17th EVRS Meeting

September 14-17, 2017

Teatro della Pergola / FLORENCE, ITALY


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Scientific Programme Committee: Dr. Ron Adelman (USA) & Dr. Giampaolo Gini (Italy/UK)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Booth Installation (09:00 – 20:00)

05:00 – 08:00 Registration Opens

19:30 Welcome Cocktail at the Central Courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio

Friday, September 15, 2017

06:30 Registration Opens

07:30 – 08:45 ARC Vitreoretinal Surgery Rounds by Dr. Lisa J. Faia, USA & Dr. Jeremy Wolfe, USA

08:45 – 10:00 Papers






10:00 – 10:45 Morning Break

10:45 – 11:40 Papers





11:40 – 12:15 EVRS Award Lecture – Birdshot by Dr. C. Stephen Foster, Waltham, MA, USA

12:15 – 13:25 Lunch

13:25 – 13:45 Lectures given by Carl Glittenberg

Vice Chairman, Karl Landsteiner Institute for Retinal Research and Imaging
Senior Clinical Advisor, Topcon Europe Medical B.V.
Senior Manager, Global Medical Affairs, Eye Care Global Marketing Department, Sales & Marketing Division, Topcon Corporation

  • Advances in Swept Source OCT and OCT Angiography
  • Swept Source Enface Choroidal Vasculography: Imaging the Choroid in Swept Source OCT-A Data Sets

13:45 – 16:00 Papers





16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Break

16:30 – 18:30 AIMO (Associazione Italiana Medici Oculisti) / GIV (Gruppo Italiano Vitreo) / GIVRE (Gruppo Italiano di Chirurgia Vitreoretinica) / SOI (Societa Oftalmologica Italiana) Symposium

19:30 Welcome Dinner at the Palazzo Borghese

Saturday, September 16, 2017

06:30 Registration Opens

07:30 – 08:30 Vitreoretinal Interface Disorders by Dr. Hassan Mortada, Egypt & Dr. Jerzy Nawrocki, Poland

  • Pathogenesis of Vitreoretinal Disorders (The Anomalous PVD): 5 min. by Hassan Mortada
  • Epimacular Membranes: 12 min. by Hassan Mortada
  • Lamellar Macular Hole: 12 min. by Jerzy Nawrocki
  • Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome: 12 mi. by Hassan Mortada
  • Idiopathic Macular Hole: 12 min. by Jerzy Nawrocki
  • Discussion 7 min.

08:30 – 10:20 Papers


  • Sutureless Scleral Fixation of Dislocated Rayner Type C-flex Broad Haptic Intra-Ocular Lenses Using Fibrin Glue-Possibility & Limitations by Sangeet Mittal, India
  • Transconjunctival Intrasceral IOL Fixation with a Modified Double-needle Technique Using a Posterior Segment Approach by Richard H. Johnston, USA
  • Double Rectangular Scleral Mesh for Dislocated IOLs: A Closed Vitrectomy Approach by Ihab Saad Othman, Egypt
  • A Comparison of Axial Length Measurements by Manual A Scan and IOL Master in 1000 Centistokes Silicone Filled Eye by Monika Kapoor, Padeep Venkatesh, Rohan Chawla, Rajpal Vohra, India
  • Temperature Effect of Silicone Oil on the Anterior Segment in Vitrectomized Eyes by Erkan Unsal, Turkey
  • How to Treat Persistent Macular Edema Efter Successful Vitrectomy ? by Piotr Fryczkowski, Poland
  • Late Sicatricial ROP: Should we Operate ? by Sengul Ozdek, Tuba Atalay , Turkey
  • First Surgical Option for Increased Escleral Thickness by Eleonora Beatriz Lavaque, Argentina
  • Vitrectomy for Simple Vitreous Bleeding – And What to Do Now ? by Zlatko Slezak, Croatia
  • Vitrectomy Under Air: Technique, Advantages & Disadvantages by Mohamed Moghazy, Egypt
  • A Novel Surgical Method to Treat Hypotony by Gokhan Gurelik, Safak Korkmaz, Gaye Disli, Sabahattin Sul, Turkey
  • Expulsive Hemorrhage During Penetrating Keratoplasty: A Strategy for Management. Video Presentation by Ihab Saad Othman, Egypt
  • CPAP and Vitreoretinal Surgery – Be Aware by Ines Matias and David Martins, Silvia Diniz, Pedro Neves, Margarida Santos, Portugal
  • Compliance of Systematic Reviews in Ophthalmology with the PRISMA Statement by Seon Young Lee, Harkiran Sagoo, Reem Farwana, Katharine Whitehurst, Alex Fowler, Riaz Agha, UK



