Medical & Surgical Retina

3 – 7 December 2016, Kuwait City/Kuwait

Scientific coordinators: Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait; Borja Corcóstegui, Spain; Bruno Falcomatà, Italy

SATURDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2016
SURGICAL PROCEDURES IN VITRECTOMY 1
09:00 Basic vitrectomy: from the beginners common mistakes to the correct technique David Chow, Canada
09:45 Advanced vitrectomy: complexities in vitreoretinal surgery Carl Awh, USA Tarek Hassan, USA
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Surgical update on pediatric retinal detachment, management of different scenarios Ehab El Rayes, Egypt
11:30 Indications for the endoscopy in retinal surgery Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 Video session Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Ehab El Rayes, Egypt
14:00 – 17:00 Wet-Lab Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Ehab El Rayes, Egypt
SUNDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2016
SURGICAL PROCEDURES IN VITRECTOMY 2
08:15 Tractional retinal detachment Borja Corcóstegui, Spain
09:00 – Vitrectomy in complications of cataract surgery
– Endophthalmitis
Robert Rejdak, Poland
09:45 Surgical approach to Coat’s RD Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Ocular trauma & IOFB Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait
11:30 Live Surgery Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Borja Corcóstegui, Spain
13:30 LUNCH
14:30 Video session Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Borja Corcóstegui, Spain Robert Rejdak, Poland
15:30 – 18:30 Wet-Lab Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Borja Corcóstegui, SpainRobert Rejdak, Poland
MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2016
VITRECTOMY INNOVATIONS
08:30 Opening remarks Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait
08:45 Tissue mechanics during vitreoretinal surgery Carl Awh, USA
09:15 Primary retina detachment David Chow, Canada
10:00 The gauge of your choice and the innovations that are changing our surgical practice (New cuts, new end illumination, new instrumentation) David Chow, Canada
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Surgical tips and tricks Carl Awh, USA
11:30 Retinal toxicity David Chow, Canada
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 Video session Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Carl Awh, USA
14:00 – 17:00 Wet-Lab Khalid Al Sabti, Kuwait Carl Awh, USA
TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2016
PATHOLOGIES OF VITREOMACULAR INTERFACE
09:00 Surgical treatment of the pathologies of vitreomacular interface: how to demonstrate and effectively remove an attached posterior hyaloid, ERM, ILM and close a FTMH David Chow, Canada
09:30 Debate „Face down position for macular hole“ David Chow, CanadaTarek Hassan, USA
10:00 Recurrent macular holes Tarek Hassan, USA
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Ocriplasmin: trials, real world results, complications Tarek Hassan, USA
11:30 Video session David Chow, Canada Tarek Hassan, USA
12:30 LUNCH
DME SESSION
13:30 Use and differences among the protocols of anti-VEGF treatment for DME and PDR Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy
14:15 Role of vitrectomy for Diabetic Macular Edema Tarek Hassan, USA
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 When anti-VEGF fails to improve visual acuity: cases study Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy
16:00 – 16:30 Use of long term Intravitreal steroids to treat edema in the age of Anti-VEGF injections Tarek Hassan, USA
WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2016
AMD SESSION
09:00 Multifaced presentation of wet AMD and CNV classification Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy
10:00 Management of neovascular AMD (drug of choice, treatment regimen, follow-up, re-treatment signs) Michael Kapusta, Canada
10:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:15 What we have learned in the diagnosis of wet AMD after almost 10 years of anti-VEGF treatment Michael Kapusta, Canada
11:45 Cases study presentation / discussion Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy Michael Kapusta, Canada
12:30 – 13:00 Test, certificates and farewell