Intermediate and advanced Surgical retina

1 – 5 February 2016, Lugano/Switzerland

Scientific coordinators: Borja Corcóstegui, Spain; Bruno Falcomatà, Italy

MONDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2016
09:00 Uncomplicated PRRD: choice and techniques of treatment with temporary balloon buckling,
pneumatic retinopexy, suprachoroidal buckling, segmental buckling;
Dov Weinberger, Israel
10:00 Cerclage and drainage: limited indications, material and techniques of treatments,causes of failure
10:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:15 Vitrectomy for PRRD: rationale, indications, pearls and tricks, complications,long-term results Dov Weinberger, Israel
12:00 Pathologies of vitreomacular interface: Pre-surgical evaluation and prognosticindicators of visual recovery Joachim van Calster, Belgium
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Ocriplasmin: trials, real world results, complications Joachim van Calster, Belgium
14:15 Surgical treatment of the pathologies of vitreomacular interface: how to demonstrate andeffectively remove an attached posterior hyaloid, ERM, ILM and close a FTMH
15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 16:30 Myopic foveoschisis Joachim van Calster, Belgium
TUESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2016
08:30 Pits and pearls for principle steps of vitrectomy Anselm Jünemann, Germany
09:00 Physics of vitrectomy: pumps, cutter, fluid and IOP control
09:30 Visualization in vitrectomy: light and dyes Robert Rejdak, Poland
10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 The market of vitrectomy equipment Anselm Jünemann, Germany
11:00 Dry-Lab: possibilities and limitations
11:45 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, 3 FEBRUARY 2016
08:30 Wet-Lab / Dry-Lab GROUP 2+ Video Session: Challenging cases and complications in vitreoretinal surgery Anselm Jünemann, Germany
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 Anselm Jünemann, Germany
Robert Rejdak, Poland
THURSDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2016
09:00 Wet-Lab / Dry-Lab Anselm Jünemann, Germany
Robert Rejdak, Poland
12:30 LUNCH
OCULAR TRAUMA COURSE
13:30 IOFB penetrating through cornea and embedded in the retina Athanasios Nikolakopoulos,Greece
14:15 Scleral rupture with hemorrhagic choroidal detachment and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment Cesare Forlini, Italy
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 Severe posterior eye injury complicated with endophthalmitis Cesare Forlini, Italy
16:00 – 16:45 The lens problem in ocular trauma: subluxated, luxated, expulsed Athanasios Nikolakopoulos,Greece
FRIDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2016
THE PVR CHALLENGE: HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE
09:00 How to minimize risk of PVR: surgical procedure and pharmacological agents Tommaso Rossi, Italy
09:30 Lensectomy: why, when, how
10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 Use of viscoelastics and tamponades Tommaso Rossi, Italy
11:30 Epiretinal, preretinal, and subretinal membrane management Stratos Gotzaridis, Greece
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Management of dislocated IOLs Stratos Gotzaridis, Greece
14:30 – Pathology and management of RRD. Why, when, how.- Relaxing retinotomies
15:30 – 16:00 Certificates and farewell