Grand Rounds in Ophthalmology

Grand Rounds are held monthly on (First and Third) Thursdays from 5:PM-6:PM (September to June) virtually via Zoom. The Grand Rounds in Ophthalmology series will feature interesting and thought-provoking topics, presented by accomplished clinicians and scientists, in an hour long format that includes a traditional lecture followed by interactive Q&A. The content will be current and wide ranging with the goal being to promote stimulating dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to vision discovery and patient care. 

The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Khayyam Durrani

“Tackling Autoimmune Retinopathy: From Diagnosis to Treatment”

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Khayyam Durrani, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Durrani is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, and serves as the Director of the Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Service, and a member of the Cornea & External Disease Service at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Durrani is a graduate of Government College, Lahore, Pakistan, and received his medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and residency in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also performed fellowships in Ocular Immunology & Uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution, Harvard Medical School, and Cornea & External Disease at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He specializes in Ocular Immunology & Uveitis and Cornea & External Disease, with a special interest in complex inflammatory disorders of the cornea, conjunctiva, sclera, and uvea. His research focuses on the assessment of the safety and efficacy of systemic immunomodulatory agents in ocular inflammatory disease.


Upcoming Bi-Monthly Grand Rounds

"Impaired Vision? Potential Ethical Blind Spots in Ophthalmology"

September 1, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Paul Mann- AU CHOG Neonatology

Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

September 15, 202

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Baker Hubbard- Emory

Update on Diabetic Retinopathy Protocols from the DRCR Retina Network

October 6, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Dennis Marcus- SE Retina Center

"New Light" Why you should talk to your patients about their light bulbs

October 20, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Sandra Brown- Cabarrus Eye Center

Genetics testing: Getting it right

November 3, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Alex Levin- U Rochester

"Our financial disclosure policies don't go far enough" and "A career-long journey with a glaucoma family. The story of myocilin"

November 17, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Wallace Alward- U Iowa

"How to Stay Out of Malpractice Trouble: Case Presentations"

December 1, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Denise Chamblee- Ophthalmic Mutual Ins Co (OMIC)

“Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) Genetic Update”

December 15, 2022

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Yutao Liu- AU Research

Glaucoma 2023 – an Up-date on MIGS and More

January 5, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Marc Toeteberg- AU Ophthalmology

“Conquering IOP: molecular, pharmaceutical, laser, and surgical approaches to the trabecular meshwork.”

January 19, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Doug Rhee- Case Western 

"Palliative Care: Helping Patients and their Families When There is No Cure"

February 2, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Sharon Beall- AU Pediatric Palliative Care

"What's new in Thyroid Eye Disease?"

February 16, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Andrea Tooley- Mayo Clinic

"International Ophthalmology and Medical Missions: past, present and future"

March 2, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Martin E Lederman- Columbia University

"Bile Acids and Retinopathy of Prematurity"

March 16, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Menaka Thounaojam- AU Research

" Tackling Autoimmune Retinopathy: From Diagnosis to Treatment"

April 20, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr Khayyam Durrani- UConn

"Low Vision"

May 4, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Mallory Rosche- AU Low Vision Rehab

" Space Flight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS)"

May 18, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Andrew Lee- Houston Methodist


June 1, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Dr. Felipe Medeiros- Duke University

"Resident & Fellow Research Updates"

June 15, 2023

Virtual Zoom

Resident/Fellow Research Day

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