Annual Film Festival

You're invited to showcase your observational skills, innovations, creative flair and retinal expertise by submitting a video to the Annual ASRS Film Festival.

Entries are judged on originality, educational content, audiovisual quality, scriptwriting, editing quality, and effectiveness. The top 10 films will earn the coveted Rhett Buckler Award, an impressive, 8-pound, 24-carat-gold-plated statuette custom-sculpted by RS Owens & Company, manufacturer of the famous Oscar from 1983 to 2015. Winners are announced at the ASRS Annual Meeting.

Will yours be the next name engraved on the Rhett Buckler?

Learn more and enter today!


Past Winners

2018

YAG Vitreolysis-Induced Crystalline Lens Damage Ultimately Leads to Severe Posterior Segment Complication -- BEST OF SHOW
Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCS(C); Noura Almansoori, MBBS

Suprachoroidal “Buckle” For Retinal Detachment Repair -- BEST 3D FILM
Christopher D. Riemann, MD

Ocular Angioplasty—Novel Surgical Technique Using Vitrectomy, Disc Dissection and Arterial Massage as A Treatment Option for CRAO
Nishikant J. Borse, MS, FMRF

En Bloc Resection of Retinal Capillary Hemangioma in Combined Tractional-Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair
Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA

Mystery of the Worm in the Eye
Neal H. Atebara, MD

Intravitreal Morning Glory Gardening
Daniela Meizner, MD ; Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD; Dalia Guadarrama Vallejo, MD

Bimanual Retinal and Optic Nerve Head Biopsy
Mostafa Hanout, MD, MSc; Filiberto Altomare, MD, FRCS(C)

Autologous Lens Capsular Graft for Persistent Macular Hole
David R. Chow, MD, FRCS(C); Mostafa Hanout, MD, MSc

Giant Tear Retinal Detachments...The Gas Knight Rises
Martin Charles, MD; Daniel E. Charles, MD

Intrascleral Fixation of Implantable Polypropylene Capsular Hook(s) to Reposition Dislocated Capsular Bags Induced by Different Etiologies
Peiquan Zhao, MD

NLP After Ruptured Globe
Alexander Barash, MD; Ronald C. Gentile, MD

The 2 Faces of the ILM—The Culprit and the Unsung Hero
Srinivas Joshi, MD; Puneeth Isloor, MBBS, MS; Apoorva Guruprasad Ayachit, MS;
Guruprasad S. Ayachit, MBBS, MS


2017

Vitreous Tattoo -- BEST OF SHOW
Linda A. Cernichiaro-Espinosa, MD; Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD; Rodríguez Avila Jaime Owaldo, MD; José Eduardo Orozco Velasco

Superman Returns: Not Heads-Up, Heads-Free! Vitreoretinal Surgery With the 3D H -- BEST 3D FILM
Murat Oncel, MD

Uncommon Macular Holes and How to Treat Them
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD; Zoña Michalewska, MD, PhD; Zoña Nawrocka, MD, PhD

All’s Well That Ends Well: A Case of Impacted Intraocular Foreign Body (IOFB) With Retinal Detachment
Srinivas Joshi, MD; Guruprasad S. Ayachit, MBBS, MS; Apoorva Guruprasad Ayachit, MS; Shravan Girish Masurkar, MS

Slurry Kenalog: How to Concentrate Triamcinolone Acetonide for Intraocular Injection: A Lower-Cost, Quick and Easy Alternative for Long-Term Intraocular Steroid Delivery
Susan M. Malinowski, MD

Surgeons’ Point-of-View Intraoperative Video Recording in Ocular Oncology
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD; Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

Do It Yourself Pick—Your Way Out in Difficult Situations
Hemanth Murthy, MBBS, MD

“Extreme Retina”—I Still Believe in 99% Perspiration & 1% Inspiration
Subhendu Kumar Boral, MBBS, MD(AIIMS), DNB(Ophthalmology); Arnab Das, MD

Frag Bag: A Novel Technique for Removal of Retained Lens Material
Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS; Xi Chen, MD, PhD; Scott D. Walter, MD, MSc; Duncan E. Berry, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgery in Retinal Capillary Hemangiomas
Mudit Tyagi, MS; Jay Chhablani, MD; Vishal R. Raval, MBBS, DNB, FMRF

A Novel Way to Inject Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant (Ozurdex)
Michael A. Singer, MD; Stan Conston, BS Physics; Ron Yamamoto

