Sight + Sound Bites Webinars

The Eye & Ear Foundation proudly continues our bi-weekly lunchtime educational webinar series of the research and clinical innovations at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. To receive updates on upcoming webinars, join our email newsletter. To support the research and clinical innovations highlighted on Sight + Sound Bites, make a gift to the Eye & Ear Foundation.

Recorded Webinars


Using Our Brain to See: Cortical Vision and the Movement of Our Eyes

"Using Our Brain to See: Cortical Vision and the Movement of Our Eyes" features J. Patrick Mayo, PhD and James P. Herman, PhD presenting on the brain's role in vision and innovations in vision treatments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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2021 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Defining the Value of Survivorship

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients. This symposium is intended to improve health care providers’ ability to deliver high-quality survivorship care to the growing population of head and neck cancer survivors.

This presentation by David Cognetti, MD of Thomas Jefferson University is focused on Defining the Value of Survivorship.

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2021 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Health

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients. This symposium is intended to improve health care providers’ ability to deliver high-quality survivorship care to the growing population of head and neck cancer survivors.

This presentation by Danielle MacNeil, MD, MSc of the London Health Sciences Centre focuses on Psychosocial Interventions for the Mental Health of Head and Neck Cancer Survivors.

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2021 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Innovations in Dysphagia Management

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients. This symposium is intended to improve health care providers’ ability to deliver high-quality survivorship care to the growing population of head and neck cancer survivors.

This presentation by Kate Hutcheson, PhD of the University of Texas, MD Anderson, focuses on the Current Standards and Innovations in Dysphagia Management for Head & Neck Cancer.

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2021 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Clinical Science Advances in Survivorship Care

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients. This symposium is intended to improve health care providers’ ability to deliver high-quality survivorship care to the growing population of head and neck cancer survivors.

This presentation by Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, Jonas Johnson, MD, and Jymirah Morris, B.S., M.D. Candidate, of the University of Pittsburgh, focuses on Clinical Science Advances in Survivorship Care.

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Advances in Drug Delivery for Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Other Eye Diseases

"Advances in Drug Delivery for Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Other Eye Diseases" features Morgan Fedorchak, PhD and Ian Conner, MD, PhD on advancements in drug delivery for diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye, and more in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Hearing Loss in Babies: What Parents and Grandparents Should Know

"Hearing Loss in Babies: What Parents and Grandparents Should Know" features David Chi, MD presenting on infant hearing loss, its long-term effects, and research and treatment options within the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Immunology and Viral Eye Diseases: Herpes, Shingles, and Cytomegalovirus

"Immunology and Viral Eye Diseases: Herpes, Shingles, and Cytomegalovirus" features Marie Hélène Errera, MD, PhD and Anthony St. Leger, PhD on ocular diseases and immunology research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Head and Neck Reconstruction: Past, Present, and Future

"Head and Neck Reconstruction: Past, Present, and Future" features Mark W. Kubik, MD on advancements in reconstruction of the oral cavity taking place within the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Cataracts: The Latest Developments in Treatment

This presentation by Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac and Roheena Kamyar, MD focuses on research and treatment advances for cataract surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For more information, visit Cataracts – Causes and Treatments.

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Cochlear Implants: Candidacy and New Developments

This webinar features Jonas Johnson, MD, Barry Hirsch, MD, and WTAE Pittsburgh Reporter, Former Miss Pennsylvania, and cochlear implant recipient Elena LaQuatra. Our panel discusses advancements in cochlear implant technology within the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as well as the patient perspective of cochlear implant technology. For more information, visit our page Hearing Loss & Hearing Disorders.

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Integrating Interventions in Cortical Visual Impairment

Ken Nischal, MD, FAAP, FRCOphth, Alkiviades Liasis, BSc, PhD, and Beth Ramella, Ed.D present on cortical visual impairment and an ongoing project between the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children (WPSBC). For more information, visit EEF's page on Cortical Vision.

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What’s New in Balance and Dizziness at Pitt and UPMC?

"What’s New in Balance and Dizziness at Pitt and UPMC?" featuring Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS and Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA presenting on balance disorders and dizziness, treatment options, and advances in research within the Department of Otolaryngology. For more information on Balance Disorders, visit EEF's page on Balance Disorders.

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More than Meets the Eye: Genetic Counseling in Ophthalmology

"More than Meets the Eye: Genetic Counseling in Ophthalmology" features José-Alain Sahel, MD, Ken K. Nischal, MD, FAAP, FRCOphth, Hannah Scanga, MS, CGC, and Michelle Alabek, MS, CGC discussing genetic counseling for ophthalmic conditions such as cataracts, optic nerve disease, corneal opacities, corneal dystrophies, and inherited retinal dystrophies. For more information, visit Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases.

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Nasal Obstruction and Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS and Eric Wang, MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine presents "Innovative Treatments for Nasal Obstruction and Chronic Rhinosinusitis" and takes questions from the audience. For more information, visit Sleep, Sinus, and Allergy.

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Tackling the Eye Disease and Pain of Shingles

Paul (Kip) Kinchington, PhD and Gaurav Prakash, MD present on basic information on the cause and treatment of shingles in the eye, as well as advances in research and potential future treatments.

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Towards Personalized Care for Head & Neck Cancer: Current State and Future Directions

Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, gives a presentation about advancements in the Marian Mosites Initiative for Personalized Head and Neck Cancer Research, immunotherapy, and HPV positive cancers. For more information, visit Head and Neck Cancer.

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WARNING: This video contains graphic content and may be upsetting to some people.


