Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
10/18/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Prescribing Glasses and Contact Lenses for Children, Amblyopia Management
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Craig Luchansky, OD
9th Floor Conference Room

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

  • understand the general guidelines for prescribing spectacles for children 
  • describe the ocular conditions which require spectacle correction for children 
  • list the indications for contact lenses for children

Reading assignment:    AAO Preferred Practice Pattern Guidelines 

  1. Pediatric Eye Evaluations PPP
  2. Eyeglasses PPP
  3. Refractive Errors and Refractive Surgery PPP
  4. Contact Lenses: http://www.aao.org/eye-health/glasses-contacts/contact-lens-102  

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

10/19/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Pediatric Glaucoma
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Ken Nischal, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

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

  • recognize the common infectious and inflammatory disorders of the anterior segment in the pediatric population
  • list the congenital anomalies affecting the cornea and anterior segment of children
  • develop a logical treatment plan for pediatric patients with anterior segment disease

Read Assignment: Please read in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC:

Chapter 17 eBook pg 27 - section on Infectious and Allergic Ocular Disease

Chapter 20/eBook pg 30 - section on Diseases of the Cornea and Anterior Segment


10/20/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Cornea
Grand Rounds
Sohani Amarasekera, MD, Ladan Espandar, MD
BST S120

Dr Sohani Amarasekera will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 20, 2017 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr Amarasekera and Espandar will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 


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

10/23/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Phakomatoses
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Matthew Philblad, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

After this lecture the student/resident will be able to:
 
List the characteristics of Phakomatoses seen in children.
 
Please read chapter 28/eBook page 38 in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus BCSC series
 

 


10/24/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Anatomy and Pediatric Eye Muscle Surgery
Surgical Planning
Lea Ann Lope, DO
9th floor conference room

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 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Catalina Cleves, MD, Ellen Mitchell, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

Dr. Catalina Cleves, a pediatri neurologist and Dr. Ellen Mitchell will lecture on Pediatric IIH.

Please read the section on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in Ch 26/eBook pg 36 of the BCSC series.


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

10/26/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Nystagmus
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Sara Otaibi, DO
9th floor conference room
Objectives
  • describe the various forms of nystagmus and their significance
  • identify ocular and CNS pathology that may be associated with nystagmus
  • name treatment options available for nystagmus

Reading assignment  Please read Chapter 13 Childhood Nystagmus in the BCSC series.

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

10/30/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Metabolic Diseases
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Ellen Mitchell, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read the section on Metabolic Disorders in Chapter 20 of the BCSC series and also the section Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Ch 28 for additional discussion of some of the disorders covered in Ch 20.


10/31/2017 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Pediatric Uveitis
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Matthew Pihlblad, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

At the end of this lecture, the student/resident will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate diagnostic tests for pediatric uveitis

 

Please read Ch. 24/eBook pg 34 - Uveitis in the Pediatric Age Group in the BCSC series.


11/01/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Review of Pediatric Concepts on OKAP Exam
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Sara Otaibi, DO
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Otaibi will review concepts that were missed on the 2016 OKAP exams.


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)

11/04/2017 - 8:30am
GES Mission at Alma Illery Medical Center
Alma Illery Medical Center

Mission at new site, Alma Illery Medical Center, located nearby at 7227 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208


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)

11/15/2017 - 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

11/20/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham Mission
Birmingham Clinic

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

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

October 2017