Dr. Rossi will lecture on August 26th at 7am in BST S120.
"High Resolution Imaging With Adaptive Optics for Studying the Retina on a Microscopic Scale in the Living Eye"
Dr Igor Bussel will present a case from the Oculoplastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 2, 2017 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr Buissel and Dr Stefko will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.
VISIONWALK 2016 – OCTOBER 22, 2016 (The Great Lawn at Heinz Field, North Shore Drive at Three Rivers Park Walkway) When: OCTOBER 22; registration 9:00 am; stage presentation 10:00 am; start time 10:30 amWhere: Heinz Field – Great LawnWho: UPMC Eye Center Team
Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of posterior segment trauma and should be able to:
Describe the epidemiology, characteristics and management of posterior segment trauma including:
Reading Assignment: Please read the chapter 17 in the Retina and Vitreous book of the BCSC series.
After this lecture, the student/resident will be able to:
Please read chapter 17 of the Pathology and Intraocular Tumors book of the BCSC series.
Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of acquired disease affecting the macula and should be able to:
Reading Assignment: Please read end of ch 7, beginning of ch 9, all of ch 14 and beginning of ch 16
Ethan A. Rossi, PhD recently joined the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 under the mentorship of Austin Roorda. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester in the laboratory of David Williams, before joining the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester as a Research Associate in 2012. His research uses adaptive optics technology to study the normal and diseased retina. Adaptive optics allows for retinal imaging and visual stimulation at the level of single cells in the living eye. His graduate work used adaptive optics to study the limits of human visual resolution. His work at Rochester centered on improving existing adaptive optics imaging technologies and developing new ones to apply them to the study of human diseases such as AMD. Most recently, he devised a new technique to image translucent neurons such as retinal ganglion cells in the living eye.
Our mission on Saturday, August 27th, 2015 will be to Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA. Cornerstone Care is a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) and practices serving communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Our focus at Waynesburg is detection of diabetic retinopathy.
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Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and should be able to:
Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 5 in the Retina and Vitreous book of the BCSC.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of endophthalmitis and should be able to:
Please read chapter 10 in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC series.
In addition, please review the EVS.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the resident should be able to:
Assignment: Please read chapter 4 in the Retina and Vitreous book of the BCSC series. Note any questions so we can discuss at class.
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):
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).
Pizza at 5:30 in Room 150
Please remember to double bag any waste in the RED Biohazard bags, call maintenance at 412-647-3370 and leave outside the door for pick up.
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MSAssociate Professor of OphthalmologyCornea/Refractive Surgery/External DiseaseMedical Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in PlantationCornea Fellowship Co-DirectorPlantation, FL
Dr. Donaldson’s clinical specialties include: Cataract and Intraocular Lens, Corneal and External Diseases, LASIK and Laser Vision Correction.
4:00 pm Registration
4:30 pm 1st Lecture – Astigmatism Correction/Integration of Technology for Achieving our Best Outcomes
7:00 pm 2nd Lecture – Femtosecond Laser Technology (FLACS) – Ethics, Outcomes and Recent Advances
Following this lecture, attendees will be able to:
Our mission on Saturday, September 10th will be to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation from 9am to 1pm. The 9th street clinic serves a community of uninsured adults many of whom require primary and eye care to help them stay productive in the community. You can read more about the 9th street clinic here. Click here for Google directions
Our mission on Saturday October 1, 2016 will be to Steubenville, OH. This will be a screening event for the Steubenville branch of the VA. This is one of the few “screening-type” of events that GES is involved with, but because the VA provides exceptional follow-up for the veterans, we are able to refer those in whom a potential problem is discovered to the nearest VA where they will get complete care. We'll be screening about 200 veterans over the course of the morning. This event is fast paced, rewarding and alot of fun. The location is at 500 Market Street, Suite 310, Steubenville, OH 43952. Click here for Google directions
VISIONWALK 2016 – OCTOBER 22, 2016 (The Great Lawn at Heinz Field, North Shore Drive at Three Rivers Park Walkway) When: OCTOBER 22; registration 9:00 am; stage presentation 10:00 am; start time 10:30 amWhere: Heinz Field – Great LawnWho: UPMC Eye Center Team VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program raised over $37 million to fund sight-saving research. As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever before. Join the tens of thousands of people who have taken important steps toward a cure by participating in this year’s VisionWalk. We need you! Let’s cure blindness together! We invite you to join our team and help us save and restore sight to the 10 million Americans living in darkness. While participation was great last year, we still didn’t have enough of you on our team. Register your spouse, significant other, kids --- make it a family affair. There will be Chinese auctions, music, and other surprises as well. All those registered to walk will receive a free raffle ticket for the Chinese auction. Registration is simple – just email your name and the names of those who will be walking with you to firstname.lastname@example.org and we take care of the rest. No forms to fill out -- it’s that simple!
Once registered, you can track your personal donations and pledges right on the website. The website for our team is http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR/VISIONWALK/VisionWalktr?fr_id=5754&pg=entry&AddInterest=1561#.V7W6ulsrKHs
If you cannot participate, but would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and give to Lauren. Of if you would like to make an on-line donation, please use the web address above.
Once again, the UPMC Eye Center is a community champion for this walk, further strengthening our commitment to help with the fight against blindness. Drs. José Alain Sahel, Ian Conner, and Jenny Will will be medical chairs. We need each and every one of you to be part of our team. Will you accept the challenge? We hope so. See you on October 22. We hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause. Any questions, please contact Lauren Wally at 412-864-3283 or email@example.com
Lecture Topics to be determined
Sean Donahue, MD, PhDColeman Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical AffairsChief, Pediatric Ophthalmology ServiceVanderbilt Eye Institute – Pediatric OphthalmologyNashville, TN
Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY
Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon
Nathan Radcliffe, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who is an experienced glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Prior to June of 2014, Dr. Radcliffe served as the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Weill Cornell Medical College for six years. During his time in academics, Dr. Radcliffe managed the most challenging cataract and glaucoma cases referred from all over the world, published over 40 peer reviewed publications in glaucoma research, gave hundreds lectures on glaucoma and cataract to thousands of ophthalmologists in 40 states and over a dozen different countries, and won awards for his surgical videos and teaching.
Joseph Rizzo, III, MDDavid G. Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology In the Field of Neuro-OphthalmologyDirector, Neuro-Ophthalmology ServiceMassachusetts Eye and EarBoston, MA
Lecture topics to be determined.
4:00 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. Welcome & First Lecture
5:35 p.m. Case Presentation (Resident and questions /answers by Guest Faculty)
5:50 p.m. Business Meeting of the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
6:00 p.m. Social
6:45 p.m. Social concludes, Guests seated for dinner
7:05 p.m. Second Lecture Begins
8:05 pm Conclusion of Program
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