Chicagoland Midwest Retina Update: Saturday May 18, 2013

Course Director
Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS 

7:00 - 7:45 am           Registration and Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00 am           Opening Remarks

     (Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS & Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD)

Morning Session I:  Vascular Occlusion, Diabetes, and Retinal Vasculitis

(Chair: Jennifer Lim, MD & Co-Chair: Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc)

8:00 - 8:12 am  Current Status of Medical Management of DME

 Jennifer Lim, MD

8:12 - 8:24 am   Is Laser Still Indicated in the Management of DME?

              Diana Do, MD

8:24 - 8:36 am  When is Surgery Indicated in DME?

             Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD

            8:36 - 8:48 am  Ocriplasmin Overview and VR Interface Abnormalities

                                     Yannek Leiderman, MD, PhD

8:48 - 9:00 am   Therapy of Retinal Vein Occlusions

             Jennifer Lim, MD

            9:00 - 9:12 am   Utilization of Wide-Field Imaging Techniques in the Busy

                                      Retina Clinic

                                      Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA

            9:12 -9:24 am    Current Concepts in the Management of Retinal Vasculitis

             Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

9:24 - 9:45 am   Questions and Answer Session

              Faculty Panel – Morning Session I

9:45 am - 10:00 am      Coffee Break

Morning Session II:  Macular Degeneration 

(Chair: Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS & Co-Chair: Diana Do, MD)

        10:00 - 10:12 am   2013 AREDS Update

              Robert Pearlman, MD

        10:12 - 10:24 am   Implications of the CATT Study on Clinical Practice

                                      Diana Do, MD

        10:24 - 10:36 am   Complications of Intravitreal Injections

              Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA

        10:36 - 10:48 am   The Socioeconomics of New Treatments for AMD and

                                     Vascular Retinopathies:  Can We Afford It?

                                     Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS

        10:48 -11:20 am   Honorary Guest Lecture:Update on Emerging Treatments for


Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS

       11:20 -11:30 am   Question and Answer Session

                                    Faculty Panel – Morning Session II

11:30 am - 12:15 pm  Medical Panel

           (Moderators: Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS & Robert

            Pearlman, MD)

Faculty Panel:  Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS; Jennifer Lim, MD; Diana Do, MD; Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA; Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc; Yannek Leiderman, MD, PhD

12:15 - 1:00 pm         Lunch

Afternoon Surgical Session I

(Chair: Ronald Gentile, MD & Co-Chair: Raymond Iezzi MD)

       1:00 - 1:12 pm    Approved and Investigational Pharmacotherapy for Uveitis:

                                  What Do You Need to Know?

                                  Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

       1:12 - 1:24 pm     Retained Lens Fragments and Pars Plana Lensectomy

           Ronald Gentile, MD

       1:24 - 1:36 pm     Current Management of CME

                                   Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD

       1:36 - 1:48 pm     Strategies in Secondary IOLs (Iris-fixated, Scleral-fixated,

                                   Sutureless Scleral-fixated, ACIOL)

                                   Yannek Leiderman, MD, PhD

       1:48 - 2:00 pm     27g Vitrectomy in Challenging Cases

                                   Maria Berrocal, MD

       2:00 - 2:12 pm     MIC Vitrectomy for the Management of Pediatric Vitreoretinal

                                   Surgery: What Does It Add?

                                   Ehab EL Rayes, MD, PhD

      2:12 - 2:24 pm      Retinal Prosthesis Update: Will It Become Reality One Day


                                  Raymond Iezzi, MD

      2:24 - 2:36 pm     Management of Choroidal Hemangiomas

          Wendwessen Amde, MD

      2:36 - 2:45 pm     Question and Answer Session

          Faculty Panel–Afternoon Surgical Session I

2:45 - 3:00 pm          Coffee Break

Afternoon Surgical Session II

(Chair: Ehab EL Rayes, MD, PhD & Co-Chair: Maria Berrocal, MD)

       3:00 - 3:12 pm    Indications for PPV vs. SB: How to Choose and How to Simplify

                                  SB Approach

                                  Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD

      3:12 - 3:24 pm     Post Traumatic Endophthalmitis and Its Treatment

                                  Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS

      3:24 - 3:36 pm     Giant Retinal Tear Vitrectomy in the MIVS Era

          Maria Berrocal, MD

      3:36 - 3:48 pm     Imaging Following PPV for Complications of PDR: Predicting


                                 Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD

      3:48 - 4:00 pm     Light Options for VR Surgery and Toxicity

          Raymond Iezzi, MD

       4:00 - 4:12 pm    Update on Ocular Trauma

                                  Ronald Gentile, MD

       4:12 - 4:24 pm    Suprachoroidal Buckling for Retinal Detachment

                                  Ehab EL Rayes, MD, PhD

       4:24 - 4:30 pm    Question and Answer Session

                                   Faculty Panel–Afternoon Surgical Session II

4:30 - 5:25 pm           Surgical Panel

                                  (Moderators:  Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD; Lejla Vajzovic, MD;

                                   & Joseph Martel, MD)

Faculty Panel:  Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS; Jennifer Lim, MD; Ronald Gentile, MD; Raymond Iezzi, MD; Ehab EL Rayes, MD, PhD; & Maria Berrocal, MD

5:25 - 5:30 pm            Closing Remarks

(Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS & Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD)