BEAVRS Programme 2021

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Thursday | Friday | e-Posters

Thursday 18th November 2021

07.30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09.15 Introduction, Assad Jalil

09.20 Session 1 Free Paper Session 1 Macular Surgery
Chairs: Steve Charles, Steve Winder

09.20 L. Jawaheer, H. Madi, E. Hughes
Listing patients for macular hole surgery following email referral and phone consultation – its impact on waiting time, same-day operation cancellation rate and patient satisfaction

09.25 D. Steel, N. Lois, N. Scott, D. Murphy, M. Al-Zubaidy
Effect of symptom duration on functional and anatomical outcomes after surgery for idiopathic full thickness macular hole; a study using individual participant data identified from a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

09.30 S. Nambiar, M. Kurian, NJ. Price, P. Caruana, G. Ho-Yen, K. Balaggan
Comparison of enzymatic vitreolysis (EVL) vs pneumatic vitreolysis (PVL) in the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular traction (sVMT)

09.35 N. Patton, C. Baumann, F. Sabatino, Y. Zheng, M. Maier, C. Lohmann, S. Kaye
Anatomical and functional outcomes of pneumatic vitreolysis (PVL) for treatment of vitreomacular traction with and without macular holes

09.40 N. Dervenis, P. Dervenis, T. Sandinha, D. Murphy, M. Kutubi, D. Steel (V)
Intraocular tamponade choice for idiopathic macular hole surgery and the option of air: a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative clinical trials

09.45 Discussion

09.50 R. Tartaro , S. Rizzo, T. Caporossi, F. Barca, A. Savastano
Optic disk pit maculopathy treatment using a human amniotic membrane patch

09.55 I.E. Cristescu, T. Ivanova, N. Patton, F. Dhawahir-Scala, G. Moussa, K. Son Lett, A. Mitra,
S. Wai Ch’ng, A. K Tyagi, A. Jalil

Functional and anatomical outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy with epiretinal membrane peel in patients with uveitis

10.00 M. Isac, H. Akram, J. Zhang, A. Chandra
A decade of sub macular haemorrhage patients, regression analysis of aetiologies, different types of treatment and final outcome

10.05 R. Manrique-Lipa, A. Safi, S. Liyanage, J. Keller (V)
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment after injection of tissue plasminogen activator and gas for submacular haemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration

10.10 K.M. Jasani, M. El-Fouri
One-year outcome following implementation of a vitreoretinal virtual clinic (VVC) in a tertiary eye care centre

10.15 Discussion

10.20 TIGER Study, Tim Jackson

10.25 A voyage around my (vitreoretinal) specialty, Prof. David McLeod
Introduced by Steve Charles

10.45 Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/E-posters

11.15 Session 2 Diagnostic and Management Dilemmas
Panel: Tsveta Ivanova, Tom Williamson, John Murdoch, Yvonne Luo

11.15 Louisa Wickham
High Risk Vitreomacular Traction

11.25 Soon Ch’ng
Macular fold case – when to intervene

11.35 Gerry McGowan
The Goldilocks detachment: to drain or not to drain and when

11.45 Rumana Hussein
Managing vasculopathy with exudative detachments

11.55 Arijit Mitra
When is enough enough

12.05 EVIAN Trial, Mahi Muqit

12.10 BEACON Projects
Teresa Sandinha, Michael Mikhail, Philip McCullough

12.30 Jonathan Smith
Removal of Silicone Oil and Visual Loss Study

12.35 Lunch/Exhibition/ePosters

13.30 Session 3 Free paper Session 2 Retinal Detachment
Chairs: Assad Jalil, Louisa Wickham

13.30 B. Flores-Sánchez, E. Bloch, L. da Cruz
Early surgery optimises outcomes in patients presenting with unexplained fundus-obscuring vitreous haemorrhage to the vitreoretinal emergency clinic

13.35 A. Bansal, W. Lee, D. Sarraf, S. Sadda, A. Berger, D. Wong, P. Kertes, R. Kohly, R. Muni,
R. Hillier (V)

Persistent subfoveal fluid in pneumatic retinopexy versus pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: Post hoc analysis of the PIVOT randomized trial

13.40 F. M. D’Alterio, B. Lin Teh, R. Hillier
Real life outcomes of pneumatic retinopexy in patients with primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment meeting PIVOT trial criteria