  • Severe Eye Injuries: The Trouble with Being Late by Ferenc Kuhn, Zora Ignjatovic, Agnieszka Kardaszewska, USA
  • The Claw – A Novel Intraocular Foreign Body Removal Forceps by Maneesh Bapaye, Mahesh Shanmugam, S. Natarajan, India
  • Phacoemulsification, Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Metallic Intraocular Foreign Body Removal Through Sclerocorneal Tunnel, Using a Novel Magnet Handshake Technique by Pankaja Dhoble, Ashish Khodifad, India
  • Extraction of Intraocular Cilia During Endoscope-Assisted Vitrectomy in 13 Eyes by Xun Yang, Youyou Zha, Shu Du, China
  • Intraocular Foreign Body Related Endophthalmitis: The Second-look Vitrectomy by Paola Vastarella, Lucia Gifuni, Fabrizio Sinisi, Italy
  • Increase Intraocular Pressure with Trabecular Meshwork Photocoagulation: To Treat or Prevent Hypotony by Xun Yang, Shu Du, Youyou Zha, China
  • Vitrectomy Combined with Continuous Intraocular Injection of Silicone Oil in the Treatment of Early Atrophy of Eyeball by Xun Yang, Shu Du, Youyou Zha, China
  • Treatment of Post-traumatic Hypotony Related to Cyclodialysis Cleft: Our Experience in Two Cases by Enrico Bertelli, Patrizia Spinelli, Italy
  • Intravitreal Decorin as an Adjuvant Therapy to Prevent Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Perforating Injuries: A Pilot Study by Mahmoud Soliman, Abdel Salam Mohsen, Tamer Macky, Hassan Mortada, Salvatore Grisanti, Egypt


10:20 – 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 – 12:15 Papers


  • Comparative Analysis of Retinal Reattachment Surgery with or Without ILM Peeling to Prevent Post-op Macular Pucker by Matteo Forlini, Italy
  • Scleral Buckle with Variable Indentation as Treatment of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment by Paolo Tassinari, Silvia Matteini, Paolo Perri, Italy
  • Tamponade Agent Selection in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Treatment by A. Dedov, N. Zavgorodnya, O. Ivakhnenko, Ukraine
  • Is Intraoperative 360° Prophylactic Endolaser Photocoagulation Need in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Retinal Detachment ? by A. Burak Bilgin, M. Erkan Doğan, Başak Aysun, K. Cemil Apaydın, Turkey
  • Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with no Detectable Breaks During Pars Plana Vitrectomy by Ahmed Sallam, USA
  • 27 Gauge Limited Vitrectomy with Gas Tamponade (Surgical Pneumoretinopexy) in the Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment by Sangeet Mittal, India
  • Primary Vitrectomy Without Buckling for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Failure Analysis and Its Causes Over 195 Consecutive Cases by Mariano Iros, Gerardo Ormaechea, Argentina
  • Treatment of Posterior Retinal Tears by Stanislao Rizzo, Italy
  • Managing Giant Retinal Tears 2 Cases Report by David Martins, Silvia Diniz, Ines Matias, Pedro Neves, Mário Ornelas, Margarida Santos, Portugal
  • Self-indentation During Chandelier-assisted Peripheral Vitrectomy Under Air for Primary Retinal Detachment by Wael A. Ewais, Ashraf A. Nossair, Lamia S. Aly, Egypt
  • Retinal Push During Vitrectomy for Primary Retinal Detachment in Children by Wael A. Ewais, Ashraf A. Nossair, Lamia S. Aly, Egypt
  • Radical Vitrectomy & Extensive ILM Peeling in Complicated Pediatric Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment by Hassan Mortada, Egypt
  • Persistent Postoperative Cystoid Macular Edema After Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment by Niels Crama, The Netherlands
  • Selective Laser Trabecuplasty in Treatment of Secondary Open Angle Silicone-induced Glaucoma by Oleg Parkhomenko, Ukraine


12:15 – 12:40 Relja Zivojnovic Award Lecture – Vitrectomy and Endophthalmitis by Dr. Harry W. Flynn, Jr., Miami, FL, USA

