The British and Eire VR Meeting on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November 2018, will take place in: St. Georges Hall, St George's Pl, Liverpool L1 1JJ, UK

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Programme information Friday

Friday 9th November

09.00 – 09.40

BEAVRS 2018 Video Session

Moderator: Heinrich Heimann

Panel: Richard Hagan
Niall Patton
Shohista Saidkasimova
David Steel
Stephen Winder

09.00 Amreen Qureshi, Stephen Charles
Transconjunctival Scleral Fixated Intraocular Lens Technique: Overcoming the Surgical Challenge

09.05 Harry Tossounis, Steve Lash, Bhaskar Gupta
Sutureless scleral small incision removal of a dislocated PMMA IOL and flanged scleral haptic
fixation of a 3-piece IOL with double-needle technique

09.10 Mariana Thorell
Four-point scleral fixation IOL made easy

09.15 Haifa Madi
ILM flap for chronic optic disc maculopathy

09.20 Miguel Bilhoto
Autologous retinal transplant for long-standing macular hole

09.25 Amrit Dhillon, Kamaljit Singh Balaggan
Tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of massive total sub retinal haemorrhage

09.30 Video Panel Members
Q&A, Panel Discussion

09.40 – 10.05

Free Paper Session 4TPA Use in VR Surgery: Novel and Established

Moderators: Shohista Saidkasimova, Teresa Sandinha

09.40 Shohista Saidkasimova
Use of tpa in aid of early drainage of suprachoroidal haemorrhage

09.48 Megan Wood, Rumana Hussain, Heinrich Heimann, Carl Groenewald, Ian Pearce
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) Therapy for Submacular Haemorrhage:
A Retrospective Case Series

09.56 Tim Jackson
Vitrectomy for submacular haemorrhage secondary to wet AMD: Emerging clinical trials

10.05 – 10.50

BEAVRS Survey 2018

Harry Bennett
Theodor Stappler

10.50 – 11.15

Tea/Coffee Exhibition

11.15 – 12.15

Free Paper Session 5 Oncology and Paediatrics

Moderators: Rumana Hussain, Stephen Winder

11.15 Rumana N Hussain, Heinrich Heimann
Biopsy techniques for intraocular lymphoma

11.23 Heinrich Heimann, Lara Sandri, Carl Groenewald, Rumana Hussain
Surgical endoresection with adjuvant Ruthenium106-plaque radiotherapy for large choroidal melanoma

11.31 Sui Chien Wong, Nicole Scripsem
Inner Retinal Fenestration for Paediatric Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy

11.39 Shokufeh Tavassoli, Richard Wach, Richard Markham, Cathy Williams, Richard Haynes
Increasing incidence of ROP requiring treatment in extreme pre terms and impact on service – 7 year review in tertiary unit

11.47 Fergus Doyle, Donal Brosnahan, Dara Kilmartin
Pars plana vitrectomy in the management of paediatric uveitis: long term visual and anatomical outcome

11.55 Pallavi Tyagi, Gerard McGowan
Endoresection for Choroidal melanoma

12.03 Antonia M. Joussen
Tips and tricks on tumor endoresection


12.15 – 12.45

Industry Session

12.45 – 13.45

Lunch & Exhibition

13.45 – 14.15


14.15 – 14.50

BEAVRS 2018 Legacy Lecture

Moderators: Theodor Stappler, David Wong

14.15 Theodor Stappler

14.20 David Wong
BEAVRS at 32: Changes and Challenges

14.50 – 15.55

Free Paper Session 6 Vitreomacular Interface,IOL’s and Endophthalmitis

Moderators: Richard Haynes, Niall Patton

14.50 Omkaar Sivanesan, Shohista Saidkasimova
Assessment of Pneumatic Vitreolysis for treatment of Vitreomacular Traction

14.58 Mariana R. Thorell, Megan Wood, Teresa Sandinha
Early anatomical changes in patients with vitreomacular traction following perfluoropropane (C3F8) injection

15.06 Andrea Govetto, Gianni Virgili, Marta Figueroa, David Sarraf, Jean Pierre Hubschman
Functional and anatomical significance of the ectopic inner foveal layers in eyes with idiopathic epiretinal membranes: surgical results at 12 months

15.14 Evgenia Anikina, Paul Sullivan, Narciss Okhravi, Siegfried Wagner, Sidath Liyanag
A Vitreoretinal View of Sympathetic Ophthalmia – The Usual Suspects?

15.22 Guy Simon Negretti, Weng Onn Chan, Carlos Pavesio, Mahiul Muqit
Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis

15.30 Amrit Pal Singh Dhillon, Kamaljit Singh Balaggan
Early 25-gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis

15.38 Abdul Rahman El-Khayat, Alex Brent, Shamfa Peart, Partha Ray Chaudhuri
Accuracy of intraocular lens calculations based on fellow eye biometry for phacovitrectomy for macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

15.50 – 16.10

Tea/Coffee Exhibition

16.10 – 17.00

Free Paper Session 7 Miscellaneous

Moderators: Stephen Winder, Alistair Laidlaw

16.10 Alistair Laidlaw
Video RCT on vitrectomy for diabetic macular oedema

16.18 Stephen Winder, Ed Pritchard
Audit of the outcome of laser retinopexies

16.26 Amritpal Singh Chaggar, James Wolffsohn, Amy Sheppard, Walter Andreatta, Mark Hero
Findings of a posterior vitreous detachment review clinic

16.34 Shi Zhuan Tan, Jason Ho, Julian Robins, Tom Williamson, Alistair Laidlaw, Roger Wong
Reducing immediate post-operative diabetic cavity bleed: a surgical pilot study

16.42 Paula Larranaga, Heidi Laviers, Cordelia McKechnie, Hadi Zambarakji
Surgical outcomes of vitrectomy surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in patients with abnormal renal function.

16.50 Adil Ibrahim, Rubina Rahman, Ajay Patil, John Stephenson
The Incidence of Retinal Breaks Induced By Posterior Hyaloid Separation During 27-Guge Pars Plana Vitrectomy

17.00 – 17.05

Closing Statements & Handover to BEAVRS Norwich 2019