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World Retina Day

The 13th EURETINA Congress will see the introduction of the World Retina Day, which will take place on Saturday 28 September. With the input of leading National Societies from around the globe, the World Retina Day will offer delegates a thoroughly international insight into medical and surgical retina.

Societies and groups already enlisted in the World Retina Day are as follows:

International Congress of Ocular Oncology (ICOO)
German Retina Society
French Israeli Association of Ophthalmology
Turkish-Israeli Symposium
Club Jules Gonin
Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society (APVRS)
EVER
Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society
Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society
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Spanish Vitreoretinal Society
ARVO
EuroLam
Bio-Engineering Society
EVICR.NET
ESCRS
ASRS
ESASO
Vitreoretinal Society of India
Italian Retina Society

ICOO (International Congress of Ocular Oncology)
Anti VEGF: Treatments in Ocular Oncology
*This symposium will take place on Thursday 26 September | 14:00 - 15:30

Chairperson: Z. Leonidas SWITZERLAND

L.  Zografos SWITZERLAND
Introduction and general consideration

L. Desjardins FRANCE
Intravitreal Anti-VEGF for the treatment of retinal vascular tumors

M. Blasi ITALY
Intravitreal VEGF for the treatment of choroidal and retinal vascular tumors

C. Mosci ITALY
Intravitreal VEGF for the treatment of irradiation induced maculopathy and retinopathy

A. Schalebourg SWITZERLAND
Intravitreal VEGF for the treatment of neovascular glaucoma following proton beam radiotherapy of uveal melanomas

L.  Zografos SWITZERLAND
Prevention of neovascular glaucoma related to proton beam radiotherapy of uveal melanomas

Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society at Euretina 2013
*This symposium will take place on Friday 27 September | 09.00 – 17.30

Chairpersons:
H. Heimann GERMANY, F.G. Holz GERMANY, D. Pauleikhoff GERMANY, G. Richard  GERMANY

Program: Three blocks with three invited speakers and 45 min free papers, one video session 

09.00 - 10.30 | Degeneration and Regeneration of retinal cells

D. Pauleikhoff
Introduction

M. Üffing (Tübingen) 
Photoreceptors in retinal diseases

T. Langmann (Cologne)
Inflammation and degenerative retinal diseases

T. Krohne (Bonn)            
Perspectives of stem cell therapy

6 free papers

11.00 – 12.30 | Genes and the retina – what matters?

H. Bolz (Cologne)
Next-generation sequencing: A new era in research and diagnostics of retinal dystrophies

B. Leroy (Liège)
Retinal dystrophies – fundmental aspects of gene therapy

C. Zeitz (Paris) 
State-of-the art  methods in genetics of inherited retinal disorders

6 free papers

14.00 – 15.30 | The choroid and retinal diseases

R. Spaide (New York)
Choroidal thickness and disease

S. Schmitz-Valckenberg (Bonn)
The choroid in AMD

M. De Smet (Antwerp)
The choroid in inflammatory diseases

6 free papers

16.00 – 17.30 | My coolest surgical video

Moderators: H. Heimann and A. Lommatzsch

Panel:
U. Bartz-Schmidt
C. Eckardt
H. Helbig
B. Kirchhof
C. Haritoglou
T. Wolfensberger

AFIV 2013 (French Israeli Society)    
*This symposium will take place on Friday 27 September | 10:45 – 12:45

Organisers: E. Souied FRANCE, A. Lowenstein ISRAEL, M. Goldstein ISRAEL, I. Chowers ISRAEL

Treatment of Retinal Vascular Diseases

Moderators: P. Massin FRANCE, A. Loewenstein ISRAEL

A. Loewenstein ISRAEL
Update on the management of retinal vein occlusions

P. Massin FRANCE
Management of diabetic macular edema

F. Devin FRANCE
Proactive treatment for AMD - what does it means?

I. Chowers ISRAEL
Long term outcome of anti-VEGF therapy for AMD

L. Kodjikian FRANCE
Gefal and other H2H studies

Imaging and Surgery (40 min, each talk 7 min, 1 min discussion) 