Star Wars Episode IV: The IOFB Strikes Back
Martin Charles, MD; Daniel E. Charles, MD


2016

The Evolution of Scleral Buckling: A Look at a Surgical Method Throughout the Years -- BEST OF SHOW
Brooke LW Nesmith, MD, JD; Jeanne L. Rosenthal, MD, MPOD; Thomas O. Muldoon, MD; Seymour Fradin; Richard B. Rosen, MD, DSc (Hon); Ronald C. Gentile, MD; Vincent S. Reppucci, MD; Joseph D. Benevento, MD; Gennady Landa, MD; Aryeh L. Pollack, MD; Meenakashi Gupta, MD; Avnish Deobhakta, MD; E. Alfonso Ponce, MD; Steven A. Agemy, MD; Jessica G. Lee, MD; Fatoumata Yanoga, MD

Why Digital Microscopy Will Rule the Operating Rooms of Tomorrow -- BEST 3D FILM
Christopher Riemann, MD; Michael E. Snyder, MD

Endovascular Catheter for Removing Clots in Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
Tetsu Asami, MD, PhD

Conquering the Maze of PVR
Guruprasad S. Ayachit, MBBS, MS; Apoorva Guruprasad Ayachit, MS; Srinivas Joshi, MD

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Subluxated IOL Arises
Martin Charles, MD; Daniel E. Charles, MD

Exoresection of Choroidal Melanoma
Bertil E. Damato, MD, PhD, FRCOphth

Autologous Neurosensory Retinal Flap for Refractory Macular Holes
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD; Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

An Extreme Case of Post-Operative Complication
Wai-Ching Lam, MD, FRCS(C); Peng Yan, MD; Daniel C. Warder, MD, FRCS(C)

Endoscopic View of ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis Insertion
Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCS(C)

Subfoveal Cysticercus Removal: The Exquisite Original and the Explosive Sequel
Cyrus M. Shroff, MD; Gagan Bhatia, MBBS, DO; Charu Gupta, MBBS, MS; Daraius N. Shroff, MS, FMRF, FRCS

The Agony and the Ecstasy!
Daraius N. Shroff, MS, FMRF, FRCS; Gagan Bhatia, MBBS, DO, DNB; Charu Gupta, MBBS, MS; Cyrus M. Shroff, MD


2015

Fatal Air Embolism During Extensive Retinochoroidectomy Performed Under Elevated Air Infusion -- BEST OF SHOW
Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCS(C)

The Magic of Heads-Up Surgery -- BEST 3D FILM
Claus Eckardt, MD; Erica Paulo, MD

Contemporary Bilateral Artificial Iris Implantation After Posttraumatic Aniridia in Vitrectomized Eye: Which Color? A ‘Love Choice’
Cesare Forlini, MD; Matteo Forlini, MD

Removal of an Intact Malyugin Ring From the Vitreous Cavity
Jeffrey L. Olson, MD; Michael Erlanger, MD

Chromovitrectomy: An Important Tool for Vitreoretinal Surgery
Arturo A. Alezzandrini, MD, PhD; J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, FACS; José Garcia Arumi, MD, PhD; Mauricio Maia, MD, PhD; Marcelo Zas, MD, PhD

Silicone Oil Retention Sutures in Traumatic Aniridia
Ronald C. Gentile, MD; Khushboo Agrawal, MD; Cynthia X. Qian, MD; Mitul C. Mehta, MD, MS; Dean Eliott, MD; E. Alfonso Ponce, MD

Initial Experience With 27-Gauge Vitrectomy System: Learning Curve, Advantages, and Limitations
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD; Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD; Lejla Vajzovic, MD

Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: From A to Z
Woohyok Chang, MD, PhD; Hyunuk Chung, MD; Min Sagong, MD

Navigated Yellow Laser Hyaloidotomy for Subhyaloid Hemorrhage
Jay Chhablani, MD

Complex Diabetic Vitrectomy—‘The Animated Way’
Cyrus M. Shroff , MD; Charu Gupta, MBBS, MS; Gagan Bhatia, MBBS, DO, DNB; Daraius N. Shroff , MS, FMRF, FRCS; Ranjan Dutta

Put Da Team on My Back: Repairing Retinal Detachments After Bilateral Penetrating Globe Injuries
Khushboo Agrawal, MD; Ronald C. Gentile, MD; Gennady Landa, MD


