18th EVRS Meeting

August 30 – September 02, 2018



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

Thursday, August 30, 2018


09:30 – 18:00 Wetlab Courses organised with the company mts

09:00 – 10:00 Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgical Course coordinated by Dr. Sengul Ozdek, Turkey

10:00 – 11:00 Glaucoma for Vitreo Retina Specialists Course coordinated by Dr. Giampaolo Gini, Italy & UK

11:00 – 11:30 Morning Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Imaging Course coordinated by Dr. Zofia Michalewska, Poland

12:30 – 13:30 Macular Interface Course coordinated by Dr. Jerzy Nawrocki, Poland & Dr. Hassan Mortada, Egypt

13:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Pathophysiology and Its Implications for Treatment Course coordinated by Dr. Ferenc Kuhn, USA

15:00 – 16:00 Diabetic Retinopathy Course coordinated by Dr. Ron Adelman, USA & Dr. Hassan Mortada, Egypt

16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Young EVRS Symposium organised by Dr. Otto Fricke, Sweden; Dr. Gerhard Kok, South Africa & Dr. Urszula Stachowska, Poland

19:30 Welcome Cocktail at the Chapel Sacre Coeur

Friday, August 31, 2018

09:30 – 18:00 Wetlab Courses organised with the company mts

08:00 – 10:00 Retinal Detachment Session moderated by Ron Adelman, Giampaolo Gini, Malhar Soni, Richard Spaide & Daniele Tognetto

10:00 – 10:30 Morning Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Imaging, Clinical Trials & Tumors Session moderated by Tarek Hammam, Zofia Michalewska & Jeremy Wolfe

Imaging Session

Clinical Trials Session

Tumors Session

12:15 – 13:00 EVRS Award Lecture given by Dr. Richard Spaide, USA

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Macular Surgery & Myopic Maculopathy Session moderated by Jayant Guha, Tamer Mahmoud, Athanasios Nikolakopoulos & Giacomo Panozzo

Macular Surgery Session

Myopic Maculopathy Session

15:30 – 16:00 Lecture “Review of OCT Angiogram” given by Dr. Richard Spaide, USA

16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 ARC Course at EVRS directed by Dr. Tamer H. Mahmoud, USA

The ARC surgical panel will be discussing challenging and interesting surgical cases with videos and include great surgeons from around the world: Sherif Embabi, Egypt; Shunji Kusaka, Japan; Wai-Ching Lam, Hong Kong; Andre Maia, Brazil; Zofia Michalewska, Poland; Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, Greece; Lisa Faia, Jeremy Wolfe, and Tamer Mahmoud from ARC, USA

19:30 Welcome Dinner Cruise on the Vltava River

Saturday, September 01, 2018

09:30 – 18:00 Wetlab Courses organised with the company mts

08:00 – 10:00 Pediatric Retina, Trauma & Diabetic Retinopathy Session moderated by Nur Acar, Hussain Khaqan, Sengul Ozdek, Grazia Pertile & Hua Yan

Pediatric Retina Session

Trauma Session

Diabetic Retinopathy Session

10:00 – 10:30 Morning Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 ALCON Symposium

11:30 – 12:15 Uveitis, Retinal Prostesis and Stem Cells Session moderated by Niels Crama & Ahmed Sallam

Uveitis Session

Retinal Prostesis and Stem Cells Session

12:15 – 13:00 Relja Zivojnovic Award Lecture “Lessons Learned from Autologous Choroidal Graft Surgery for AMD” given by Dr. Grazia Pertile, Italy

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00 Vitreomacular Traction & Miscellaneous Session moderated by Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk & Keith Warren

Vitreomacular Traction Session

Miscellaneous Session

16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00 Lecture ” Surgery in High Myopic Eyes” or “How to Approach Severe Trauma Cases” given by Dr. Grazia Pertile, Italy

17:00 – 18:00 RETINAWS at EVRS directed by Dr. Kourous A. Rezaei, USA

When the Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going
Challenging Cases in Vitreoretinal Surgery

Participants: Antonio Ciardella, Italy; David Martins, Portugal; Jerzy Nawrocki, Poland; Sengul Ozdek, Turkey; Grazia Pertile, Italy & Malhar Soni, UK

Retina specialists often work in a “shark-infested” world. Unexpected events are a fact of life. Learning how “not to get bit” is an effective way to practice safely and efficiently. This course consists of video presentations describing challenging cases and unexpected events during retinal surgery. Faculty share their experience to predict, treat, and prevent unexpected outcomes during retinal detachment surgery, diabetic vitrectomy surgery, small gauge surgery, and complex vitreoretinal surgery. The pit falls associated with using perfluorocarbon liquid, silicone oil, and various intraocular gases will be discussed.

