Program Description: 

Closed, mechanical vitrectomy surgery about 50 years old, but many of the most impactful advances have occurred in the past 20 years.  Review the advances of modern vitreoretinal surgery with extensive use of surgical videos.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  
Target audience: 
  • Community Eye Care Professionals
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical students
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows  
  • Vision Scientists 
Learning objectives: 

At the end of this session, I will be able to:

  1. Understand challenges unique to surgery in the vitreous.
  2. Understand the mechanical and optical principles of surgery in the vitreous cavity.
  3. Gain an appreciation of how technical advances have improved surgery for the patient and the surgeon.
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
William J. Wirostko, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
David Weinberg, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Vitreoretinal Service Chief
Medical College of Wisconsin
All persons in control of content has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of: 
Name Role

In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved 


Mary Schafer
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
Session date: 
07/03/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT
Medical College of WI- Eye Institute
925 N 87th Street
Lower Level Conference Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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