Course 17

Number of Candidates: 40 candidates
Aim of Course: Understanding pathophysiology of PVR, risk factors and challenges in surgical management and how to deal with recurrences. Controversies in management and different treatment options will be discussed.
Course Directors: Ernesto Bali, Sherif Embabi
Speakers/Instructors: Hassan Mortada, Mahmoud Soliman, Samir El Baha

Course Details:

11:00 – 11:02
Course overview and self-assessment questions

Course directors

11:02 – 11:15
Classification and Pathophysiology

Sherif Embabi

11:15 – 11:30
Surgical Technique: Posterior PVR; membranes and ILM peeling

Sherif Embabi

11:30 – 11:50
Surgical Technique: Anterior PVR, Retinotomies & Retinectomies

Hassan Mortada

11:50 – 12:10
Surgical Technique: Removing subretinal bands; indications & techniques

Samir El Baha

12:10 – 12:30
Managing recurrences

Mahmoud Soliman

Add on Combos! And controversies
12:30 – 12:45
Adding an encircling band, Use Of PFCL and retinotomies!

Ernesto Bali

12:45 – 13:00
Panel discussion
-Management of anterior segment: remove a clear lens?
-Use of Chandelier light: option or necessity?
-Pharmacotherapy? Any help!
-Choice of Tamponade: Ask Russia! Gas or oil (how heavy!)?
-Prophylaxis! can we prevent PVR?
Conclusion & assessment questions

Each presentation is followed by 5 minutes discussion