Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
09/30/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Luis Gonzalez, MD, Joseph Martel, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Luis Gonzalez will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 30, 2016 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Gonzalez and Martel will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


09/30/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
PSQI Ophthalmology Session #6
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
Aaron Dailey
BST S120

10/01/2016 - 8:00am
GES Mission for the Steubenville VA

Our mission on Saturday October 1, 2016 will be to Steubenville, OH. This will be a screening event for the Steubenville branch of the VA.  This is one of the few “screening-type” of events that GES is involved with, but because the VA provides exceptional follow-up for the veterans, we are able to refer those in whom a potential problem is discovered to the nearest VA where they will get complete care. We'll be screening about 200 veterans over the course of the morning. This event is fast paced, rewarding and alot of fun. The location is at 500 Market Street, Suite 310, Steubenville, OH 43952. Click here for Google directions


10/04/2016 -
7:00am to 8:30am
Pediatric Retina / Low Vision Patient Guest Speaker
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Sylvester
CHP

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of pediatric vitreous and retinal diseases and disorders and should be able to

  • Describe the pathophysiology, stage/zone classification and treament of retinopathy of prematurity
  • Describe various vitreoretinal disorders and diseases found in children
  • Describe the presenting symptoms, signs, findings, treatment of prognosis of pediatric vitreous and retinal diseases including:
    • Leukocoria
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity
      • Persistent Fetal Vasculature
      • Coats Disease
    • Hereditary Retinal Disease
      • Leber Congenital Amaurosis
      • Achromatopsia
      • Blue-Cone Monochromatism
      • Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
      • Foveal Hypoplasia
      • Aicardi Syndrome
    • Hereditary Macular Dystrophies
      • Stargardt Disease
      • Best Vitelliform Dystrophy
      • Familial Drusen
    • Hereditary Vitreoretinopathies
      • Juvenile Retinoschisis
      • Stickler Syndrome
      • Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
      • Norrie Disease
      • Goldmann-Favre Vitreoretinal Dystrophy
    • Systemic Diseases and Disorders with Retinal Manifestations
      • Diabetes
      • Leukemia
      • Albinism
      • Familial Oculorenal Syndromes
      • Cherry-Red Spot
      • Gangliosidoses

Reading Assignment Please read Chapter 25 Disorders of the Retina and Vitreous in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC.  E-book page 35.


10/05/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

10/12/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

10/13/2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Wet Lab: Strabismus Lab
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Lope, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Mammen, Dr. Conner
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
After this lab, the resident/student will be able to:
 
Objectives:
1. List the steps of eye muscle surgery
2. Name the instruments used during eye muscle surgery
3. Pass the scleral needle performed during eye muscle surgery
 
Reading assignment attached.
Review strabismus surgery in the Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery book of the BCSC series.
 
Pizza at 5:15pm in room 150 of EEI.
 
Please double bag any eye waste in the red Biohazard bags and call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for biohazard pick up.  
If these bags are not picked up, they will start to smell throughout the first floor of BST.
 
 

 


10/14/2016 (All day) to 10/18/2016 (All day)
AAO - No Grand Rounds
Chicago, IL

10/17/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, October 17th 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.


10/17/2016 - 6:30pm
GES Mission with the OCA
Montefiore 9th floor

Our mission on Monday, October 17th, 2016 will be a screening in cooperation with the Organization of Chinese Americans. We'll be on the 9th floor of Montefiore checking vision, pressure and taking nonmydriatic photos. This is a fast paced and fun event (and the food is great). We'll start at 6:30pm and will probably be done around 10:30pm. Due to limited space we'll need to limit attendance to four students with a preference for students who can speak Chinese.


10/21/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Tarek Shazly, MD, Islam Zaydan, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Tarek Shazly will present a case from the Neuro Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 21, 2016 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Shazly and Zaydan will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


10/22/2016 - 9:00am
VISIONWALK 2016
Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore

VISIONWALK 2016 – OCTOBER 22, 2016 (The Great Lawn at Heinz Field, North Shore Drive at Three Rivers Park Walkway)
 
When:  OCTOBER 22; registration 9:00 am; stage presentation 10:00 am; start time 10:30 am
Where:  Heinz Field – Great Lawn
Who:  UPMC Eye Center Team
 
VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program raised over $37 million to fund sight-saving research.  As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever before.  Join the tens of thousands of people who have taken important steps toward a cure by participating in this year’s VisionWalk.   We need you!
 
Let’s cure blindness together!  We invite you to join our team and help us save and restore sight to the 10 million Americans living in darkness.  While participation was great last year, we still didn’t have enough of you on our team. Register your spouse, significant other, kids --- make it a family affair.  There will be Chinese auctions, music, and other surprises as well.   All those registered to  walk will receive a free raffle ticket for the Chinese auction.
 
