Pars Plana Vitrectomy
Course Details: For anterior segment surgeons 

Location: Price Vision Group, 9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 101 Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA.

Hours: 8:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM
(Indianapolis is on Eastern Time and Observes Daylight Saving Time)


Pars plana vitrectomy offers various advantages over the anterior chamber approach for vitrectomies.  Most text book descriptions on vitrectomies involve complex posterior segment surgeries.  Anterior segment surgeons need to be familiar with the pars plana approach to provide the best outcomes for their patients! 

This course will help surgeons learn techniques for non-complicated vitrectomies in cases with vitreous prolapse, vitreous opacities, blocked filtration tubes, and removing IOLs dislocated into the vitreous cavity.

  Live Surgery
  Wet Labs
  Examination of post-operative patients
  Didactic / Therapeutics
  Videos (Complications / Difficult Cases)
  Panel Discussion / Q& A


Francis W. Price, Jr., M.D. (USA)—Course Director.  Dr. Price has over 20 years’ experience performing PPV for non-retinal indications.   


• 0.5 forceps
• Smooth forceps
• Westcott scissors
• Large needle driver

Animal eyes will be provided.  You may bring whole human eyes if you prefer, but it is not necessary.


Business casual.  Ties and jackets are not necessary.  Please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes.  Meeting rooms are cool, you may want to bring a sweater.  Scrubs will be provided for the live surgery.


Homewood Suites by Hilton offers discounted rates and is located about three miles from the meeting lcoation. Their address is 2501 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240.  A complimentary breakfast buffet and evening hors d’oeuvres are included in the rate.  All rooms are suites with separate bedroom and living room, and a kitchen.

Reservations:  Please call the hotel directly at (317) 253-1919 and ask for in-house reservations.  Then ask for the PVG (Price Vision Group) group rate.
Shuttle Service:  Homewood Suites provides a shuttle to Price Vision Group.  Please confirm your need for the shuttle when you check in.  The shuttle is available to locations within five miles of Homewood Suites (not to the airport). 


Taxi rates from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Price Vision Group and our preferred hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton, generally are about $60 one-way.  However, if you call in advance, you may reserve a taxi with Carmel Circle City Cab at a rate of $40 one-way (317-848-5757).  A share-ride shuttle is available from Carey Limousine at a rate of $34 (317-241-6700).


Approximately 33 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Travel time: 45 minutes, depending upon traffic.
To Price Vision Group:  From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), start out going West on I-70; merge onto I-465 N and then I-465 E to US31/Meridian Street Exit 31.  Proceed a half mile south on Meridian and turn West onto 91st Street.  Price Vision Group is located in the Lakeview Office Park on the SW corner of 91st and Meridian.  Enter from the west parking.
To Homewood Suites:  From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), start out going West on I-70; merge onto I-465 N and then I-465 E to Exit 33 (Keystone Avenue).  South on Keystone Avenue and exit onto 86th Street (Nora/Castleton).  West onto 86th Street.  Homewood Suites by Hilton is on the left after Haverstick Road.


According to the American Medical Association, physicians individually may determine the educational value of the AMA PRA Category 2 activities in which they participate.  Physicians may claim one (1) AMA PRA Category 2 credit for each 60-minute hour engaged in the learning activity.


Ann Delehanty
Price Vision Group
9002 North Meridian Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(Tel) 317-814-2823
(Fax) 317-844-5590