Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
08/22/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Dr. John Swogger, Dr. Joseph Martel
BST S120

Dr. John Swogger will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 22, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr. Swogger and Dr. Martel will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


08/25/2014 - 7:00am
The Differential Diagnosis of AMD
Retina
Dr. Gallagher
9th Floor Conference Room

08/26/2014 - 7:00am
Chorioretinopathies
Retina
Dr. Eller
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture, the resident/student  will have an understanding of infectious and autoimmune chorioretinopathies and should be able to

Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of posterior segment infections and inflammations including:

  • Inflammatory Vasculitides
    • Behcet syndrome
    • Lupus
  • Intermediate Uveitis
    • Pars Planitis
    • Panuveitis
    • Sarcoid
    • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome
    • Intraocular lymphoma
  • Infections
    • CMV
    • Herpes

Reading Assignment: Please read the sections covering Focal and Diffuse Choroidal and Retinal Inflammation in the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC.


08/27/2014 - 7:00am
Retinal Detachment
Retina
Dr. Neamtu
9th Floor Conference Room

Reading Assignment: Please read the BCSC Retina chapter 15 prior to the conference.


08/27/2014 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Special Event
Dr. Carrie Happ
9th Floor Conference Room

08/28/2014 - 7:00am
Retinoblastoma
Retina
Dr. Olsen
9th Floor Conference Room

Assignment:  Please read BCSC Intraocular  tumors chapter 19 prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.


08/28/2014 - 5:00pm
Intralase Wet Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Dhaliwal
Refractive Surgery Suite

Intralase surgical lab for 3rd year residents and Cornea Fellow. The lab will begin at 5pm in the Refractive Surgery Suite on the 8th floor of EEI.


08/29/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Dr. Colin Prensky, Dr. Christin Sylvester
BST S120

Dr. Colin Prensky will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 29, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr. Prensky and Dr. Christin Sylvester will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


08/30/2014 - 8:30am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
McKeesport 9th Street Clinic

Our mission on Saturday, August 30th will be to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation.  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


09/01/2014 - 7:00am
No Conference - Labor Day

09/02/2014 - 7:00am
Endophthalmitis
Retina
Dr. Doft
9th Floor Conference Room

bjectives: 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.


09/03/2014 - 7:00am
Retinal Vascular Disease II
Retina
Dr. 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 and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.


09/03/2014 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

09/04/2014 - 7:00am
Macular Edema
Retina
Dr. Trichonas
9th Floor Conference Room

09/05/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Papers to Practice
Grand Rounds
Robert Hendricks, PhD
BST S120

09/08/2014 - 7:00am
Phakomatoses
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Paviglianiti
9th Floor Conference Room

09/09/2014 - 7:00am
Pediatric Retina
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Sylvester
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of pediatric vitreous and retinal diseases and disorders and should be able to

  • Describe the presenting symptoms, signs, findings, treatment of prognosis of pediatric vitreous and retinal diseases including
    • Leukocoria
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity
      • Persistent Fetal Vasculature
      • Coats Disease
    • Hereditary Retinal Disease
      • Leber Congenital Amaurosis
      • Achromatopsia
      • Blue-Cone Monochromatism
      • Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
      • Foveal Hypoplasia
      • Aicardi Syndrome
    • Hereditary Macular Dystrophies
      • Stargardt Disease
      • Best Vitelliform Dystrophy
      • Familial Drusen
    • Hereditary Vitreoretinopathies
      • Juvenile Retinoschisis
      • Stickler Syndrome
      • Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
      • Norrie Disease
      • Goldmann-Favre Vitreoretinal Dystrophy
    • Systemic Diseases and Disorders with Retinal Manifestations
      • Diabetes
      • Leukemia
      • Albinism
      • Familial Oculorenal Syndromes
      • Cherry-Red Spot
      • Gangliosidoses

Reading Assignment Please read Chapter 24 Vitreous and Retinal Diseases and Disorders in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC


09/10/2014 - 7:00am
Exodeviations
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Lope
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives

  • To develop a differential diagnosis for exodeviation based on the patient's age, medical history, symptoms and clinical exam
  • To develop a clinical examination approach for a patient with an exodeviation
  • To understand nonsurgical and surgical indications for a patient with an exodeviation

Reading assignment: Please read Chapter 8 Exodeviations Chapter in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus BCSC Book


09/11/2014 - 7:00am
Anatomy and Embryology
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Pennock
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives

  • Review basic anatomy of the eye, with particular attention to the extraocular muscles and their fascia
  • Describe the sequence of events in differentiation of ocular tissues during development
  • Review the stages of development of the human eye

Reading assignment: Please read Chapter 4 Ocular Development in the Fundamentals of Ophthalmology section of the BCSC as well as Chapter 2 Anatomy of the Extraocular Muscles and their Fascia in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC.


