Thursday, March 29, 2012

VAOS 3: Vitreo-Retina Subspecialty 16-18 February 2012

R. Joseph Olk, MD

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology       
Specialty Board, Vitreous/Retina/Macula Surgery                 

Professional Organization:
Director, The Retina Center of St. Louis County
Editorial Board, Retina-Vitreous Journal
Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers Journal

Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital

Complex Patient Consultations:
Epiretinal membrane, Traumatic macular hole, Recurrent rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with PVR, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Uveitic choroidal detachment,  Toxocara uveitis, Advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy, Tractional retinal detachment, Idiopathic choroidal neovascularization, Uveitis cystoid macular edema, Von Hippel-Lindau disease, Vitreoretinal traction syndrome, Retinal vasculitis, Pneumatic retinopexy

Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital

Surgical Teaching Cases: 
Epimembrane peel
Macular hole surgery (simple and complex) 
Pneumatic retinopexy
Complex retinal detachment repair with scleral buckling,
 pars plana vitrectomy, air-fluid exchange, C3F8, cryosurgery

Continental Saigon Hotel 

Conference schedule:
*Updates on Major International Retina Studies*
(Dr. Olk)

*Case presentation: AMD* 
(Dr. Giang Thanh)

*New Horizons in Anti-VEGF Therapy* 
(Dr. Olk)

*Case presentation: Vitreoretinal Membrane*
 (Dr. Hong)

*OCT:Techniques and Analysis*
(Dr. Nam Tran)

*Case presentation: Posterior Uveitis*
 (Dr. Diem)

*Posterior Uveitis: Diagnosis and Treatments*
(Dr. Olk)

*Case presentation: Juxtafoveolar Telangiectasia*
 (Dr. Quan)

*Mystery Cases: Can You Diagnose?*
(Dr. Olk)


  1. Namtram: We arrived home safely and after a little jet-lag I can now tell you what a wondeful experience we all had. You are a magnificent host and I appreciate all your efforts. I only hope I was able to contribute what you wanted for the program and that you felt we did a good job. Please tell everyone involved that I said thank you to them for all their help. I hope you can come visit sometime in St. Louis with your family, and I hope you will invite us back if you do another Retina program in future. Again, thank you for all your kindness. Joe Olk, Mary & Cindy