Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
08/26/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Electrophysiology
Retina
Dr. Alkiviades Liasis
9th floor conference room, 936

08/27/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retinal Vascular Disease
Retina
Dr. Robert Bergren
9th Floor Conference Room

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

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of retinal vascular disease including
    • Hypertensive Retinopathy
    • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
    • Peripheral Retinal Neovascularization
    • Venous Occlusive Disease
    • Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Retinal Vasculitis
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Coats Disease
    • Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis
    • Arterial Macroaneurysms

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 5 Retinal Vascular Disease in the Retina  book in the BCSC series.


08/28/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Endophthalmitis/Intraocular Infection
Retina
Dr. Bernard Doft
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of endophthalmitis and should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of endophthalmitis including:
    • Endogenous Bacterial Endophthalmitis
    • Fungal Endophthalmitis
    • Posttraumatic Endophthalmitis
    • Post-operative Endophthalmitis
    • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Discuss the purpose, inclusion criteria and the outcomes of the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study

Reading Assignment: There are several sections in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC concerning endophthalmitis. Please read through these. In addition, please review the EVS-link attached.


08/28/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Amarasekera
9th floor conference room, 936

08/30/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Glaucoma Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Shazly
BST S120

Dr. Shelley Mo will present a case from the Glaucoma Eye Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 30, 2019 at 7am in BST 120.   Drs. Mo and Shazly will lead a discussion after the case presentation.     

 


08/30/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

09/03/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Herpectic Infections of Cornea
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th floor conference room

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


09/04/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Cornea Lecture - Topic and Speaker To De Determined
Cornea
9th floor conference room, 936

09/04/2019 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference - OCTA/AF imaging
Retina Imaging
Dr Chhablani
9th Floor Conference Room

OCTA/AF


09/04/2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
LRI, K Sutures and Incisions Wet Lab
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Mammen
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
 
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.

09/05/2019 - 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)


09/06/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-Cornea - Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
POS Guest Speaker
BST S120

A Guest Speaker will present - Information to be posted at a later date.


09/06/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

09/09/2019 - 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.

 


09/10/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Neoplastic Disorders
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


09/10/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr.Eller
9th Floor Conference Room

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

 


09/11/2019 - 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.


09/11/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Amarasekera
9th floor conference room, 936

09/13/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Errera
BST S120

Dr. Sabrina Mukhtar will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 13, 2019 at 7am in BST S120.  Drs. Mukhtar and Errera will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

 


09/13/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

09/16/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Corneal Imaging Modalities
Cornea
Dr. Bhat
9th floor conference room, 936

09/16/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
09/17/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Corneal Perforation
Cornea
Dr. Jhanji
9th Floor Conference Room

09/18/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Cornea Lecture - Topic and Speaker To Be Determined
Cornea
9th floor conference room, 936

09/18/2019 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

09/19/2019 - 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
 


09/20/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-To Be Determined
Grand Rounds
BST S120

Information to be posted at a later date.


09/20/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

09/23/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Dr. Pollard
9th floor conference room, 936

09/24/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Collagen Crosslining
Cornea
Dr. Jhanji
9th Floor Conference Room

09/25/2019 - 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.


09/25/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Amarasekera
9th floor conference room, 936

09/26/2019 - 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.

09/27/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Pihlblad
BST S120

Dr. Lillian To will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7am  BST S120,  Drs. To and Pihlblad will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

 


09/27/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

09/28/2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
GES Mexican Consulate Visit
Central Catholic High School

4720 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


10/01/2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
GES Squirrel Hill Health Center
4516 Browns Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15

4516 Browns Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227


10/02/2019 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Rossi
9th Floor Conference Room

Adaptive Optics


10/04/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Occuloplastics Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Stefko
BST S120

Dr Jared Weed will present a case from the Occuloplastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7 am. Drs Weed and Stefko will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

 


10/04/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

10/08/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr.Eller
9th Floor Conference Room

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

 


10/09/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Amarasekera
9th floor conference room, 936

10/11/2019 - 7:00am
October 11, 2019 No Grand Rounds - Due to AAO
Grand Rounds

10/18/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center - Root Cause Analysis
Grand Rounds
Dr. Bonhomme, Dr. Eller
BST S120

Dr. Jamie Odden will present a case for the department quarterly Root Cause Analysis Session on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7am.  This is a closed session for UPMC Faculty.  Drs. Odden, Bonhomme and Eller will lead a discussion after the case presentation.


10/18/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

10/21/2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
10/23/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Amarasekera
9th floor conference room, 936

10/25/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Comprehensive Eye Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Waxman
BST S120

Dr. Jennifer Adeghate will present a case from the Comprehensive Eye Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 16, 2019 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Adeghate and Waxman will lead a discussion after the case presentation.

 


10/25/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S120

10/30/2019 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

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