Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
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


09/24/2014 - 5:00pm
Cataract Video Club
Dr. Conner
9th Floor Conference Room

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 


09/25/2014 - 5:30pm
Wet Lab: Eyelid Laceration / Tarsorrhaphy Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Stefko and Dr. Yu
Temporal Bone Lab

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 Greensburg, 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
HSV Infections of Cornea
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th Floor Conference Room

10/07/2014 - 7:00am
Ocular Surface Surgery
Cornea
Dr. Espandar
9th Floor Conference Room

10/08/2014 - 7:00am
Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders
Cornea
Dr. Dhaliwal
9th Floor Conference Room

10/08/2014 - 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging
Cornea Imaging
Dr. Kouchouk
9th Floor Conference Room

10/09/2014 - 7:00am
Immune Mediated Disorders
Cornea
Dr. McGee
9th Floor Conference Room

10/10/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Cornea
Grand Rounds
Deb Parish, MD, Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, LAc
BST S120

Dr. Deb Parish will present a case from the Cornea Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 10, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Drs. Parish and Dhaliwal will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


10/13/2014 - 7:00am
Ocular Infectious Disease
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th Floor Conference Room

10/14/2014 - 7:00am
Neoplastic Disorders of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr. Kamyar
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
Refractive Surgery
Cornea
Dr. Dhaliwal
9th Floor Conference Room

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

10/16/2014 - 8:00am
A World Through A Child's Eye
Pediatric CME Course
Dr. Ken Nischal
University Club

The annual A World Through a Child's Eye conference will be held at the University Club on October 16, 2014. The purpose of this event is to bring together the pediatric and ophthalmology community to discuss new initiatives. Please check back later for a list of speakers and more details.


10/16/2014 - 5:30pm
Wet Lab: PKP Lab
Wet Labs
Cornea Faculty
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
 

 


10/17/2014 - 7:00am
No Grand Rounds - AAO

10/19/2014 - 9:00am
VISIONWALK 2014
Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore

VISIONWALK 2014 – OCTOBER 19, 2014 (Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore Drive at Three Rivers Park Walkway)
 
When:  OCTOBER 19; registration 9:00 am; start time 10:00 am
Where:  Heinz Field – Great Lawn
Who:  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 $30 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 a 5K VisionWalk.  
 
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.
 

The website for our team is http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR/VISIONWALK/VisionWalktr/463735927?pg=team&fr_id=5030&team_id=72189

 
If you cannot participate, but would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and mail to:  Lauren Wally, UPMC Eye Center, 203 Lothrop Street, 8th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  

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 captain for this walk, further strengthening our commitment to help with the fight against blindness.  Drs. Schuman, Conner, and Will have once agreed to be medical chairs as well.


10/20/2014 - 7:00am
No Conference - AAO

10/21/2014 - 7:00am
No Conference - AAO

10/22/2014 - 7:00am
Journal Club
Cornea
Dr. Espandar
9th Floor Conference Room

10/22/2014 - 8:00am
QA Conference
Special Event
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

10/22/2014 - 5:00pm
Cataract Video Club
Dr. Conner
9th Floor Conference Room

10/23/2014 - 7:00am
Ocular Surface Disease
Cornea
Dr. Portnoy
9th Floor Conference Room

10/24/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Plastics
Deb Parish, MD, Jenny Yu, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Deb Parish will present a case from the Oculoplastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on October 24, 2014 at 7 am in BST 120. Drs. Parish and Yu will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading.


 


10/24/2014 - 3:00pm
Muse Prize Lecture
Retina
Jose Cunha-Vaz, MD
5th floor board room - EEI

Lecture 3-4pm

Reception 4-5pm


10/27/2014 - 7:00am
DSEK and DALK
Cornea
Dr. Muthappan
9th Floor Conference Room

10/27/2014 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, October 27th 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


10/28/2014 - 7:00am
PKP and KPro
Cornea
Dr. Kamyar
9th Floor Conference Room

10/29/2014 - 7:00am
Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr. Phillips
9th Floor Conference Room

10/29/2014 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Joseph Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

10/30/2014 - 7:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Dr. Kouchouk
9th Floor Conference Room

10/31/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds
TBD
BST S120

11/01/2014 - 9:00am
GES Mission at East End Community Health Center
East End Community Health Center

Our mission on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 9:00 AM to Noon will be to the East End Community Health Center in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  Click here for Google directions. You can learn about the East Liberty neighborhood here.


11/03/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/03/2014 - 6:30pm
GES Mission with the OCA
Montefiore 9th floor

Our mission on Monday November 3 will be a screening in cooperation with the Organization of Chinese Americans. We'll be on the 9th floor of Montefiore checking vision, pressure and taking nonmydriatic photos. This is a fast paced and fun event (and the food is great). We'll start at 6:30pm and will probably be done around 10:30pm. Due to limited space we'll need to limit attendance to four students.


11/04/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/05/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/05/2014 - 8:00am
Glaucoma Imaging Conference
Glaucoma Imaging
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/06/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

Monday, September 1, 2014