RWC UNPLUGGED* │ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
This half-day program will provide data-driven, unfiltered and “raw” discussions about drugs and devices that may impact retina. Join conversations with industry experts and clinical experts on the most debated topics in all of retina. Every RWC attendee is welcome to participate at no additional cost, but we do ask that you pre-register so we can prepare accordingly (use the online meeting registration form to reserve your seat).
*This portion of the meeting is not approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Official Start of the Meeting

LUNCH PROGRAM │ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to engage faculty and colleagues in a smaller group setting. Speakers will deliver didactic presentations on a hot topic and then take questions from the audience. Lunch will be provided.

GENERAL SESSIONS │ 1:00 pm – 5:45pm


1:00 pm – 1:09 pm
Rishi P. Singh, MD

Ocular Oncology

Session Chairs: Rubens N. Belfort, MD, PhD; J. William Harbour, MD
1:10 pm – 1:17 pm
Management of High-risk Choroidal Melanoma
Carol L. Shields, MD
1:17 pm – 1:24 pm
Invisible Tumors or Giant Iris Melanocyte
Jerry A. Shields, MD
1:24 pm – 1:31 pm
Using Imaging to Help Diagnose Ocular Tumors
Rubens N. Belfort, MD, PhD
1:31 pm – 1:38 pm
Anti-VEGF Therapy for Radiation Retinopathy
Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS
1:38 pm – 1:45 pm
Choroidal Nevus Risk Factors: Weighted Relevance Based on Molecular Prognostication
J. William Harbour, MD
1:45 pm – 1:52 pm
The Expanding Use of Ophthalmic Artery Chemosurgery
Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA
1:52 pm – 1:59 pm
Future Therapeutics for Ocular Oncology
Arun D. Singh, MDA
1:59 pm – 2:06 pm
Abstract Presentation
2:06 pm – 2:20 pm
Panel Discussion: Surgical and Medical Management of Ocular Oncology Cases
Moderator: Arun D. Singh, MD
Panelists: Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS; Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA; Eduardo Rodrigues, MD; Carol L. Shields, MD; Jerry A. Shields, MD

Macular Surgery

Session Chairs: André V. Gomes, MD, PhD; Tarek S. Hassan, MD; Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD
2:25 pm – 2:32 pm
Pneumatic vs. Chemical Approaches to Vitreomacular Traction
Speaker To Be Announced
2:32 pm – 2:39 pm
Ectopic Inner Foveal Layers in ERMs, Surgical Results
Andrea Govetto, MD, PhD
2:39 pm – 2:46 pm
Submacular Irrigation for Large Macular Holes
Mario J. Saravia, MD
2:46 pm – 2:53 pm
Development of a Deep Learning System for Digitally Enhanced Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling
Kazuaki Kadonosono, MD, PhD
2:53 pm – 3:00 pm
Approach to Lamellar Macular Hole Repair
Yuki Morizane, MD, PhD
3:00 pm – 3:07 pm
Inverted ILM Flap Techniques and Indications
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD
3:07 pm – 3:14 pm
Observational Management of Idiopathic ERMs in Patients with Good Initial VA: One Year Follow-up
Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD
3:14 pm – 3:21 pm
Autologous Tissue Transplantation for Macular Holes
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD
3:21 pm – 3:28 pm
Surgical Management of AMD in Anti-VEGF Era
Cesare Marriotti, MD
3:28 pm – 3:35 pm
Optic Pits
Leandro C. Zacharias, MD, PhD
3:35 pm – 3:42 pm
Managing Myopic Foveoschisis: Surgery or Observation
Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD
3:42 pm – 3:49 pm
Abstract Presentation
3:49 pm – 3:56 pm
Abstract Presentation
3:56 pm – 4:15 pm
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Gaurav K. Shah, MD
Panelists: Ernesto Bali, MD; Francesco Boscia, MD; Niels Crama, MD; Francesco Faraldi, MD; Faisal Fayyad, MD; Nelson A. Sabrosa, MD, PhD; Mahmoud Soliman, MD

Medical Retina: Retinal Vein Occlusion

Session Chairs: Arturo Alezzandrini, MD, PhD; Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD; Jorge C. P. Rocha, MD, PhD
4:20 pm – 4:27 pm
Effect of Anti-VEGF and Steroids Treatment on Retinal Non-perfusion
Jorge C. P. Rocha, MD, PhD
4:27 pm – 4:34 pm
SCORE-2 Results and Implications to Clinical Practice
Michael S. Ip, MD
4:34 pm – 4:41 pm
Addressing RVO with Corticosteroids
Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD
4:41 pm – 4:48 pm
Comparative Studies of Treatments for RVO: LEAVO Study Results
4:48 pm – 4:55 pm
Abstract Presentation
4:55 pm – 5:02 pm
Abstract Presentation
5:02 pm – 5:09 pm
Abstract Presentation
5:09 pm – 5:16 pm
Abstract Presentation
5:16 pm – 5:45 pm
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Marcio B. Nehemy, MD, PhD
Panelists: Joaquin Bafalluy, MD; Andres Bastien, MD; Magno A. Ferreira, MD, MsC, MBA, PhD; Sharon Fekrat, MD; Francisco J. Rodriguez, MD; Marcelo Zas, MD

WELCOME RECEPTION* | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us the first night of the meeting as we welcome more than 1,000 faculty and attendees to Retina World Congress 2019. Take this opportunity to network one-on-one with colleagues while everyone enjoys light appetizers and drinks.
*This portion of the meeting is not approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.