Intermediate & Advanced Surgical Retina

6 – 10 June 2016, Lugano/Switzerland (Preliminary Programme)

MONDAY, 6 JUNE 2016
09:00 Surgical decision making in the treatment of vitrectomy for macular edema in retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy Stanley Chang, USA
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 New insights in lamellar macular holes Stanley Chang, USA
11:45 Optic pits and congenital anomalies of the optic nerve
12:30 LUNCH
OTHER MACULAR SURGERY
13:30 Presurgical evaluation of vitreomacular traction, ERM, MH Ehab El Rayes, Egypt
14:00 Vitrectomy for vitreomacular traction, ERM, MH: surgical technique step by step
14:30 Pearls and tricks in macular surgery: to peel or not to peel, ILM peeling techniques, tamponades, which and when do we need them
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 Managing intra-op and post-op complications
16:30-17:00 Endophthalmitis: Vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotics only or early vitrectomy Robert Rejdak, Poland
 
TUESDAY, 7 JUNE 2016
08:30 Pits and pearls for principle steps of vitrectomy Anselm Jünemann, Germany
09:30 Physics and fluidics: impact for vitrectomy
10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 Visualization in vitrectomy: light and dyes Robert Rejdak, Poland
11:30 Dry-Lab: possibilities and limitations
12:00 Preparatory lecture to Wet-Lab Robert Rejdak, Poland
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 17:30 Wet-Lab / Dry-Lab GROUP 1 + Video Session: Challenging cases and complications in vitreoretinal surgery Anselm Jünemann, Germany Robert Rejdak, Poland
 
WEDNESDAY, 8 JUNE 2016
08:30 Wet-Lab / Dry-Lab GROUP 2 + Video Session: Challenging cases and complications in vitreoretinal surgery Robert Rejdak, Poland
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 17:30 Wet-Lab / Dry-Lab GROUP 3 + Video Session: Challenging cases and complications in vitreoretinal surgery Robert Rejdak, PolandAnselm Jünemann, Germany
THURSDAY, 9 JUNE 2016
09:00 Wet-Lab / Dry-Lab Robert Rejdak, Poland
12:30 LUNCH
SURGERY OF MYOPIC MACULA
13:30 Presurgical evaluation of vitreomacular schisis and MH in high myopia Carlos Mateo, Spain
14:00 Choice of a surgical plan and the right surgical tools
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 Pearls and tricks and techniques of surgery: video case studies Carlos Mateo, Spain
16:30 – 17:00 Complications of myopic macular surgery
FRIDAY, 10 JUNE 2016
SURGERY OF PDR
08:45 Presurgical examination José García-Arumí, Spain
09:00 Hyaloid detachment
09:15 Dissection of proliferative tissue
09:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:15 Use of anti-VEGF José García-Arumí, Spain
10:45 Videos and cases studies
11:30 Pearls and tricks for a complete vitreous removal Stanislao Rizzo, Italy
12:00 Pearls and tricks for membranes dissection and cutting
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Use of tamponades as a surgical tool and as vitreous substitutes Stanislao Rizzo, Italy
14:00 Complications
14:30 Videos and cases studies
15:00 – 15:30 Certificates and farewell