The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation


Retinal Update 2017

For Optometrists


Friday, February 3, 2017

2:30 PM – 7:00 PM


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

Continuing Education Credits

This activity features Minnesota Board of Optometry approved Continuing Education courses.

The Minnesota Board of Optometry designates this live activity for 3 Board Approved Continuing Education credits.

Optometrists should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technicians and assistants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Meals, Location and Additional Information

Hors d’oeuvres and Vendor Reception at 6:00.

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 Optometrists, 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.



$100.00 for Optometrists, Technicians, and Assistants.

$25.00 for retired physicians.

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