Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
11/27/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Optic Neuritis, MS and NMO
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Islam Zaydan
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read:

Ch 4, starting page 13 on Optic Neuritis

Ch 8, starting page 17 on NMO

Ch 14, starting page 23 on MS


11/28/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Visual Field Interpretation
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Ellen Mitchell
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

  • Define the visual field
  • Describe the characteristics of the normal visual field
  • Describe the different kinds of visual field testing and their properties
  • Describe the anatomy of the afferent pathways of vision
  • Identify visual defects related to dysfunction of the
    • retina
    • optic nerve
    • optic chiasm
    • optic tracts
    • lateral geniculate nucleus
    • optic radiations
    • visual cortex
  • Identify visual defects related to functional visual loss

Assignment: There is no single chapter in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book that covers this material. Sections in the BCSC that will be useful for preparing for this conference include:

  • Neuro-Ophthalmic Anatomy , Section on "Afferent Visual Pathways" - Ch 1, page 10
  • The Patient With Decreased Vision: Evaluation - Ch 3
    • Section on "Evaluation", subsection "Visual Fields" 
  • The Patient With Decreased Vision: Classification and Management - Ch 4
    • Section on "Optic Neuropathy", subsection "Visual Field Patterns"
    • Section on "Optic Neuropathy", Table 4-1 "Perimetric Terms"
    • Section on "Chiasmal Lesions"
    • Section on "Retrochiasmal Lesions"
  • The Patient With Functional Visual Disorders, Section "Examination Techniques", Subsection "Visual Field Defect"

Altogether this doesn't add up to a large amount of reading.


11/29/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Optic Disk Pallor
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe the disk pallor's:

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment

Assignment: Please read the appropriate sections in Ch 4 on Optic Neuropathy in the BCSC series


11/29/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/29/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Retina Case Conference
Journal Club
Andrew Eller, MD, Jose-Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Reading materials attached.


11/30/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Nystagmus
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read chapter 9 - The Patient with Nystagmus or Spontaneous Eye Movement Disorders of the BCSC series.


12/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

12/04/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
SupraNuclear Palsies
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Islam Zaydan
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

  • List, define and describe the types of eye movements:
    • Saccades
    • Pursuit
    • Vestibulo-ocular reflexes
    • Optokinetic nystagmus
    • Convergence
  • Discuss the neuro-anatomy of the different types of eye movements
  • Define and discuss supranuclear disorders of eye movement including:
    • Supranuclear stroke
    • Ocular motor apraxia
    • Pontine gaze palsy
    • Intranuclear ophthalmoplegia
    • One & one half syndrome
    • Upgaze & downgaze paresis
    • Dorsal midbrain syndrome
    • Progressive supranuclear palsy
    • Oculogyric crisis
    • Near reflex spasm
    • Convergence and divergence paresis
    • Skew deviation
    • Ocular neuromyotonia

Assignment: Please read:

  • Ch 7 - The Patient with Supranuclear Disorders of Ocular Motility in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book.
  • I prepared for this conference using Lanning Kline's Review of Neuro-ophthalmology book.
  • Another reference I found very helpful was Supranuclear Control of Ocular Motility by Lea Averbach-Heller (attached)

12/05/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Functional Vision Loss
Neuro Ophthalmology
Dr. Ellen Mitchell
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe functional visual loss':

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment

 


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

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.
 

November 2017