University of Wisconsin – Madison

PLEASE JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES AS WE HOST OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ACADEMY RECEPTION AT THE 2019 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING!

 

  • WHO: Alumni and faculty, including graduate students, postdoctoral students and current learners as well
  • WHAT: Cocktail reception to honor each other, as well as this year’s Distinguished Alumni awardees
  • WHERE: TBD
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • WHY: Connect with fellow Ophthalmology Badgers and celebrate this year’s award recipients
  • Note: If you are an Ophthalmology Alumni Association Board Member, you will be prompted on the registration page to indicate your attendance at the pre-reception Board Meeting.

PLEASE JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES AS WE HOST OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ACADEMY RECEPTION AT THE 2018 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING!

 

  • WHO: Alumni and faculty, including graduate students, postdoctoral students and current learners as well
  • WHAT: Cocktail reception to honor each other, as well as this year’s Distinguished Alumni awardees
  • WHERE: TBD
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 7-9pm
  • WHY: Connect with fellow Ophthalmology Badgers and celebrate this year’s award recipients
  • Note: If you are an Ophthalmology Alumni Association Board Member, you will be prompted on the registration page to indicate your attendance at the pre-reception Board Meeting.

CLICK TO REGISTER BY NOV. 3   AAO Faculty Activities

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Please join the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as we host our Alumni Association Academy Reception at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting!

  • WHO: Alumni and faculty, including graduate students, postdoctoral students and current learners as well
  • WHAT: Cocktail reception to honor each other, as well as this year’s Distinguished Alumni awardees
  • WHERE: Loews Hotel New Orleans – La Fourche and Pointee Coupee Rooms, 9th Floor
  • WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 7-9pm
  • WHY: Connect with fellow Ophthalmology Badgers and celebrate this year’s award recipients
  • Note: If you are an Ophthalmology Alumni Association Board Member, you will be prompted on the registration page to indicate your attendance at the pre-reception Board Meeting.

Kindly register by November 3, 2017.

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Questions? Contact Jessica Arendas, marketing director for the department, at 608.692.2646 or arendas@wisc.edu.

Join the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in New Orleans as we connect, share and advance our mission to save sight. Below is an overview of our faculty activities at the annual meeting and we encourage you to download the PDF with locations, etc. if you will also be attending the meeting. If you are attending our presentations or workshops, please use the #UWatAAO hashtag to follow along!

2017 Faculty Activities at AAO – Download PDF

Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM     Welcome and Introductions, Yasmin Bradfield, MD – Chair 
  • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  Section II: Lagniappe “Bonus Gifts” to Enhance Your Strabismus Surgery Outcomes
    • 9:40 AM  Adhesion Barriers, Yasmin Bradfield, MD – Presenter
    • 9:49 AM  Pullover Traction Suture, Burton Kushner, MD – Presenter
  • 11:00 AM – 1:26 PM  Section III: Architectural Details – Corneal Structure and Disease
    • 11:16 AM  Pediatric Keratoprosthesis: Pro, Sarah Nehls, MD – Presenter
  • 3:42 PM – 4:24 PM     Section VI: Under Pressure – All Things IOP,  Gregg Heatley, MD – Moderator 
  • 4:32 PM – 5:30 PM     Section VII: Jambalaya – A “Mishmash” of Extreme Benign Disease, Yasmin Bradfield, MD – Chair

Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Oculoplastic Surgery: Anatomic Foundations, Surgical Techniques, and Enhanced Results, Cat Burkat, MD – Course Director and Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS – Instructor
  • 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM  Retinal Frontiers: Updates in Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy, David Gamm, MD – Instructor
  • 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM  Diabetes 2017: Course on Diabetic Retinopathy, Justin Gottlieb, MD – Instructor
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM        Allergic Eye Disease: An Enigma for Physicians, Neal Barney, MD – Senior Instructor 
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM        Pediatric Eye Emergencies You Don’t Want to Miss! Yasmin Bradfield, MD – Senior Instructor
  • 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM        Thyroid Eye Disease, Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS – Instructor
  • 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM         Volume Augmentation: Fillers, Grafts, and Implants
    • 3:55 PM         Fat Grafts and Injections, Cat Burkat, MD – Presenter

Monday, November 13, 2017

  • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM       Cosmetic OnabotulinumtoxinA and Facial Fillers, Cat Burkat, MD – Instructor      
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Genetic Disorders in Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • 8:31 AM     Overview of Genetic Testing in Pediatric Ophthalmology: How the World Has Changed,  Terri Young – Presenter   
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM     Periocular Rejuvenation With Fillers and OnabotulinumtoxinA on Silicone Head Simulators, Cat Burkat, MD – Instructor   
  • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM     Diabetes 2017 Lab: Fluorescein Angiography Interpretation, Michael Altaweel, MD- Instructor, Justin Gottlieb, MD – Instructor, Suresh Chandra, MD – Instructor
  • 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM  Management of Chronic and Recurrent Anterior Segment Disorders
    • 10:37 AM  Chronic Conjunctivitis: How to Make the Right Diagnosis, Neal Barney, MD – Presenter
  • 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM  Difficult Strabismus Problems: Diagnosis and Management 2017, Burton Kushner, MD – Instructor
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM        Workshop in Flap Techniques in Oculoplastic Surgery, Cat Burkat, MD – Instructor

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    Controversies and Advances in Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery, Cat Burkat, MD – Senior Instructor   
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM    Periocular Rejuvenation With Fillers and OnabotulinumtoxinA on Silicone Head Simulators, Cat Burkat, MD – Instructor   

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD COOKBOOK NUTRITION AND EYE HEALTH

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 fall 2017 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Julie Mares, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

 

 “What are plant pigments doing in our eyes? What can they tell us?”

About Dr. Mares’s Research

Dr. Julie Mares focuses her research on how lifestyle and dietary practices can affect eye health as we age. Her research looks at how, why and what lifestyle and dietary practices can influence the aging of our eyes,  and eye conditions that commonly compromise vision as we age, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  

Dr. Mares’ research findings suggest practical  recommendations for healthy living at any age, involving the food we eat, exercises we can do and dietary supplements that may help or harm us along the way.

Currently, Dr. Mares is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a member of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging.   

Please join us on October 26, 2017.

 

Crosstalk of transforming growth factor beta-2 and toll-like receptor 4 in the trabecular meshwork

Join us in welcoming, Colleen McDowell, PhD, Assistant Professor at North Texas Eye Research Institute with her presentation (title above). Frontiers in Vision Research is a collective exploration into the ever-changing landscape of sight saving discovery with colleagues and peers from across the globe.

About Dr. McDowell’s Research

One of the major risk factors for the development of glaucoma is an increased pressure inside the eye. An increase of pressure occurs in the eye when fluid is not drained properly through the drainage structures in the front of the eye. Research in my laboratory aims to understand what regulates the arrangement and construction of the drainage structures and how changes in this makeup prevent proper drainage in the eye. In addition, the buildup of pressure in the eye can damage the visual sensing structures in the back of the eye, leading to blindness. My laboratory also studies specific subtypes of cells in the visual sensing structures of the eye that are more or less susceptible to glaucoma damage. These experiments will help identify pathways of destruction that will serve as new targets for the development of effective glaucoma treatments, and may also lead to the discovery of more sensitive ways to diagnose glaucoma and follow glaucoma progression.

We encourage you to join us before the program for APPETIZERS, refreshments and networkinG!