Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
12/11/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Major Glaucoma Studies to Know / GLT
Glaucoma
Dr. Julia Polat
9th floor conference room

Objectives: To become familiar with the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of four major glaucoma studies:

  • Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS)
  • Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS)
  • Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial (EMGT)
  • Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS)

12/12/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma
John Swogger, DO
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of angle-closure glaucoma and should be able to:

  • Describe the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of angle closure including:
    • Pupillary block
    • Angle closure without papillary block
    • Lens-induced angle closure
    • Iris-induced angle closure
  • Describe the clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, therapy and prognosis of
    • Primary Angle Closure
    • Plateau Iris

Assignment: Please read the Ch 5 Angle-Closure Glaucoma in the BCSC Series.


12/13/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Malignant Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Andrew Siegel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read the section on Malignant Glaucoma in Ch 5 of the BCSC series.


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

12/14/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Lens Related Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Dr. Marshall Stafford
BST 120
Objectives: At the completion of this lecture the resident/student will be able to:
identify the types of lens induced glaucoma
specify treatments for each type of lens induced glaucoma
 
Reading Assignment:  Please read in chapter 4 Lens Induced Glaucoma in the BCSC series. A slide set is also attached.

 


12/14/2017 - 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.

 


12/15/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Peter Mortensen, MD, Joseph Martel, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Peter Mortensen will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on December 15, 2017 at 7am in BST S120. Drs. Mortensen and Martel will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back for reading materials.


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

12/18/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma with OHTS
Glaucoma
Dr. Nils Loewen
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of primary open angle glaucoma and should be able to:

  • Describe the:
    • Clinical features, associated disorders and prognosis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
    • Clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, therapy and prognosis of open angle glaucoma
    • Definition of and management of Glaucoma Suspect

Assignment: Please read the chapter 4 Open Angle Glaucoma in the BCSC Series.

 


12/18/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

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

01/02/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
NTG with CNTGS and LOGTS
Glaucoma
Dr. Robert Null
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read related pages in Ch 4 from the BCSC series and attached materials.


01/03/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Glaucoma Medications and Lasers
Glaucoma
Dr. Ian Conner
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the principles guiding the use of glaucoma medications and should be able to:

  • List the classes of glaucoma medications, their mechanisms and their side effects
  • Describe the approach to medical management of the patient with:
    • Open Angle Glaucoma
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma
    • Pregnancy and Nursing
  • Describe the role that compliance problems plays in the treatment of glaucoma

Reading Assignment:  Please read the chapter 7 Medical Management of Glaucoma in the BCSC book series.


01/04/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Uveitic Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Marshall Stafford, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

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

01/08/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma
Glaucoma
Nils Loewen, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the secondary open angle glaucomas and should be able to:

  • List and describe the Secondary Open Angle Glaucomas including:
    • Pseudoexfoliation
    • Pigmentary Glaucoma
    • Lens-Induced Glaucoma
    • Intraocular Tumors
    • Ocular Inflammation
    • Elevated Episcleral Venous Pressure
    • Trauma
    • Steroid and other medication induced glaucoma

Assignment: Please read Ch 4 on Open Angle Glaucoma in the BCSC Series.


01/09/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary Open Angled Glaucomas 2: Steroid Induced, Elevated Episcleral Venous Pressure
Glaucoma
John Swogger, DO
9th floor conference room, 936

01/10/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary Angle Closures 1: NVG
Glaucoma
Dr. Ian Conner
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the Secondary Angle Closures and should be able to:

  1. Describe the general mechanisms involved in secondary ACG – “pushing vs pulling”
  2. Describe the workup of atypical ACG
  3. Describe the management principles of secondary ACG in the clinic and operating room

Reading assignments: Please read the section in Ch. 5 on Secondary ACG in the BCSC series.

 

 


01/11/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Secondary ACG 2: ICE, Epi Downgrowth/Fibrous Ingrowth, PPMD, Secluded Pupil
Glaucoma
Andrew Siegel, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of the Secondary Angle Closures and should be able to:

  1. Describe the general mechanisms involved in secondary ACG – “pushing vs pulling”
  2. Describe the workup of atypical ACG
  3. Describe the management principles of secondary ACG in the clinic and operating room

Reading assignments: Please read the section in Ch 5 on Secondary ACG in the BCSC text.


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 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Histopathology Review
Glaucoma
Dr. Robert Null
9th Floor Conference Room

After this lecture, the resident/student will be able to:

  • explain the histology and pathology for common glaucoma diagnoses
  • distinguish between histology/pathology for glaucoma vs. other ocular conditions
  • list the angle structures

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.


01/17/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Glaucoma Surgery with TVT, ABC and Surgical Complications
Glaucoma
Andrew Siegel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read Ch 8 Surgical Therapy for Glaucoma in the BCSC series.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 


04/19/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Strabismus
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Lope, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Mammen, Dr. Conner
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:

1. Become familiar with the steps of eye muscle surgery

2. Become familiar with the instruments used during eye muscle surgery

3. Start to become comfortable with the scleral needle pass performed during eye muscle surgery

Reading assignment attached.

Review Strabismus Surgery in Chap 31-35 in the Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery book.

 
 

 

 


05/30/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Phaco - Alcon
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.

05/31/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Phaco - Alcon
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.

 


06/07/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Phaco - B & L
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.

06/14/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Phaco - B & L
Ian Conner, MD, PhD, Alex Mammen, MD
 
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.
 

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