Moderators: G. Coscas FRANCE, D. Weinberger ISRAEL

G. Coscas FRANCE
En face OCT

A. Polack ISRAEL
Unusual SD-OCT manifestation of the fovea

G. Querques FRANCE
Reticular Pseudodrusen: "The Revival"

R. Erlich ISRAEL
Short term temponade with heavy liquid

E. Averbukh ISRAEL
Uveitis  Glaucoma Hyphema syndrome - is it relevant for the retina surgeon         

D. Weinberger ISRAEL
Retinal prosthesis implantation - A Personal experience

Panel Discussion:

Treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to causes other than age related macular degeneration (AMD)

Panel Moderator: M. Goldstein ISRAEL
Panel participants: A. Loewenstein ISRAEL, G. Querques FRANCE, I. Chowers ISRAEL, L. Kodjikian FRANCE

Turkish-Israeli Symposium
*This symposium will take place on Friday 27 September | 16:30 - 18:00

Chairpersons:
D. Weinberger ISRAEL, S. Kaynak TURKEY,  A. Loewenstein ISRAEL, E. Özmert TURKEY, I. Chowers ISRAEL

PANEL 1: RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION

Moderators: D. Weinberger ISRAEL, S. Kaynak TURKEY

M. Goldstein ISRAEL
Treatment of RVO

O. Gelisken TURKEY
Is intravitreal treatment approach always safe in RVO?

T. Ovali TURKEY
Tractional retinal detachment after branch vein occlusion

F. Boscia ITALY
Retinal Surgery in RVO cases: A review

PANEL 2: IMAGING

Moderators: A. Loewenstein ISRAEL, E. Özmert TURKEY

S. Arf TURKEY
OCT in differentiating neovascularization in AMD

D. Goldenberg ISRAEL
OCT for vitreoretinal interface disorders

F. Batioglu ISRAEL
Fundus Autofluorescence in macular dystrophies

S. Kadayifcilar TURKEY
Choroidal imaging with OCT

PANEL 3: SURGICAL RETINA

Moderators: I. Chowers ISRAEL, S. Kaynak TURKEY

Z. Kapran TURKEY
Results of multicenter Optic Pit Study of the Turkish Ophthalmic Society

R. Avci ISRAEL
Bimanual vitreoretinal surgery in cases with severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy

I. Chowers ISRAEL
Repair of retinal detachment in eyes with treated uveal melanoma

E. Averbukh ISRAEL
Gene therapy in achromatopsia: developing cone-targeted viral vectors and establishing the surgical procedure

Symposium: Club Jules Gonin
Guidelines in diabetic Retinopathy
Saturday 28 September | 08:00 - 09:30

Chairpersons: Y. Le Mer FRANCE, G. Richard GERMANY

E. Stefansson ICELAND
Diabetic eye screening improved by individualized risk assessment and information technology

P. Massin FRANCE
Diagnosis, grading and photocoagulation in RD

F. Bandello ITALY
Management of diabetic macular oedema

M. Figueroa ITALY
Indications of surgery in DR

B. Corcostegui SPAIN
Small gauge vitrectomy in the management of severe tractional retinal detachment

Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society
Saturday 28 September | 08:00 - 09:30

