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.
  • Incorporate new treatment paradigms, diagnostic approaches, and surgical techniques into current clinical practice.
  • 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.

Accreditation Statement

Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accredited Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification Statement

Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Provided Activities Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society.

Faculty Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the policy of Allegheny General Hospital, presenters are asked to indicate if they have any relationship, which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest (e.g., ownership of stock, honoraria or consulting fees). Any such relationship will be disclosed to the audience and consideration will be given to possible influence of their presentations.            

THE ANNUAL MEETING: (Physician program) and all other continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society will be open to physicians and physicians’ in training only. The continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Society are intended for an audience of participants with a prerequisite medical education. CME credits will be awarded only to the intended audience.

Agenda as of December 17, 2021 and subject to change.

The Brochure will be sent mid-January to members. 


March 11, 2022

6:30 pm

The Terrace Room , Located in the Omni William Penn Hotel, offers a unique and elegant setting for the this year's Annual Banquet

Registration for the banquet is included in the meeting registration.

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 Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-5030 FAX 412-321-5323

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