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The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society 59th Annual Meeting

The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society 59th Annual Meeting


March 8, 2024    
7:00 am - 4:45 pm

Event Type

The program is open to Ophthalmologists who are members of the POS and we invite Ophthalmologists who are non-members.

Intent and Overview

More efficient detection and treatment of ophthalmic conditions and diseases are constantly being discovered and acted upon. This program is based upon the need to apprise local physicians of the diagnostic modalities and treatments being utilized at teaching centers and ophthalmologic offices across the country.

Meeting Objectives

This course will highlight the recent developments regarding diagnosis as well as medical and surgical therapy of common eye diseases. The participant should get a comprehensive review of the most current concepts in the management of ophthalmology by experts across the breadth of the field. For example, clinical trials and other evidence in the peer-reviewed literature over the past few years have changed the approach to managing cataract including IOL technology and femtosecond laser cataract surgery, corneal disease including dry eye disease, keratoplasty, and collagen cross linking, glaucoma and minimally invasive glaucoma surgical devices, as well as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusions. This course also includes legislative updates as it pertains to Ophthalmologists and their practice. At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to

  • Update their knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of common and rare ophthalmic diseases.
  • Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in Ophthalmology.
  • Identify (appropriately) subsets of patients who may benefit from new treatment paradigms, diagnostic testing, or surgical interventions.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for a refractive surprise
  • Understand the leading factors which predict an individual’s health outcomes
  • Examine the barriers to achieving eye health equity; propose approaches for health equity
  • Review common biases in medical decision making
  • Recommend methods to prevent cognitive bias
  • Incorporate new treatment paradigms, diagnostic approaches, and surgical techniques into current clinical practice.
  • Review the structure and evolution of the DRCR Retina Network.
  • Present the most important clinical trials the Network has performed over the last two decades.
  • Review clinical trial methodology, how we select trials, and why we sometimes choose not to do a trial.
  • Address the scope of the problem of severe glaucoma.
  • Review, modify, and hone surgical skills and approaches to specific eye problems and clinical situations.
  • Develop strategies to identify and address their own individual professional practice gaps.
  • Gain an understanding of the diagnostic process and the significance of diagnostic error.
  • Document care in a timely manner, including the thought process underlying management of various situations, such as ruling out differential diagnoses, treatment plans, etc.


Event Brochure and Agenda Brochure 59th Annual FINAL

For more information and to registerhttps://pghoph.org/59th-annual

Contact Nadine Popovich, Chapter Administrator | [email protected]