Guerrilla Eye Service



The Guerrilla Eye Service of the UPMC Eye Center is dedicated to eliminating barriers to eye care for patients in the Western Pennsylvania area. The GES is staffed by students, residents and faculty who are dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care to the residents of our area who would otherwise go without.

 

GES Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
09/14/2012 - 10:00am
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA
Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA

Our mission on Friday, September 14th will be to Cornerstone Care in Greensboro, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Greensboro is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Greensboro mission will be followed the next day by a mission to neighboring Waynesburg. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


08/27/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, August 27th 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


07/30/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, July 30th 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


07/10/2012 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, July 10th 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. Please note the new location.

 


06/09/2012 - 9:00am
GES Mission at Hazelwood Family Health Center
Hazelwood Family Health Center

Please note: Directions link has been fixed

Our mission on Saturday December 3  will be to the Hazelwood Family Health Center in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  Click here for Google directions. You can learn about the Hazelwood neighborhood here and here.


06/01/2012 - 10:00am
Verland Residential Treatment Center
Verland Residential Treatment Center

Our mission on Friday June 1st will be to the Verland Residential Treatment Center in the Sewickley.   Verland is a non-profit family of person-centered, community homes and services supporting over 200 individuals with intellectual disabilities, many of whom have multiple physical challenges.Directions to the Verland facility can be found at this link.


05/19/2012 - 8:00am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
McKeesport 9th Street Clinic

Our mission on Saturday May 19 will be to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation.  The 9th street clinic serves a community of uninsured adults many of whom require primary and eye care to help them stay productive in the community.  You can read more about the 9th street clinic here. Click here for Google directions


05/11/2012 - 9:00am
GES Mission at East End Community Health Center
East End Community Health Center

Our mission on Saturday May 11 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.


05/07/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, May 7 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


05/05/2012 - 9:00am
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA
Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA

Our mission on Saturday, May 5th will be to Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Waynesburg is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Waynesburg mission will be preceded by a mission to Greensboro the day before. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


05/04/2012 - 10:00am
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA
Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA

Our mission on Friday, May 4th will be to Cornerstone Care in Greensboro, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Greensboro is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Greensboro mission will be followed the next day by a mission to neighboring Waynesburg. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


04/28/2012 - 9:00am
GES Mission at East End Community Health Center
East End Community Health Center

Our mission on Saturday April 28  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.


04/23/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, April 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


03/26/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, March 26th 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


03/06/2012 - 5:30pm
POSTPONED: GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

This mission has been postponed. Please watch this space for the rescheduled date.

 Our mission on Tuesday March 6th will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions. Please note new location at 4516 Browns Hill Rd.


02/27/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, February 27th 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


01/30/2012 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, January 30th 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


12/19/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, December 19 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


12/09/2011 - 10:00am
Verland Residential Treatment Center
Verland Residential Treatment Center

Our mission on Friday December 9th will be to the Verland Residential Treatment Center in the Sewickley.   Verland is a non-profit family of person-centered, community homes and services supporting over 200 individuals with intellectual disabilities, many of whom have multiple physical challenges.Directions to the Verland facility can be found at this link.


12/06/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on December 6th will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


12/03/2011 - 9:00am
GES Mission at Hazelwood Family Health Center
Hazelwood Family Health Center

Our mission on Saturday December 3  will be our first ever to the Hazelwood Family Health Center in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  Click here for Google directions. You can learn about the Hazelwood neighborhood here and here.


11/28/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, November 28 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


11/19/2011 - 8:30am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
McKeesport 9th Street Clinic

Our mission on Saturday November 19 will be to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation.  The 9th street clinic serves a community of uninsured adults many of whom require primary and eye care to help them stay productive in the community.  You can read more about the 9th street clinic here. Click here for Google directions


11/15/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

This mission has been postponed to Dec 6.

Our mission on November 15th will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


11/05/2011 - 8:30am
GES Mission at the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo
Dr Alex Anetakis
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Our mission on Saturday, November 5, 2010 will be to the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  This will be a screening mission and will focus on assessing risk as well as taking photos using the nonmydriatic camera.

The EXPO is a free event and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention.   Dr Alex Anetakis will be giving a brief patient oriented lecture and will lead the mission.

We'll need experienced GES team members to assist Dr Anetakis on this outing.


10/29/2011 - 8:30am
GES Mission for the Steubenville VA
Steubenville High School

Our mission on Saturday October 22 will be to the Steubenville High School in the 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 school is at 420 North 4th St in Steubenville OH. Click here for Google directions


10/24/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, October 24 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


09/26/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, September 26 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


09/10/2011 - 9:00am
Postponed -- GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA
Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA

This mission has been postponed due to an adminstrative SNAFU.

Our mission on Saturday, September 10 will be to Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Waynesburg is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Waynesburg mission will be preceded by a mission to Greensboro the day before. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


09/09/2011 - 9:30am
Postponed -- GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA
Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA

This mission has been postponed due to an adminstrative SNAFU.

