Date Presenter
November 17, 2021


Case Presentation: Refractive 
Chaired by: Amy Lin, MD

Amy Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Kyle Jones, MD
Moran Cornea Fellow

Colin Ip, MD
Moran Cornea Fellow

“Femtosecond Flap Follies”


“20/20 and Unhappy"

November 11, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Janet R Sparrow, Ph.D.
Anthony Donn Professor of Ophthalmic Science
Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

 “Fundus Autofluorescence in Retinal Disease”

November 3, 2021


Ethics Conference

Jay Jacobsen, MD
Emeritus Professor
Divisions of Infectious Disease and Medical Ethics
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah, School of Medicine

Eric Hansen, MD
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology

What if COVID were AVID (Acute Visual Impairment Disease)? 

A thought experiment about how ophtalmologists would manage a pandemic of blindness 

October 27, 2021


Moderated By: Bhupie Patel, MD

WARNING: Graphic Images

Bhupie Patel, MD

Paul Tanner, MBA, CCA

“Reconstructing and Rehabilitating the Patient after Major Tissue Loss from Trauma & Tumor Resection”

“The Art & Science of Orbital & Facial Prosthetics”

October 20, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Cole Swiston, MD PGY3

Abigail Jebaraj, MD PGY3

Sarah Nguyen, MD, Neurology Resident  


“Do No Harm: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Physician Social Media use during the Pandemic”

“Making Virtual a Reality: Moran Residency Interviews in the Age of COVID”

“Pediatric Craniopharyngiomas: Case Report and Review of Treatment Option”

October 13, 2021


Morbidity & Mortality Conference
Moderated By: Brian Zaugg, MD

Katherine Hu, MD, PGY4

“VA Case Presentations: Accuracy, Continuity, and Precaution”
October 6, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Sam Wilkinson, MD, Ocular Pathology-Research Fellow

Sally Park, MD, Ocular Pathology-Research Fellow

“Effect of Phacoemulsification Fluid Flow on the Corneal Endothelium

"The Effect of Longitudinal and Torsional Ultrasound on Corneal Endothelial Cells: an Experimental Study in Rabbit Eyes”

September 29, 2021


Susan Luo, MSIV, University of Wisconsin

Eleanor Burton, MSIV, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Henry Bison, MSIV, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nicholas Auteri, MSIV

Catherine Gilbert, MSIV

Leo Kim, MD, Neurology Resident

“Follow-up Rates of a Diabetic Teleretinal Screening Program”

“An Unusual Case of Retinitis Pigmentosa”

“Localizing Upbeat Nystagmus”

“Conjunctival-Limbal Allografts in Graft-Versus-Host Disease”

“Who Done It?  Syphilis, Lyme, Sarcoidosis, Oh My!”

“Optic Nerve Decompression & Vision Preservation outcomes in Skull Base Meningiomas"

September 22, 2021


Case Presentation: Glaucoma
Moderated By: Norm Zabriskie, MD

Brian Stagg, MD, MS

Ian Danford, MD, Glaucoma Fellow

Jack Li, MD, Glaucoma Fellow

“Optical Coherence Tomography for Glaucoma”

“Secondary Angle Closure in Multifocal Choroiditis”

“One Doc, Two Doc, Glaucoma Doc, Retina Doc”

September 15, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Sean Collon, MD, PGY3

Allie Simpson MD, PGY3

Erica N. Woertz, PhD, Visiting Research Student

“Antibiotic Selection and Resistance in Ocular Infections”

“Does Mental Practice Make Perfect?”

“Exploring the Phenotypic Spectrum in Human Albinism”

September 8, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Katherine Hu, MD, PGY4

Mike Murri, MD, PGY4

Cassie Turnage, MD, Neurology Resident

“Hey! We Have a Resident with That!”

