Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our 2021 Virtual Saving Sight Session is presented by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion.


Eye Surgeons – The Next Generation


About Jennifer Larson, MD

Jennifer Larson, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. She earned her medical doctorate at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and spent an internship year with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC). Dr. Larson completed her ophthalmology residency with the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and UWHC. Following graduation, she joined the DOVS faculty and comprehensive service in 2018. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Larson has a passion for educating and supporting future ophthalmologists training here at UW.



  • 6:00 – 6:05PM – Welcome and introduction
  • 6:05 – 7:00PM – Presentation and discussion

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About Saving Sight Sessions

Saving sight is the most important part of our mission. The Department of Ophthalmology ‭and Visual Sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is devoted to preserving and protecting vision. This program ‭is one more way to keep you informed. ‭The Saving Sight Sessions are a series of ‭community education programs created to share discoveries and developments to stop ‭blinding diseases, enhance treatment, and ‭improve vision-related quality of life. ‭Please join us as we share the ways we are ‭transforming eye care.

Join us for a physically distant, socially awesome night of 90’s and DOVS-themed trivia that will bring together residents, fellows, faculty and alumni alike!

  • 6 :30 – 7:00PM CST – Social Hour
  • 7:00-8:30PM CST – Trivia Tournament


  • Register your team using the form below by January 15
  • Read up/watch/listen to some favorites from the 1990s
  • Scour the DOVS VR experience and website for historical nuggets
  • Login to the Zoom that evening (emailed to you after registration) and be ready to rumble!
  • Win fabulous prizes!


The University of Wisconsin – Madison and Medical College of Wisconsin are proud to partner again on the annual Learner’s Day conference that celebrates our learning community. This internal event features research presentations and posters from medical students, residents, clinical fellows, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Want to join us? COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW by June 14, 2019.


  • 8:00am   Registration and Breakfast 
  • 8:30        Opening Remarks – Marilyn Kay, MD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Session I: Moderator // Jennifer C. Larson, MD

  • 8:35     “Utilizing Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) to Standardize Handoffs in Ophthalmology” – Lynn Sun, MD (Deborah Costakos, MD, MS)
  • 8:50     “Use of Alcohol Swabs and Non-sterile Gloves in Preparation of Anti-VEGF Medication for Intravitreal Injection” – Kathleen Regan, MD (Jonathan Chang, MD)
  • 9:05     “Same-Day Case Cancellations at the Milwaukee VA” – Alison Teo, MD (Bhavna Sheth, MD)
  • 9:20     “Retinal Detachment Outcomes” – Zackery Oakey, MD (Jonathan Chang, MD)
  • 9:35     “Schlemm’s Canal: Imaging, Pressure, Catheterization, Gene RX” – Sri Meghana Konda, MBBS (Paul Kaufman, MD)
  • 9:50     “Immunological Profiling of Sebaceous Carcinoma” – Chris Bowen, MD, MS (Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS; Cat Burkat, MD, FACS)

10:05     Session II: Poster Session

Session III: Moderator // Iris Kassem, MD, PhD

  • 10:35     “Nylon Implants in Orbital Fracture Repair” – Victor Liou, MD (Neda Esmaili, MD)
  • 10:50     “Orbital Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Case Series and Review”Suzanne van Landingham, MD (Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS; Cat Burkat, MD, FACS)
  • 11:05     “Retinopathy of Prematurity in Infants Weighing Less than 500 grams at Birth”Jhaj Gurdeep, MD (Iris Kassem, MD, PhD; Deborah Costakos, MD, MS)
  • 11:20     “MRI and Clinical Grading of Papilledema in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)”Nathan Mathews, MD (Yanjun Chen, MD, PhD)
  • 11:35     “Review of Common Ocular Presentations to the Emergency Department (ED)”Alana Trotter, MD (Cat Burkat, MD, FACS)

11:50     LUNCH

12:20PM     Session IV: Poster Session

Session V: Moderator // Evan J. Warner, MD

  • 12:50   “Association Between Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Inflammatory Eye Disease” – Sapna Desai, MD (Laura Kopplin, MD, PhD)
  • 1:05     “Retrospective Analysis of Teaching Cataract Surgery” – Meisha Raven, DO (Daniel Knoch, MD; Stephen Sauer, MD; Andrew Thliveris, MD, PhD)
  • 1:20     “Evaluation of Corneal Endothelial Integrity in Post-Surgical Pediatric Cataract with Lens Implantation” – Nathan Carpenter, MD (Yasmin Bradfield, MD; Michael Struck, MD)
  • 1:35     “Improving Post-Cataract Refractive Outcomes – A Resident Experience” – Christopher Spearman, MD (Daniel Knoch, MD)
  • 1:50     “Macular Status and Fluid Drainage in Scleral Buckle Surgery” – Braden Burckhard, MD (Alex Ringeisen, MD; Edwin Ryan, MD)
  • 2:05     Award for Best Resident Presentation – Judges Panel: Marilyn Kay, MD; Iris Kassem, MD, PhD; Andrea Stahulak, MD
  • 2:10        Closing Remarks – Deborah Costakos, MD, MS, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Institute – Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2:15        Closing Remarks – Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO, Peter A. Duehr Professor and Chair, UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

2:20    Event End