Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
12/07/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Papilledema and IIH
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
Virtual

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe the:

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • and treatment of

head, ocular or facial pain

Assignment: Please read the appropriate sections on Optic Neuropathy in Ch  4 of the BCSC series.


12/08/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diplopia
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr Can Kocasarac
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe the diplopia's:

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment 

Please bring prisms and occluders.

Assignment: Please read Ch 8 The Patient With Diplopia in the BCSC series.

 


12/08/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Ophthalmology Residents Morning Meeting with Dr. Sahel
José-Alain Sahel, MD
BST S120

12/09/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
Virtual

12/10/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Root Cause Analysis Conference-Closed Session
Grand Rounds
Dr. Vishal Jhanji
Virtual

On Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7am the UPMC Eye Center will hold it's quarterly Root Cause Analysis Conference.  Dr.s. Patrick Commiskey and Caroline Vloka will participate in the presentation.  The conference is open to UPMC Eye Center Clinical Faculty, Fellows and Residents only.

 

 


12/13/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
GCA / AION
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Tarek Shazly
Virtual

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe anterior ischemic optic neuropathy's:

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment

Assignment: The BCSC material on AION is kind of limited. Chapter 4 of the BCSC series--The Patient with Decreased Vision: Classification and Management.

Please read "Ischemic Optic Neuropathy" by Dr Hayreh from Iowa (attached below if you're logged in). Don't be scared by the length. It's a good read.

 


12/13/2021 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
GES Birmingham (Roesch-Taylor Bldg)
Roesch-Taylor Bldg, 2100 Jane St., 15203
This mission will take place at the South Tower of the Roesch-Taylor Bldg (Birmingham Clinic's temporary location). Medical students should arrive by 5:30 at the latest to help set up, and we will start seeing patients at 6:00.

The building's address is:

2100 Jane St

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 


12/14/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Approach to Transient Vision Loss
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
Virtual

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

  • Describe the approach to the diagnosis of the patient with transient visual loss
  • List the five key questions to ask in the work up of TVL
  • List the differential diagnosis for monocular TVL
  • Describe the workup, prognosis and treatment for embolic causes of TVL
  • List the differential diagnosis for binocular TVL

Assignment: Please read  - The Patient With Transient Visual Loss in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book.


12/14/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


12/15/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
SupraNuclear Palsies
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr Can Kocasarac
Virtual

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

  • List, define and describe the types of eye movements:
    • Saccades
    • Pursuit
    • Vestibulo-ocular reflexes
    • Optokinetic nystagmus
    • Convergence
  • Discuss the neuro-anatomy of the different types of eye movements
  • Define and discuss supranuclear disorders of eye movement including:
    • Supranuclear stroke
    • Ocular motor apraxia
    • Pontine gaze palsy
    • Intranuclear ophthalmoplegia
    • One & one half syndrome
    • Upgaze & downgaze paresis
    • Dorsal midbrain syndrome
    • Progressive supranuclear palsy
    • Oculogyric crisis
    • Near reflex spasm
    • Convergence and divergence paresis
    • Skew deviation
    • Ocular neuromyotonia

Assignment: Please read:

 The Patient with Supranuclear Disorders of Ocular Motility in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book.

  • I prepared for this conference using Lanning Kline's Review of Neuro-ophthalmology book.
  • Another reference I found very helpful was Supranuclear Control of Ocular Motility by Lea Averbach-Heller (attached)

12/15/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

12/16/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Approach to Functional Vision Loss and Optic Disk Palor
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr Can Kocasarac
Virtual

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe functional visual loss':

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment

 


12/17/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Matthew Sommers, MD - Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Amgad Eldib, MD
Virtual

Dr. Matthew Sommers will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 2, 2015 at 7am in BST S 120. Drs. Sommers and Eldib will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


12/24/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - Winter Break

12/31/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - Winter Break

01/03/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Optic Palor
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr Tarek Shazly
Virtual

01/04/2022 - 7:00am to 7:45am
Cavernous Sinus Syndromes
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
Virtual

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe the syndromes associated with cavernous sinus including:

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment

Assignment: Please review:

  • The section covering Infranuclear Causes of Diplopia in The Patient With Diplopia in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book
  • The section covering Vascular Anatomy in Neuro-ophthalmic Anatomy in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book
  • The section covering Cerebrovascular Disorders in Selected Systemic Conditions in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book

01/05/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

01/06/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Nystagmus Review
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
Virtual

 

 


01/07/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker - Gregory S.H. Ogawa, MD - Corneal & External Disease
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