13.45 T. Fung, M-L. Kuet, A. Brent, H-C. Chen, R. Gandhewar
Heavy silicone oil Densiron-68 as an intraocular tamponade for retinal detachments associated with inferior retinal breaks: 10-year study of outcomes and complications

13.50 K. Chwiejczak, J. Downie, M. Simunovic, J. Leong, M. Gorbatov, I-Van Ho, A. Chang
Short-term endotamponade with perfluoro-N-octane in vitreoretinal surgery: technique, indications and results
13.55 V. Chiang Shu Yu, H. Wang, S. Subramani (V)
Surgical management and outcomes of suprachoroidal haemorrhage in a tertiary referral centre

14.00 Discussion

14.05 E. Linton, T. Ivanova, S. Charles, N. Patton, F. Dhawahir-Scala, K. Jasani, G. Turner, A. Jalil
360-degree retinal laser prophylaxis in Stickler Syndrome: The Manchester Experience

14.10 E. Yang, E. Casswell, S. Shahid, P. Sullivan
Retrospective review of the management of uveal effusion syndrome (UES)

14.15 T. Stappler, C. Stathopoulos, J. Potic, F. Munier, T. Wolfensberger (V)
A Last Hooray for the scleral buckle, The management of paediatric retinal detachment in children with active retinoblastoma

14.20 A. Qureshi, C. Baumann, N. Patton, K. Kirchmair, K. Röper, T. Cheong , C. Lohmann, A. Jalil
Unexplained visual loss in silicone oil tamponade for macula-on retinal detachments

14.25 M. Tadros, G. Moussa, S. W. Ch’ng, A. Sharma, K. Son Lett, A. Mitra, A.K. Tyagi,
W. Andreatta

Unexplained visual loss in retinal detachment repair: comparing gas, silicone oil and heavy silicone oil, a multivariate regression model

14.30 A. Makuloluwa, R. Anguita, Y. Sing, B. Flores, D. Charteris
Late recurrence retinal detachment – clinical features and surgical outcomes

14.35 Discussion

14.40 Medicolegal, George Turner, Niall Patton

Niall Patton

Tom Williamson, Niall Patton, George Turner
Medicolegal case discussion

Ji Wong, George Turner
Informed consent and medicolegal implications

15.40 Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/ePosters

16.05 Session 4
Challenges in training VR surgeons for tomorrow
Steve Charles

16.30 Guest Lecture: Lessons learnt in managing sickle cell retinopathy
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur

Friday 19th November

08.00 Registration

08.30 Tea/Coffee

09.00 Session 5- Cases from around the world
Panel: Niall Patton, Assad Jalil, Kirti Jasani, Raquel Garcia-Cabrera, Mandeep S. Bindra

09.00 Logan Robinson (New Zealand)(V)
Not your typical intraocular melanoma

09.10 David Sousa (Australia)(V)
Subluxed white lens and GRT-retinal detachment

09.20 Clarissa Cheng (Singapore)(V)
A sticky situation – when silicone oil cannot be removed

09.30 Grace Chew (Singapore)(V)
Dropped nucleus during cataract surgery

09.40 Jose Garcia (Italy)
When the band goes in

09.50 Walter Andreatta (Switzerland)(V)
Just another ERM

10.00 Free Paper Session 3 Trauma/Secondary lenses/Miscellaneous
Chairs: David Steel, Tsveta Ivanova

10.00 E. Casswell, P. Banerjee, T. Zvobgo, S. Cro, V. Cornelius, S. Shahid, C. Bunce, S. Murphy, D. Charteris, ASCOT Study Group
A phase 3 multi-centre randomised controlled trial of adjunctive intraocular and periocular steroid (triamcinolone acetonide) in eyes undergoing vitreoretinal surgery for open globe trauma: The ASCOT study

10.05 L. Dong, C. Valor, N. Kumaran, N. Bober, T. Williamson
Outcomes following pars plana vitrectomy for severe ocular trauma

10.10 J. Smith, Y. Chen, J. Ng, D. Steel, I. Masri, M. Habib
Comparison of intraocular lens tilt in four-point scleral fixated intraocular lens versus intracapsular intraocular lens

10.15 N. Kumaran, G. Dell’Aversana Orabona, H. Ali, S. Zhuan Tan, R. Wong
A comparison study of anterior chamber, iris fixated and scleral fixated intraocular lens implantation