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:40 Papers


  • Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa – Results of the First Four Patients by Nur Acar, Turkey
  • An Introduction to RPE Transplantation by Ron Adelman, USA
  • Difficulties of Surgical Procedure During Experimental Transplantation of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells in a Large Animal Model by Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk, Taras Ardan, Å tÄ›pán Popelka, Igor Kozak, Goran Petrovski, Knut Stieger, Jan Motlik, Germany
  • Stem Cell Therapy for Retinal Disorders by Lucian V. Del Priore, USA
  • Long-term Outcomes of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Transplantation for Retinal Degeneration from Two Phase I/II Trials by Ninel Z. Gregori, Steven Schwartz, Carl Regillo, Byron Lam, Dean Eliott, Philip Rosenfeld, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Janet Davis, Gad Geilweil, Marc Spirn, Joseph Maguire, USA
  • Generation of Human RPE from Skin Biopsies of AMD Patients by Lucian V. Del Priore, Jie Gong, Ernesto F. Moreira, Hui Cai, Mark A. Fields, USA
  • Intraoperative Microscope-integrated Optical Coherence Tomography for Subretinal Gene Therapy Delivery by Ninel Z. Gregori, Byron Lam, Janet Davis, USA



  • DRCR Trials by Ron Adelman, USA
  • Intravitreal Implants for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema in Vitrectomized Patients by Joao Coelho, Portugal
  • Intravitreal Ocriplasmin in DME with Vitreomacular Adhesion in Eyes with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy by Ana Carolina Abreu, Portugal
  • Slurry Kenalog: A Lower Cost, Quick and Easy Alternative for Long-term Intraocular Steroid Delivery by Susan M. Malinowski, USA
  • A Novel Drug Delivery Route for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema: Suprachoroidal Triamcinolone Acetonide Administration by Murat Oncel, Turkey
  • Comparison of Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Between Non-vitrectomized and Vitrectomized Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema: 2-year Results by Aylin Ardagil Akçakaya, İpek Çiğdem Coşkun,Ayşe Yağmur Kanra, Nihat Aydın, Sevil Arı Yaylalı, Turkey
  • DME Progression After Cataract Surgery: An Underestimated But Very Frequent Complication by Giacomo Panozzo, Italy
  • Diabetic Macular Edema: One Surgery or 30 Injections ? by Ferenc Kuhn, Agnieszka Kardaszewska, USA
  • Subretinal Injections of BSS Combined with Vitrectomy and ILM Peeling in Diabetic Macular Edema by Zofia Michalewska, Jerzy Nawrocki, Poland
  • 25 Gauge Diabetic Vitrectomy Outcomes with and Without 29 Gauge Twin Light Chandelier Endoillumination by Itika Garg, YR Sharma, Rajpal, Rohan Chawla, Monika Kapoor, Pradeep Venkatesh, India
  • The Intraocular Use of Triamcinolone Acetonide in Controlling Intraoperative Bleeding During Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy by Hua Yan, China


15:40 – 16:15 Afternoon Break

16:15 – 17:30 Review of Uveitis for Retina Specialists by Dr. C. Stephen Foster, Waltham, MA, USA

17:30 – 18:15 General Assembly

19:30 Gala Dinner at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti


Sunday, September 17, 2017

07:00 Registration Opens

08:00 – 09:30 Young EVRS Course by Dr. Gerhard Kok, South Africa & Dr. Otto Fricke, Sweden

  • Vitrectomy for Advanced Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy – A Practical Approach by Jonel Steffen, South Africa
  • Use of Single-piece “ Sutureless Scleral Suspension IOL” in a Post-traumatic Aphakia Case by Michele Enrico Bellino, Italy
  • Am I a Good Surgeon ? Evaluation of the Outcomes of Retinal Detachment Surgery in the North of Sweden by Eva Olofsson, Sweden
  • Prophylactic and Late Chorioretinectomy for Severe Ocular Trauma by Feren Kuhn, USA
  • Chickenpox Related Bilateral Ischemic Retinal Vasculopathy in an Immunocompetent 17 Year Old Male – A Rare Presentation by Gurung Rajya Laxmi, Nepal
  • Eye’s Injury by Paintball by Juliana Mitre, Jorge Mitre, André Jucá Machado, D. Machado, Brazil
  • Management of Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage with Concurrent Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment by Christina Y. Weng, USA
  • Ocular and Neurologic Manifestations of Takayasu Arteritis by Darshana Soma, South Africa

09:30 – 11:00 Papers


  • ILM Peeling Across Posterior Staphyloma & ILM Inverted Flap in Myopic MHRD: Technique & Results by Hassan Mortada, Egypt
  • Myopic Schisis and Vitreomacular Traction by Susana Lucila Cura, Gonzalo Gossn, Argentina
  • Myopic Traction Maculopathy: Follow-up and Treatment by Giacomo Panozzo, Italy