2014

Exploring the Suprachoroidal Space -- BEST OF SHOW
Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCSC ; Mohamed Haji, MD, FRCSC; Rogerio A. Costa, MD, PhD 

The Birth of the Twins: Simultaneous Delivery of Two Dislocated Intraocular Lenses From One Eye -- DOCTORS' CHOICE
Douglas Sigford, MD; Agustina C Palacio, MD; Ahmet Ozkok, MD; Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD

An Intraocular Look at Vitreous Surgery—The Sequel
Kirk H. Packo, MD, FACS; Dina Joy K. Abulon, MS; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCSC ; Milad Hakimbashi, MD; Greg Boohe

Recurrent IOL Dislocation Due to Nystagmus: A Novel Surgical Technique of IOL Rescue and Sutureless Fixation
Min Kim, MD; Hyoung Jun Koh, MD

Belt Loops for Sutureless Intrascleral Fixation of a Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens (PCIOL)
Kamal Kishore, MD, MBBS

Removal of a Migrated Ozurdex Implant
Jonathan L. Prenner, MD; Harold M. Wheatley, MD; Stuart N. Green, MD

The Creepy Crawly, Macular Hole Repair With Worm Removal
Shobhit Chawla, MS

Displacing Thick Submacular Hemorrhage With Subretinal tPA Injection
Woohyok Chang, MD, PhD; Dong Geun Park; Min Sagong, MD

Intraoperative OCT Reveals Subfoveal Fluid During Macula Involving Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair With Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Perfluoron
Christopher D. Riemann

The Dream is Coming True: The State-of-the-Art 27-Gauge Vitrectomy
Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD

Small Can Be Beautiful – Upgrading the Inverted ILM Flap Technique
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD; Zofia Nawrocka, MD, PhD; Zofia Michalewska, MD, PhD

The “Art and Science” of Vitrectomy for Diabetic Traction Retinal Detachment
Hemanth Murthy, MBBS, MD; Naveenam Srinivasa Muralidhar, MD


2013

25-Gauge Embolectomy for Retinal Artery Occlusion: Outcomes After Retinal Artery Avulsion -- BEST OF SHOW and DOCTORS' CHOICE
Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCSC; Karim Hammamji, MD, FRCSC, DipABO; Mohamed Haji, MD, FRCSC

Relaxing the Retina! The Art of Retinectomy
Manish Nagpal, MD, FRCS(UK); Siddharth Bhardwaj, MS Ophthalmology

Airbag Bulbar Explosion 15 Years After a Bottle Cap Trauma: Surgical Management
Michele Coppola, MD

Bleeding During Pars Plana Vitrectomy
J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, FACS; Milton Nunes de Moraes-Filho, MD; André Maia, MD; Mauricio Maia, MD, PhD

Surgical Correction of Posterior Retinal Folds
Leandro C. Zacharias, MD; Priscilla F. Campos da Nóbrega, MD; Walter Y. Takahashi, MD

A Novel Approach for Rescuing and Scleral Fixating a Posterior Dislocated Intraocular Lens/Bag Complex Without Conjunctival Opening
Jonathan L. Prenner, MD; Harold M. Wheatley, MD; John D. Wilgucki Jr, BS

Choroidal Dancing
Pear Pongsachareonnont, MD; Thais S. Mendes, MD; Armin R. Afshar, MD, MBA; Jay M. Stewart, MD

Vitreoschisis in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment of Highly Myopic Eyes
Jonathan S. Chang, MD; Stanley Chang, MD; Gregory Chang, BA

Complex Diabetic Vitrectomy: Pearls to Avoid Peril
Ronald C. Gentile, MD; Apurva K. Patel, MD; E. Alfonso Ponce, MD


2012

Post-Traumatic Aniridia: Artificial Iris Combined With IOL Implantation -- BEST OF SHOW
Cesare Forlini, MD

Endoscopic Vitrectomy in Pediatric Vitreoretinal Diseases: Improving Visualization and Outcomes -- DOCTORS' CHOICE
S. Chien Wong, MBBS, FRCSEd(ophth), MRCOphth

“Vitreoschisis”—Live!
Malhar Soni, DO, MS, DNB, FRCS

The True Nature of OCTs
Gilles Desroches, MD, FRCSC

Use of Perfluoron for Large-Volume Vitreous Biopsy—Or, How We Learned From Aesop’s Crow
Pauline T. Merrill, MD; Renaud Duval, MD, FRCSC; Kirk H. Packo, MD, FACS 

