Chicagoland Midwest Retina Update: Saturday May 18, 2014

Course Director
Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS 


7:00 - 7:50 am    Registration & Breakfast

7:50 - 8:00 am    Opening Remarks

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

Morning Session I: Diabetes, Vascular Occlusions, & Inflammation

(Chairs: Jennifer Lim, MD & Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc)

8:00 - 8:12 am    An Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment of DME

                           (Jennifer Lim, MD)

8:12 - 8:24 am    Surgical Management of DME

                           (Ankur Mehta, MD)

8:24 - 8:36 am    Ocriplasmin: Results In Clinical Practice

                           (Guarav Shah, MD)

8:36 - 8:48 am    Current Management of Vein Occlusions

                           (Diana Do, MD)

8:48 - 9:00 am    Intravitreal Injection Technique: Updated Recommendation From an Expert Panel

                           (Sophie Bakri, MD)

9:00 - 9:12 am    Managing Complex Posterior Uveitis: When to Treat and when to Call 911

                          (Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc)

9:12 - 9:24 am     Choroidal Imaging with EDI-OCT

                            (Glenn Yiu, MD)

9:24 - 9:45 am     Question & Answer Session

9:45 - 10:00 am  Coffee Break

Morning Session II: AMD, Retinal Vasculitis, & Medical Economics

(Chairs: Sophie Bakri, MD & Diana Do, MD)

10:00 - 10:12 am  Advances in AMD. Clinical & Research Advances

                            (Jennifer Lim, MD)

10:12 - 10:24 am  Top 5 Things I Learned from the HARBOR Trial of High Dose Ranibizumab for AMD

                             (Diana Do, MD)

10:24 - 10:36 am   Optimizing Visualization of the Vitreoretinal Interface: A Necessity for Daily Practice and Clinical Trials

                              (Eric Schneider, MD)

10:36 - 10:48 am   Wet AMD: Illustrating the Differential Diagnosis

                              (Sophie Bakri, MD)

10:48 - 11:00 am  Surgical Management of Subretinal Hemorrhage.  Update on Role of Subretinal Air

                             (Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD) 

11:00 - 11:12 am   Ocular Manifestations of Systematic Autoimmune Diseases

                              (Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc)

11:12 - 11:24 am  How will Obama Care Affect Ophthalmology Practice?

                             (Robert Pearlman, MD)

11:24 am - 12:00 pm  Medical Panel                             

(Moderators: Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS & Robert Pearlman, MD)

Faculty Panel: Donald D'Amico, MD; Jennifer Lim, MD; Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc; Sophie Bakri, MD; Diana Do, MD; & Seenu Hariprasad, MD

12:00 - 12:45 pm  Lunch           

Afternoon Surgical Session I:

(Chairs: Donald D'Amico, MD & Ehab El Rayes, MD, PhD)    

12:45 - 12:50 pm  Introduction of Keynote Speaker Dr. Donald D'Amico

                            (Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS)

12:50 - 1:15 pm   Keynote Lecture: Primary Retinal Detachment - Advances and Controversies

                            (Donald D'Amico, MD)

1:15 - 1:27 pm    Choice of Tamponade Material in Retinal Detachment Cases Complicated with Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

                            (Remzi Avci, MD)

1:27 - 1:39 pm    Evolution of 27-gauge Vitrectomy: Where Do We Stand Now? 

                           (Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD)

1:39 - 1:51 pm    Use of Steroids & Vital Dyes in Vitrectomy Surgery: Are they Essential or Potentially Harmful?

                           (Seenu Hariprasad, MD)

1:51 - 2:03 pm     ILM Peeling: What, When, & Why?

                            (Guarav Shah, MD)

2:03 - 2:15 pm     Pediatric VR Surgery Update

                           (Kimberly Drenser, MD, PhD)

2:15 - 2:27 pm     Update on Surgical Management of Pediatric Retinal Detachment

                            (Ehab El Rayes, MD, PhD)

2:27 - 2:39 pm     Retina Private Practice In A New World.  Will We Survive?

                            (Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS)

2:39 - 2:45 pm     Question & Answer Session

2:45 - 3:00 pm    Coffee Break

Afternoon Surgical Session II:

(Chairs: Remzi Avci, MD & Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD)

3:00 - 3:12 pm     Changing Trends in Retinotomy

                            (Donald D'Amico, MD)

3:12 - 3:24 pm     Update on Idiopathic Juxta Foveal Macular Telangiectasia

                            (Wendewessen Amde, MD)

3:24 - 3:36 pm     Update on Surgery for PDR: Choice of Gauges and Instrumentation

                            (Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD)

3:36 - 3:48 pm     The Long Term Results of Vitreoretinal Surgery for Severe Von Hippel-Lindau Retinal Angiomatosis

                            (Remzi Avci, MD)

3:48 - 4:00 pm     Current Trends in Managment of Posterior Endophthalmitis. Do the EVS Recommendations Still Apply?

                            (Seenu Hariprasad, MD)

4:00 - 4:12 pm     The State of the Art Techniques and Technologies in Small Gauge Vitrectomy Surgeries for Challenging Cases

                             (Yuseke Oshima, MD, PhD)

4:12 - 4:24 pm     Update on Suprachoroidal Surgery and Applications

                            (Ehab El Rayes, MD, PhD)

4:24 - 4:36 pm      ROP Management Updates

                             (Kimberly Drenser, MD, PhD)

4:36 - 4:45 pm     Question and Answer Session

4:45 - 5:25 pm    Surgical Panel

(Moderators: Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD; Eric Schneider, MD; & Glenn Yiu, MD)

Faculty Panel: Donal D'Amico, MD; Jennifer Lim, MD; Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD; Remzi Avci, MD; Ehab El Rayes, MD, PhD; Gaurav Shah, MD; Kimberly Drenser, MD, PhD

5:25 - 5:35 pm     Closing Remarks

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

                                   Soon?

                                  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

                                 Outcomes!

                                 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)