  • Endophthalmitis Management: A Uveitis/ Retina Specialist Perspective by Ahmed Sallam, USA
  • A Retrospective Study of Serial Endophthalmitis in Ukraine by Andrii Serhiienko, Ukraine
  • An Outbreak of Post-cataract Surgery Cluster Endophthalmitis Due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa by Naresh Babu Kannan, India
  • Management of Needling Endoephthalmitis in Children Visual Outcome and Prognosis by Nabil Ali, Basma Alrefai, Yemen
  • Culture Positive Infectious Endophthalmitis Associated with Intravitreal Injection Treated at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: A 9-year Study by Ninel Z. Gregori, Nicolas A. Yannuzzi, Nimesh A. Patel, Nidhi Relhan, Nancy Si, Darlene Miller, Harry W. Flynn Jr., USA
  • Acute Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery from 2007 to 2015; Causative Organisms, Antibiotic Sensitivity and Visual Outcome by S.J.R. de Geus, Netherlands
  • An Outbreak of Postsurgical Endophthalmitis Due to Contaminated Carbachol Solution by Sjakon Tahija, Indonesia
  • Endogenous Endophthalmitis in the American and Korean Population: An 8-year Retrospective Study by Heeyoon Cho, South Korea
  • Influence of Topical Ofloxacin Following Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections on Endophthalmitis Rates by Katarzyna Chwiejczak, UK
  • Intracameral Cefuroxime in Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Phacoemulsification by Gianluca Besozzi, Attilio Di Salvatore, Daniele Cardillo, Joseph Sajish Pinackatt, Andrea Baldi, Alessandro Monfardini, Valeria Forioli, Barbara Parolini, Italy
  • What Has Changed Since EVS ? “UK Experience” by Tarek Hammam, UK
  • Vitrectomy for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Surgical Pearls by Ferenc Kuhn, USA & Giampaolo Gini, UK/Italy
  • Primary Vitrectomy (MIVS) for Resistant-pseudomonas Cluster Endophthalmitis: Consecutive Nine Surgeries on a Single Day by Alay S. Banker, India
  • Outcomes of Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Acute Post Operative Endophthalmitis with or Without Endo Temponade of Silicone Oil by Hussain A. Khaqan, Pakistan
  • Prompt Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Exogenous Endophthalmitis May Bring Back Useful Function in More Than 60% of Cases by Wolfgang F. Schrader, Germany
  • Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis in 119 Eyes at Ophthalmic Hospital of Rome (Italy) from 2011 to 2016 by Paolo Michieletto, G. Anselmi, A. Balestrazzi, T. Rossi, C. Tamburrelli, Italy
  • Silicone Oil in the Surgical Management of Endophthalmitis by Murat Oncel, Turkey
  • Dealing with Corneal Opacity in Severe Endophthalmitis by Susana Lucila Cura, Claudia Analía Cura, Gonzalo Gossn, Argentina


11:00 – 11:30 Morning Break

11:30 – 12:00 What Retinal Specialists Should Know About Intracameral Antibiotics During Cataract Surgery by Dr. Harry W. Flynn, Jr., Miami, FL, USA

12:00 – 12:30 Papers


  • Last Chance for Treatment of Hypotony: Anterior Encircling Scleral Band by Sengul Ozdek, Turkey
  • TASS and Endophthalmitis by Ron Adelman, USA
  • An Unusual Cluster of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome by Marco Vecchi, Areti Kosmarikou, Salvatore Traina, Italy
  • A Great Mimicker: Endophthalmitis or TASS Syndrome ? by Pia Allegri, Ugo Murialdo, Italy
  • Standard IVI Technique as a Risk Factors for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Vitreous Contamination Due to Injection of Cellular Content of Ocular Tissues Cut by the Needle Tip by Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk, Andrij Sergienko, Iryna Savytska, Réka Albert, Carl Glittenberg, Birgit Lorenz, Susanne Binder, Goran Petrovski, Germany
  • Intravitreal Caspofungin in the Treatment of Fungal Endophthalmitis by Burkhard von Jagow, Christoph Niederstadt, Germany


12:30 – 13:30 EVRS Endophthalmitis Study

13:30 – 14:00 Discussion

Booth Dismantling (11:30 – 20:00)

EDITED FILMS – Cesare Forlini’s Film Festival

Film Award Committee: Perfecto Cagampang III (Philippines), Hassan Mortada (Egypt), Murat Oncel (Turkey) & Susana Teixeira (Portugal)

The three Best Edited Film Awards will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti. 


  • Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in an End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa with adherent posterior hyaloid-First experience in Turkey by Nur Acar, Turkey
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy With ILM Peeling for the Management of Retinal Detachment With Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy by Nur Acar, Turkey
  • Novel Technique for Subretinal Fluid Drainage with Chandelier Assisted Scleral Buckle Surgery: Cannula Controlled Drainage by Abdulelah Al-Abdullah, Saudi Arabia
  • Late Blebitis and Early Endophthalmitis Post Cataract Surgery: Report of a Case by Boris Bajaire, Haishel Sierra, Juan Pardo, Colombia
  • Extraocular Needle Guided Haptic Insertion Technique of Scleral Fixation Intraocular Lens Surgeries (X-NIT) by Prabu Baskaran, India
  • Anterior Segment Complications – Multiple Solutions by Rui Carvalho, Portugal
  • Inner Limitant Autotransplant for a Persistant Big Macular Hole by M. Carmen Desco, Spain
  • Fibrin-glue Assisted Scleral IOL Fixation in a Traumatic Crystalline Lens Drop Case by Tansu Erakgun, Turkey
  • Intraocular Foreign Bodies: Challenging Cases by Tansu Erakgun, Turkey
  • PPV in a Case with Endophthalmitis Complicated with Retinal and Choroidal Detachment by Tansu Erakgun, Turkey
  • Severe PVR Repair in a Globe Rupture Case by Tansu Erakgun, Turkey
  • Choroidal Haemangioma. Vitrectomy Approach when PDT Fails by Fernando Faus Guijarro, Spain
  • Spider IOL by Natalia Ferreira, Portugal
  • Il Gattopardo 2 (The Leopard’s Second Eye) by Matteo Forlini, Italy
  • Don’t Underestimate Ultrasonography by Piotr Fryczkowski, Poland
  • Pediatric Ocular Penetrating Trauma: A Multi-step Approach by Carla Enrica Gallenga, Italy
  • A Case of Endophthalmitis when Vitrectomy is Required by Tarek Hammam, UK
  • A Useful Intralenticular Foreign Body by Filipe Henriques, Portugal
  • Optic Pit: How to Deal with a Stubborn ILM Flap? by Filipe Henriques, Portugal
  • Dual Accommodating Lens Goes South and Retina Goes North by Jan Huelle, UK
  • To Present How a Soemmerring Ring Was Removed from the Vitreous Cavity When the Cutter and Forceps Failed to Do So by Jan Huelle, UK
  • Pearl From Treasure of Retina by Hussain A. Khaqan, Pakistan
  • Slurry Kenalog: How to Concentrate Triamcinolone Acetonide for Intraocular Injection, a Lower Cost, Quick and Easy Alternative for Long-term Intraocular Steroid Delivery by Susan M. Malinowski, USA
  • Anterior Hyaloid or Moon Surface? by David Martins, Ines Matias, Portugal
  • Enzimatic Vitreolysis: Surgical Findings in Unsuccessful Cases by David Martins, Portugal
  • Eye Contusion with Scleral Rupture by Jorge Mataix, Spain
  • Extensive Subretinal Proliferation Complicating Traumatic RRD by Hassan Mortada, Egypt
  • Hinged ILM Flap Technique for Repair of Failed Macular Hole Surgery by Hassan Mortada, Egypt
  • Rhegmatogenous RD Complicating Boston Keratoprosthesis, Type 1, Aphakic Module by Hassan Mortada, Egypt
  • Subfoveal PFCL Bubbles in Myopic Eye with Posterior Staphyloma by Hassan Mortada, Egypt
  • Uncommon Macular Holes and How to Treat Them by Jerzy Nawrocki, Poland
  • Inverted Internal Limiting Membrane Technique for Macular Hole Retina Detachment by Okonkwo Ogugua, Gyasi Micheal, Hassan Kunle, Olufemi Oderinlo, Nigeria
  • A Novel Approach for the Management of Macular Detachment Associated with Optic Disc Pit: Temporal Inverted Internal Limiting Membrane Flap Technique and a New Heavy Silicone Oil (Densiron Xtra) by Murat Oncel, Turkey
  • Do Not Underestimate PFV by Sengul Ozdek, Turkey
  • Free ILM Flap Technique Under PFCL for Recurrent and Difficult Macular Holes by Sengul Ozdek, Turkey
  • Eye Reconstruction: No Limit by Barbara Parolini, Sajish Pinackatt, Gianluca Besozzi, Daniele Cardillo, Attilio di Salvatore, Andrea Baldi, Alessandro Finzi, Italy
  • Treatment of Choroidal Disinsertion by Barbara Parolini, Sajish Pinackatt, Gianluca Besozzi, Daniele Cardillo, Attilio di Salvatore, Andrea Baldi, Alessandro Finzi, Italy
  • Macular Detachment – Vitrectomy and Iluvien Fighting – A NGENUITY 3D Capture by Bernardete Pessoa, Portugal
  • Extreme Surgery in Endophthalmitis Caused by Fusarium by Maria Isabel Relimpio Lopez, Spain
  • Bilateral Simultaneous Retinal Detachment following Bilateral Simultaneous Phakic IOL Implants by Mahmoud Soliman, Egypt
  • Subretinal tPA+ Subretinal Pneumatic Displacement of Large Submacular Hematomas by Mahmoud Soliman, Egypt
  • Surprise, Surprise. It is Sub ILM by Mahmoud Soliman, Egypt
  • What Lies Beneath ?? by Mahmoud Soliman, Egypt
  • IOFB Extraction Use Another One by Ivan Tanev, Bulgaria
  • ROP Treatment – When Time Matters by Susana Teixeira, Portugal
  • Management of Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage with Concurrent Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment by Christina Y. Weng, USA
  • Treatment of NLP Induced by Explosion on August 12, in Tianjin Harbor by Hua Yan, China
  • The Intraocular Foreign Body – The Steps in Primary Surgery by Hanna Zajac-Pytrus, Poland


