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6th Annual Mass. Eye and Ear Vitrectomy Course

July 31 – August 1, 2015

Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA

This unique, comprehensive workshop will cover the theory and practice of vitreoretinal surgery. Designed exclusively for first-year retina fellows, it combines didactics, video, simulation lab, and wet lab under the direction of a group of eminent faculty in a setting with a low student-to-teacher ratio.

Course Directors

Dean Eliott, MD
John Loewenstein, MD
Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD

Space is limited!  Registration is required.

Lectures Didactics

  • Vitrectomy Instrumentation
  • PPV/Scleral Buckling/Pneumatic Retinopexy Pearls
  • Vitrectomy for PVR/Vitrectomy for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Traction Detachment Pearls
  • Vitrectomy for ERM/Macular Hole/ILM Peel Pearls
  • Vitrectomy for Trauma/IOFB Pearls
  • Vitrectomy for ROP/Other Pediatric Conditions
  • Vitrectomy in Uveitis Patients/Biopsies

Wet Station

  • Scleral Buckle; Suturing
  • Vitrectomy Wound Construction: 23 and 25 gauges
  • Instrumentation

Dry Station

  • Supervised practice on EYESI virtual reality simulator


Friday, July 31 

  • AM Arrival
  • 12:00 pm Light Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Start Time
  • Lectures and Discussion
  • 6:00 pm Reception
  • Dinner on your own

Saturday, August 1

  • Morning Labs and Panel Discussion
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • Afternoon Labs
  • 6:30 pm Reception and Dinner
    Taj Hotel, 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116


The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-224-4000
Click here for online booking...


Space is limited!  Registration is required.

Tuition for the Vitrectomy Course is FREE and includes the materials for the academic program. There will be a $1 hold placed on your credit card to hold your space for the course and the dinner. If you register and do not attend one or both events, your card will be charged $50 for each event you do not attend.

Questions? or 617-573-3529