Telehealth (or telemedicine) is highly regulated, and as a result, has been difficult to fully adopt. Over the past week, CMS has made changes to broaden access to telehealth services.  The new flexibility allows you to see patients remotely immediately using typical commercially available technology (Facetime, Google Hangouts Meet, Skype, Zoom). Reimbursement is the same rate as an office visit. You can also be reimbursed for assisting patients via your patient portal.

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56th Annual Meeting - Cancelled

After much thought and discussion, David Buerger, MD, President, along with the Board of the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society have cancelled the 56th Annual Meeting scheduled for March 20th. 

This decision was made in light of recent public health issues due to the corona virus, and acknowledging the request of several guest faculty who expressed their concerns on traveling to Pittsburgh (as well as other travel bans imposed).

Registrations have been cancelled and a full refund will be issued within the next several days.  

If you made a hotel reservation, you are responsible for contacting the Marriott at 412-471-4000 to cancel your stay.  

Please contact Nadine Popovich if you have further questions. 412.321.5030 or


The 2021 Annual Meeting and

Allied Personnel Meeting

will be held

MARCH 12, 2021

Program information will be posted as details are confirmed.

Check back periodically. 


February 6, 2020

The February meeting drew a large crowd as members welcomed Rish Singh, MD, staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute and

medical director of Informatics, Cleveland Clinic; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Singh specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.  He has authored greater than 60 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease.

Dr. Singh's current work focuses on the electronic medical records implementation, lean process improvement, and decision support modules for clinical practice.  He operates the Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record Consulting program.  He has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award.

Dr. Singh presented two stimulating lectures followed by a dynamic question and answer session after each presentation.  Shelley Mo, MD Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Singh.               

Thank you to Thiery Verstraeten, MD, for inviting Dr. Singh and to Dutch Ophthalmics USA for support of the program.

The February meeting concludes the monthly  meeting series for 2019-2020. The 2020-2021 meeting series begins in September.

Left to right: Board member, Thierry Verstraeten, MD with Guest Faculty  Rishi Singh, MD

Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as patient advocate in promoting preventive eye care, quality medical and surgical care and rehabilitative services for individuals with ophthalmologic diseases and to advance the knowledge, science and practice of ophthalmology, to assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein, and to promote integrity in the practice of ophthalmic medicine.

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