Chairpersons: A. Chang AUSTRALIA, T. Lai HONG KONG

G. Cheung SINGAPORE 
Asian macular degeneration and polypoidal vasculopathy same or different diseases? 

M. Yuzawa JAPAN
The two kinds of polypoidal vasculopathy

J. Wong AUSTRALIA      
Angiographic and OCT diagnosis of polypoidal vasculopathy

S. Yu KOREA
Longterm results of combination treatment of polypoidal vasculopathy

X. Li CHINA
AMD and PCV in the Chinese population

P. Ruamviboonsuk THAILAND 
The Current Roles of Non-ICG Imaging for polypoidal vasculopathy

F. Luk HONG KONG
The role of PDT with or without anti-VEGF in treating polypoidal vasculopathy

A. Chang AUSTRALIA
Surgical management of complications of polypoidal vasculopathy


EVER

Retinal blood Flow
Saturday 28 September | 08:00 - 09:30

Session Chairpersons: C. J. Pournaras and L. Schmetterer

G. Garhofer AUSTRIA
Methods of evaluation of the retinal blood flow

C. J. Pournaras SWITZERLAND
Regulation of the retinal blood flow in health and ischemic conditions

L. Schmetterer AUSTRIA
Neurovascular coupling in diabetes

E. Stefansson ICELAND
Macular oedema. The role of retinal hemodynamic changes

R. Werkmeister AUSTRIA
Quantitative Blood Flow assessment using bidirectional Doppler OCT

Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society (EGVRS)
Challenging situations in vitreoretinal surgery
Saturday 28 September | 08:00 - 09:30

Chairpersons: H. Mortada

Speakers: H. Mortada EGYPT, S. Sheta EGYPT, M. Nabih EGYPT, A. Beddaa EGYPT, M. Soliman EGYPT
H. Hamza EGYPT, M. Moghazy EGYPT

Presentations titles:
1 Surgical approach in severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy
2 Perforating/penetrating ocular trauma with gunshot pellets
3 Surgical approach in advanced PVR
4 Recurrent myopic macular hole retinal detachment
5 Myopic foveoschisis progressing to myopic macular hole retinal detachment
6 Diabetic vitreomacular traction with impending macular hole
7 Failed idiopathic macular hole surgery
8 Subfoveal PFCL bubble
9 Massive submacular hemorrhage
10 Globe perforation during local anesthesia
11 Flattening congenital macular fold
12 Late retinal detachment complicating regressed ROP
13 Retinal detachment complicating melanoma external resection
14 Restoration of iris/lens diaphragm in the course of Vitrectomy
15 Subfoveal myopic CNVM in macular hole retinal detachment
16 Retinal detachment associated with phakic IOL


Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society Symposium
Inflammatory Diseases and Endophthalmitis
Saturday 28 September | 08:00 - 09:30

Chairpersons: W. Takahashi BRAZIL, G. Richard GERMANY

R. Nunes Gavarro Vianna BRAZIL
White Dot Syndromes and DUSN

L. Biccas BRAZIL
Ocular Toxoplasmosis: Current management

R. Jorge BRAZIL
Intravitreal injections and endophthalmitis: Where do we stand?

A. Marcelo Vieira Gomes BRAZIL
EVS Guidelines:  Are they still helpful?

N. Sabrosa BRAZIL
Chronic Endophthalmitis: Pearls and pitfalls

M. Bittar Nehemy BRAZIL
Fungal Endophthalmitis

Spanish Vitreoretinal Society
Symposium of the Spanish Vitreoretinal Society: Retinal Detachment and PVR
Saturday 28 September | 11:00 - 12:30

Session Chairpersons: M.S. Figueroa and J.C. Pastor

B. Corcostegui SPAIN
Membrane dissection and retinectomy  in PVR

A. G. Layana SPAIN
OCT findings after retinal reattachment

J. Nadal SPAIN
Retinal detachment secondary to a macular hole

J. C. Pastor SPAIN
Towards a new classification of PVR

J. G. Arumí SPAIN
Traumatic retinal detachment

J. M. Ruiz Moreno SPAIN
Persistence of submacular fluid following retinal detachment surgery

L. Arias SPAIN
When to peel the ILM

M. S. Figueroa SPAIN
Outcomes of retinal detachment surgery with microincisional vitrectomy


EUROLAM

Clinical and Surgical Cases of Unusual Presentation and Complex Resolution
Saturday 28 September | 14.30 - 16.00

SYNOPSIS
Using intraoperative videotapes and case presentations, a panel of internationally recognized experts will demonstrate their approach to various types of vitreoretinal diseases. Clinical evolution and diagnosis options will also be analyzed along with a review of the different management options employed by the panelists.

