Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

The Department of Ophthalmology hosts a Grand Rounds lecture event monthly featuring a variety of speakers from both the Medical College of Wisconsin and around the country. These lectures are currently held virtually.

January – June 2021

Accreditation and Designation of Credit Statement

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Past Grand Rounds


January 6, 2021
Alison Teo, MD, MS
Challenges of CHARGE syndrome

February 3, 2021
Michael Putnam, MD/MSci
Eye on the Prize: Early Diagnosis in GCA

March 3, 2021
Gerald J. Harris, MD, FACS
Cavernous Hemangioma of the Orbit: Topographical Implications for Management

April 7, 2021
John Welling, MD
Cataract Blindness in Ghana: Approach, Progress and Promise

May 5, 2021
Samuel Masket, MD
Pseudophakic Dysphotopsia

February 5, 2020
Courtney Kraus, MD
Update on Pediatric Cataracts

March 4, 2020
Annette Giangiacomo, MD
Technology-based Eye Care Services at the VA: A platform for Teleglaucoma

June 3, 2020
Ryan Walsh, MD
Neuro-ophthalmic Complications of Monoclonal Antibodies

August 5, 2020
Baseer Ahmad, MD
Big Data in Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology

September 2, 2020
Jennifer Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS
What’s New for Scleral Lens Success?

October 7, 2020
Kimberly Stepien, MD
Inherited Retinal Diseases – Updates in gene therapies and challenges in their diagnosis

November 4, 2020
Thomas B. Connor, MD
Management of Retinal Artery Occlusion

December 2, 2020
Jeremy A. Lavine, MD, PhD
The Role of Monocytes and Macrophages in Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

January 2, 2019 No Grand Rounds: holiday

February 6, 2019
Arlene Drack, MD
Gene Therapy for Blinding Pediatric Eye Disorders

March 6, 2019
Timothy Wells, MD, MS
Ptosis, Compensatory Frontalis Spasm, and Dry Eye: A Common Clinical Triad

April 3, 2019
Andreas K. Lauer, MD
Surgical Aspects of Ocular Gene Therapy: The Casey Eye Institute Experience

May 1, 2019
John Suson, MD
The Use of Modern Simulation Techniques in Surgical Training During Ophthalmology Residency and Beyond

June 5, 2019
Eric R. Eggenberger, DO
New Controversies in Neuro-Ophthalmology

July 3, 2019
David Weinberg, MD
Principles of Vitreous Surgery: How Technology Has Made Us Better, Safer and Faster

August 7, 2019
Sarah Nehls, MD
Keratoprosthesis Surgery: Results and Long-term Management

September 4, 2019
Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD
The Eye and Vision in Microgravity

October 2, 2019
Michael Chiang, MD
Informatics and Big Data for Eye Care: Promises, Challenges, Solutions

November 6, 2019
Neda Esmaili, MD
Faculty Development in the Department of Ophthalmology

December 4, 2019
Iris Kassem, MD
Ocular Findings in Fabry Disease: More than Just Cornea Verticillata


January 3, 2018
Bernd Remler, MD
Evolving Topics In Neuro-ophthalmology: Perivascular Spaces, Glymphatics, Etc.

February 7, 2018
John Conto, OD, FAAO
DEWSII: Ocular Surface Disease Update

March 7, 2018
Eric Suhler, MD, MPH
Biologic Warfare in Uveitis

April 4, 2018
Gerald Harris, MD
Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation: A Pathogenetic Construct and Treatment Strategy for a Spectrum of Diseases

May 2, 2018
Kenneth Wright, MD
Extreme Strabismus

June 6, 2018
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
Fuchs's Dystrophy: Past, Present and Future

August 1, 2018
H. Culver Boldt, MD
Imaging in Eyes with Radiation
Retinopathy Following Brachytherapy

September 5, 2018
George Bartley, MD
Learning From Our (My) Mistakes

October 3, 2018
Cory Ballard, CATIS
Wearable Assistive Technology For People Who are Visually Impaired

November 7, 2018
Transforming Faculty in MCW’s Kern Institute: Where are we and where do we need to go? 
Alexandra Harrington, MD

December 5, 2018 
Learning About Physiology Through MIGS 
Arsham Sheybani, MD


January 4, 2017
Shan Lin, MD
Phacoemulsification: Is it the Best Glaucoma Surgery?
February 1, 2017
R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, FACS
Diagnosis and Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity - An Evolving Paradigm

March 1, 2017
Edward P. Callahan, MD, MS, FACEP
Fostering Resilience
April 5, 2017
Judy E. Kim, MD
Multimodal Imaging of the Fundus: Different Ways of Visualizing and What They Can Teach Us
May 3, 2017
Dale K. Heuer, MD
Risk Factors for Glaucoma Progression
June 7, 2017
Neda Esmaili, MD
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Updates in the Management of Orbital Disease
July 5, 2017
William J. Wirostko, MD
An Updated Look at Radiation Retinopathy
August 2, 2017
Sang H. Hong, MD
New Frontiers of Orbital Surgery
September 6, 2017
Lawrence S. Morse, MD, PhD
Gene therapy and stem cell therapy for retinal disease
October 2017
Robert M. Kinast, MD
Mitomycin and the Bleb
November 1, 2017
Ryan D. Walsh, MD
Emerging Treatments for Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
December 6, 2017
Paul F. Palmberg, MD, PhD
The Coming Paradigm Shift in Glaucoma Management

January 6, 2016
Bernd Remler, MD
Transverse Sinus Stenting for Severe IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
February 3, 2016
Thomas Gardner, MD, MS
The Importance of Clinicians in Medical Innovation
March 2, 2016
Timothy S. Wells, MD, MS
Pearls on the Surgical Management of Some Common Eyelid Malpositions

