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Combined EVRS – MEAVRS symposium at the 13th EVRS meeting, 7 – 10 September 2013, Greece

MEAVRS joined the European Vitreo Retina Society (EVRS) in a combined EVRS-MEAVRS symposium, entitled “Macular Holes in Complex Situations”, during the EVRS Congress in Rhodes, Greece. The symposium was held on Saturday, 7 September at 16:15 – 17:30.

Symposium and speakers:
  • Macular hole surgery combined with retinal detachment - Dr. Faisal Fayyad
  • Laser pointer related macular hole: Clinical features and management outcome - Dr. Nicola Ghazi
  • Macular hole in Behcet disease: Clinical features and management outcome - Dr. Hassan Al-Dhibi
  • Macular hole following vitrectomy - Dr. Ihab Saad Othman
  • Macular hole surgery in complex cases — Video Presentation by the participants
dr Faisal Fayyad dr Ihab Saad dr Hassan Al-Dhibi
Faisal Fayyad, MD
Senior Vitreo-Retinal Consultant
Jordanian Hospital
Ihab Saad, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Kasr El-Ainie University Hospital
Cairo University
Hassan Al-Dhibi, MD
Senior Academic Consultant
Chief, Uveitis Division
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, KSA


MEACO participates at the 11th Congress of the Jordanian Ophthalmological Society

MEACO, through the MEAVRS and Middle East Africa Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (MEASOPRS), participated at the 11th Congress of Jordanian Ophthalmological Society which was held from 23-25 May 2013 in Amman, Jordan.


MEAVRS board meeting and elections held during EOC 2010

MEAVRS board meeting MEAVRS held its Second Board meeting during the EOC 2010. Nine (9)members attended the meeting, joined by Dr. Abdulaziz AlRajhi, President of MEACO, to elect the MEAVRS President and assign specific roles and duties to board members.

Dr. Sherif Sheta was unanimously elected as President and is to serve until the next elections planned in 2012. Dr. Manal Taryam is the Secretary General. Dr. Abdulaziz Badla, was elected as Treasurer. Dr. Hassan Mortada will continue to serve as Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Dr. Hassan Al-Dhibi, Chairman of the Educational Committee. Dr. Ahmed Trabelsi, will serve as Chairman of the Prevention of Blindness Committee, a committee which will be in-charge of representing MEAVRS in Prevention of Blindness programs. Dr. Kunle Hassan will Chair of the Young MEAVRS Committee and Dr. Kgaogelo Legodi was elected to be in-charge of Marketing and PR at MEAVRS.

The board is currently working on strengthening MEAVRS's scientific and educational activities and is looking into organizing its 2nd scientific activity in 2011.


MEAVRS scientific meeting at the EOC, 9 - 11 December 2010, UAE

MEACO launched the MEAVRS' first scientific activity during the 14th Emirates Ophthalmic Conference (EOC) which was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from 9 - 11 December 2010. The EOC was organized by the Emirates Ophthalmic Society in association with Dubai Healthcare Authority.

The MEAVRS session had a key note presentation titled "Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Principles and techniques of Vitreo-Retinal surgery", which highlighted the Vitreo-Retinal relationships for Vitreo-Retinal surgery in diabetic retinopathy and outlines strategies for vitrectomy based on the pathoanatomy.


Middle East Africa Vitreo-Retinal Society (MEAVRS) adopts the MEAVRS Uveitis Course to be one of its signature courses

Following the great success achieved at the Uveitis Course at the 10th MEACO meeting in Bahrain in 2009, and the good response following the organization of a similar course in Nigeria in 2009, MEACO decided to promote the Uveitis course by adopting it to be one of the signature courses of MEAVRS.

The next MEAVRS Uveitis course wa held during the EOC 2010 in Dubai on the 9th of December.


MEAVRS members join the scientific program coordinator committee for the World Ophthalmology Congress® 2012 (WOC 2012)

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) organized the 1st WOC2012 scientific program coordinator committee during the joint AAO-MEACO joint meeting, which was held in Chicago in October 2010. Three members of MEAVRS was invited to participate as committee members for the categories: Retina Subspecialty Day and Uveitis.


Ahmed Trabelsi, MD, MEAVRS board members and Chair of MEACO Prevention of Blindness Committee receives award at the AAO-MEACO joint meeting

Dr. Trabelsi received the International Blindness Prevention Award during the recent AAO-MEACO joint meeting in Chicago, USA on 17 October 2010. This award was established in 1992, and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the prevention of blindness or the restoration of sight around the world. Dr. Trabelsi was also awarded the G. B. Biette International Award at the 2nd International Symposium on Low Vision Rehabilitation and Visual Ability, which was organized by IAPB Italy, which took place in December 2010.
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