OBJECTIVE
To familiarize participants with specific treatment recommendations and the management of unusual clinical and surgical vitreo retinal diseases.

Co-ordinators:  D. Pelayes ARGENTINA, B. Corcostegui SPAIN

F. Bandello ITALY
Intravitreal Ranibizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization with Large Submacular Hemorrhage in Age-related Macular Degeneration

R. Cano MEXICO
Treatment of giant tears without buckling and without Phacoemulsification

C. Abdala COLOMBIA
Traumatic Avulsion of Optic Nerve: Case report

G. Richard GERMANY
Removal of an intraocular worm larve - Gnathostoma spinigerum

F. Graue MEXICO
Retinal Detachment with inferior tears            

T. Wolfensberger SWITZERLAND
Silicone oil in Aniridia

U. Schmidt-Erfurth AUSTRIA
The future of OCT in retinal diagnostic 

M. Nahemy BRAZIL
To Peel or not to Peel  - Unusual Macular Holes                  

Y. Le Mer FRANCE
How sutureless small gauges vitrectomy has changed diabetic tractional detachment surgery

J. DeLaey BELGIUM
Is there an effective treatment of SICRET (Susac syndrome?)


Bio-Engineering Session      
                               
Saturday 28 September | 14:30 – 16:00

Chairpersons: T. Rossi ITALY, S. Chang      

Introduction

D. Wong HONG KONG
How to avoid tamponade emulsification              

R. Repetto ITALY
Mechanics of tamponade fluids in the vitreous cavity    

S. Rizzo ITALY
Improving Vitreous cutter performance            

C. Awh USA       
Advances in Vitreoretinal Surgery Instrumentation       

T. Rossi ITALY
Designing new Blades for Vitreous Cutters          

M. Romano ITALY
A new device to perform vitrectomy under controlled temperature: what are the advantages?               

G. Pertile ITALY, M.R. Antognazza ITALY
Organic semiconducting polymers implanted in blind rats: preliminary outcomes           

R. Ribeiro PORTUGAL
Safety of a implantable drug delivery micro pump              

J. Siggers UK     
Viscoelastic mathematical model of the vitreous             

M. Romano ITALY
A new device to perform vitrectomy under controlled temperature: what are the advantages?

J. Van Meurs THE NETHERLANDS            
Instruments developed for RPE graft

Conclusion

EVICR.net
Saturday 28 September

Chairperson: J. Cunha-Vaz PORTUGAL

C. Martinho PORTUGAL
EVICR.net Status. New Developments

B. Leroy BELGIUM           
Rare Diseases. Ongoing Clinical Trials with Gene Therapy

F. Holz GERMANY
Clinical Trial status Dry AMD

J. Cunha-Vaz PORTUGAL
Identifying NPDR Progressors - RET-02 Clinical Trial

S. Harding UK
EUROCONDOR Clinical Trial – Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

G. Lambrou SWITZERLAND
PROTEUS Clinical Trial – Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

F. Holz GERMANY
Round-Table Discussion on New Medical Treatments for Retinal Diseases

 

ARVO
Saturday 28 September | 14.30 - 16.00

Chairpersons: G. Staurenghi  ITALY, W. Mieler USA

F. Delori USA
Autofluorescence of the fundus quantification

S. Fraser USA
OCT angiography

S. Sadda USA
Wide field angiography

G. Staurenghi ITALY      
Color and Multicolor images.  Which are the differences?

F. Bottoni ITALY
Diagnosis of lamellar macular holes: SD-OCT, en face, and autofluorescence

 