Retina Photo Award Committee: Natalia Ferreira (Portugal), Rino Frisina (Italy), Eleonora Beatriz Lavaque (Argentina) & Ihab Saad Othman (Egypt)

The Best Retina Photo Award will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti. 



Scientific Poster Award Committee: Nur Acar (Turkey), Ivan Fiser (Czech Republic), Giacomo Panozzo (Italy) & Ahmed Sallam (USA)

The Best Scientific Poster Award will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti. 


  • Intravitreal Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant in Irvine-Gass Syndrome Ana Carolina Abreu, Bernardete Pessoa, Vania Lages, Joao Coelho, Irene Barbosa, Angelina Meireles, Portugal
  • Outcome of Subretinal and Choroidal Fluid Drainage Using New Technique Cannula-controlled Drainage Abdulelah Al-Abdullah, Saudi Arabia
  • Treatment of Severely Visually Impairing Ectopia Lentis Related to Marfan Syndrome in Pre-school Children: Report of 2 Cases Now Approaching 3 and 5 Years Follow-up respectively Enrico Bertelli, Barbara Hippel, Michael Simonazzi, Paolo Santorum, Italy
  • Intravitreal Injection of Povidone-Iodine Against Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Fecalis Endophthalmitis in Rabbit Eyes Iksoo Byon, Seungmin Lee, Chulhun Jang, Jieun Lee, Wonsuk Lee, South Korea
  • Endogenous Endophthalmitis: A 5-Year Retrospective Study at a Tertiary Hospital in Intercontinental Region of Turkey Hande Celiker, Haluk Kazokoglu, Turkey
  • Results of Pars Plana Vitrectomy in the Management of Complicated Uveitis Hande Celiker, Haluk Kazokoglu, Turkey
  • The Role of Pars Plana Vitrectomy in the Treatment of Fungal Endogenous Endophthalmitis Hande Celiker, Haluk Kazokoglu, Turkey
  • The Association Between the Frequency of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment and the Atmospheric Temperature Ju Byung Chae, Hye Seong Hwang, Sung Min Hyung, Jae Hyung Kim, Dong Yoon Kim, South Korea
  • Relationship Between Visual Pathway Abnormality and VEP Responses in Term and Preterm Infants Hee Seung Chin, Soo Jeong Han, South Korea
  • A Case of Klebsiella penumoniae associated Endogenous Endophthalmitis in a patient with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Pyogenic Hepatic Abscess Jan Patrick O. Chu, Philippines
  • Effect of Prophylactic Brimonidine on Bleeding Complications After Microincisional Pars Plana Vitrectomy M. Carmen Desco, J Mataix, E Palacios, A Fandino, P Hernandez, M Baron, A Navea, Spain
  • Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for the Treatment of Macular Edema Secondary to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion M. Elcioglu, S Bolukbasi, B. Erden, Turkey
  • Intravitreal Bevacizumab, Triamcinolone Acetonide or Combined Treatment for Macular Edema Secondary to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Sameh Mohamed Elgouhary, Hatem Mohamed Marey, Hoda Mohamed Elsobky, Esraa Samy Elghobashy, Rabab Abd elrazk El wahsh, Egypt
  • Peeling of Internal Limiting Membrane vs no ILM Peeling in Surgery for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Francesca Guidolin, Sandro Soldati, Pietro Viola, Francesco Petti, Roberto Cian, Italy
  • Preoperative preparation of eye with chlorhexidine solution reduces bacterial contamination prior to 23- gauge vitrectomy by Nasser J. Gili, Torbjörn Noren, Eva Törnquist, Sven Crafoord, Anders Bäckman, Sweden
  • Peripapillary RNFL and Macular Thickness Changes After Uncomplicated Surgery for Idiopathic Macular Holes Andras Hari Kovacs, Tamás Gyetvai, Judit Soós, Andrea Facskó, Hungary
  • Relationship of Visceral and Subcutaneous Adiposity with Diabetic Retinopathy and Clinically Significant Macular Edema in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Ra Ho, South Korea
  • Comparison of the Effect of Air Tamponade vs No Tamponade on Visual Acuity and Central Foveal Thickness After Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Epiretinal Membrane Duck Jin Hwang, Ji In Park, South Korea