“Handing it Out Like Candy: Dupixent-Associated Ocular Side Effects”

“Title TBA”

August 25, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Julia V. Busik, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Michigan State University

“Hyperreflective Crystalline Structures, Cholesterol and Diabetic Retinopathy:
Potential Systemic and Retinal-Specific Effect of Lipid Lowering Therapies”

August 18, 2021


Presentations by 7600 Medical Students

Christian Curran, MSIV, Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

Nikita Mokhashi, MSIV, Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Kathryn Durnford, MSIV, University of Utah

Brandon Winward, MSIV, University of Texas Southwestern

James Ellis, MSIV, University of Utah

“Clinical and Anatomic Outcomes of 3-Piece Poly (methyl methacrylate) Intraocular Lens Rescue and Needle-Assisted Transconjunctival Intrascleral Lens Fixation”

“Use of Artificial Intelligence in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening”

“Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thinning in Glaucoma Patients with Prior Refractive Corneal Surgery”
Justin Riffel, MSIV, University of Kansas School of Medicine

“Neuropathic Corneal Pain After Refractive Surgery”

"An Approach to Symptomatic Monocanalicular Obstruction"

“A 14-Year-Old With Bilateral Nasal Optic Nerve Atrophy”

August 4, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
Director, Center for Ocular Regenerative Therapy, CORT
University of California Davis

“Developing Gene Therapy for Ocular Disease”


July 28, 2021


Presentations by 7600 Medical Students

Udit Bhavsar, MSIV, University of Utah

Ayesha Patil, MSIV, University of Utah

Emilie Ungricht, MSIV, University of Utah

Esteban Peralta, MSIV, University of Utah

“A 34-year-old Male with Bilateral Optic Disc Edema”

“The New Era of P/F USMLE”

“Case Report of CMV Retinitis”

“Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology: Applications, Challenges, and the Path Forward”

July 21, 2021 No GRAND ROUNDS
July 14, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS

Eccles Health Sciences Library Resources & the Moran CORE
Moderated By: Kathleen Digre, MD

Christy Jarvis
Associate Director, Scholarly Communications at EHSL

Griffin Jardine, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Kathleen Digre, MD
Distinguished Professor of Neurology Professor of Ophthalmology
Chair, Bloomberg Library Committee

“Update on Library Resources”

“Moran CORE Update”

“Moran Core Publishing and Stats & Neuro-Ophth Illustrated Curriculum”

June 30, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

James Ellis, MSIV, University of Utah

Rachel Huynh, MSIV, University of Utah

Sam Levant, MSIV, Emory

"Surgical Considerations in Patients with Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy"

"A Case of Intermittent Blurriness and Decreased Peripheral Vision"

"Access to Vision Services in the State of Georgia"

June 9, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Case Presentation: Global Outreach
Moderated by: Jeff Pettey, MD
Ashlie Bernhisel, MD, MSC “Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rapid Review of the Literature and Expert Opinion on Innovation”
June 2, 20201 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Sravanthi Vegunta, MD and 
Amanda Redfern, MD
Neuro-OPH Fellows

Luke Heyliger, MD, Neurology Resident

“Our Troubles with Double”

"Mechanisms of Visual Loss Following Dental Surgery"

May 12, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Morbidity and Mortality Series
Moderated by: Brian Zaugg, MD

Brad Katz, MD, PhD

Jeff Pettey, MD

Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD

“Retinal Detachment Following Cataract Surgery”

“Breaking the Bag with the Lens”

“Secondary Macular Hole/Myopic Foveoschisis, Intraop
Macular Detachment, Sub Retinal Hemorrhage”

April 28, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Theresa Long, MD, PGY4

Rachel Patel, MD, PGY4

“Is There a Doctor in the House?”

"Prophylactic Antibiotics in Ophthalmology"

April 21, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
Director, Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University

“Moving Stem Cell Therapy from Lab to Glaucoma Clinics: Retinal Ganglion Cell Differentiation and Transplantation”

April 14, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Alice Lorch, MD, MPH

Associate Chief for Quality, Department of Ophthalmology, Mass Eye and Ear

Director of Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

“How Do We Measure Success?
Quality and Outcomes in Ophthalmology”

April 7, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Case Presentation: Retina
Moderated by: Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD
Brandon J. Lujan, MD
Director, Casey Reading Center
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Hong Gam Le, MD, Nikko Ronquillo, MD, PhD, and Joseph Simonett, MD
Retina Fellows

“OCT Directional Reflectivity - How Not to Get Fooled.”

