The Vit-Buckle Society (VBS) and Retina Today have had a special relationship since the VBS first convened in a formal setting in 2013. We invited the publication to cover that inaugural meeting. They embraced the VBS’s tone of candor, support, and curiosity (all while not taking ourselves too seriously), and collaborated with our founding members to chronicle the meeting.

That collaboration continues in this year’s Retina Today surgery issue. When the editors invited the VBS to host a suite of articles that reviewed the events of the 2020 VBS virtual meetings, we couldn’t say no. Continuing the mutual relationship between these two entities was a natural fit—and was one of the things that was unchanged during the COVID-19 era.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced plenty of change in the field, and the VBS is proud that it has adapted to the conditions for hosting educational meetings. In this series of articles, you’ll see that, although the 2020 VBS meetings have gone virtual, the quality of discussion remains at an all-time high.

—R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD
President, Vit-Buckle Society