Health for All Film Festival: Call for entries for short films on vision and eye care & ear and hearing care

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Dear Colleagues The call for submissions for the 4th Edition of the WHO Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) is now open until 31 January 2023! The HAFF aims to celebrate the art of short films as a means of raising awareness and promoting global health issues.  WHO invites all video artists and video creators from all over the world to submit their short documentaries, fiction or animation films of three to eight minutes for the categories of better health and well-being and Universal Health Coverage in the context of vision and eye care and/or ear and hearing care. This is a great opportunity for film and video innovators in both communities to champion and promote these important areas of health. We are looking forward to receiving your short films! Best regards, Vision and Eye Care & Ear and Hearing Care Programmes  


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Issue III – 2022 Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery

The third issue of the 2022 Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery is out!  It is an intense educational journey into the technique that is changing the management of complicated cataract surgery developed by Dr. Shin Yamane from Japan.  The hour long issue teaches the viewing ophthalmologist the technique and many modifications of Intrascleral Haptic Fixation, an innovative approach when the capsule has been damage or is absent.  The VJCRGS is in its 38th year of providing the highest quality of education to anterior segment surgeons around the world.  With a new issue every quarter, the Journal is a free benefit for being a member of COS allowing access to all 38 years of content. 

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Volume 38, Issue , 3, 2022Intrascleral Haptic Fixation

(Modifications of the Yamane Technique)

I-Fixation Technique……………………………….. Drs. Jobu Sugita, Kohei Ichikawa, Yusuke Matsuzaki,

Toshihiko Ohta, Akira Murakami, Japan Haptic Tucking Scleral Fixation    Drs. Rohan Mehra, Naveen Naik, Pooja Khamar, India

Transconjunctival Intrascleral IOL Fixation with

Double Needle Technique………………………………………………………. Dr. Shin Yamane, Japan

10 Tips for Learning Yamane……………. Drs. Mehdi Shajari, Thomas Kreutzer, Wolfgang J. Mayer,

Thomas Kohnen, Siegfried Priglinger, Germany Shortening the Learning Curve Drs. Maria Jesus Quiroz, Jorge Armentia, Ana Matheu,

Pablo Marti, Emilio Segovia, Alejandra Herranz, Paula Burgos, Spain Learn from Our Mistakes………… Drs. Brian Kim, Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, Ashraf Armia,

Marjan Farid, Soosan Jacob, Naveen Rao, USA, India, Egypt Flattened Flange……………………………………………………… Dr. Fikret Ucar, Turkey

Trocar Assisted………………………………………………………………………… Dr. Sherif Gamal Edlin, Egypt

Iris Hook…………………………………………………………………………………………… Dr. Amit Mishra, India

Flexible Tubing……………………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Ertugrul Can, Turkey

Forceps-Needle……………………………………………… Drs. Michael Amon, Clemens Bernhart, Austria

27g Blunt and 30g Ultrathin Needles with Flaps and Tunnels…………………….. Drs. Kazuya Morino,

Masayuki Akimoto, Japan Visconeedling for IOL Capture        Drs. Carlos M Menna Barreto, Roberta K Menna Barreto,

Pedro K Menna Barreto, Vicente M Menna Barreto, Brazil Challenging Case…………………………………………………………. Dr. Fikret Ucar, Turkey

Yamane plus Artificial Iris……………………………. Drs. Wolfgang J. Mayer, Daniel R. Muth, Germany

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Current Concepts I, II & III Videos from the 2022 COS Annual Meeting are Now Available for Download

The 2022 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition Current Concepts I, II & III presentations are now available for download in our Members Only section. Click on the links below to view the individual talks:

*presentations are in English only

Current Concepts I, Friday June 10th, 2022

Racism Inside and Outside Our Walls

Histopathology of Advanced Micro Surgical Corneal Techniques

Conjunctival Tumors: From Surgery to Topicals to Biologics

Sleep Apnea and the Eye

The Use of Metagenomic Deep Sequencing for Uveitis

Current Concepts II, Saturday June 11th, 2022

Glaucoma

Ocular Regenerative Medicine

Paediatrics

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Current Concepts III, Sunday June 12th, 2022

Retina

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Cataract

COS 2022 Breaking News – Video Now Available for Download

Varun Chaudhary hosts three International Experts, Dr. Sunir Garg, Dr. Michael Ip, and Dr. Wai-Ching Lam with whom we will explore new surgical and non-surgical treatments for nAMD and DME, and will review the top five signs not to miss in imaging.

