Matthew Pihlblad, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

July 2012 - July 2013
University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Harold and Pauline Price Fellow, Lee and Mae Sherman Fellow

July 2009 - June 2012
University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

  • Ophthalmology Residency
  • Chief Resident, 2011-2012

July 2008 - June 2009
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Transitional/Intern Year

August 2004 - May 2008
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

  • Doctor of Medicine

August 2000 - May 2004
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, cum laude

 

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

February 2016 - present
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

July 2013 - May 2016
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

July 2013 - May 2016R
oss Eye Institute Orthoptic Program, Buffalo, NY

  • Faculty

 

PRESENTATIONS

4th World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2017, Hyderabad, India

  • Seminars in Strabismus – Imaging Techniques, session co-chair 12/2/2017
  • Presentation: Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of the Extraocular muscles: Is one machine better than the others?
  • Amblyopia Poster session moderator - 12/1/2017
  • Presentation: Integrated Intraoperative OCT – Strabismus Surgeon Perspective – 12/2/2017

American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 11/11/2017

  • WSPOS sponsored Presentation: Integrated Intraoperative OCT - Strabismus Surgeon Perspective

AACO Annual Meeting, 11/16/2015

  • Point of View Filming of Strabismus Surgery

Buffalo Ophthalmology Symposium, 6/5/2015

  • Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of the Extraocular Muscles

AAPOS Annual Meeting 2015, 3/26/2015

  • Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of the Horizontal and Vertical Extraocular Muscles with Measurement of the Insertion to Limbus Distance

Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology 12th Annual Buffalo Conference, 10/10/14

  • Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of the Extraocular Muscles

Jules Stein Eye Institute Clinical and Research Seminar, 6/14/2013

  • Hypertropia In Unilateral, Isolated Abducens Palsy

Buffalo Ophthalmology Symposium, 6/8/2012

  • Eyelid Laxity, Obesity, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Keratoconus

ASOPRS 42nd Annual Fall Scientific Symposium, 10/21/2011

  • Eyelid Laxity in Keratoconus

Buffalo Ophthalmology Society, 2/18/2010

  • Acute Disseminating Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) temporally related to H1N1 influenza vaccination

ABSTRACTS/POSTERS

  1. Stockslager SG, Pihlblad M.  iExaminer: a clinically proven fundus imaging system with medical education potential.  ARVO Annual Meeting. May 9, 2017, Poster 3120-B0023.
  2. Jaber RM. Pihlblad MS.  Use of Smartphone-Based Whole Slide Scanner in Ophthalmic Pathology. ASCRS-ASOA Symposium &Congress, May 2016, Poster #20785.
  3. Pihlblad, MS. Stockslager S.  D-EYE: a portable and inexpensive option for fundus photography and videography in the pediatric population with telemedicine potential.  AAPOS Annual Meeting, April 2016, Poster.
  4. Erlenler F, Pihlblad MS, Reynolds JD. Imaging the Extraocular Muscles with Anterior Segment OCT in the Pediatric Population and Measurement of the Distance from Limbus to Muscle Insertion. AAO Annual Meeting 2015, Poster #449.
  5. Ding J, Pihlblad MS. iExaminer: A Portable and Inexpensive Option for Undilated or Dilated Fundus Photography With Montage and Telemedicine Potential. AAO Annual Meeting 2015, Poster #25.
  6. Pihlblad MS, Erenler F, Sharma A, Manchandia A, Reynolds JD.  Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of the Horizontal and Vertical Extraocular Muscles with Measurement of the Insertion to Limbus Distance. J AAPOS. Aug 2015; 19 (4): e15–e16.
  7. Sharma A, Albert D, Pihlblad MS, Sheeley M, Strauss N, Moya D, Reynolds JD. Assessment of intraocular pressure with iCare rebound tonometry in a pediatric ophthalmology clinic.  J AAPOS. Aug 2015; 19 (4): e61. E-Poster #29: AAPOS Annual Meeting, 2015.
  8. Ding J, Pihlblad MS. iExaminer: a portable and inexpensive option for fundus photography and videography in the pediatric population. Poster: AAO Annual Meeting, 10/2014. 
  9. Pihlblad MS, Demer JL. (2013) Hypertropia in unilateral, isolated abducens palsy (6NP). Abstract #090, 2013 AAPOS Meeting.
  10. Imbrogno V, Pihlblad MS, Reidy JJ.  Treatment of keratoconus using collagen cross linking. IOVS. 2012:ARVO E-abstract 6809.

Representative Publications

  1. Pineles SL, Chang MY, Oltra EL, Pihlblad MS, Davila-Gonzalez JP, Sauer TC, Velez FG. Anterior segment ischemia: etiology, assessment, and management. Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb;32(2):173-178.
  2. Pihlblad MS, Reynolds JD. Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of Previously Operated Extraocular Muscles. Am Orthopt J. 2017 Jan;67(1):61-66.
  3. Gabrial M, Islam S, Schaefer J, Pihlblad M. Case 3: Painless Vision Loss in an Adolescent. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Aug;38(8):385-386.
  4. Pihlblad MS, Erenler F, Sharma A, Manchandia A, Reynolds JD.  Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography of the Horizontal and Vertical Extraocular Muscles with Measurement of the Insertion to Limbus Distance. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2016 May 1;53(3):141-5.
  5. Pihlblad MS. Demer JL.  Hypertropia in unilateral isolated abducens palsy. J AAPOS. 2014 Jun;18(3):235-40.
  6. Pihlblad MS, Chelnis JG, Schaefer DP.  Eyelid desmoplastic trichilemmoma: 2 case reports and review. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct;30(5):e136-8.
  7. Velez FG, Demer JL, Pihlblad MS, Pineles SL.  Rectus muscle plication using adjustable technique. J AAPOS. 2013 Oct;17(5):480-3.
  8. Chelnis JG, Pihlblad MS, Jung H, Schaefer D. Office-based needle aspiration of idiopathic acute subperiosteal hematoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013;48(5):e133-e134.
  9. Pihlblad MS, Schaefer DP.  Eyelid laxity, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea in keratoconus. Cornea. 2013;32(9):1232-6.
  10. Pihlblad MS, Schaefer DP. Percutaneous embolization of orbital hemangiopericytoma with Onyx facilitates surgical excision. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;28(6):e147-e149.
  11. Mayercik VA, Eller AW, Pihlblad MS. Fungal endophthalmitis developing in asthmatic individuals treated with inhaled corticosteroids. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(7):952-953.

NON-PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

  1. Pihlblad MS. When to Image a Patient With Strabismus.  Young Ophthalmologist Clinical Pearl.  November 28, 2017.  https://www.aao.org/young-ophthalmologists/yo-info/article/when-to-image-a-patient-with-strabismus

Research Interests

July 2016 - June 2017
Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grant
Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) of the Extraocular Muscles

April 2017 - March 2019 - $1,500.00
Bridges Faculty Development Program Award: Education Innovation Project Grant
Educational Benefit of the D-eye in teaching direct ophthalmoscopy