19:30 Gala Dinner at the Palace Žofín

Sunday, September 02, 2018

09:30 – 12:00 Wetlab Courses organised with the company mts

08:00 – 09:30 ČOS & ČVRS Symposium

09:30 – 10:30 Wet AMD Session moderated by Lisa Faia, Tarek Hammam, Petr Kolar & Ahmed Sallam

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 “Tell It Like It Is …” directed by Dr. Malhar Soni, UK

12:30 – 13:30 Retinal Arterial Occlusion & Retinal Vein Occlusion Session moderated by Lisa Faia, Tarek Hammam, Petr Kolar & Ahmed Sallam

Retinal Arterial Occlusion Session

Retinal Vein Occlusion Session

12:30 – 14:00 Distribution of Lunch Boxes

13:30 – 14:00 General Assembly


EDITED FILMS – Cesare Forlini’s Film Festival

Film Award Committee: Ahmed Sallam from USA, Hua Yan from China, Jerzy Nawrocki from Poland and Natalia Ferreira from Portugal

The three Best Edited Film Awards will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 01, 2018 at the Palace Žofín. 




Retina Photo Award Committee: David Martins from Portugal, Nicola Ghazi from United Arab Emirates, Tansu Erakgun from Turkey and Wael Ewais from Egypt

The three Best Retina Photo Awards will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 01, 2018 at the Palace Žofín.



Scientific Poster Award Committee: Christina Y. Weng from USA, Giacomo Panozzo from Italy, Krzysztof Dzięgielewski from Poland and Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk from Germany

The three Best Scientific Poster Awards  will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 01, 2018 at the Palace Žofín.