10.20 S. Gotzaridis,
“Carlevale” scleral fixated IOL. The ultimate solution

10.25 Discussion

10.30 D. Yorston, P. Donachie, A. Laidlaw, D. Steel, G.W. Aylward, T. Williamson and BEAVRS members
Can we predict re-detachment? Variables associated with outcome of vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in a large UK cohort study

10.35 A. Yuhan Ong, A. Rigaudy, S. Toufeeq, J. Robins, Z. Shalchi, P. Charbel Issa, M. Bindra
Causes and Management of Acute Postoperative Endophthalmitis: a Collaborative Regional Survey in England

10.40 L. Jawaheer, H. Madi, F. Chew, C. Holmes, E. Hughes
Using C3F8 as alternative to SF6 and C2F6 for intraocular gas tamponade, in order to reduce environmental impact of greenhouse gases

10.45 G. Moussa, S. Wai Ch’ng, D.Y. Park, H. Ziaei, A. Jalil, N. Patton, T. Ivanova, K. Son Lett,
W. Andreatta

Environmental effect of fluorinated gases in vitreoretinal surgery: a multicentre study of 4,877 patients

10.50 K. Bassilious, G. Moussa, S. Ch’ng, D. Kalogeropoulos, W. Andreatta
Experience gained during vitreoretinal fellowships in the United Kingdom

10.55 Discussion

11.00 Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/ePosters

11.30 Session 6- Gene Therapy/Paediatric VR

11.30 Tsveta Ivanova
Setting up a gene therapy service

11.40 Assad Jalil
Retinal Gene therapy: surgical techniques

11.50 Robert Maclaren
Overview of retinal gene therapy and the future

12.10 Robert Henderson
Paediatric case presentation

12.20 CK Patel
Paediatric case presentation

12.30 S.Chien Wong
Acute traction retinal detachment (stage 4) in retinopathy of prematurity: outcomes of endoscopic vitrectomy in 99 consecutive cases

12.40 Discussion

12.45 Lunch/Exhibition/ePosters

13.30 Session 7
BEAVRS AGM, Grant reports (members only)

14.00 Fellows Video Competition
Tsveta Ivanova, Niall Patton, Shohista Saidkasimova, Alistair Laidlaw, David Yorston, Noemi Lois

14.00 Introduction

14.05 Nick Muthiah, Bristol
Unusual traumatic dialysis

14.11 Manish Gunda, Kings Lynn-
Blunt trauma management

14.17 Fidan Jmor- Montreal, Canada (V)
The importance of being earnest

14.23 Jennifer Hind, Glasgow
RD following cryotherapy for retinal angioma

14.29 Piergiacomo Grassi, London
Management of subretinal exudation in proliferative sickle retinopathy

14.35 Mohamed Elnagar, Southampton
Pneumatic retinopexy for retinal dialysis

14.41 Haytham Rezq, Southampton
You have been brushed

14.47 Fongmay Chew, Toronto, Canada (V)
One step at a time

14.53 Counting scores
David Yorston
Update on BEAVRS Database

15.00 Awards

15.05 Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/ePosters

15.30 Session 8 Trauma
Panel: Niall Patton, David Yorston, Harry Bennett, Paul Sullivan

15.30 Aman Chandra
When Iris leaves with oil

15.38 Roxane Hillier
Hypotony following blunt trauma: lessons learnt

15.46 Sher Aslam
The Full English

15.54 Kirti Jasani
To do or not to do

16.02 Siddharth Subramani

16.10 Paul Sullivan
Principles of trauma management

16.30 Meeting Close and Handover to BEAVRS 2022, Belfast

This meeting offers the opportunity to self-allocate 12 CPD points


H. Abdou, K. Stamoulas, S. Peart, P Ray Chaudhuri
Localisation of occult retinal breaks using twin chandelier endo-illumination, perfluorocarbon liquid and scleral indentation during pars plana vitrectomy

K. Ananikas, S. Gotzaridis
How to remove a “collar button” melanoma

E. Bloch, B. Flores-Sanchez, T. Pissas, J. Charng, F. Chen, C. Bergeles, L. da Cruz
Modelling the anatomico-functional behaviour of foveomacular retinoschisis using a deep convolutional neural network

J. Ching, S. Saidkasimova
Retinal detachment repair with pneumatic retinopexy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

