Vitreous Society Meeting

Meeting Sponsored by:

Meeting Sponsored by:

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 2017 | 8:00am - 11:30am | Waterview A-D, Lobby Ground level

The Vitreous Society is pleased to announce that we will be holding a meeting and lecture session in conjunction with the ACVO general meeting this year in Baltimore Maryland.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the lecture session, however, you must be registered with the main conference to attend the Vitreous Society meeting.  Our sponsors this year are Bausch + Lomb and an-vision.

So, I am hereby asking for those of you throughout the veterinary ophthalmic community, who are doing vitreoretinal surgery or research, to submit your abstracts to me for presentation at this years meeting.  Presentations will be 10-15 minutes in length depending upon how many presenters we have.   We are sincerely hoping for some international content.

Please take time as soon as you can to let me know if you would like to present.  We need to have the abstracts as quickly as possible, as we would like to include them in the proceedings for the general meeting.  If you cannot get an abstract together, please send me the title, authors, and a very brief summary.  Submissions should me made directly to me at

At the end of the session, we will have a 30 minute question and answer period.  Our panelists will be Drs. Nadelstein, Hoffman and Storey. Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Barry A. Mandell, who is a board certified Vitreoretinal Specialist from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Barry A. Mandell, MD

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

"Tales from the Human Side: Surgical Concepts and Techniques for Retinal Detachment Repair in the Human Eye"

Dr. Mandell will review the basic tenets of retinal detachment pathology and repair as they relate to Human Vitreoretinal Disease.  Specific emphasis on repair of detachments associated with Giant Retinal Tears will be covered, both from an historical perspective and from a modern day approach.  Issues unique to human patient’s in this setting (ie., Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy, Visual Outcomes, the other eye, etc.,) will be covered.  Finally, a brief overview of some of the newer surgical devices and techniques making their way into the Human Vitreoretinal OR will be discussed.

Grant Sponsored by:

Grant Sponsored by:

The Vitreous Society is pleased to announce the inaugural “Samuel J. Vainisi award” at this years meeting for the best presentation. The winner will be presented with the award by Dr. Vainisi himself, so stick around until the end of lectures!    Additionally, we are pleased to announce that an-vision will be awarding the winner of the best paper with a $500 educational grant.

speakers & Lectures Include:

8:00am - 8:15am
Dr. John Sapienza
"Vitreoretinal Tips and Surgical Repair of a Chronic Retinal Detachment"

8:15am - 8:30am
Dr. Sinisa Grozdanic
"Incidence of Holes & Tears in Dogs With Vitreal Degeneration & Primary Lens Luxation During Endoscopic Inspection"

8:30am - 8:45am
Dr. Brad Nadelstein
"Cataract Surgery After Vitreoretinal Surgery"

8:45am - 9:00am
Dr. Allison Hoffman
"Vitreoretinal surgery: pearls and challenges"

9:00am - 9:15am
Dr. Enry Garcia
"Aspects of Anterior Vitrectomy"

9:15am - 9:30am
Dr. Eric Storey
"Minimally invasive Silicone Oil Removal & Vitreoretinal Surgery in Eyes With Congenital Ocular Anomalies"

9:30am - 9:45am
Dr. Rob Lowe
"Video Recording Vitreoretinal Surgery"

9:45am - 10:00am
Dr. Cameron Whittaker
“Pars Plana Lens Removal”

10:00am - 10:30am
Break with Exhibitors

10:30am - 11:00am
Dr. Barry Mandell:
"Tales from the Human Side: Surgical Concepts and Techniques for Retinal Detachment Repair in the Human Eye"

11:00am - 11:30am
Questions & Answers

About Dr. Mandell

Dr. Barry A. Mandell is a Board Certified Vitreoretinal Specialist in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia and went on to complete his Ophthalmology Residency at Emory University where he served as Chief Resident in his final year.  After completing a 2-year Retina Fellowship also at Emory, Dr. Mandell joined the Retina Consultants of St. Louis (ultimately the Barnes Retina Institute) where he was a member of the clinical faculty of Washington University from 1993 until 1998.  During that period, he served as the Director of Fellowship training at the Barnes Retina Institute. 

In 1998 Dr. Mandell and his family moved back home to Virginia Beach where he has been in practice for the past 19 years.  He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he enjoys helping to train the next generation of Ophthalmologists.  Along with treating the myriad of adult vitreoretinal diseases present in the Tidewater population, Dr. Mandell has been the regional Vitreoretinal specialist managing the posterior segment surgical diseases of neonates and premature infants.