  • Selective Retina Therapy with Automatic Real-time Feedback-controlled Dosimetry for Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in Korean Patients Seung Hee Jeon, Young Gun Park, South Korea
  • Distribution and Diversity of Ocular Microbial Communities in Diabetic Patients Compared with Healthy Subjects KuiDong Kang, SuAh Kim, Man Jae Kwon, South Korea
  • Combined Penetrating Keratoplasty with Sutureless Glueless Scleral Fixation IOL Naresh Babu Kannan, Manoranjan Das, India
  • Determination of Choroidal Thickness in Closed and Persistent Macular Holes Aylin Karalezli, Sabahattin Sul, Turkey
  • Outcomes of Segmentation and Peeling in Tractional Retinal Detachment in Advanced Diabetic Eye Disease Hussain A. Khaqan, Pakistan
  • SD-OCT Features of Acute Post-cataract Surgery Endophthalmitis Caused by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: A Pictorial Essay Ei Tae Kim, South Korea
  • Retropupillary Fixation of Iris Claw Lens with L-shaped Scleral Pocket Incision Hyung-il Kim, Si Soo Lim, Beum Joon Cho, Ju Hong Park, South Korea
  • Outcomes of Selective Retina Therapy for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Joo Yeon Kim, South Korea
  • A Case of Ophthalmic Artery Occlusion Following Subcutaneous Injection of Epinephrine Mixed with Lidocaine into the Supratrochlear Area June Gone Kim, Byung Gil Moon, South Korea
  • Quantitative Analysis of Neural Tissues Around the Optic Disc After Panretinal Photocoagulation in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy June Gone Kim, Hyun Seung Yang, South Korea
  • Effect of Oral Citicoline in Macular Ganglion Cell Layer Thickness, After Epiretinal Membrane Surgery with Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling Vania Lages, Andreia Soares, Keissy Sousa, Nuno Gomes, Luís Mendonça, Rita Gentil, Gil Galvão Santos, Tiago Maio, Rui Carvalho, Natália Ferreira, Angelina Meireles, Portugal
  • The Clinical Characteristics of Ocular Toxocariasis in Jeju, an Isolated Island in Korea, Using Ultra-wide-field Fundus Photography Eun Kyoung Lee, Jong Young Lee, Sang-Yoon Lee, South Korea
  • Comparison of Changes in Ocular Surface Status and Subjective Symptom Severity of Between Sutureless and Sutured 23-gauge Vitrectomy Jae Hoon Lee, Mee Yon Lee, South Korea
  • An Outbreak of Endophthalmitis Caused by Achromobacter Xylosoxidans After Cataract Surgery: Clinical Features and Surgical Suggestion Jong Young Lee, Eun Kyoung Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Jin Young Kim, South Korea
  • Ganglion Cell-inner Plexiform Layer Thickness and Visual Improvement After Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Jong Young Lee, Eun Kyoung Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Jin Young Kim, South Korea
  • Spironolactone in the Treatment of Non-resolving Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: A Comparative Analysis Jong Young Lee, Eun Kyoung Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Jin Young Kim, South Korea
  • Two Cases of Endophthalmitis After Uneventful Cataract Surguries by Ji Young Lee, Na Young Lee, South Korea
  • Medical Therapy for Bilateral Uveal Effusion Syndrome in Nanophthalmos Sang-Yoon Lee, Joong Hyun Park, Eun Kyoung Lee, South Korea
  • The Saved Foveal Flap Technique in Small Gauge Macular Hole Surgery Su Hwan Lee, June-Gone Kim, South Korea
  • Efficacy of Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implantation (Ozurdex) Combined with Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy for Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema Younghoon Lee, South Korea
  • Complete Sight Recovery After Erythropoietin IVT Realized 48 Hours Post Central Ischemic Retinal Venous Occlusion: A Full Documented Case Report Richard Luscan, France
  • Angio OCT Imaging of Macular Vasculature in Diabetic Macular Edema Before and After Macular Surgery Giuseppe Macri, G Pacelli, V Belloli, Italy