09/12/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Glaucoma
Grand Rounds
Dr. Ben Strauss, Dr. Conner
BST S120

Dr. Ben Strauss will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 12, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr. Strauss and Dr. Conner will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


09/15/2014 - 7:00am
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Conference
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

09/15/2014 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, September 15th will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions


09/16/2014 - 7:00am
ROP
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Sylvester
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of pediatric vitreous and retinal diseases and disorders and should be able to

  • Describe the presenting symptoms, signs, findings, treatment of prognosis of pediatric vitreous and retinal diseases including
    • Leukocoria
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity
      • Persistent Fetal Vasculature
      • Coats Disease
    • Hereditary Retinal Disease
      • Leber Congenital Amaurosis
      • Achromatopsia
      • Blue-Cone Monochromatism
      • Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
      • Foveal Hypoplasia
      • Aicardi Syndrome
    • Hereditary Macular Dystrophies
      • Stargardt Disease
      • Best Vitelliform Dystrophy
      • Familial Drusen
    • Hereditary Vitreoretinopathies
      • Juvenile Retinoschisis
      • Stickler Syndrome
      • Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
      • Norrie Disease
      • Goldmann-Favre Vitreoretinal Dystrophy
    • Systemic Diseases and Disorders with Retinal Manifestations
      • Diabetes
      • Leukemia
      • Albinism
      • Familial Oculorenal Syndromes
      • Cherry-Red Spot
      • Gangliosidoses

Reading Assignment Please read Chapter 24 Vitreous and Retinal Diseases and Disorders in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC


09/17/2014 - 7:00am
Adult Strabismus
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Lope
9th Floor Conference Room

09/18/2014 - 7:00am
Congenital Glaucoma
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Pennock
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: To recognize the common infectious and inflammatory disorders of the anterior segment in the pediatric population.

To become familiar with the cogenital anomalies affecting the cornea and anterior segment of children.

To develop a logical treatment plan for pediatric patients with anterior segment disease.

Read Assignment: Please ready Chapter 17: Infectios and Allergic Ocular Disease and Chapter 19: Diseases of the Cornea and Anterior Segment in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC.


09/18/2014 - 5:30pm
Wet Lab: Corneal Laceration
Wet Labs
Trauma/Consults Attending
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
 

 


09/19/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
Grand Rounds
Dr. Shilpa Kodati, Dr. Eller
BST S120

Dr. Shilpa Kodati will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 19, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr. Kodati and Dr. Eller will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


09/22/2014 - 7:00am
Genetics
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Mitchell
9th Floor Conference Room

09/23/2014 - 7:00am
Craniofacial and Orbital Disorder
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Mitchell
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives:

  • To become familiar with the different types of craniofacial malformations
  • To identify ocular pathology associated with craniofacial malformations
  • To understand treatment for primary and secondary ocular complications associated with craniofacial malformations.


Reading assignment: Please read Chapter 28 Craniofacial Malformations in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus BCSC Book


09/24/2014 - 7:00am
A & V Pattern
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Cheng
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of A- and V- pattern strabismus and should be able to

  • Describe the clinical features of these patterns
  • Describe the indication, techniques and complications for treatments for A- and V- pattern strabismus including
    • V- pattern esotropia
    • V- pattern exotropia
    • A- pattern esotropia
    • V- pattern exotropia

Reading Assignment Please read Chapter 9 A- and V- Pattern Horizontal Strabismus in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC


09/25/2014 - 7:00am
Prescribing Glasses and Contact Lenses for Children
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Luchansky
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives:    To understand the general guidelines for prescribing spectacles for children 

                    To understand the ocular conditions which require spectacle correction for children 

                    To understand the indications for contact lenses for children

Reading assignment:    AAO Preferred Practice Pattern Guidelines - Pediatric Eye Evaluations PPP section on Eyeglasses and Refractive Errors and Refractive Surgery PPP section on Contact Lenses:    


09/26/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds
Kate Davoli
BST S120

Kate Davoli will present on Tissue Culture and Histology Core at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on September 26, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120.  Please check back here for suggested reading.


09/27/2014 - 9:00am
GES Mission at Majesty Care Clinic
Majesty Care Clinic in Greensburgh, PA

Our mission on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM will be to the Majesty Care Clinic of Westmoreland County in Greensburg, PA.  Click here for directions. Click here for an address. You can learn about the Majesty Care Clinic here.


09/29/2014 - 7:00am
Comitant Esodeviations
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Hoover
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives:

  • Identify different types of comitant esodeviations and their clinical characteristics.
  • Know how to clinically evaluate, quantitate, and formulate a treatment plan for patients with a comitant esodeviation.
  • Recognize the clinical signs of comitant esodeviations that mandate neuroimaging and further neurologic evaluation.

Reading assignment

  • Chapter 7 Esodeviations in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC .
  • Chapter 80  Comitant Strabismus : Esotropias.  by William Scott and Pamela Kutschke. in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (eds. David Taylor and Creig Hoyt).

09/30/2014 - 7:00am
Retinoblastoma
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Hughes
9th Floor Conference Room

10/01/2014 - 7:00am
Amblyopia
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Hughes
9th Floor Conference Room

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

  • List and define the classes of Amblyopia including
    • Strabismic Amblyopia
    • Anisometropic Amlyopia
    • Ametropic Amblyopia
    • Deprivation Amblyopia
  • Describe the diagnostic techniques for Amblyopia including
    • History and Characteristics of the Presenting Complaint
    • Assessment of Near and Distance Visual Acuity
  • Describe the indication, techniques and complications for treatments for amblyopia including
    • Cataract Removal
    • Refractive Correction
    • Occlusion and Optical Degradation

Reading Assignment Please read Chapter 5 Amblyopia and Chapter 6 Diagnostic Techniques for Strabismus and Amblyopia in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus section of the BCSC.


10/02/2014 - 7:00am
Anterior Segment
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Nischal
9th Floor Conference Room

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 18 Diseases of the Cornea and Anterior Segment Chapter in the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus BSCS Book - Pages 211-221.

 


10/03/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Dr. Anton Kolomeyer, Dr. Lope
BST S120

Dr. Anton Kolomeyer will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 3, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr. Kolomeyer and Dr. Lope will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


10/06/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/07/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/08/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/08/2014 - 8:00am
Cornea Imaging Conference
Cornea Imaging
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/09/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/09/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/10/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds
TBD
BST S120

10/13/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/14/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/14/2014 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 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. Please note the new location.


10/15/2014 - 7:00am
Cornea Conference
Cornea
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/15/2014 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Joseph Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

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7:00am
Acquired Diseases of the Macula

Acquired Diseases of the Macula

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

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of acquired macular diseases including
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Vitreomacular Syndromes including
      • Epiretinal Membranes
      • Pseudoholes
      • Lamellar Macular Holes
      • Vitreomacular Traction  Syndrome
    • Central Serous Choroidopathy
    • Purtscher's Retinopathy
    • Terson's Syndrome

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 4 Acquired Diseases of the Macula in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series. We will be covering Age Related Macular Degeneration at another conference.

 
7:00am
Posterior Segment Trauma

Posterior Segment Trauma

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:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Lacerating and Penetrating Injuries
  • Perforating Injuries
  • Intraocular Foreign Bodies
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmia
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome/Nonaccidental Trauma

Reading Assignment: Please read the chapter covering Posterior Segment Manifestations of Trauma  in the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC.

 
6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
 
7:00am
Dry AMD

Dry AMD

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the resident should be able to:

  • Describe retinal changes associated with the normal process of aging.
  • Describe retinal changes that occur with age-related macular degeneration.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for nonexudative AMD.
  • Describe the clinical management for patients with nonexudative AMD.
  • Be able to describe the major findings of the AREDS trial, and be able to calculate risk of progression to advanced AMD based on the grading scale used in this study.
  • Be able to define neovascular AMD as well as its underlying pathophysiology.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for neovascular AMD.
  • Describe how ancillary testing can be used to diagnose neovascular AMD.

Assignment:  Please read pages 60-78 in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.

 
7:00am
Diabetic Retinopathy: PDR

Diabetic Retinopathy: PDR

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and should be able to

  • Define terms associated with diabetic retinopathy
  • Discuss the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy
  • Discuss the mechanisms of vision loss in diabetic retinopathy
  • Define and discuss the causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Reading Assignment: Please read the Diabetic Retinopathy ( pages 89 - 112) section of Chapter 5 Retinal Vascular Disease in the Retina and Vitreous Section of the BCSC.