Registration is simple – just email your name and the names of those who will be walking with you to wallyl@upmc.edu and we take care of the rest.  No forms to fill out -- it’s that simple!  

Once registered, you can track your personal donations and pledges right on the website.  The website for our team is http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR/VISIONWALK/VisionWalktr?fr_id=5754&pg=entry&AddInterest=1561#.V7W6ulsrKHs

If you cannot participate, but would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and give to Lauren.  Of if you would like to make an on-line donation, please use the web address above.

Once again, the UPMC Eye Center is a community champion for this walk, further strengthening our commitment to help with the fight against blindness.  Drs. José Alain Sahel, Ian Conner, and Jenny Will will be medical chairs.
 
We need each and every one of you to be part of our team.  Will you accept the challenge?  We hope so.
 
See you on October 22.   We hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause.  Any questions, please contact Lauren Wally at 412-864-3283 or wallyl@upmc.edu 


10/22/2016 - 9:00am
GES Mission at East End Community Health Center
East End Community Health Center

Our mission on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 9:00 AM to Noon will be to the East End Community Health Center in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  Click here for Google directions. You can learn about the East Liberty neighborhood here.


10/25/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 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.


10/26/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

10/27/2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Wet Lab: Corneal Laceration
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Conner, Dr. Mammen
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab/Rm 150
 
Pizza served at 5:15pm in Room 150.  Please throw away any leftover food, drinks, etc.
 
Please remember to double bag any eye waste in the red Biohazard bags and call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for biohazard pick up.
 
If this waste is not picked up, it will smell throughout the first floor of BST.

10/27/2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Wet Lab: Corneal Laceration
Surgical Training Lab
Alex Mammen, MD, Ian Conner, MD, PhD
Surgical Lab, EEI Room 150
After this surgical lab, the resident/student will be able to:
· Understand the physics of corneal wound/incision closure
· Create and close linear and stellate corneal incisions
 
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
 
Preparation
Please read the following:
1. Macsai chapter on physics of wound closure (all)
2. Krachmer section on corneal laceration repair (all)
 
Procedure
1. Inject some BSS into the anterior chamber of the pig/goat eye to reform the anterior chamber to physiologic turgor. 
2. Use a blade to create a linear partial thickness incision in the cornea.
3. Close this incision with 10-0 nylon sutures in an interrupted fashion.
4. Repeat process with a full thickness linear incision as well as a stellate (Mercedes sign) full thickness incision.  
5. Reform the anterior chamber with BSS to confirm that wound is free of leakage.  
 

10/28/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Comprehensive
Grand Rounds
Anagha Medsinge, MD, Evan Waxman, MD, PhD
BST S 120

Dr. Anagha Medsinge will present a case from the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 28, 2016 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Medsinge and Waxman will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


11/02/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

11/03/2016 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
POS Monthly Meeting
Sean Donahue, MD, PhD
ACMS 713 Ridge Rd 15212

Lecture Topics to be determined

Presenter:

Sean Donahue, MD, PhD
Coleman Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Vanderbilt Eye Institute – Pediatric Ophthalmology
Nashville, TN


11/04/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - POS Speaker
Grand Rounds
Sean Donahue, MD, PhD
BST S 120

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

 

He will lecture about evaluating a child with visual impairment.


11/09/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

11/15/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 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.


11/16/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

11/18/2016 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - Residency Interviews

11/18/2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Anthony St. Leger - Guest Lecture
Special Event
Antony St. Leger, PhD
BST S120

“Microbiome-Dependent Modulation of Mucosal Immunity at the Ocular Surface”

Anthony St. Leger received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the supervision of Dr. Robert Hendricks in 2012. During his time in the Hendricks' lab, he showed that boosting the CD8+ T cell response in an ocular model of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 infection reduced viral reactivation and potential disease. After graduating, Anthony joined Dr. Rachel Caspi's lab at the National Eye Institute (NIH). There he studies how commensal bacteria at the ocular surface maintain immunity and protect the ocular surface from pathogenic infection.


11/19/2016 (All day)
Residency Interviews

11/23/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

11/24/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving

11/25/2016 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - Holiday

12/01/2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Vitrectomy/Scleral Buckling Lab
Surgical Training Lab
Retina Faculty
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
12/02/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Cornea
Grand Rounds
Tigran Kostanyan, MD, Roheena Kamyar, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Tigran Kostanyan will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on December 2, 2016 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Kostanyan and Kamyar will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


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

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


12/08/2016 -
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
 

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

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.


12/14/2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

12/16/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Ken Taubenslag, MD, Ellen Mitchell, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Ken Taubenslag will present a case from the Neuro Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on December 16, 2016 at 7am in BST S 120. Drs. Taubenslag and Mitchell will lead a discussion after the case presentation.  Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


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

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

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

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 pm 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.


01/11/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

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

01/25/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

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
 
 

02/01/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
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


02/08/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

September 2016