COS 2022 Lion’s Lair – Video Now Available For Download

Do you Dare Enter the Lions’ Lair? COS 2022 The Lions of Canadian Ophthalmology gathered on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Halifax Convention Centre to judge three research presentations related to retinal disease. Dr. Steve Houston delivered a keynote lecture on The future is now: Advances in digital health and technology. The Innovation in Retina Research Award was offered by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) with the support of Bayer Inc. for clinical trainees (residents or fellows) for a research project proposal related to retinal disease, with preference being given to those using digital innovations in optimizing patient care and screening.

Issue II – 2022 Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery

Issue 2 of the 2022 Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery features highlights of the ESCRS Videosymposium bringing the viewer a smorgasbord of challenging cases, intraoperative complications, and complex problems following cataract surgery.  This action-packed program is entitled Pumping Adrenaline!  

The VJCRGS is in its 38th year of providing the highest quality of education to anterior segment surgeons around the world.  It is a free member benefit of COS in addition to educating residents, fellows, and private practitioners every quarter. 

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Volume 38, Issue 2, 2022

ESCRS 2021 Videosymposium – Pumping Adrenaline Preoperative Challenges

Posterior Lenticonus……………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Ashraf Armia, Egypt

Subluxed Cataract……………………………. Drs. Victoria de Rojas, Marcelino Alvarez, Patricia Simon,

Lorea Zurutuza, Isabel Escofet, Spain Bilateral Anterior Lens Dislocation………………………….. Dr. Hazem El-Nashar, Egypt

Traumatic Cataract with Iris Loss……………………………………………….. Dr. Vladimir Pfeifer, Slovenia

Colored Iris Implant Disaster……………………………………………. Dr. Ahmed M. Abdelrahman, Egypt

Intraoperative Complications

Mature with Anterior Capsule Tear……………………………………………………… Dr. Nandini Ray, India

Fluid Misdirection with Posterior Polar………………………………………………… Dr. Sheetal Brar, India

Implantation Surprise………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Dres. Kohler, Germany

Flecked IOL…………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Lionel Raj Daniel Ponniah, India

Monster Plaque………………………………………………………………………………… Dr. Robert Osher, USA

Postoperative Surprises

Secondary Implantation following Choroidal Hemorrhage…………………. Dr. Mayank A. Nanavaty,

United Kingdom Chronic Anisometropia…………………………………………………… Dr. Ahmed H. Assaf, Egypt

Fuchs Dystrophy with Extreme Hyperopia………………………………. Drs. M. Dominques, J. Mendes,

H Luz Guimaraes, Portugal CME, Dislocated IOL, and Aphakia: 3 Techniques      Drs. MJ Quiroz-Quiroga, Jorge Armentia,

Pablo Marti, Emilio Segovia, Ana Matheu, Paula Burgos, Spain Decentration of Premium IOLs          Drs. Durval M. Carvalho Jr., Lara Picanco, Caroline Lima, Brazil

Subluxed IOL/Bag Complex with Pseudoexfoliation………………………. Dr. Evripidis Sykakis, Greece

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Video – Orbis Speaker Series: Experiences and Opportunities in International Eye Health

For this special Orbis Speaker Series event, we teamed up with the Canadian Council of Ophthalmology Residents (CCOR). Dr. Hunter Cherwek dives into the world of our Orbis Volunteer Faculty and discusses his personal experiences throughout his incredible career. Attendees also heard from three speakers who have recently graduated and their own experiences attending an Orbis trip in 2019. They shared important lessons learned in their schooling, Orbis involvement, and current careers, helping to guide and shape possible new opportunities for attendees.

Guest Speakers: Drs Hunter Cherwek, Dr. Solin Saleh, Dr. Irfan Kherani, Dr. Cristina Bostan

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2022 COS Annual Meeting ePosters and Surgical Videos

2022 ePosters and Surgical Videos are available for on-demand viewing at eposters.cosprc.ca  You can create your account now. You can also visit the ePoster kiosk at the Halifax Convention Centre in the Convention Hall Atrium to view ePosters and Surgical Videos onsite at the 2022 COS Annual Meeting. To create your account, please CLICK HERE.

Recorded Webinar: What You Need to Know About Inherited Retinal Disease in the Age of Molecular Medicine

What you Need to Know About Inherited Retinal Disease in the Age of Molecular Medicine Webinar is now available for download

Dr. Brian Ballios provides a presentation entitled What you need to know about inherited retinal disease in the age of molecular medicine, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Dr. Jim Whelan.

This webinar is co-developed by the COS and Novartis to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance.