series.

02/17/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00pm
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Cornea
Grand Rounds
Anagha Medsinge, MD, Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac
BST S120

Dr. Anagha Medsinge will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 17, 2017 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Medsinge and Dhaliwal will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


02/17/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
1105 B/C Scaife Conference Rooms

02/20/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, February 20th will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


02/22/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

02/24/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Ken Taubenslag, MD, Ellen Mitchell, MD
BST S120

Dr. Ken Taubenslag will present a case from the Neuro-Ophthalmololgy Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 24, 2017 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Taubenslag and Mitchell will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


02/24/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
1103 Scaife Conference Room

03/01/2017 -
7:00am to 12:00pm
OKAP REVIEW: Ocular Pathology Lecture
OKAP Review Course
Dr. Sander Dubovy

Dr. Sander Dubovy from the University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute will present a course on Ocular Pathology from 7am - 12pm.


03/01/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

03/08/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Resident Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
Special Event
José-Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Sahel will meet with all the residents for a breakfast meeting.


03/10/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Lejla Vajzovic, MD
**BST S100A(across from coffee stand)

Dr. Lejla Vajzovic will present a at our UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on March 10, 2017 at 7am in BST 100.  Dr. Vajzovic is an assistant professor at Duke University.


03/10/2017 -
7:00am to 12:00pm
OKAP Review - Uveitis
OKAP Review
Anjum Koreishi, MD
TBD

Dr. Koreishi from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will present a Uveitis course from 7am - 12pm.


03/15/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review - Retina
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

03/15/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Video Club
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please bring cases with you to discuss.


03/17/2017 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - OKAP Exams

03/18/2017 - 8:00am
OKAP Exam

03/20/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, March 20th will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


03/21/2017 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


03/22/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

03/24/2017 (All day)
Annual POS Meeting
Marriott City Center

Please check back for more information


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