  • Pediatric Traumatic Macular Hole Management – Case Report by Imren Akkoyun, Eylem Yaman Pinarci, Sefik Cezairlioglu, Gursel Yilmaz, Turkey
  • Do We Really Need Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling in Patients with Vitreomacular Traction Due to Epiretinal Membrane ? by Ahmet Altun, Suat Fazil Aki, Turkey
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy Versus Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy Scleral Buckle for Secondary Repair of Pediatric Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment  by Abdulelah A. Al-Abdullah, Omar Al Abdulsalam, Hussain Al Habboubi, Marco Mura, Saudi Arabia
  • Ciliary Body Structures Imaging After Preoperative Anti-inflammatory Treatment in Patients with Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Complicated by Choroidal Detachment by Alibet Yassine, Zadorozhyy Oleg, Levytska Galyna, Nataliya Pasyechnikova, Ukraine
  • Comparison of Results of Intravitreal Ranibizumab and Aflibercept Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity by Emine Alyamaç Sukgen, Yusuf Koçluk, Turkey
  • A Rare Case of Choroidal PEComa by Nafees B. Baig, Eva Wong, Ida Io, Hong Kong
  • Optical Coherence Tomography-A Versus FA in Neovascular Post-thrombotic Retinopathy: Clinical Case by Polina Biletska*, Igor Gapunin, Czech Republic
  • Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome by Ozlem Budakoglu, Muge Pinar Cakar Ozdal, Turkey
  • Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis in South Korea: A Case Report by Moon Jeong Choi, South Korea
  • Choroidal Vascularity Index in Foveal and Extrafoveal Ocular Toxoplasmosis by Daniel Colombero, Gabriel Bercovich, Graciela Filosa, Argentina
  • The Benefit of Early Evacuation for Subhyaloid Hematoma by Elona Dhrami-Gavazi, Jona Gavazi, Winston Lee, John A. Sorenson, Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, USA
  • Effect of Pneumatic Retinopexy on Intraocular Pressure in Patients with Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment by Mustafa Dogan, Anar Alizada, Zübeyir Yozgat, Turkey
  • Ocular Treatment of Shaken and Battered Baby Syndrome in the Years 2004 – 2017 by Dagmar Dotrelova, Jana Stepankova, Czech Republic
  • Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Changes After Surgery for Optic Disk Pit Maculopathy: A Case Report by Muhammet Kazim Erol, Berna Doğan, Melih Akıdan, Yusuf Akar, Elçin Süren, Turkey
  • Monocular Local Ischemia in a Patient with Diabetes by Cenap Mahmut Esenulku, Turkey
  • Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Seasonal Variations by Andrew Fok, Hong Kong
  • “Il faut souffrir pour être belle” by Filipe Henriques, Joana Providência, Rufino Silva, Portugal
  • Valsalve Retinopathy After Prolonged Vaginal Delivery: Case by Zuzana Hladíková, Eva Klofáčová, Jan Dvořák, Czech Republic
  • Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Findings After Retinal Detachment Surgery by Guillermo Iribarren, Diego Bar, Marcelo Valeiras, Argentina
  • Intravitreal Injection of Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis by Donghyun Jee, South Korea
  • Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Intravitreal Injection of Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factors and Dexamethasone in Diabetic Macular Degeneration by Donghyun Jee, South Korea
  • Predictive Factors of Visual Acuity Improvement After Diabetic Macular Edema Treatment with Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant (Ozurdex) in the Real World by Maria Jimenez Santos, Claudia Sanz, Juan Donate, Spain
  • Test-retest Variability of Macular RNFL and Ganglion Cell Layer Thickness Measurements Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Children by Maria Jimenez Santos, Alejandra Acebal Moreno, Maria Jesus Escobar Moreno, Spain
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery for Severe Retinal Capillary Hemangiomas in von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Two Cases by Bohdana Kalvodova, Zora Dubska, M. Kovačova, B. Palasova, Czech Republic
  • Management Outcomes of Retinoblastoma: A Nine Years Audit by Hussain Ahmad Khaqan, Pakistan
  • Outcomes of Segmentation and Peeling in Tractional Retinal Detachment in Advanced Diabetic Eye Disease by Hussain Ahmad Khaqan, Pakistan
  • Rectus Muscle Tear During Scleral Buckle Surgery by Changryong Kim, Suntaek Lim, South Korea
  • The Incidence and Causes of Abrupt Visual Loss During Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Treatment for Type 3 Neovascularization by Jae Hui Kim, Young Suk Chang, Jong Woo Kim, ChulGu Kim*, Dong Won Lee, South Korea
  • The Importance of Signal Strength in Quantitative Assessment of Retinal Vessel Density Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography by Jung Yeul Kim, South Korea
  • Clinical Features of Recurrent Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease During Steroid Tapering After High-dose Intravenous Steroid Therapy by Kyung Tae Kim, Ji Soo Kim, Ju Byung Chae, South Korea
  • Bilateral Frosted Branch Angiitis as an Unusual Manifestation of Kikuchi-Fujumoto Disease by Seong-taeck Kim, South Korea
  • The Anti-inflammatory Effect of Tectorigenin in a Mouse Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis (EAU) Model by Su Ah Kim, Jae Gyun Jeung, Hyung Bin Hwang, Kui Dong Kang, South Korea
  • Intra Ocular Lens Posterior Repositioning Suture in Secondary Glaucoma After Scleral Fixation by Youngduk Kim, South Korea
  • Changes in Cytokine Concentrations Before and After Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab in Patients with Chronic Central Serous Choroidopathy by Dae Young Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Dong Heun Nam, South Korea
  • Longitudinal Evaluation of Retinal Structure in Patients with Idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane Using Optical Coherence Tomography by Jae Hoon Lee, Kyoung Ohn, Mee Yon Lee, South Korea
