Chairpersons: A. Laidlaw UK, J. Garcia-Arumi SPAIN
JP Hubschman USA
Lamellar holes: Degenerative versus tractional, pre retinal proliferation, non myopic tractional maculoschisis
M. Veckeneer BELGIUM
VMT: pneumatic release vs vitrectomy. Natural history and need for treatment
J. Garcia-Arumi SPAIN
Highly myopic maculoschisis and macular holes: natural history, indication for surgery, internal versus external procedures, expected outcome
S. Priglinger GERMANY
Macular holes: why do they happen? Tangentional traction versus bistable structures, why do they get bigger with time?
D. Yorston UK
Macular holes (non highly myopic) Predicting success: visual and anatomical outcome: Which holes are high risk for failure. In which holes should we consider additional procedures
S. Rizzo ITALY
Macular hole surgery with adjuncts: review of options and outcomes: Platelets, flaps and amniotic membrane patches
D. Steel UK
Retinal patches in macular holes: an inert puncture repair patch or a functioning retinal transplant
Panel Discussion on Macular Hole Surgery: Measuring holes
Silicone oil: A good or a bad thing?
Combined phako vitrectomy in phakic eyes
Posture and gasses: Which holes need posture, how long how strict,
Which gas for which hole?
Threshold for adjunctive procedures:
Occlusive membrane or stuffed in the hole plug