Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
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

10/23/2014 - 7:00am
Ocular surface disease
Cornea
Dr. Scott Portnoy
9th floor conference room

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

  • Discuss the diagnostic approach to Ocular Surface Disease including tear film evaluation and ocular cytology
  • Define and discuss the causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and management of dry eye syndromes including
    • Aqueous tear deficiency syndromes
    • Evaporative tear dysfunction syndromes
    • Noninflammatory vascular anomalies of the conjunctiva
    • Nutritional and physiologic disorders
    • Structural and exogenous Disorders
    • Limbal stem cell deficiency


Assignment: Please read:

Chapter 4 Diagnostic Approach to Ocular Surface Disease and

Chapter 5 Dry Eye Syndrome in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series
 


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

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:

Lamellar Keratoplasty section of  Chapter 23 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)
 


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

Please read:

BCSC Cornea book, Chap 15 Clinical Approach to Corneal Transplantation - sections on corneal transplantation, eye banking, penetrating keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis


10/29/2014 - 7:00am
Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr. Phillips
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of toxic and traumatic injuries of the anterior segment and should be able to:

  • Discuss wound healing of the conjunctiva, cornea & sclera
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features & management of Injuries caused by
    • Temperature and Radiation
    • Chemicals
    • Medications
    • Animal and Plant Substances
    • Blunt trauma
    • Nonperforating mechanical trauma
    • Perforating trauma
    • Surgical Trauma

Assignment: Please read:

Wound Healing of the Conjunctiva, Cornea and Sclera and

Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Segment in the External Disease and Cornea Section of the BCSC


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

10/30/2014 - 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Dr. Kouchouk
9th floor conference room

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

  • Discuss the basic principles of corneal imaging techniques including
    • Specular photomicroscopy
    • Anterior segment echography
    • Confocal Microscopy
    • Measurement of corneal topography using
      • Keratometry
      • Computerized corneal topography
      • Wavefront analysis

Assignments:

In the Cornea Section of the BCSC series, please read:

  1. Anterior Segment Photography
  2. Measurement of Corneal Topography
  3. Examination Techniques for the External Eye and Cornea

 In the BCSC Refractive Surgery Text

  1. Chapters 1,3,6
  2. pages 223-227

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

11/07/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Papers to Practice
Grand Rounds
TBD
BST S120

11/10/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

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

11/12/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/12/2014 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Joseph Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

11/13/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/14/2014 - 7:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Plastics
Grand Rounds
Deb Parish, MD, Jenny Yu, MD
BST S120

Dr. Deb Parish will present a case from the Plastic Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on November 14, 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.


11/15/2014 - 8:30am
GES Mission for the Steubenville VA
Steubenville High School

Our mission on Saturday November 15 will be to the Steubenville High School in the 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 school is at 420 North 4th St in Steubenville OH. Click here for Google directions


11/17/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/18/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/19/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/19/2014 - 8:00am
Chief Resident Rounds
Special Event
Dr. Carrie Happ
9th Floor Conference Room

11/20/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/20/2014 - 5:30pm
Wet Lab: Glaucoma Lab
Wet Labs
Glaucoma Faculty
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab
 

 


11/21/2014 (All day)
No Grand Rounds

11/24/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/24/2014 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, November 24th 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


11/25/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/26/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

11/26/2014 - 8:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Retina Imaging
Dr. Joseph Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

11/26/2014 - 5:00pm
Cataract Video Club
Dr. Conner
9th Floor Conference Room

11/27/2014 - 7:00am
No Conference - Thanksgiving

11/28/2014 - 7:00am
No Grand Rounds - Thanksgiving

12/01/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

12/02/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

12/03/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

12/03/2014 - 8:00am
QA Conference
Special Event
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

12/04/2014 - 7:00am
Glaucoma Conference
Glaucoma
TBD
9th Floor Conference Room

12/05/2014 - 7:00am
Grand Rounds: Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
Grand Rounds
Hunson Soong, MD
BST S120

Wednesday, October 1, 2014