Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
01/19/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

01/22/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
DSEK and DALK
Cornea
Dr. Muthappan
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of lamellar corneal transplantation and should be able to:

Describe the indications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of Lamellar Keratoplasty including:

  • DSEK
  • DALK

Assignment: Please read the Lamellar Keratoplasty section of Chapter 15 Clinical Approach to Corneal Transplantation in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.

In addition please read Lee et al, Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty: Safety and Outcomes (attached)


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

01/23/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Neoplastic Disorders of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr Kamyar
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of neoplastic disorders of the ocular surface and should be able to:

  • Review the microanatomy of the eyelid skin and ocular surface
  • Define histopathologic processes and conditions of the ocular surface including tumor, neoplasia, dysplasia and anaplasia
  • Discuss the basic principles of oncogenesis, diagnostic approaches to neoplastic disease and the approach to management of these conditions
  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of neoplastic disorders including:
    • Epithelial cysts
    • Benign, pre-invasive and malignant epithelial tumors
    • Glandular tumors of the conjunctiva
    • Neuroectodermal tumors
    • Vascular and mesenchymal tumors
    • Lymphatic and lymphocytic tumors
    • Metastatic tumors
    • Epibulbar choristomas

Assignment: Please read Chapter 10 Tumor Cell Biology and Diagnostic Approaches to Ocular Surface Neoplasia and Chapter 8 Clinical Approach to Neoplastic Disorders of the Conjunctiva and Cornea in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series


01/24/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Corneal Perforation
Dr. Jhanji
9th Floor Conference Room

01/24/2018 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

01/25/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr. Phillips
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of toxic and traumatic injuries of the anterior segment and should be able to:

  • Discuss wound healing of the conjunctiva, cornea & sclera
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features & management of Injuries caused by
    • Temperature and Radiation
    • Chemicals
    • Medications
    • Animal and Plant Substances
    • Blunt trauma
    • Nonperforating mechanical trauma
    • Perforating trauma
    • Surgical Trauma

Assignment: Please read:

Ch 13  - Wound Healing of the Conjunctiva, Cornea and Sclera and Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Segment in the External Disease and Cornea Section of the BCSC


01/25/2018 - 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

01/26/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Sohani Amarasekera, MD, Ellen Mitchell, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Sohani Amarasekera will present a case from the Neuro Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on January 26, 2018 at 7am  in BST S120.  Drs. Amarasekera and Mitchell will lead a discussion after the case presentation.  Please check back for reading materials.


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

01/29/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Herpectic Infections of Cornea
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read the section Herpes Simplex Eye Diseases in Ch 4 of the Cornea BCSC Series.


01/30/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
PKP and KPro
Cornea
Dr. Kamyar
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read:

BCSC Cornea book, Chapter 15 Clinical Approach to Corneal Transplantation - sections on corneal transplantation, eye banking, penetrating keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis.


01/31/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Collagen Crosslinking
Dr. Jhanji
9th Floor Conference Room

01/31/2018 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th Floor Conference Room

02/01/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular surface disease
Cornea
Scott Portnoy, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of ocular surface disease and be able to:

  • Discuss the diagnostic approach to Ocular Surface Disease including tear film evaluation and ocular cytology
  • Define and discuss the causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and management of dry eye syndromes including:
    • Aqueous tear deficiency syndromes
    • Evaporative tear dysfunction syndromes
    • Noninflammatory vascular anomalies of the conjunctiva
    • Nutritional and physiologic disorders
    • Structural and exogenous Disorders
    • Limbal stem cell deficiency

Assignment: Please read in Chapter3 Clinical Approach to Ocular Surface Disorders and Dry Eye Syndrome in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


02/02/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
John Chen, MD, Ph.D
BST S 120

Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He will be speaking about a Neuro-Opthalmology case at the UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 2, 2018 at 7am in BST S120.


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

02/03/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
GES Mission at East End Community Health Center
East End Community Health Center

Our mission on Sat Feb 3, 2018 will be to the East End Community Health Center. Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/East+End+Community+Health+Center/@40.464028,-79.932686,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb6222207c75f4e32!8m2!3d40.464028!4d-79.9304973?hl=en

 


02/05/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular Infectious Disease
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of infectious disorders of the cornea and should be able to:

  • Describe the defense mechanisms of the external eye
  • Describe the normal ocular flora
  • Discuss the basic concepts of infectious pathogenesis including virulence, inoculum and host defense
  • List the broad categories of corneal infectious agents
  • List and describe diagnostic laboratory techniques
  • Describe the epidemiology, signs, symptoms and managment of corneal infectious disease including
    • Viral infections
      • Herpesviruses
      • Adenoviruses
      • Pox viruses
      • Viruses associated with neoplastic disease
    • Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Eyelid Margin including
      • Staphylococcal blepharitis
      • Fungal and parasitic infections
      • Bacterial conjunctivitis
      • Neonatal conjunctivitis
      • Chlamydia
      • Parinaud syndrome
    • Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Cornea and Sclera including
      • Bacterial Keratitis
      • Atypical Mycobacteria
      • Fungi
      • Acanthomoeba
      • Stromal inflammation associated with systemic infection
      • Microsporidia
      • Loiasis
      • Infectious scleritis


Assignment: Please read:

Chapter 4 Infectious Diseases of the External Eye: Basic Concepts and Infectious Disease of the External Eye: Clinical Aspects in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.

