DOVS CORNEA VIDEO NIGHT – Pars Plana Vitrectomy for The Anterior Segment Surgeon

The University of Toronto and Wills Eye Hospital formally invites you to the Cornea Surgical Video Night hosted by Professor Sadeer Hannush (Wills Eye Institute) and Professor Allan Slomovic (University of Toronto)

Date:  September 23rd 2021

Time: 7:30 -9:00 pm EST 

Topic: DOVS Cornea Learning Series – Pars Plana Vitrectomy for The Anterior Segment Surgeon

Guest Panelists:

– Drs Beeran Meghpara, MD and Irving Raber, MD (Wills Eye Hospital)

– Drs Joshua Teichman MD FRCSC and Hall Chew MD FRCSC (University of Toronto)

– and Guest Vitreoretinal Surgeon Dr Efrem Mandelcorn MD FRCSC (Uni of Toronto)

Surgery Case Presentations:

  • “Gore-tex, The Gift that Keeps on Giving” – Dr Samantha Habhab MD
  • “Cloudy with a Chance of IOLs” – Dr Sara AlShaker MD FRCSC

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Learning Objectives:

1. Indications for Pars Plana Vitrectomy for the anterior segment surgeon (why, when, and how?)

2. Contraindications for a pars plana approach

3. Approach to corneal decompensation and aphakia

4. Yamane ISHF pearls for the young ophthalmologist

5. Approach to endothelial keratoplasty in a unicameral eye 3. Advantages of a pars plana approach

6. Disadvantages/complications of a pars plana approach

7. How to collaborate with vitreo-retinal colleagues to achieve excellent results for patients

8. While Gore-tex suture has several advantages for use in scleral-sutured IOLs, it must be adequately buried in the sclera to prevent erosion. 

9. 5-0 polypropylene fixation using the Canabrava double-flanged technique is a good option for re-fixating lenses and avoids several of the pitfalls of sutured IOLs. 

10. Re-fixation of a pre-existing lens requires familiarity and comfort with all different approaches to secondary IOLs and complex anterior segment surgery.  

The below CME credits apply to the Corneal Surgical Video Learning Series

(This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).   American Medical Association – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For more information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credits please see: