Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
12/05/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Basic Exam - Disc Evaluations, Gonioscopy, and Visual Fields
Glaucoma
Dr. Julia Polat
9th Floor Conference Room

After this lecture, the resident/student will be able to:

  • explain disk evalutions
  • list the steps for a Gonioscopy exam
  • describe the visual field exam

Please read Ch 3 in Glaucoma book of the BCSC series.


12/06/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular Imaging for Glaucoma Detection and Clinical Correlates/Anterior Segment Imaging
Glaucoma
Dr. Edward Chay
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident should have an understanding on the use of ocular imaging technologies to detected glaucoma and disease progression and should be able to:

  • Describe the principal of operation of ocular imaging technologies including:

o   OCT

o   CSLO

o   SLP

  • Describe the most useful parameters for glaucoma diagnosis from each imaging technology.
  • Describe the most useful parameters for detection of glaucoma progression.

Assignment: Please read:

  1. Chapter 3 in BCSC book series
  2. Kotowski J, et al. Imaging of the Optic Nerve and NFL: An Essential Part of Glaucoma Diagnosis and Monitoring. Survey of Ophthalmol 2014; 59: 458-67.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3989459/

12/07/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
NTG with CNTGS and LOGTS
Glaucoma
Dr. Edward Chay
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read related pages in Ch 4 from the BCSC series and attached materials.


12/07/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

12/08/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Lens Related Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Dr. Marshall Stafford
BST 120
Objectives: At the completion of this lecture the resident/student will be able to:
identify the types of lens induced glaucoma
specify treatments for each type of lens induced glaucoma
 
Reading Assignment:  Please read in chapter 4 Lens Induced Glaucoma in the BCSC series. A slide set is also attached.

 


12/08/2016 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
POS Monthly Meeting
Nathan Radcliffe, MD
ACMS 713 Ridge Rd 15212

Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, NY

Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon


12/09/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds: POS Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Nathan Radcliffe, MD
**BST S100**

"What Has The Cornea Got To Do With Glaucoma?" 

Nathan Radcliffe, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who is an experienced glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Prior to June of 2014, Dr. Radcliffe served as the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Weill Cornell Medical College for six years. During his time in academics, Dr. Radcliffe managed the most challenging cataract and glaucoma cases referred from all over the world, published over 40 peer reviewed publications in glaucoma research, gave hundreds lectures on glaucoma and cataract to thousands of ophthalmologists in 40 states and over a dozen different countries, and won awards for his surgical videos and teaching.


12/13/2016 - 6:00pm
UPMC Eye Center Holiday Party
Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square

You And A Guest Are Cordially Invited To The

Annual UPMC Eye Center Holiday Party

Join us for an evening of celebration including appetizers, dinner buffet, live music and dancing.

Staff - $5 per person (includes one drink ticket)

Guest - $15 per person (includes one drink ticket)

Please respond to Lauren Wally at 412-864-3283 or wallyl@upmc.edu by December 5th.


12/14/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
Special Event
José-Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Sahel will meet with all the 1st year residents for a breakfast meeting.


12/15/2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PKP Wet Lab
Surgical Training Lab
Alex Mammen, MD
EEI 1st Floor TBL and Room 150
After attending this lab, the resident/student will be able to:
 
· Apply principles of corneal suturing to full thickness corneal transplantation to both:
     1. obtain proper wound closure
     2. minimize astigmatism
 
Materials
· Pig/goat eyes
· Supersharp blades
· Viscoelastic
· BSS
· Fine non-locking needle holders
· 10-0 nylon suture
· Colibri or straight 0.12 or 0.3 forceps
· Vannas scissors
· Tying forceps
· Vacuum trephine
· Left and right corneal scissors
 
Preparation
Please read the following:
1. Krachmer section on penetrating keratoplasty
 
Please watch the following videos:
2. Trephination and corneal excision in PKP (will need to create free account if don’t already have one):
a. http://eyetube.net/video/penetrating-keratoplasty-technique 
3. Full surgical video on PKP (may want to mute music)
a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4FL3jtgU7s 
4. V sign in PKP
a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh5zYhB3yfQ 
 
Procedure
1. Inject some BSS into the anterior chamber of the pig/goat eye to reform the anterior chamber to physiologic turgor (makes for easier paracentesis incision).
2. Create a paracentesis incision with a 15 degree blade.  
3. Fill anterior chamber with viscoelastic.  
4. Trephine the cornea with the vacuum trephine.  
5. Excise corneal button with left and right corneal scissors.
6. Resuture corneal button back in PKP fashion with 16 10-0 nylon interrupted sutures
 

12/16/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Colin Prensky, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Colin Prensky, Vitreoretinal Fellow at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Center, will speak about the Approach to Drug Resistant CMV Retinitis at the UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7am in BST S120.


12/19/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Major Glaucoma Studies to Know / GLT
Glaucoma
Dr. Julia Polat
9th floor conference room

Objectives: To become familiar with the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of four major glaucoma studies:

  • Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS)
  • Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS)
  • Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial (EMGT)
  • Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS)

12/19/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, December 19th 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.


12/26/2016 (All day)
Holiday (Observed)

01/02/2017 (All day)
Holiday (Observed)

01/03/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Glaucoma Medications and Lasers
Glaucoma
Dr. Ian Conner
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the principles guiding the use of glaucoma medications and should be able to:

  • List the classes of glaucoma medications, their mechanisms and their side effects
  • Describe the approach to medical management of the patient with:
    • Open Angle Glaucoma
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma
    • Pregnancy and Nursing
  • Describe the role that compliance problems plays in the treatment of glaucoma

Reading Assignment:  Please read the chapter 7 Medical Management of Glaucoma in the BCSC book series.


01/04/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary Angle Closures 1: NVG
Glaucoma
Dr. Ian Conner
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the Secondary Angle Closures and should be able to:

  1. Describe the general mechanisms involved in secondary ACG – “pushing vs pulling”
  2. Describe the workup of atypical ACG
  3. Describe the management principles of secondary ACG in the clinic and operating room

Reading assignments: Please read the section in Ch. 5 on Secondary ACG in the BCSC series.

 

 


01/04/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

01/05/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma with OHTS
Glaucoma
Dr. Nils Loewen
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of primary open angle glaucoma and should be able to:

  • Describe the:
    • Clinical features, associated disorders and prognosis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
    • Clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, therapy and prognosis of open angle glaucoma
    • Definition of and management of Glaucoma Suspect

Assignment: Please read the chapter 4 Open Angle Glaucoma in the BCSC Series.

 


01/05/2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
POS Monthly Meeting
Joseph Rizzo, III, MD
ACMS 713 Ridge Rd 15212
Joseph Rizzo, III, MD
David G. Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology In the Field of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston, MA
 
Lecture topics to be determined.
 
Agenda
4:00 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. Welcome & First Lecture
5:35 p.m. Case Presentation (Resident and questions /answers by Guest Faculty)
5:50 p.m. Business Meeting of the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
6:00 p.m. Social
6:45 p.m. Social concludes, Guests seated for dinner
7:05 p.m. Second Lecture Begins
8:05 p.m. Conclusion of Program

01/06/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds: POS Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Joseph Rizzo, III, MD
BST S120

Dr. Rizzo is a David G. Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, MA.


01/09/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Histopathology Review
Glaucoma
Dr. Julia Polat
9th Floor Conference Room

After this lecture, the resident/student will be able to:

  • explain the histology and pathology for common glaucoma diagnoses
  • distinguish between histology/pathology for glaucoma vs. other ocular conditions
  • list the angle structures

01/10/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Kate Fallano, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of angle-closure glaucoma and should be able to:

  • Describe the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of angle closure including:
    • Pupillary block
    • Angle closure without papillary block
    • Lens-induced angle closure
    • Iris-induced angle closure
  • Describe the clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, therapy and prognosis of
    • Primary Angle Closure
    • Plateau Iris

Assignment: Please read the Ch 5 Angle-Closure Glaucoma in the BCSC Series.


01/11/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary ACG 2: ICE, Epi Downgrowth/Fibrous Ingrowth, PPMD, Secluded Pupil
Glaucoma
Ian Conner, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the Secondary Angle Closures and should be able to:

  1. Describe the general mechanisms involved in secondary ACG – “pushing vs pulling”
  2. Describe the workup of atypical ACG
  3. Describe the management principles of secondary ACG in the clinic and operating room

Reading assignments: Please read the section in Ch 5 on Secondary ACG in the BCSC text.


01/11/2017 -
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 2nd year residents for a breakfast meeting.


01/12/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Uveitic Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Marshall Stafford, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

01/13/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Presents - Papers to Practice
Grand Rounds
Rege Kowalski, MS, M(ASCP) , Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac
BST S120
On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7am in BST 120, please join us for the next lecture in our Papers to Practice series in which UPMC faculty present their newly published research that can influence your clinical practice.
 
This month featuring: Rege Kowalski, MS, M(ASCP) and Deepinder Dhaliwal, MC, L.Ac.
 
For more information, please call Lauren Wally at 412-864-3283 or email her at wallyl@upmc.edu.

01/16/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma #1
Glaucoma
Nils Loewen, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the secondary open angle glaucomas and should be able to:

  • List and describe the Secondary Open Angle Glaucomas including:
    • Pseudoexfoliation
    • Pigmentary Glaucoma
    • Lens-Induced Glaucoma
    • Intraocular Tumors
    • Ocular Inflammation
    • Elevated Episcleral Venous Pressure
    • Trauma
    • Steroid and other medication induced glaucoma

Assignment: Please read the sections on Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma in Ch 4 of the BCSC Series


01/17/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Malignant Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Dr. Condon
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read the section on Malignant Glaucoma in Ch 5 of the BCSC series.


01/17/2017 -
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.


01/18/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Glaucoma Surgery with TVT, ABC and Surgical Complications
Glaucoma
Kate Fallano, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read Ch 8 Surgical Therapy for Glaucoma in the BCSC series.


01/18/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

01/19/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary Open Angle Glaucomas 2: Steriod Induced, Elevated Episcleral Venous Pressure
Glaucoma
Nils Loewen, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the secondary open angle glaucomas and should be able to:

  • List and describe the Secondary Open Angle Glaucomas including:
    • Pseudoexfoliation
    • Pigmentary Glaucoma
    • Lens-Induced Glaucoma
    • Intraocular Tumors
    • Ocular Inflammation
    • Elevated Episcleral Venous Pressure
    • Trauma
    • Steroid and other medication induced glaucoma

Assignment: Please read Ch 4 on Open Angle Glaucoma in the BCSC Series.


01/20/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Glaucoma
Grand Rounds
Siwei Zhou, MD, Nils Loewen, MD
BST S120

Dr. Siwei Zhou will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 20, 2017 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Zhou and Loewen will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


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

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
 
 

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.


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

02/02/2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
POS Monthly Meeting
ACMS 713 Ridge Rd 15212

Please check back for more information


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

Dr. Coleman is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Vandervilt University.  He is also the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and the Chief of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, TN.

 

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 3rd year residents for a breakfast meeting.


02/10/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Leo Zlotcavitch, MD, Ken Nischal, MD, FACS
BST S120

Dr. Leo Zlotcavitch will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 10, 2017 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Zlotcavitch and Nischal will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


02/15/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

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

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.


02/21/2017 -
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.


02/22/2017 -
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.


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

03/01/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

December 2016