Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
07/28/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th Floor Conference Room

08/04/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th Floor Conference Room

08/07/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Basic Retinal Anatomy/Electrophysiology I
Retina
Dr. Rath
9th floor conference room, 936

08/08/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Posterior Uveitis
Retina
Jared Knickelbein, MD, PhD
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read the sections on Posterior Uveitis in the Ocular Inflammation and Uveitis book of the BSCS series.


08/08/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
9th floor conference room

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Reading materials attached.


08/09/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retina
Denise Gallagher, MD
9th floor conference room

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 chapter "Retinal Vascular DIsease: Diabetic Retinopathy" in the Retina and Vitreous book of the BCSC.

 


08/10/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retinal Drug Toxicity
Retina
Dr Conrad
9th floor conference room

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 AssignmentThere 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.

 

 


08/11/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

08/14/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Posterior Segment Trauma
Retina
Andrew Eller, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

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 17 in the Retina and Vitreous book of the BCSC series.


08/15/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
TBA
Retina
9th floor conference room, 936

08/16/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retinal Vascular Disease I and II
Retina
Dr. Robert 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  book in the BCSC series.


08/16/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
Special Event
José Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Please join Dr. Sahel for a breakfast meeting at 8am in the 9th floor conference room.


08/17/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Endophthalmitis
Retina
Dr. Doft
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: 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-link attached.


08/18/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S100A (across from coffee stand)

08/18/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

08/21/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, August 21st 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.


08/22/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diseases of the Vitreous and VR Interface
Retina
Alex Anetakis, MD
9th floor conference room

Please read the chapter on Diseases of the Vitreous and the Vitreoretinal Interface in the Retina and Vitreous book of the BCSC series.


08/23/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retinal Detachment and Predisposing Retinal Lesions
Retina
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of retinal detachment and should be able to:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of retinal detachment
  2. Identify the differential diagnoses associated with retinal detachment
  3. Identify the treatment options for retinal detachment
  4. Recognize the surgical objectives in retinal detachment repair surgery
  5. Recognize the appropriate risk factors for retinal detachment

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


08/24/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retinoblastoma
Retina
Dr. Olsen
9th Floor Conference Room

Assignment:  Please read BCSC Intraocular Tumors Chapter 19 prior to the conference and note any questions for discussion.


08/24/2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Intro to OR and Surgical Instruments
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Waxman, Mercy OR Nurses
Mercy OR / SDS 4th floor

Plan for the Intro to OR and Surgical Instruments lab is as follows:

  • 12:00pm - Pizza in Mercy OR Same Day Surgery Physician Lounge- attached to the SDS room
  • 12:30pm - Mercy SDS OR with Kathy (senior RN) and a scrub tech going over proper OR etiquette and surgical instruments from Cataract, Retina, and Plastics trays (plan is to have two rooms)

**Everyone needs to wear light blue scrubs*


08/28/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Retinal Electrophysiology II
Retina
Dr. Valeria Fu
9th Floor Conference Room

Assignment:  Please read pages on ERG in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference and note any questions for discussion.


08/29/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Pachy Chorioretinopathies
Retina
Dr. Dansingani
9th floor conference room, 936

Assignment:  Please read appropriate pages in the BCBS Retinal Series and prepare for discussion.


08/30/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
B Scan Ultrasound
Retina
Mallika Doss, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Assignment:  Please read Ch 2 in the BCBS Retinal Series and prepare for discussion.


08/31/2017 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Hereditary Retinal and Choroidal Dystrophies
Retina
Dr. Ali Shah
9th Floor Conference Room

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 12 Hereditary Retinal and Choroidal Dystrophies in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC series.


09/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

09/06/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference - Adaptive Optics Imaging
Imaging
Ethan Rossi, PhD
9th floor conference room, 936

09/07/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Eyelid Laceration / Tarsorrhaphy Lab
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Stefko, Dr. Will
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 Biohazzard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.

Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.


09/08/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

09/15/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

09/22/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

09/29/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

10/06/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

10/12/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab: Corneal Incisions/LRI /Suturing
Surgical Training Lab
Ian Conner, MD, PhD, Alex Mammen, MD
EEI 1st Floor TBL and Room 150
 
Pizza at 5:30pm in EEI 150.
 
Also, please remember to double bag any waste into the red Biohazard bag and tie.
 
Then place in cardboard Biohazard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.
 
Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.

10/13/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

10/20/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

10/27/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

11/02/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Surgical Lab - Trabs and Tubes , MIGS
Surgical Training Lab
Dr. Ian Conner
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab

Reading materials in BCSC:

  • Glaucoma Incisional Surgery for Open-Angle Glaucomas
  • Glaucoma Drainage Device Implantation

Looking forward to scleral action with you including flapping and tunneling!

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.

 

 


11/03/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S100A (across from coffee stand)

11/10/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S100A (across from coffee stand)

11/17/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

11/24/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

12/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
BST S 120

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

12/15/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

12/22/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review
9th floor conference room, 936

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

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