The Vit-Buckle Society provides an open forum that mentors developing vitreoretinal surgeons, nurtures innovative surgical technologies and therapeutic approaches for retinal diseases, and fosters best practices.

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We hope you are well and healthy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the public health crisis has turned all of our lives upside down, the retina community remains strong and united.

Due to the projected ongoing effects of the pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s meeting originally scheduled March 26-28, 2020 in Miami. Safety of our members, patients, and families are of the highest priority.

If you booked a hotel room at the Fontainebleau, your reservation will be cancelled by the hotel, if it hasn’t been cancelled already, and the deposit will be refunded by March 30. The meeting registration will be refunded in full by April 3. You will receive an email with a confirmation once it is processed.

The next VBS annual meeting will be held April 8-10, 2021 at ARIA, in Las Vegas. In the meantime, please look out for ongoing online content on the VBS website, including the VBS Blog and Vit Buckle Academy. We are also considering a host of other virtual retina activities to bring the VBS community together to discuss the most exciting surgeries and developments in our field!

The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of VBS


Welcome to the Vit-Buckle Society (VBS). If it is your first meeting, welcome! If you are returning, welcome back! We have made some exciting changes! We on the VBS Board of Trustees (BOT) and the Executive Committee (EC) wish for VBS to be the premier medical and surgical interactive meeting throughout the year. We also wish for our core statement to be furthered, that is, we are a meeting formed by fellows in training for fellows in training. No one’s questions or answers are invalid or unimportant. Debate is welcomed and encouraged. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting! Thank you for your support of VBS!

R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD FACS


Upcoming Meetings

At the VBS meeting, you’ll have a unique opportunity to truly connect and get to know your colleagues from around the world as well as the industry partners who facilitate scientific studies and innovation.

8th Annual VBS Meeting

March 26-28, 2020

Fontainebleau Miami

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9th Annual VBS Meeting

April 9-11, 2021

Inherited Retinal Diseases for the Retina Specialist: Where to Start

Daniel Chao, MD, PhD, adapted his VBS talk for a cover story on IRDs in the July/August issue of Retina Today. Read the article here.

Announcing VBS Journal Club

Check out our new blog, where we'll be bringing you pertinent updates from within the retina literature. The first several of these updates can be found here.

PODCAST: VBS 2019 Keynote Interview with Dr. Carl Regillo

This episode spotlights Dr. Carl Regillo, who we interviewed live on stage at the 2019 Vit-Buckle Annual Meeting. Drs. Mrinali Gupta and Yoshi Yonekawa also join to highlight the new Vit Buckle Academy online educational resource found here.

VBS7 Meeting Summary: All the Highlights & Keynote Speakers

VBS7 was an exceptional meeting in Las Vegas!
Watch Eyetube's video coverage of the meeting here.
Read RetinaLink's Meeting Summary with highlights, keynote speakers and more here.


The Vit-Buckle Academy is a web-based educational portal for vitreoretinal surgery, designed for established and training vitreoretinal surgeons. The portal includes curated and concise text coupled with high quality figures and narrated videos that highlight key principles of vitreoretinal surgery in a step-wise curriculum.


PODCAST: Preview of 2019 Vit-Buckle Society Annual Meeting

Members of the Vit-Buckle Society leadership and annual meeting committees join a popular retina podcast to preview the 2019 meeting and offer information on the highlights. Registration and hotel information for the meeting can be found here.

Mediterranean Retina Meeting VIII

Please join us for a fun, educational, and exciting meeting in the beautiful coastal city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Content includes free papers from around the world, medical and surgical case discussions, the Advanced VitreoRetinal Surgery Course, Tell It Like It Is, and plenty of lively discussions.