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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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