April 6, 2016
Elena Semina, PhD
Genetic Studies of Congenital Ocular Disorders
May 2016

June 1, 2016
Malik Kahook, MD
Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
July 6, 2016
Judyann Olson, MD
Uveitis in JIA and Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases
August 3, 2016
Peter A. Quiros, MD
The Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial Results and Implications

September 7, 2016
Jose Franco, MD
Improving The Quality of Teaching at the Medical College of Wisconsin
October 5, 2016
Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD
New Ideas in Glaucoma
November 2, 2016
Gregory J. Griepentrog, MD
Childhood Ptosis: Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics and Management

December 7, 2016
Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Systemic Medications and Retinal Toxicity: Current Guidelines for Hydroxychloroquine and Two New Culprits


January 7, 2015
Lee A. Biblo, MD
Professionalism - A Paradigm Shift

February 4, 2015
Dennis P. Han, MD
Current Management of Endophthalmitis
March 4, 2015
Dennis Siemsen, OD
Where No One Has Gone Before: Low Vision in the 21st Century

April 1, 2015
Beau B. Bruce, MD, PhD
Update on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
April 29, 2015
Emmett Cunningham Jr., MD, PhD, MPH
Treatment Principles in Uveitis
May 2015

June 3, 2015
Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD
Imaging of RGC Dysfunction and Degeneration Following Lesions of the Anterior and Posterior Visual Pathways

July 1, 2015
John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM
Future of Surgical Education

August 5, 2015
Wallace L.M. Alward, MD
 Gonioscopy: Still 'State of the Art' 100 Years After Salzmann's First Look
September 2, 2015
Parag A. Majmudar, MD
Update on Collagen Cross-linking
October 7, 2015
David Keegan, PhD, FRCOphth, FRCSI(Oph)
Establishing the Irish Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment Program (RetinaScreen)
MicroRNA Biomarkers in Age Related Macular Degeneration
November 4, 2015
Angelo P. Tanna, MD
Detection of Glaucoma Progression
December 2, 2015
Gerald Harris, MD
Orbital Cellulitis and Abscess: Management Rationale and Protocol


January 2014

February 5, 2014
David (Ted) Garway-Heath, MD, FRCOphth
Outcomes of the UK Glaucoma Treatment Study
March 5, 2014
Mark S. Ruttum, MD
Management of Capillary Hemangiomas of Infancy
April 2, 2014
David P. Bick, MD
Genomic Sequencing in Clinical Practice
May 7, 2014
Gregory J. Griepentrog, MD
Patient Safety and Quality in Ophthalmology, How it Will Affect Our Practices

June 4, 2014
Jacque L. Duncan, MD
High Resolution Retinal Imaging: New Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials in Retinitis Pigmentosa
July 2, 2014
Justis P. Ehlers, MD
Intraoperative OCT in Ophthalmology: Current Trends and Future Directions
August 6, 2014
C. Gail Summers, MD
Albinism: Practical Pearls
September 3, 2014
Andrea Diane Birnbaum, MD, PhD
Diagnosis and Management of Sarcoidosis
October 1, 2014
Judy E. Kim, MD
How to Detect Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Earlier? Findings from the Foresee Home Study
November 5, 2014
Lisa Baumann-Kreuziger, MD, and William J. Wirostko, MD
Evaluation and Management of Coagulopathies Associated With Eye Disease

December 3, 2014
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA

Genetics - Incidental Findings

January 2, 2013
Gerald J. Harris, MD
Orbital Cellulitis and Abscess: Management Rationale and Protocol

February 6, 2013
David V. Weinberg, MD

March 6, 2013
Wanda M. Martinez, MD, PhD
Uveitis Update

April 3, 2013
Kimberly E. Stepien, MD
Medical Retina

May 1, 2013
Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Therapeutic Intraocular Enzyme Use – Alpha chymotrypsin to Ocriplasmin

June 5, 2013
Deborah M. Costakos, MD, MS
Pediatric Ophthalmology

July 3, 2013
Marco Lombardo, MD, PhD
Advancements in Diagnostics and Therapeutics for the Cure of Corneal Diseases

August 7, 2013
Mark Pennesi, MD, PhD
Emerging Therapies for Inherited Retinal Dystrophies

September 4, 2013
Angela L. Rabbitt, DO, FAAP
Abusive Head Trauma in Pediatrics: Recognition, Evaluation, and Courtroom Controversies

October 2, 2013
Amani Fawzi, MD
Multimodal Retinal Imaging: Where Are We Now?

November 6, 2013
Molly Walsh, MD, MPH
Aging, Inflammation and Glaucoma

December 4, 2013
Timothy S. Wells, MD
Antimetabolites: New Treatment Applications in Oculoplastics

January 4, 2012
Sang Hong, MD
Ptosis Treatment and Pearls

February 1, 2012
Kimberly Stepien, MD
Retina Update

March 7, 2012
Bhavna Sheth, MD
Risk Management Issues in Ophthalmology

April 4, 2012
James Robinson, MD
Challenging Glaucoma Cases

May 2, 2012
David Weinberg, MD
Interpreting Research: Beyond P-Values

June 2012

July 2012

August 1, 2012
Timothy Wells, MD
Oculoplastics Update

September 5, 2012
Kenneth Simons, MD
A History of GME or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Accreditation

October 2012

November 7, 2012
Kimberly Stepien, MD
Advanced Imaging of Inherited Retinal Degenerations

December 5, 2012
Steven Koenig, MD
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

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