 
 
 
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7:00am
Retinal Drug Toxicity

Retinal Drug Toxicity

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student will have an understanding of the effects of systemic drugs on the retina and will be able to:

Describe the anatomy and physiology of the retina as it relates to mechanisms of retinal drug toxicity

List the systemic drugs that are known to have adverse effects on the retina including:

  • chloroquine
  • hydroxychloroquine
  • vigabatrin
  • phenothiazines
  • sildenafil
  • digoxin
  • ethambutol
  • tamoxifen
  • desferrioxamine

Describe the incidence, symptoms, signs, monitoring protocols and prognosis for toxicity related to these medications.

Reading Assignment:  There appears to be a very short section covering Systemic Drug Toxicity in the Retinal Degenerations associated with Systemic Disease chapter of the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC. For more detail you may wish to read Drugs and the Retina by Constable and Pirmohamed from Expert Opinions on Drug Safety 2004.

 

Attached Files: 

 
7:00am
ERG

ERG

Assignment:  Please read pages 33-40 in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.

 
7:00am
Wet AMD

Wet AMD

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the resident should be able to:

  • Describe retinal changes associated with the normal process of aging.
  • Describe retinal changes that occur with age-related macular degeneration.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for nonexudative AMD.
  • Describe the clinical management for patients with nonexudative AMD.
  • Be able to describe the major findings of the AREDS trial, and be able to calculate risk of progression to advanced AMD based on the grading scale used in this study.
  • Be able to define neovascular AMD as well as its underlying pathophysiology.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for neovascular AMD.
  • Describe how ancillary testing can be used to diagnose neovascular AMD.

Assignment:  Please read pages 60-78 in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.

 
7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Comprehensive Eye Service
 
 
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Retinal Manifestation Associated with Systemic Diseases

Retinal Manifestation Associated with Systemic Diseases

ObjectivesUpon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of retinal degenerations associated with systemic disease and should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of retinal degenerations including:
    • Disorders involving other organ systems
      • Infantile-Onset to Early Childhood-Onset Syndromes
      • Bardet-Biedl Complex of Diseases
      • Hearing Loss and Pigmentary Retinopathy
      • Neuromuscular Disorders
      • Other Organ System Disorders
      • Paraneoplastic Retinopathy
    • Metabolic Diseases
      • Albinism
      • CNS Metabolic Abnormalities
      • Amino Acid Disorders
      • Mitochondrial Disorders
    • Systemic Drug Toxicity
      • Chloroquine Derivatives
      • Phenothiazines
      • Other agents

Reading AssignmentPlease read Chapter 12 Retinal Degenerations Associated with Systemic Disease in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.

 
5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
 
7:00am
Retinal and Choroidal Dystrophies

Retinal and Choroidal Dystrophies

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

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of choroidal disease including
    • Bilateral Diffuse Uveal Melanocytic Proliferation
    • Choroidal Perfusion Abnormalities
    • Choroidal Hemangioma
    • Uveal Effusion Syndrome

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 8 Choroidal Disease in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC series.

 
7:00am
Retinal Vascular Disease I

Retinal Vascular Disease I

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 and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.

 
7:00am
Intraocular Tumors

Intraocular Tumors

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have a basic understanding of intraocular tumors and should be able to

Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of intraocular tumors including:

  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Carcinoma
  • Lymphomatous Tumors

Reading Assignment: Please read pages BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.

 
7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina
 
 
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Chorioretinopathies

Chorioretinopathies

Objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture, the resident/student  will have an understanding of infectious and autoimmune chorioretinopathies and should be able to

Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of posterior segment infections and inflammations including:

  • Inflammatory Vasculitides
    • Behcet syndrome
    • Lupus
  • Intermediate Uveitis
    • Pars Planitis
    • Panuveitis
    • Sarcoid
    • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome
    • Intraocular lymphoma
  • Infections
    • CMV
    • Herpes

Reading Assignment: Please read the sections covering Focal and Diffuse Choroidal and Retinal Inflammation in the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC.

 
7:00am
Retinal Detachment
 
7:00am
Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma

Assignment:  Please read BCSC Intraocular  tumors chapter 19 prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.

 
5:00pm
Intralase Wet Lab

Intralase Wet Lab

Intralase surgical lab for 3rd year residents and Cornea Fellow. The lab will begin at 5pm in the Refractive Surgery Suite on the 8th floor of EEI.

 
7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology

UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology

Dr. Colin Prensky will present a case from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on August 29, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Dr. Prensky and Dr. Christin Sylvester will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.

 
8:30am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
 
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