  • Macular Buckle for Retinal Detachment with Macular Hole: Case Report Luisa Malheiro, Bernardete Pessoa, Joao Melo Beirao, Angelina Meireles, Portugal
  • Retinal Findings in C3 Glomerulopathy: A Rare Clinical Case Ines Matias, Si­lvia Diniz, Pedro Neves, Hugo Seuanes, David Martins, Portugal
  • Intra-Vitreal Bevacizumab for Management of Purtschers Retinopathy Sangeet Mittal, India
  • Vitrectomy with Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling for Management of Diabetic Macular Edema with Plaque Like Sub-foveal Exudates Sangeet Mittal, India
  • A Case of Full Thickness Macular Hole Secondary to Old Traumatic Choroidal Rupture Adjacent to the Fovea Kuihyung Mun, Hanjin Oh, South Korea
  • Treatment of Macular Edema Following Delayed Endophthalmitis with Ozurdex MB Pastor-Nieto, J Zarallo-Gallardo, Spain
  • Traumatic Dissected Outer Nuclear Layer of the Retina and Spontaneous Resolution: OCT and mfERG Findings E. Perez-Salvador Garcia, A. Sanchez Ramon, MV. Garcia-Gallardo Sanz, Spain
  • Retinal Detachment After Macular Hole Surgery: Case Series Malgorzata Pietras-Trzpiel, Robert Rejdak, Poland
  • Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for Cystoid Macular Edema and Inflammation After Scleral Buckling by Alessandra Pizzo, Laura Foti, Matteo Fallico, Andrea Russo, Antonio Longo, Michele Reibaldi, Teresio Avitabile, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Italy
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Diabetic Retinopathy Among Adult Diabetic Patients at a Tertiary Hospital Ana Marie C. Santos, Jubaida Mangondato-Aquino, Philippines
  • Perfusion Recovery After Panretinal Photocoagulation Combining Bevacizumab Analyzed with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy Eoi Jong Seo, June-Gone Kim, South Korea
  • Thinning of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer, Ganglion Cell Layer and Macula of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Without or Minimal Retinal Findings on Fundoscopy Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Maria Clarissa Sobrio, Joseph Manuel Cruz, Angel Ancheta, Sharlene Marie Prile, Philippines
  • Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP: 11 Years of Experience Susana Teixeira, Rosalina Barroso, Graca Pires, Mafalda Mota, Filomena Silva, Portugal
  • Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis After Cataract Surgery in a Patient with Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Özlem Tök, Burcu Nurözler Tabakcı, Levent Tök, Çiğdem Yaşar, Lütfi Seyrek, Turkey
  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Secondary to Pre-eclampsia Yeo Tun Hang, Sanjay Srinivasan, Lekha Gopal, Singapore
  • Surgical Outcomes and Related Factors to Patients Treated with Silicone Oil Tamponade After Rhegmatonegous Retinal Detachment Erkan Unsal, Belma Karini, Kadir Eltutar, Turkey
  • Peripapillary RNFL and Retinal Edema Change After Photocoagulation or Anti-VEGF Injection in Diabetic Retinopathy: Misinterpretation of Peripapillary RNFL Thickness and its Adjustment Using New RNFL Thickness / Retinal Thickness Index by Hyun Seung Yang, South Korea
  • Comparison of the One-year Outcomes of Conbercept Therapy Between Two Different Angiographic Subtypes of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy Cheng Yong, China
  • Intravitreal Injection of Conbercept for Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity Cheng Yong, China
  • Intraoperative Foveal Traction in Patients with Epiretinal Membrane Hee Seong Yoon, Hye Min Jeon, Heon Yang, Sue Hey Chae, Soh Eun Ahn, South Korea
  • Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choroidal Osteoma and Intravitreal Aflibercept Management: Report of Two Cases Özgür Yücel, Muhammet Kazim Erol, Melih Akıdan, Elçin Süren,Yusuf Akar, Turkey
  • Micropulse Laser in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema and Good Visual Acuity J Zarallo-Gallardo, MB Pastor-Nieto, I Lozano-Escobar, R Cobo-Soriano, Spain