Surgical Management of Myopic Traction Maculopathy (Myopic Foveoschisis)
Sung Pyo Park, MD, PhD; Gregory Chang, BA; Gonzalo A. Sepulveda Moreno, MD; and Stanley Chang, MD

A New Technique for Safe, Atraumatic Removal of Intraocular Foreign Bodies
Jeffery L. Olson, MD; and Douglas L. MacKenzie, MD

Scleral-fixated IOL Using a 25-Gauge Needle Scleral Tunnel
Phoebe Lin, MD, PhD, and Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS

Sutureless Scleral Fixation of a Dislocated Three-Piece Intraocular Lens
Jonathon L. Prenner, MD; Harold M. Wheatley, MD; and Leonard Feiner, MD, PhD

OutVITing the Humor: The Art of PVD Induction
Manish Nagpal, MD, FRCS; Navneet Mehrota, DNB; and Siddharth Bhardwaj, MS


2011

Temporary Keratoprosthesis in the "Pole to Pole" Surgery in Severe Trauma Cases -- BEST OF SHOW
Cesare Forlini, MD; Adriana Bratu, MD; Matteo Forlini, MD; Paolo Rossini, MD

Le Poinçonneur des Lilas
Gilles Desroches, MD, FRCS(C)

Staged Surgical Management of Retina Detachment Resulting from Intrusion of a Miragel Explant
Quan V. Hoang, MD, PhD; Gregory Chang, MD; Stanley Chang, MD

Drainage of Choroidals with a Guarded Needle Technique: An Insiders View
John W. Kitchens, MD; James C. Pate, MD; Daniel Prescott, MD

Silicon Oil Removal: The Final Hurdle
Manish Nagpal, MD; Pravin Jain, MD

Non Full Thickness Macular Holes. A Closer Look!
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD; Janusz Michalewski, MD, PhD; Zofia Nawrocka, MD; Zofia Michalewska, MD, PhD

New Technology for Fixating the Dislocated Intraocular Lens
Jeffrey L. Olson, MD; Michael Erlanger, MD

More Elusive Than the Scarlet Pimpernel! Finding the Correct Surgical Plane in Diabetic Vitrectomy and Other Surgical Pearls
Cyrus M. Shroff, MD; Neelam Atri, MD; Charu Gupta, MD; A.K. Singh, MD; Bhavana Sharma, MD; Daraius Shroff, MD, FRCS

Vitreo-lenticular Interface. Its Surgical Importance
Malhar Soni, DO, MS, DNB, FRCS

Techniques for Improving Intraoperative Visualization of Surgical Planes in Complex Anterior Pediatric Retinal Detachments
S. Chien Wong, MBBS, FRCSEd (Ophth); Caesar K. Luo, MD, MRCOphth; Antonio Capone, MD


2010

Journey Through a Normal Day of a Retina Surgeon -- BEST OF SHOW
Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD

Intraocular Cysticercosis Delivered Whole Via Pars Plana Vitrectomy
Thomas M. O'Hearn, MD; Dean Eliott, MD; Rizwan A. Bhatti, MD; Narsing Rao, MD

Gnasty Stoma
Aziz A. Khanifar, MD; R.V. Paul Chan, MD; Grant D. Aaker, MD

Sutureless Intraocular Lens Fixation of a Dislocated Lens-capular Bag-capsular Tension Ring Complex
R. Kim, MBBS, DO, DNB; Babu Naresh, MD

Heavy Brilliant Blue: A New Dye for Peeling the Internal Limiting Membrane 
Murat Oncel, MD

A Technique in Iridodialysis Repair and Suture Intraocular Lens Implantation
David T.W. Wong, MD, FRCS(C)

Transconjunctival Drainage of Serous and Hemorrhagic Choroidal Detachment
Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD

Vitreoretinal Surgery for Subretinal Hidden Foreign Bodies
Javier Elizalde, MD, PhD

Giant Retinal Tear! Size Does Matter
Manish Nagpal, MD; Nilesh Chaudhari, MD

Management of Posterior Dislocated Lens with Phakofragmentation, Ultra High Speed Vitrectomy and Foldable Suture in Posterior Chamber Lens Implant
Ching J. Chen, MD; Michael Palmer, MD; Kevin Kosek, MD

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