 


02/06/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Sam Faith, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Kane will bring some cases to review, but please bring any cases you would like to review.


02/07/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Corneal Dystrophies & Metabolic Disorders
Cornea
Dr Dhaliwal
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of corneal dystrophies and metabolic disorders and should be able to

  • Review the basic principles of clinical genetics
  • Review the diagnostic approach to genetic diseases of the cornea
  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, signs, symptoms and management of
    • the Corneal Dystrophies including
      • Anterior Corneal Dystrophies
      • Stromal Corneal Dystrophies
      • Endothelial Dystrophies
    • Ectatic Disorders including
      • Keratoconus
      • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
      • Keratoglobus
    • Metabolic Disorders with corneal changes

Assignment: Please read Chapter 10 Molecular Genetics of Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Approach to Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


02/07/2018 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

02/08/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Immune Mediated Disorders
Cornea
Dr McGee
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of immune mediated disorders of the cornea and sclera and should be able to:

  • Describe the immunologic features of the cornea and ocular surface
  • List and discuss the roles of the various soluble mediators of inflammation
  • List and describe the four types of hypersensitivity reactions that can effect the cornea and sclera
  • Describe patterns of immune mediated ocular disease of the conjunctiva, cornea and sclera
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to immune mediated ocular disorders
  • List and describe the epidemiology, causes, signs, symptoms and management of immune mediated disorders including:
  • Immune mediated diseases of the eyelid
    • Atopic disease
    • Ligneous conjunctivitis
    • Contact lens induce conjunctivitis
    • Stevens Johnson and TEN
    • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
    • Graft versus Host Disease
    • Thygeson keratitis
    • Interstitial keratitis
    • Reiter syndrome
    • Cogan syndrome
    • Staph hypersensitivity keratitis
    • Mooren Ulcer
    • Peripheral ulcerative keratitis
    • Scleritis and episcleritis

Assignment: Please read Chapter 6 Ocular Immunology and Chapter 7 Clinical Approach to Immune Related Disorders of the External Eye in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series
 


02/09/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Rikki Enzor, MD, Andrew Eller, MD
BST S100A

Dr. Rikki Enzor will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 9, 2018 at 7am in BST S100A. Drs. Enzor and Eller will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


02/09/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

02/12/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Aimee Verner, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Kane will bring some cases to review, but please bring any cases you would like to review.


02/13/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Contact Lenses for Corneal Diseases
Optics
Haleh Ebrahimi, OD
9th floor conference room, 936

02/14/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Refractive surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
9th floor conference room
Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an basic understanding of the principles of refractive surgery and should be able to:
 
Describe the indications, contraindications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of:
  • PRK
  • LASIK
  • Astigmatic Keratectomy
  • Conductive Keratoplasty
 
 Assignment: Please read Chapters 1, 3, 6  in the Refractive Surgery book of the BCSC series.

02/14/2018 - 7:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

02/15/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular Surface Surgery
Cornea
Dr Espandar
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of surgery of the ocular surface and should be able to:

  • Review the principles of corneal and conjunctival wound healing
  • Review the mechanisms by which the ocular surface is maintained and responds to injury
  • Describe the indications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of
    • conjunctival biopsy
    • tarsorrhaphy
    • pterygium excision
    • conjunctival transplantation
    • limbal transplantation
    • conjunctival flap creation
    • mucous membrane grafting
    • superficial keratectomy and corneal biopsy
    • management of descemetocele, corneal perforation and corneal edema
    • corneal tattooing


Assignment: Please read Chapter 15 Introduction to Surgery of the Corneal Surface and Chapter 14 Surgical Procedures of the Corneal Surface in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


02/16/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Julia Kuhn, MD, Sara Otaibi, OD
BST S120

Dr. Julia Kuhn will present a case from the Pediatric Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 16, 2018 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Kuhn and Otaibi will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


02/16/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

02/19/2018 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

02/21/2018 (All day)
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

02/21/2018 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th Floor Conference Room

02/23/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds: Glaucoma Service
Grand Rounds
Andrew Williams, MD, Nils Loewen, MD
BST S 120
Dr. Andrew Williams will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at the UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7 am in BST S120. Dr. Williams and Dr. Loewen will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 
 

02/23/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

02/28/2018 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

03/02/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Peter Mortensen, MD, Jenny Yu-Will, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Peter Mortensen will present a case from the Plastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on March 2, 2018 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Mortensen and Yu-Will will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


03/02/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

03/07/2018 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

03/09/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

03/14/2018 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th Floor Conference Room

03/16/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

03/21/2018 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th Floor Conference Room

03/28/2018 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

04/04/2018 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Dr. Gonzalez
9th Floor Conference Room

04/05/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Capsulorrhexis and Extracap
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Ian Conner, Dr. Alex Mammen
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.

 


04/06/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Malika Doss, MD, Thomas Friberg, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Malika Doss will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on April 6, 2018 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Doss and Friberg will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.

 

 


04/11/2018 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

January 2018