K. Chwiejczak, J. Downie
Optic disc pit and retinal detachment- unlikely scenario with dramatic course

K. Chwiejczak, M. Simunovic, J. Leong, I-Van Ho, M. Gorbatov, J. Downie, A. Chang
Unexpected course of a macroaneurysm-related vitreous haemorrhage- a case report

F. di tizio, A. Perdicchi, E, Sordi, S. Fragiotta, G. Scuderi
Functional and morphological correlates in idiopathic full-thickness macular hole after surgery with inverted ILM flap technique

M. Dogramaci, S. Suleyman Omran
Troublesome vibration associated with higher cut rates of vitreous cutters

F. Doyle, H. Zambarakji
Vitrectomy and intravitreal tissue plasminogen activator for treatment of submacular haemorrhage

A. El-Khayat, A Sharma, A. Mitra
Removal of dropped heavy silicone oil bubble using air

A. El-Khayat, V. Felicida, A. Mitra
Diabetic macular holes

P. Gordon-Bennett, O. Cundy
A case of heavy liquid toxicity

E. James, Z. Cheng, J. Cazabon
Macular hole repair: Does time matter

B. Kirkpatrick, R. Anguita, M. Katta, A. Makuloluwa, M. Sagoo, D. Charteris
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in choroidal melanoma

S. Kukreja, M. Dogramaci
A retrospective audit of large idiopathic macular hole repair using inverted ILM patch graft (IPG) technique

M. Kutubi
Neurosensory retinal patch graft for management of macular hole retinal detachment (MHRD) following unsuccessful macular hole surgery in a high myope

A. Ie, C.K. Patel, K. Xue
Surgical management of complex retinal detachments secondary to developmental optic disc cavitary anomalies

S. Yuen Sum Lee, G. Moussa, E. Samia-Aly, S. Wai Ch’ng, K. Son Lett, A. Mitra, A.K. Tyagi, A. Sharma, W. Andreatta
Vitreo-Retinal Specialists compared to Residents on outcomes of primary laser retinopexy in preventing retinal detachment in 958 eyes

M. Musleh, R. Rahman
Silicone oil-induced cystoid macular edema (CMO) resolving spontaneously after removal of oil: a retrospective review

E. Ng, M. Masalkhi, E. Ankamah
The exclusive use of 27-gauge instruments for all vitrectomy indications: safety and efficacy assessment

K. Ng, H. Heimann, I. Pearce
Into the blue: What lurks beneath the sea of vitreous opacity after a serious COVID-19 infection?

H. Orlans, S. Yazdani, A. Laidlaw
A novel post-operative drop regimen avoids intraocular pressure rise following pars plana vitrectomy

K. Suresh Oswal
Video presentation of Carlevale scleral fixated posterior chamber Intra-ocular lens (IOL) surgery

S. Patel, C. Garnavou-Xirou, S. Tarafdar
Evaluating current practice for postoperative reviews in vitreoretinal surgery

A. Saad, A. Ellabban, M. Raza Cheema
Suprachoroidal haemorrhage drainage using active aspiration, a new technique

F. Sabatino, I. Cristescu, S. Charles, K. Jasani
Outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy for treatment of retinal detachment associated with full thickness macular hole following intravitreal tissue plasminogen activator and gas injection for treatment of submacular haemorrhage

H. Shah, H. Heimann, R. Hussain
Evaluation of OCT changes and outcomes following trans-retinal biopsy in choroidal melanoma

A. Shinton, M. Elnaggar, B. Gupta
Intraocular foreign body impacted beside the optic nerve head – a management conundrum

C. Valor, N. Kumaran, L. Dong, T. Fung, R. Wong
Surgical management of eccentric macular holes

S. Vithlani, P. Shah, H. Zambarakji
UK wide survey of the use of fluorinated gases by vitreoretinal surgeons: What change to practice could we implement to minimise their environmental impact?

J. Walsh, D. Cutting, N. Lois on behalf of CORDS study group
Developing a complications of retinal detachment surgery (CORDS) App with a score calculator

K. Wilson, M. Schneiders, S. Rajasekaran K. Szarzanowicz K. Spiteri-Cornish
Telemedicine: Outcomes of a hybrid vitreoretinal service

S. Chien Wong
First impressions of a new trocar cannula design

J.M.M. Wong, G. Turner
Do audio-visual presentations improve information provision and retention in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) patients consenting for retinal detachment surgery (RDS)?