Keratoconus | kéras (Greek, Cornea), cōnus (Latin, Cone): Current and Future Advancements in Treatment

Vishal Jhanji, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth and Scott Drexler, OD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine present "Keratoconus | kéras (Greek, Cornea), cōnus (Latin, Cone): Current and Future Advancements in Treatment." To learn more, visit Cornea – The Funderburgh Corneal Regeneration Project.

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How Far Can You Go: Brain Surgery Through the Nose

"How Far Can You Go: Brain Surgery Through the Nose" features Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS, Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA and Paul Gardner, MD who present on advancements in skull base surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. To learn more, visit Surgical Innovation and Training.

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WARNING: This video contains graphic content and may be upsetting to some people.


The Myopia Story: Mr. Magoo Meets Harry Potter

"The Myopia Story: Mr. Magoo Meets Harry Potter" features Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth and Jay Chhablani, MD speaking on how myopia, also known as near-sightedness, affects the eye in both younger and older populations.

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Robotic Surgery: Present Trends and Future Directions

This webinar features experts in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer, Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS, Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman, University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology and Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology.

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WARNING: This video contains graphic content and may be upsetting to some people.


Visual Impairment and Visual Rehabilitation

"Visual Impairment and Visual Rehabilitation" features experts in visual rehabilitation, José-Alain Sahel, MD, William Smith, OD, and Holly Stants, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT discussing the challenges of visual impairment and the technology that can help improve lives.

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Exploring Novel Pathways To Provide Care To People In Need

"Exploring Novel Pathways To Provide Care To People In Need" features experts in providing access to care for all in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer and hearing issues, Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS, Catherine Palmer, PhD, and Marci Lee Nilsen, PhD, RN, and a special presentation from medical student Jymirah Morris.

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Imaging the Eye to Diagnose and Treat Macular Disorders

"Imaging the Eye to Diagnose and Treat Macular Disorders" features José-Alain Sahel, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Exceptional Class Professor at Sorbonne Université, Paris, The Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair and Jay Chhablani, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery.

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Sleep and Dizziness: Are They Related?

Focusing on the vestibular consequences of sleep disorders, this webinar features Ryan J. Soose, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Director, UPMC Division of Sleep Medicine and Upper Airway Surgery, University of Pittsburgh.

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Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

This webinar, featuring José-Alain Sahel, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Andrew Eller, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, and Colin Prensky, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and future direction of Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Simulations in Tracheostomy Care

This webinar, featuring Jonas Johnson, MD, Chairman of the Department of Otolarngology, and Allison Tobey, MD, the Director of Tracheostomy Care Educational Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, focuses on innovative methods to teach parents and care givers to care for critical airways at home.

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Optic Nerve Regeneration

This webinar, featuring José-Alain Sahel, MD, Jeffrey Gross, PhD, Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, Takaaki Kuwajima, PhD, Kun-Che Chang, PhD, and a special testimonial from Mr. Louis Fox, covers current clinical challenges, as well as advances in research and potential future treatments.

For more information, visit our page Optic Nerve – The Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration.

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Do you hear what I hear?

This webinar featuring Jonas Johnson, MD, Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA, and Bharath Chandrasekaran, PhD unravels how sound encoding can be non-invasively assessed in the developing and aging brain and how our experiences shape the way we hear.

For more information, visit our page on Hearing Loss & Hearing Disorders.

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Retinal Degenerations: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Retinal Degenerations: Light at the End of the Tunnel features Leah Byrne, PhD and José-Alain Sahel, MD and will cover basic information on retinal degeneration conditions, current treatment options, as well as advances in research and possible treatments.

For more information, visit our page on Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases.

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I’m Not Old, Why Do I Sound It?

This week's webinar, "I’m not old, why do I sound it?," features Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS, Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, and Libby Smith, DO, FAOCO and focuses on the treatment of voice disorders. (Recorded July 22, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on the Voice Center.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

This week's webinar, featuring José-Alain Sahel, MD, Thomas Friberg, MD, FACS, Joseph Martel, MD, and Debasish Sinha, PhD, explores the causes and treatments of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. (Recorded July 7, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

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Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care

Hosted by Jonas Johnson, MD and Marci Lee Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN, this week's webinar explores the clinical and research innovation in cancer care at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care: Progress Made and Opportunities for Improvement. (Recorded June 24, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on Head and Neck Cancer.

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Restoring Sight by Regenerating the Cornea

Hosted by José-Alain Sahel, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty members Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac and Gary Yam, PhD, explored the clinical and research innovation in vision restoration. (Recorded June 12, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on Cornea research.

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Untreated Hearing Loss, Social Isolation, and Health Outcomes

Dr. Catherine Palmer, Director of the Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed her research on the health outcomes of hearing loss and social isolation and answers questions on hearing aids and treating hearing loss. (Recorded May 27, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on Hearing Loss & Hearing Disorders.

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Horizons in Glaucoma Research

Dr. Ian Conner and Dr. Ethan A. Rossi presented on the research currently being conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology for glaucoma. (Recorded May 13, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on Glaucoma research.

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Tinnitus, Hearing Loss, and Drug Discovery

Dr. Thanos Tzounopoulos and Dr. Ross Williamson discussed the research advances in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology. Topics include Tinnitus, Hearing Loss, Drug Discovery, Hearing and Behavior. (Recorded April 30, 2020)

For more information, visit our page on Hearing Loss & Hearing Disorders.

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Research Advances in Ophthalmology

Dr. Jeffrey Gross gave an exciting overview of the broad research currently being conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology. Research targets include: Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cornea Regeneration, and Optic Nerve Regeneration. (Recorded April 16, 2020)

For more information, visit our pages on Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cornea, and Optic Nerve research.

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