Vitrectomy

31ST MAY 2017
09:00 - 09:30 OPENING CEREMONY
09:30 - 10:30

HOW THE WETLAB WORKS
Understanding the wetlab
Principles and functions of vitrectomy machines

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 13:00

Machine technology

• Pump system and fluids

• Machine settings:
- Infusion and aspiration
- Ultrasonic including continuous pulse and burst mode

• Auditory feedback

• Foot pedal control

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 14:30

Indications for vitreous surgery

14:30 - 15:30

Basic principles of vitrectomy

• wound construction (20 vs. 23 and 25 G)
• vitreous removal
• stabilizing and flattening the retina
• laser (endo, exo) cryo
• tamponades
• suturing or suturless technique

15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 - 18:00

23 gauge posterior vitreous surgery, removal of intravitreal densities
Wetlab

1ST JUNE 2017
09:00 - 10:30

MIVS micti incision: advantages and disadvantages
Wetlab

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 13:00

Indications and techniques for combined cataract surgery with IOL implantation and vitrectomy
Wetlab

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30

Membrane peeling in vitrectomy and use of dyes. Posterior hyloid removal
Wetlab

15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 - 18:00

Management of complications
Nucleus dropped in vitreous cavity: surgical management
IOL dropped in in vitreous cavity: surgical management

Wetlab

2ND JUNE 2017
09:00 - 10:30

Removal of dropped IOL

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 13:00

Intraocular tamponades - properties and indications. PFCL, gas fluid exchange
Wetlab

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30

Posterior hyaloids removal: pearls and tricks
Wetlab

15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 - 18:00

Perforating and penetrating ocular trauma
Wetlab

22:00 - 23:00

GALA DINNER and awarding certificates

3RD JUNE 2017
09:00 - 10:30

Vitreoretinal surgery in traumatised eyes
Wetlab

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 - 13:00

Free Practice

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30

Free Practice