Our mission on Friday, September 9 will be to Cornerstone Care in Greensboro, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Greensboro is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Greensboro mission will be followed the next day by a mission to neighboring Waynesburg. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


08/30/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday August 30th will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


08/15/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, August 15 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


07/25/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, July 25 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


07/19/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday July 19th will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


07/09/2011 - 8:30am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
McKeesport 9th Street Clinic

Our mission on Saturday July 9 will be a long awaited return to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation.  The 9th street clinic serves a community of uninsured adults many of whom require primary and eye care to help them stay productive in the community.  You can read more about the 9th street clinic here. Click here for Google directions


06/20/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, June 20 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


06/10/2011 - 10:00am
Verland Residential Treatment Center
Verland Residential Treatment Center

Our mission on Friday June 10th will be to the Verland Residential Treatment Center in the Sewickley.   Verland is a non-profit family of person-centered, community homes and services supporting over 200 individuals with intellectual disabilities, many of whom have multiple physical challenges.Directions to the Verland facility can be found at this link.


06/07/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday June 7th will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


05/23/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, May 23 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


05/03/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday May 3rd will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


04/27/2011 - 5:00pm
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp - Session 5
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp
Jake Waxman and the GES team
7th floor EEI building, Waiting Room

“So, you wanna be an eye doctor” and “Putting it all together”

During the conference section we’ll talk about ophthalmology as a career and the road to becoming an ophthalmologist.

During the hands-on practical session we’ll work to put together all of the exam techniques from the previous sessions and do complete eye exams.

Please look over the following resources.

AAO - Information for Medical Students

AAO - A Practical Guide to Ophthalmology as a Career Choice
 
 

 


04/20/2011 - 5:00pm
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp - Session 4
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp
Jake Waxman and the GES team
7th floor EEI building, Waiting Room

Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration

At this session of GES Boot Camp we're going to cover diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.
Please read the attached “Essentials” handouts and use this information and whatever you can get from the web to answer the questions in the “Case Conference” handouts.
When we meet we'll go over the answers to the questions.
Please keep track of the web resources you use so I can share the best sites with the group.

After the case conference discussions we'll head into the clinic rooms again to practice techniques relevant to diabetes and macular degeneration. We'll use the Amsler Grid, the direct ophthalmoscope, the indirect ophthalmoscope and the retinal camera . We'll spend some time looking at retina photos and optical coherence tomography images.


 


04/18/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, April 18 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


04/09/2011 - 9:00am
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA
Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA

Please note updated times. We'll be done by 1 pm.

Our mission on Saturday, April 9th will be to Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Waynesburg is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Waynesburg mission will be preceded by a mission to Greensboro the day before. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


04/08/2011 - 10:00am
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA
Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA

Our mission on Friday, April 8th will be to Cornerstone Care in Greensboro, PA. Cornerstone Care serves a largely rural community of patients in an area that is known for coal mining and glassmaking. Our focus at Greensboro is detection of diabetic retinopathy. Our Greensboro mission will be followed the next day by a mission to neighboring Waynesburg. GES members who want to stay overnight will be fed and lodged courtesy of Southwest PA AHEC.

Click here for Google directions


03/21/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, March 21 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


03/16/2011 - 5:00pm
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp - Session 3
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp
Jake Waxman and the GES team
Eye & Ear Institute 7th floor

Cataracts and Glaucoma

At this session of GES Boot Camp we're going to cover cataracts and glaucoma.

Please read the attached “Essentials” handouts and use this information and whatever you can get from the web to answer the questions in the “Case Conference” handouts. When we meet we'll go over the answers to the questions.

Please keep track of the web resources you use so I can share the best sites with the group.

After the case conference discussions we'll head into the clinic rooms again to practice techniques relevant to glaucoma. We'll practice tonometry, automated perimetry and ophthalmoscopy. We'll spend some time looking at stereoscopic pictures of optic nerves as well.


03/15/2011 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday March 15 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SHHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants.  We often need Spanish and Russian translators at SHHC. Click here for Google directions.


03/02/2011 - 5:00pm
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp - Session 2
Guerrilla Eye Service Boot Camp
Jake Waxman and the GES team
EEI Building 7th floor

Refractive Error

At this session we will cover refractive error

We'll start by reviewing refractive error definitions and principles and move on to a review of the literature regarding the burden of refractive error globally, in the US, and in particular vulnerable populations. 

We'll follow with a introduction to the practice of refraction. 

During the hands on session we'll move into the exam rooms on the 7th floor of the EEI building and practice using the lensometers, autorefractors, retinoscopes and phoropters.

Attached below are reprints of articles regarding the burden of refractive error. There's a lot of material there. You don't need to read these in depth.

To get a head start on the practical aspects of refraction please review the material at the following websites.

OphthoBook Optics - this is an introduction with definitions and great illustrations. It's definitely worth reviewing in its entirety 

MedRounds Refraction Tutorial - this is an incredible resource. It's as close as you can get to hands on refraction training without having a patient in front of you. This will be very helpful for students who want to help with refraction during GES missions.


02/21/2011 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, February 21 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


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