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

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.

2021 VBS Annual Meeting

April 8-10, 2021

Stay tuned for details!

2022 VBS Annual Meeting

March 24-26, 2022

Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, NV


Welcome to the Vit-Buckle Society (VBS) website!

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As you know, we canceled our 8th annual meeting this year due to these circumstances.

But we have some exciting news: We are going to be initiating a new platform we call the VBS 2020 Virtual Series! This will be a series of web-based sessions in the spirit you would expect from VBS with great topics, great moderators and interactivity! All members will receive an email regarding registration so please follow the instructions provided…we know you will enjoy these sessions and we value your participation!

Our next session is planned for July 29, 2020. We’re excited to start our new venture on this auspicious date. We plan to have one session per month for the next few months to follow.

As always, interactivity is very much encouraged!

Thank you for your support of VBS!

R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD FACS


Ophthalmology conferences in the coronavirus disease 2019 era

VBS Leadership recently published the following article about academic ophthalmology conferences in a virtual setting. Read now

VBS 8 Virtual Series

VBS is excited to bring you a series of virtual retina activities intended to bring the VBS community together to discuss the most exciting surgeries and developments in our field. Don’t miss Part 4 on August 18th. Click here for more information!

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.

Just Released: Vit-Buckle Academy

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.