  • Correlation Between Uncorrected Visual Acuity and Macular Distortion in Idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane Patients by Janghoon Lee, Seokhyun Bae, Junmyeong Yun, South Korea
  • Comparison of Long-term Efficacy and Recurrence Rate Between Oral Spironolactone and Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Nonresolving Central Serous Chorioretinopathy by Jong Young Lee, Han Gyul Yoon, Dong Yoon Kim, Jin Young Kim, South Korea
  • A Case of Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage After 25 Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Associated with General Anesthesia by Min Hwan Kim, Younghoon Lee, South Korea
  • Repeated Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injections Versus Single Combined Intravitreal Bevacizumab and Posterior Subtenon Triamcinolone Injections for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema by Sameh Mandour, Amin Ellakwa, Nermeen Badawi, Egypt
  • Foveal Avascular Zone Area Changes After Successful Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair by Jung Kee Min, Je Moon Woo, Yong Seok Park, South Korea
  • Plasma Homocysteine Levels in Patients of Central Serous Chorio Retinopathy by Sangeet Mittal*, Nishikant Borse, India
  • The Morning Glory Blooms – Morning Glory Syndrome with Contractile Disc (A Rare Entity) by Sangeet Mittal, India
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Exposed to Blue Light by Jong-Hyun Oh, Moosang Kim, South Korea
  • Comparison of The Effect of Combined Dexamethasone Implant + Aflibercept and Aflibercept Alone in Patients with Treatment Naive Diabetic Macular Edema by Cemal Ozsaygili, Suleyman Demircan, Turkey
  • Functional and Morphological Results of Epiretinal Membrane Surgery in Idiopathic Versus Diabetic Epiretinal Membranes by Mine Ozturk, Dilek Guven, Mehmet Demir, Hakan Kacar, Murat Karapapak, Turkey
  • Three-dimensional Volume Change of Macular Hard Exudate After Focal Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema and Prognostic Factor by Kang Yeun Pak, Hae Rang Kim, Hyun Woong Kim, South Korea
  • Comparative Analysis of Long-term Visual Outcomes Between Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy and Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration by Young Joo Park, Kwan Hyuk Cho, Se Joon Woo, Kyu Hyung Park, South Korea
  • A Pilot Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Selective Retina Therapy Which Induces to Reduce Drusen Volume in Patients with Intermediate Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration by Young Gun Park, Young Jung Roh, South Korea
  • Autologous Free Internal Limiting Membrane Flap as Treatment of a Recurrent Macular Hole by Maria del Mar Prieto del Cura, Muxima Acebes Garcia, Maria Jose Crespo Carballes, Spain
  • Risk Factors for Ocular Complications in Adult Patients with Uveitis by Maria del Mar Prieto del Cura, Spain
  • Secondary Macular Hole Associated with Branch Artery Occlusion Treated with Inverted Flap Technique by Maria del Mar Prieto del Cura, Muxima Acebes Garcia, Maria Jose Crespo Carballes, Spain
  • A Comparative Analysis of the Efficacy of Subthreshold Micropulse 577-nm Yellow Laser Versus 577-nm Green Laser for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy by Anand Rajendran, India
  • Difference of Aqueous Cytokines According to Extent and Location of Ischemia Assessed by Ultra Wide Field Fluorescein Angiography in Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion by Min Sagong, Donghyoun Noh, Gahyung Ryu, Junyeop Lee, Jano van Hemert, South Korea
  • Ocular Manifestations in Korean Patients with Transbronchial Lung Biopsy-proven Sarcoidosis by Jeong Ah Shin, South Korea
  • Comparison of Combined Low Dose Bevacizumab-Triamcinolone and Bevacizumab Alone Intravitreal Injection in Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion by Min Ho Shin, South Korea
  • The Assessment of the Degree of Silicone Oil Emulsification Using Ultra Wide Fundus Photography and Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography by Yong Un Shin, Heeyoon Cho, Mincheol Seong, Min Ho Kang, Eun Hee Hong, South Korea
  • Automated, Quantitative and Area-based Analysis of Microaneurysm and Non-perfusion in Ultra Wide Field Fluorescein Angiography by Gisung Son, Suwhan Lee, Yoon Jeon Kim, Joo Yong Lee, Young Hee Yoon, June-Gone Kim, South Korea
  • Management of Subretinal Gas Complication Following Pneumatic Retinopexy by Chanoknat Suwanrat, Thailand
  • Ocular Determinants of Diabetic Retinopathy in A Multi-ethnic Asian Population by Gavin S Tan, Ching Yu Cheng, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Tien Y Wong, Singapore
  • Real World Evidence: A Retrospective Study to Analyse the Efficacy of Aflibercept in Routine Clinical Practice in Patients with Either Age-related Macular Degeneration or Diabetic Macular Edema by Gina Tsanaktsidis, Veena Valan Arasu, Australia
  • Welder’s Retinopathy Misdiagnosed as Age-related Macular Degeneration by Hyun Seung Yang, South Korea
  • Macular Internal Limiting Membrane Imbrication Technique for Foveal Detachment in Myopic Traction Maculopathy: A Case Report by Joon Hyung Yeo, June-Gone Kim, South Korea
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body by 25 Gauge Microincision Vitrectomy by Pelin Yilmazbas, Sibel Doguizi, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu, Turkey
  • Surgical Treatment of Full Thickness Macular Hole Associated with Retinitis Pigmentosa by Pelin Yilmazbas*, Sibel Doguizi, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu, Turkey
  • Short-term Efficacy and Safety Outcomes of Topical Bromfenac on Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema by Han Gyul Yoon, Jong Young Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Jin Young Kim, South Korea
  • Analysis of the Macular Cystic Changes in Optical Coherent Tomography After Surgical Treatment of Preretinal Membrane and Cataract by Hee Seong Yoon, Sue Hey Chae, Hye Min Jeon, Min Soo Lee, Soh Eun Ahn, Sang Won Kim, South Korea