UPMC and Pitt Physicians and Researchers to present at AAO 2019

September 27, 2019

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, they protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for patients and the public. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology has more than 20 presentations/posters/instructors involved in this year’s meeting, Oct. 12 – 15, 2019. 

AAO Schedule: University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology

October 11
1:47 – 2:37 p.m. -  Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Panelist, Section IV: Video-Based Master Complications

October 12
8:02 – 9:12 a.m. - Vishal Jhanji, MD
Speaker, Section I: Bent Out of Shape: Ectasia Update
“Crosslinking: Achieving Maximum Effect for Keratoconus”

9:47 – 9:55 a.m. - Evan Waxman, MD, PhD
Speaker, Symposium: New Concepts in Adult Learning: From Medical School to Retirement
“Effective Assessment of Learning”

10:24 – 10:39 a.m. - Gabrielle Bonhomme, MD
Speaker, Section II: Bugs and Drugs – Do they Matter?
“I Am On So Many Medications, and Now I Can’t See!”

11:20 – 11:35 a.m. - S. Tonya Stefko, MD
Speaker, Section III: Changing Paradigms in the Treatment of Orbital Disease
“Help! The Neurosurgeon Wants Me to Assist in Skull Base Surgery”

2:11 – 2:21 p.m. - Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Speaker, Section V: See Me, Heal Me
“How Groovy Gadgets Can Improve Pediatric Cataract Surgery”

2:29 – 3:59 p.m. - Ian Connor, MD
Moderator, Section V: Lombard Street: Winding Your Way through Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Disease from Birth until Death

2:41 – 2:46 p.m. - Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Speaker, Section V: See Me, Heal Me
“Traumatic Cataracts (Special Techniques for Capsules”

4:46 – 4:58 p.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Speaker, Section IV: Inflammatory Diseases of the Cornea
“Interactive Case Discussion: Not Your Typical Red Eye”

October 13
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Instructor, “Advanced Suturing: Scleral and Iris Fixation of Posterior Chamber IOLs Plus Intraocular Knot Tying”

9:00 – 11:15 a.m. - Ian Connor, MD
Instructor, “Glaucoma Laser Therapy: Innovations and Advice from the Experts”

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. - Vishal Jhanji, MD
Senior Instructor, “Diagnosis and Management of Corneal Perforation”

11:03 – 11:08 a.m. - Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Speaker, Symposium: Controversies in Cornea
“Children (and Developmentally Delayed Adults) Should Be Offered CXL”

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Ian Connor, MD
Instructor, “Lab – Glaucoma Laser Therapy: Innovations and Advice from the Experts”

2:02 – 2:10 p.m. - Vishal Jhanji, MD
Speaker, Symposium: Picture This: Imaging for the Anterior Segment Specialist
“Applications of Corneal Topography and Tomography in an Anterior Segment Practice”

3:00 – 3:07 p.m. - Jose-Alain Sahel, MD
Co-Author, “Efficacy of rAAV2/2-ND4 Gene Therapy for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: 48-Week Data from the Phase 3 RESCUE Trial”

3:56 – 4:04 p.m. - Vishal Jhanji, MD
Speaker, Symposium: CXL for Corneal Ectasia: Real-World Experience
“How to Assess Progression of Ectasia: Corneal Imaging Vs. Biomechanics”

4:35 – 4:45 p.m. - Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Speaker, Symposium: TBI in Children
“Concussion and Sports”


October 14
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD; Vishal Jhanji, MD
Instructors,  “Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: Principles and Practice”

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Vishal Jhanji, MD
Instructor, “Management Algorithm for Recalcitrant Microbial Keratitis”

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Instructor, “Ergonomics Is Everything”

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Instructor, “Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery and Anterior Segment Reconstruction”

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Matthew Pihlblad, MD
Instructor, “Diagnosis and Management of Complex Secondary Strabismus”

3:25 – 3:35 p.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Speaker, ASCRS Essentials: The Complete Guide to the Management of Astigmatism at the Time of Cataract Surgery
“Evaluation and Management of High Preoperative Corneal Astigmatism”


October 15

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. - Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Panelist, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Stabismus Original Papers, and Best of AAPOS 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
Instructor, “Pearl Jam: High-Impact, No-Nonsense Pearls for the Anterior Segment Surgeon”

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Instructor, Pediatric Cataract Surgery in Special Situations
“Banded Technique for Pediatric Traumatic Cataract Surgery”

Posters
Jay Chhablani, MD 
Presenting Author, “Filigree Vascular Pattern in Combined Hamartoma of Retina and RPE on OCT-A”

Vishal Jhanji, MD

Co-Author, “AK002, an Anti-Siglec-8 Monoclonal Antibody, in Severe Allergic Conjunctivitis: Results from and Open-Label Phase 1b Study, KRONOS”

Joseph Martel, MD; Jose-Alain Sahel, MD
Co-Authors, “The PIONEER Study: A Phase ½ Optogenetic Retinal Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Nonsyndromic RP”

Peter Mortensen, MD (Presenting Author); Gabrielle Bonhomme, MD (Co-Author)
“Progressive Nonarteritic Optic Neuropathy as the First Presentation of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome”

Jared Weed, MD (Presenting Author); Tarek Shazly, MD; Ian Connor, MD (Co-Authors)

“Three-Year Outcomes of Micropulse Trans-scleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Medically Uncontrolled Glaucoma”