Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
09/25/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
Eyelid Anatomy / Thyroid Eye Disease
Oculoplastics
Dr. Cox
9th Floor Conference Room

Eyelid Anatomy

Goals & Objectives: At the completion of this conference the resident should be able to:

  • Identify the parts of the eyelid

Assignment: Please read in the BCSC Orbits, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System Book:

·        Anatomy - Chapter 4- pages on Periocular Soft Tissues

Thyroid Eye Disease

Goals & Objectives: At the completion of this conference the resident should be able to:

·        Name causes of thyroid eye disease

·        Name the infectious and inflammatory disorders associated with thyroid eye disease

·        Explain eyelid retraction

Assignment: Please read in BCSC Orbits, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System Book:

·        Chapter 4 Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders including Graves Ophthalmopathy 

·        Chapter 11 Eyelid Retraction section in Periocular Malpositions and Involutional Changes


09/26/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Facial Dystonias
Oculoplastics
Dr. Cox
9th floor conference room, 936

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

1.      Describe Benign Essential Blepharospasm 

2.      Describe Hemifacial Spasms

 Assignment: Please read the section on Facial Dystonia in Chapter 11 Periocular Malpositions and Involutional Changes in the BCSC book series.


09/26/2017 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, Sepetember 26, 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.


09/26/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
9th floor conference room
09/27/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Eyelid Malposition
Oculoplastics
Dr. Stefko
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read Periocular Malpositions and Involutional Changes (ch 11)  in the BCSC series and be prepared for discussion.


09/27/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
VISX Training Course
Dr. Dhaliwal
9th floor conference room, 936

09/28/2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Intralase Wet Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Dhaliwal
Refractive Surgery Suite

Third year residents and Cornea Fellow required to attend. 

5:00pm - 5:30pm Pizza in Room 840 (Refrative Suite on 8th floor)

5:30pm - 6:30pm - Lecture in 9th floor conference room

6:30pm-8:30pm - Intralase Lab in Room 840

All residents are welcome to attend.

Below is the information for the upcoming Wet Lab and Didactic on the Intralase. All participants must register on AMO Advantage prior to the training on August 31st.

1. Online Training (AMOAdvantage.com): 

  • To access the online training please register at AMOAdvantage.com, inputting the Intralase serial number 0907-40367 when prompted.  
  • For physicians: once registered, log into www.amoadvantage.com, click on “Clinical Training”, say “Yes” to the pop up window, and complete the module entitled “IntraLase iFS Laser System Training”.
  • For residents, you will not need a serial number.

2. Didactic and Wet Lab(for Surgeons and Technicians): This includes a didactic presentation (1 hour) and wet-lab (2-3 hours). 

3. Ten AMO Proctored Procedures:  It is advisable to have ten (10) or more procedures scheduled the first surgical day. Please allow about 30 to 45 minutes per patient on the first day of surgery.  (requirement will not be met by the residents).


09/29/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Siwei Zhou, MD, Gabrielle Bonhomme, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Siwei Zhou will present a case from the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 29, 2017 at 7am in BST S120. Dr. Zhou and Dr. Bonhomme will lead a discussion after the case presentation.


09/29/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
VISX Training Course
OKAP Review
Dr. Dhaliwal
9th floor conference room, 936

10/04/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Adaptive Optics Imaging Rounds
Imaging
Ethan Rossi, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room, Rm 936

10/06/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

10/11/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th floor conference room, 936

10/12/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Corneal Incisions/LRI /Suturing
Surgical Training Lab
Ian Conner, MD, PhD, Alex Mammen, MD
EEI 1st Floor TBL and Room 150
 
Pizza at 5:30pm in EEI 150.
 
Also, please remember to double bag any waste into the red Biohazard bag and tie.
 
Then place in cardboard Biohazard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.
 
Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.

10/13/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

10/16/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

10/18/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

10/20/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

10/24/2017 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, October 24, 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.


10/25/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th floor conference room, 936

10/27/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

11/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

11/02/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab - Trabs and Tubes , MIGS
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Ian Conner
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab

Reading materials in BCSC:

  • Glaucoma Incisional Surgery for Open-Angle Glaucomas
  • Glaucoma Drainage Device Implantation

Looking forward to scleral action with you including flapping and tunneling!

Pizza at 5:30pm in EEI 150.
 
Also, please remember to double bag any waste into the red Biohazard bag.
 
Then place in cardboard Biohazard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.
 
Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.

 

 


11/03/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S100A (across from coffee stand)

11/08/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th floor conference room, 936

11/10/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S100A (across from coffee stand)

11/13/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

11/15/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th floor conference room, 936

11/17/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

11/22/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

11/24/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

11/29/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

12/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

12/06/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th floor conference room, 936

12/07/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Vitrectomy/Scleral Buckling
Surgical Training Lab
Retina Faculty
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
Pizza at 5:30pm in EEI 150.
 
Also, please remember to double bag any waste into the red Biohazard bag.
 
Then place in cardboard Biohazard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.
 
Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.

 


12/08/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

12/11/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

12/13/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

12/15/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST 120

12/20/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th floor conference room, 936

12/22/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

12/27/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

12/29/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

01/05/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

01/11/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Surgical Lab: PKPs/Ambio-disk/AMT Membrane
Wet Labs
Alex Mammen, MD, Ian Conner, MD, PhD
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab

 

 

Pizza at 5:30pm in EEI 150.
 
Also, please remember to double bag any waste into the red Biohazard bag.
 
Then place in cardboard Biohazard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.
 
Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.

 

Learning Objectives for PKP

  • Understand the principles of wound creation and closure with penetrating keratoplasties 

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

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

 

Objectives for Ambio-Disk / AMT membrane

  1. Review indications for amniotic membrane transplantation
  2. Become familiar with and demonstrate the technique of amniotic membrane transplantation to close a conjunctival defect
  3. Become familiar with and demonstrate the technique of amniotic membrane transplantation to repair corneal pathology
  4. Review post-operative care after AMT
  5. Discuss complications

Instruments and Supplies

  • Needle driver
  • 0.12 forceps with tying platform
  • Marking pen
  • Crescent blade
  • Wescott scissors
  • Vannas scissors
  • Tying forceps
  • Amniotic membrane
  • 8-0 Vicryl suture
  • 10-0 Nylon suture
  • Fibrin glue

01/12/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

01/16/2018 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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.


01/19/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

01/22/2018 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

01/26/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

02/02/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

September 2017