Volunteers Needed!  Mission of Mercy

Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th

Mission of Mercy has, for years, provided two-days of dental care for the underserved members of our community—from the working poor and the homeless to veterans and families who are uninsured or don’t have access to affordable dental care. They field 100 dental chairs and over 1200 volunteers to provide a full array of dental services.

We are excited to announce that UPMC Eye Center will once again be participating in the Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh event at the David Lawrence Convention Center. This year we’ll be providing care August 5th and 6th.

We need your help! - We will need optometrists, ophthalmologists and refracting techs for adults and children. You can sign up to volunteer for any number of 6 hour sessions by clicking on the Sign Up to Volunteer button.

Questions?  Please email Dr. Jake Waxman at waxmane@upmc.edu

Sign up to volunteer for any number of 6 hour sessions

Thank you to all who attended the 57th Annual Meeting and 42nd Ophthalmic Personnel Meeting.

We were pleased to see many Physicians and Office Staff attend the day-long program.  

A special thank you to our Guest Faculty and Exhibitors, mentioned below.

Planning will begin shortly for the 2022 -2023 POS Monthly Meeting Series. Please check back periodically for update.

Members will receive a complete list of dates and guest faculty speaker information in August. 

57th Annual Meeting Guest Faculty

(l to r) Chris Albanis, MD (front)José-Alain Sahel,  MD (rear); Marshall Stafford, MD, President; Uday Devgan, MD, 41st Annual Harvey E. Thorpe Lecturer;

Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD; Kenneth Cheng, MD


February 3, 2022

featuring David Crandall, MD

The Society concluded their 2021-2022 monthly meeting series by welcoming  David Crandall, MD, staff ophthalmologist, Henry Ford Eye Care Services, Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.  Thank you to Ian Conner, MD, PhD for inviting Dr. Crandall.

Dr. Crandall presented,  Update on Pseudoexfoliation and Outreach Ophthalmology.  Both presentations provided the basis for an engaging question and answer session. Manual Paez, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Crandall.

Thank you to the following for support of the program. 

Attendees at the February 3rd meeting include (l to r) A. Biglan, MD; M. Stafford, MD (President); I. Conner, MD, PhD; D. Crandall, MD (Presenter); P. Commiskey, MD; M. Paez, MD (Resident Case Presenter) 


September 9, 2021

Featuring Norah S. Lincoff, MD

The Society opened their 2021-2022 meeting season on September 9 and welcomed Norah S. Lincoff, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. 

Continue Reading.


October 5, 2021 

Featuring Anup Khatana, MD

The society welcomed Anup K. Khatana, MD, Medical Director, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH as guest speaker for the October 5th meeting.  Continue Reading. 

Thank you to the following for support of the program.

December 2 Meeting

featuring Edwin H. Ryan, MD

The society welcomed Edwin Ryan, MD, Vitreoretinal Surgery, PLLC, Associate Clinical Professor Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology. Thank you to Thierry Verstraeten, MD POS board member, for inviting Dr. Ryan.

Dr. Ryan presented, Management of Patients with Vitreous Opacities  and Management of Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment - Lessons   Each lecture provided stimulating discussion and interesting Q&A.  David Mora-Boellstorff, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Ryan.

Thank you to the following for support of the program. 

l to r:  D. Mora-Boellstorff, MD (Resident Presenter); E. Waxman, MD;

T. Verstraeten, MD; E. Ryan, MD (Presenter); M. Stafford, MD (President);

K. Cheng, MD 

January 6, 2022 meeting

Featuring Gregory S.H. Ogawa, MD

The society hosted a virtual meeting in January and were pleased to welcome Gregory S.H. Ogawa, MD, Eye Associates of New Mexico Partner & Medical Administrative Officer;  University of New Mexico School of Medicine Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Ogawa presented, Vitrectomy for the Anterior Segment Surgeon and It's Just A Cataract, Right? Both lectures generated extensive discussions. Zachary Nadler, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented a case for discussion and comment by Dr. Ogawa.                                      

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.

Continue your medical practice operations with telehealth

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.

Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
850 Ridge Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-5030 FAX 412-321-5323

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