Dr. Gregory Ogawa is an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of New Mexico, specializing in problems involving intraocular lenses, irises, cataracts, and corneas. Dr. Ogawa manages complex patient cases, often for the underserved, routinely treating monocular patients and infants and children with cataracts as well as performing ocular reconstructive procedures for eyes that have experienced a range of injuries. At Eye Associates of New Mexico, he serves as the medical administrative officer in addition to his patient care activities. Dr. Ogawa has designed multiple surgical instruments with the goal of making eye surgery safer and more effective. He has also developed, presented, and published new surgical techniques in the area of iris reconstruction and suture fixation of intraocular lens implants. He helped advance and disseminate new surgeries such as endothelial keratoplasty— implantation of miniature telescopes for patients with macular degeneration—and soon, the implantation of custom artificial irises. A beloved educator, Dr. Ogawa travels nationally to major eye surgery meetings such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and The Cornea Society where he teaches eye surgery in labs and didactic sessions to residents, fellows, and experienced practitioners.


01/08/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
GES Birmingham - Pediatrics (Roesch-Taylor Bldg)
Dr. Pihlblad
Roesch-Taylor Bldg, 2100 Jane St., 15203
This mission will take place at the South Tower of the Roesch-Taylor Bldg (Birmingham Clinic's temporary location). Medical students should arrive by 8:30 at the latest to help set up, and we will start seeing patients at 9:00.

The building's address is:

2100 Jane St

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 


01/11/2022 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
GES Squirrel Hill Health Center
4516 Browns Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

This mission will take place at Squirrel Hill Health Center:

4516 Browns Hill Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15217


01/11/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


01/12/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

01/14/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Timothy Chen, MD - Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Islam Zaydan, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Tiimothy Chen will present a case from the Neuro Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 14, 2022 at 7am.  Drs.Chen and Zaydan will lead a discussion after the case presentation.  Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


01/19/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

01/21/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Sonny Caplash, MD - Cornea Service
Grand Rounds
Alex Mammen, MD
To Be Determined

Dr.  Sonny Caplash will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 22, 2022 at 7am. Drs. Caplash and Mammen will lead a discussion after the case presentation.  Check back for reading materials.


01/24/2022 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
GES Birmingham (Roesch-Taylor Bldg)
Dr. Waxman
Roesch-Taylor Bldg, 2100 Jane St., 15203
This mission will take place at the South Tower of the Roesch-Taylor Bldg (Birmingham Clinic's temporary location). Medical students should arrive by 5:30 at the latest to help set up, and we will start seeing patients at 6:00.

The building's address is:

2100 Jane St

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 


01/26/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

01/28/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-Bushra Usmani, MD - Retina Service
Grand Rounds
Jay Chhablani, MD
To Be Determined

Dr Bushra Usmani will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7 am. Drs Usmani and Chhablani will lead a discussion after the case presentation


02/02/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

02/04/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker - To Be Announced
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
To Be Determined

02/08/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


02/09/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

02/11/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Jonathan Peterson, MD Occuloplastics Service
Grand Rounds
Roxanna Fu, MD
To be Determined

Dr. Jonathan Peterson will present a case from the Occuloplastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 28, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Peterson and Fu will lead a discussion after the case presentation.


02/16/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Optics of Ophthalmic Instruments / Aberration
Optics
Dr. Sanata
Virtual
02/16/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

02/17/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Prism/ Optical Lenses / Correction (bifocals/MF)
Optics
Dr. Luchansky
Virtual

Optics for clinicians pgs 60-105 and 238-276-attached


02/18/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Jacob Winter, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Jamila Hiasat, MD
To Be Determined

Dr. Jacab WInters will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 18 at 7am. Drs. WInters and Hiasat will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


02/21/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Clone of Vergence / Thin Lenses / Snell's Law / Ray Diagrams / Light Propagation / Indices of Refraction
Optics
Dr. Drexler
Virtual

02/22/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Contact Lens Basics
Optics
Dr. Sanata
Virtual
02/23/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Model Eye / Near Point / Far Point / Accommodation / Refraction
Optics
Dr. Depew
Virtual

02/23/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
Virtual

02/24/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Magnification, Low Vision Theory and Vertex Distance
Optics
Dr. Smith
Virtual

Please read the following:  Optics for Clinicians p. 36-38 and p. 227-237 and attached lecture


02/25/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Matthew Sommers, MD - Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Evan Waxman, MD, PhD
To Be Determined

Dr. Matthew Sommers will present a case from the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 13, 2021 at 7am. Drs. Sommers and Waxman will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


03/01/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Post Concussion Eye Exam
Optics
Dr. Depew
Virtual

03/02/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Sample Problems Session (retinoscopy, plus to minus cyl, etc
Optics
Dr. Butts
Virtual
03/02/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Caroline Vloka, MD
To Be Determined

03/04/2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds - ARVO

03/08/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
Virtual

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Check back for reading materials.


December 2021