The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation


Retinal Update 2017



For MDs

Saturday, February 4, 2017minnesota-medical-association

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Guest Faculty: 

Dean Eliott, MD
Associate Director, Retina Service Massachusetts Eye & Ear
Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Associate Professor Harvard Medical School Boston, MA


Faculty Members from VitreoRetinal Surgery, P A:

David R.P. Almeida, MD, PhD
Steven R. Bennett, MD
Herbert L. Cantrill, MD
Sundeep Dev, MD
Robert A. Mittra, MD
Edwin H. Ryan Jr., MD
David F. Williams, MD

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirement for acceptable continuing education.


Meals, Location and Additional Information


Coffee and rolls will be available during registration. A brunch will be served during the break.

Location and Accommodations:

The Conference will be held at The Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria Drive, Edina, MN 55435
(952) 567-5000

Additional Information:

For program information, please contact Gretchen Dertz (952) 259-4273.


Overview and Objectives

This program has been designed for Ophthalmologists, Nursing Personnel, Ophthalmic Technicians, and Allied Health Personnel. The teaching objectives of this event are:

  • To review the terminology and classification of ocular trauma and to understand the current treatment options for open globe injuries.
  • To provide data on the rate of retinal detachment and the indications for vitrectomy after open globe injuries.
  • To discuss integrating new treatment options in the management of diabetic retinopathy.
  • To update the results of the latest clinical data for the management of diabetic retinopathy.
  • To review the recent literature regarding retinal detachment repair, and summarize it for the meeting participants.
  • To detail the latest thinking regarding urgency of management of retinal detachment.
  • To use clinical cases as a teaching tool to show the optimal ways of repairing retinal detachments with differing anatomy.
  • To be aware of the current active randomized trials for investigating new treatments for posterior segment diseases.
  • To present the current trends of etiological pathogens in postoperative infectious endophthalmitis.
  • To describe treatments and techniques for infectious endophthalmitis.
  • To present a variety of retinal cases in an unknown format. In this way, cases can be discussed and participants will learn about the differential diagnosis of a variety of common and uncommon entities.
  • Understand the expanded spectrum of conditions similar to central serous retinopathy and new treatment options.
  • To gain familiarity with the clinical findings of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis after cataract surgery and to review possible management options.
  • To understand the risk factors and mechanism of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis.


$100.00 for physicians, nurses, technicians, and allied health personnel.

$25.00 for retired physicians.

No charge for residents and fellows. Fee includes conference materials, brunch and break refreshments.