“AMD Masqueraders”

March 31, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Case Presentation: Cornea
Moderated by Amy Lin, MD

Amy Lin, MD

Brett Gudgel, MD, Cornea Fellow

Eric Weinlander, MD, Cornea Fellow

“Effects of COVID on Corneal Transplantation”

“Why Won’t This Heal…”

“Snare Technique for Scleral Fixation”

March 24, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, program director

Srav Vegunta, MD, neuro-ophthalmology fellow 

"Reimagining Talent Management in Ophthalmology Residency Recruitment"

March 17, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Russell S. Gonnering, MD, MMM, FACS, CPHQ

Clinical Professor

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Medical College of Wisconsin

"Complexity Science for Clinicians"

March 10, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Moderated by Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA

Brad Jacobsen, MD, PGY4
Ariana Levin, MD, PGY3
Hong Gam Le, MD, Retina Fellow

 “Whose Decision Is It? The Desperate Patient Versus the Reluctant Surgeon”

March 3, 2021


Feb. 24, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Case Presentation: Glaucoma
Moderated by: Brian Stagg, MD, PhD

Craig Chaya, MD

Austin Nakatsuka, MD, Glaucoma Fellow

Wade Stoddard, MD Glaucoma Fellow

“Moran Glaucoma Service Update”

“Angle Closure Glaucoma-What to Do When All Else Fails?”

“Traumatic Hyphema: All Bleeding Stops Eventually”  

Feb. 17, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Alecia K. Gross, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Assistant Dean, Faculty Onboarding, SOM
Director, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Protein Trafficking, Retinal Degenerations and Blindness” 

Feb. 10, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Morbidity and Mortality Series
Moderated by Brian Zaugg, MD

Feb. 3, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Cole Swiston, MD, PGY2


Abigail Jebaraj, MD, PGY2

Elena Kurudza, MD, PGY1 Neurosurgery

“Through the Eyes (and nerves) of the Infected: Neuro-Ophthalmologic Manifestations of COVID-19”

“A 25-year-old Man with Diplopia and Imbalance” 

“Orbital Lymphatic Venous Malformation”

Jan. 27, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Case Presentation: Neuro-Ophthalmology 
Moderated by: Bradley Katz, MD, PhD

Sravanthi Vegunta, MD, Neuro-OPH Fellow

Natalie Modersitzki, Undergraduate Student, BYU

Merrick Reynolds, MSII

“Following the Protocol for Vision Threatening Papilledema”

“Improving Quality of Care with a Virtual Visual Field Device”

“Sharp Edge Eye Syndrome – A Newly Described Entity”

Jan. 20, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom meeting

Caroline C.W. Klaver, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology & Epidemiology

Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, Netherlands
Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, Switzerland 

“Why Do Eyes Become Myopic?” 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 8 p.m. (EST)

In order to participate in the ASCRS Grand Rounds you will need to be a current ASCRS member.  If you are not already a member join today!


ASCRS Grand Rounds is a virtual, complimentary CME offering that brings the experience of live grand rounds to your home or office. This is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. The Grand Rounds will feature two challenging cases, open dialogue panel and clinical pearls discussions. Throughout the program the faculty will be available for live Q&A and directly afterwards they will be available via Zoom to continue the conversation with attendees for an additional 30 minutes. 

Co-Chairs: Terry Kim, MD, and Sumitra Khandelwal, MD


Craig Chaya, MD

Marjan Farid, MD

Amy Lin, MD 

Jeff Pettey, MD

Michael Snyder, MD



Mike Murri, MD

Austin Nakatsuka, MD


Case Details:

Case 1: "Sudden Vision Loss, Years after Refractive Surgery."

A 30-year-old man with a history of Verisyse implants in both eyes presents with acute decrease in vision in his right eye upon awakening. On exam, he has a dislocated implant in the right eye. How should this patient be treated? His other eye also has a refractive error—is any surgical treatment indicated?


Case 2:  “Will That Really Come Together?”

A 66-year-old woman presents with a large iris defect secondary to iris melanoma resection. An iris prosthesis was considered but abandoned due to patient time constraints.  What techniques should be considered to repair the iris?  

Jan. 13, 2021

GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Allie Simpson, MD, PGY2

Sean Collon, MD, PGY2

Spencer Twitchell, MD, Neuro Resident

“A 2-Year-Old With Ptosis” 

“Narratives in Medicine: Thickening the Story”

“Case Presentation: Ocular Myotonia”

Jan. 6, 2021 GRAND ROUNDS via Zoom Meeting

Anat Galor, MD, MSPH

Staff Physician, Miami VA

Associate Professor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

University of Miami

“Neuropathic Pain: A Missing Piece of the Dry Eye Puzzle”

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