9th Annual Mass. Eye and Ear Vitrectomy Course

August 10-11, 2018

The 9th Annual Vitrectomy Course will be held at Mass. Eye and Ear's main campus (243 Charles Street, Boston). 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. The Course is free to attend, however registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Preliminary Agenda

Friday, August 10
12 pm - 6:00 pm: Course Day 1
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm: Reception

Saturday, August 11
7:15 am - 6:00 pm: Course Day 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Course Dinner

Course Details

  • Lectures and Didactics on PPV, Scleral Buckling, Traction Detachment, Vitrectomy for variety of conditions, and more
  • Wet Stations for Scleral Buckle, Suturing, Vitrectomy Wound Construction, and Instrumentation
  • Dry Stations with supervised practice on EYESI virtual reality simulator

Course Directors

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


Make your reservation at Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill online or call 877-999-3223 and reference the "MEEI Vitrectomy Course 2018." ($239 per night, plus tax)

Book by July 10, 2018. Reserve as soon as possible, as rooms are limited.


Email ophthalmology_events@meei.harvard.edu or call 617-573-3529