ESCRS/EURETINA Symposium
Endophthalmitis, Macular Edema, Pseudophakic Retinal Detachment – Prevention and treatment
Saturday 28 September | 16:30 – 18:00

Chairpersons: P. Barry IRELAND, G. Richard GERMANY

P. Barry IRELAND
Prophylaxis of endophthalmitis following cataract surgery

J. Van Meurs THE NETHERLANDS
Prophylaxis of endophthalmitis following anti-VEGF injections

P. Barry IRELAND
ESCRS/ Euretina endophthalmitis registry

L. Wagenfeld GERMANY
Treatment of endophthalmitis

M. Blumenkranz USA
Management of retinal detachment after cataract surgery

C. Lobo PORTUGAL
Treatment of macular edema after cataract surgery: An update


ASRS SYMPOSIUM

The Future of Vitreoretinal Surgery:  Evolving Instrumentation and Techniques
Saturday 28 September | 16:30 - 18:00

Chairperson: T. Hassan USA        

T. Hassan USA 
The Role of Ocriplasminin in the Armamentarium of a Vitreoretinal Surgeon

P. Ferrone USA
The Super View™ Wide Angle Viewing System and Intra Operative OCT

C. Claes BELGIUM
Advances in Diabetic Dissection

S. Rizzo ITALY
Transconjunctival vitrectomy: smaller is better?              

C. Eckardt GERMANY
Surgery of massive subretinal hemorrhage

C. Awh USA
High Speed Vitreous Cutters:  Present and Future Technologies

D. Chow CANADA
Moderator of a 40 minute panel involving all speakers.
Topic: The Advancement of Surgical Instrumentation and Technique

ESASO
Clinical Contribution of Fundus Autofluorescence
Saturday 28 September | 17:30 - 19:00

Chairperson: F. Bandello ITALY, B. Corcostegui SPAIN, G. Coscas FRANCE

Format: Each speaker is invited to present a case report demonstrating 'The contribution of fundus autofluorescence for the diagnosis & management.' Each case report will take 9 minutes (6 minutes of presentation + 3 minutes of discussion with the audience)

Speaker List
F. Holz GERMANY 
U. Schmidt-Erfurth AUSTRIA
R. Navarro SPAIN
F. Bandello ITALY
D. Pelayes ARGENTINA
M. Battaglia Parodi ITALY
R. Silva PORTUGAL
J. Cunha-Vaz PORTUGAL
S. Sivaprasad UK

Vitreoretinal Society of India
Saturday 28 September | 16.30 - 18.00

Chairpersons: M.R Dogra INDIA, A. Giridhar
Convener: V Narendran               

A. B. Majji INDIA
Retinal angiomas – Indian Perspective

R. Narayanan INDIA
Combination therapy in AMD

A. Aurora INDIA
Innovations in MIVS

S. Natarajan INDIA
Newer advances in 27 G vitrectomy

N. S. Muralidhar INDIA
ILM Peeling in diabetic TRD – Why, when, how and what

M. Nagpal INDIA
MIVS in subsilicon re-detachments

C. Shroff INDIA
MIVS-smaller is better even in severe PDR

M. R. Dogra INDIA
Aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity

P. Bhende INDIA
Surgical management of intraocular parasites

Italian Retina Society
"Uncommon" Retinopathies: Challenging Cases and New Therapeutic Strategies
Saturday 28 September | 16.30 - 18.00

Chairpersons: E. Midena ITALY, G. De Crecchio ITALY, T. Rossi ITALY             

P. Lanzetta ITALY, S. Pignaoot ITALY  
Retinopathy of Prematurity

F. Bottoni ITALY
OpticPitMaculopathy

E. Pilotto ITALY
The Atrophic Macula

M. Romano ITALY
Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy

J. van Meurs THE NETHERLANDS
The Retina over the Transplant

E. Midena ITALY 
Radiation Chorioretinopathy

A. Ahmed El Asrar SAUDI ARABIA
Intraocular Granuloma 

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