The UPMC Department of Ophthalmology will be well-represented at the Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Infectious Keratitis After Laser Vision Correction:  How to Prevent and Treat
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
  • Time-Kill Comparison of Povidone Iodine to Hypochlorous Acid against Endophthalmitis Isolates of Staphylococci
    Presented by: Matthew Klocek, MD
  • Release of Moxifloxacin from Corneal Collagen Shields
    Presented by: Siwei Zhou, MD
  • A Single Thermo-Responsive Drop Containing Microspheres Loaded with Moxifloxacin Prevents Endophthalmitis in Rabbit Model
    Presented by: Eric Romanowski, MS
  • Serratia marcescens Induced Corneal Epithelial Cell Blebs are Mediated by a Type V Secretion System
    Presented by: Robert MQ Shanks, PhD
  • Insight into the Corneal Wound Healing Response:  Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analysis of  Corneal Epithelial Cells Challenged by Bacteria
    Presented by: Kimberly Brothers, PhD
  • Virucidal Activity of Purell Hand Sanitizer against Adenovirus in vitro
    Presented by: Jason Hooten, MD

Saturday, October 16, 2016

  • The Case of Infectious Keratitis That Wouldn’t Go Away
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
  • Innovations in Glaucoma Care:  Evolution & Revolution
    Presented by: Nils Loewen, MD
  • Sonothrombolysis
    Presented by: Andrew Eller, MD

Sunday, October 17, 2016

  • How to Use OCT in Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Presented by: Gabrielle Bonhomme, MD
  • Advanced Suturing:  Scleral and Iris Fixation of Posterior Chamber IOLs plus Intraocular Knot Tying
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
  • Evaluation of a New Technique of Simple Infrared-Augmented Digital Photography
    Presented by: Tarek Shazly, Gabrielle Bonhomme, MD
  • Trabectome-Mediated Ab Interno Trabeculectomy Combined with Baerveldt Implantation Compared to Baerveldt Tube Shunt Alone
    Presented by: Nils Loewen, MD
  • DMEK Demonstration for SightLife
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
  • Myth-Busting in Refractive and Cataract Surgery
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, mD
  • Pearls for Pragmatic Microbiology in your 21st century ophthalmology practice
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD (senior instructor), Alex Mammen, MD, Joseph Martel, MD Ladan Espandar, MD, Rege Kowalski, MS

Monday, October 18, 2016

  • AmpliVue:  A New, Practical and Timely Diagnostic Test for Detecting Herpes Simplex Virus from Ocular Specimens
    Presented by: Rege Kowalski, MS
  • Endophthalmitis Prosphylaxis Using a Single Drop of Controlled Release Microspheres Loaded with Moxifloxacin in a Rabbit Model
    Presented by: Rege Kowalski, MD,  Alex Mammen, MD
  • Ab Interno Approach to Schlemm Canal
    Presented by: Nils Loewen, MD
  • Phacoemulsification & Advanced Techniques
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD

Tuesday, October 19, 2016

  • Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery
    Presented by: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
  • Ab Interno Approach to Schlemm Canal
    Presented by: Nils Loewen, MD