April 2014




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Scanning the Horizon of Treatments for DME

By Allen C. Ho, MD; and Robert L. Avery, MD


A Bittersweet Sign Off

By Rachel Renshaw, Editor-in-Chief


A summary of general medical news that affects your patients, your practice, and you.


Can the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Stand Without its Architects?

Four years have passed from the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and some key members of Congress are stepping down in 2014.

By Jeffrey J. Kimbell and Kenneth L. Hodge

Investigating Treatment Options for Diabetic Macular Edema

By Aron Shapiro with Michael Tolentino, MD, and Edward Quinlan, MD

Looking Back and Forward: Where Retina Has Been and Where it Might Go

As fellows complete their programs, it is important to contextualize their present situation.

By Christopher J. Brady, MD; with William E. Benson, MD, FACS; Jay Federman, MD; and David H. Fischer, MD


Bubble Wrap Retinopathy

An adolescent patient with a history of high myopia and prior retinal detachment has an acute retinal detachment with macrocysts in the fellow eye.

By Gwen Cousins, MD; Stanislav Zhuk, MD; and Roy Arogyasami, MD

Global Perspectives

Diagnosis and Treatment of Myopic Maculopathy

By Timothy Y. Y. Lai, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

Surgical Updates

Interaction, Innovation Set VBS 2.0 Apart

With Thomas A. Albini, MD; Audina M. Berrocal, MD; and R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD, FACS


Peripheral Exudative Hemorrhagic Chorioretinopathy Simulating Choroidal Melanoma

By Naryan S. Sabherwal, BS; Chris J. Lin, BA; and Carol L. Shields, MD

Using Aflibercept to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema

Drug shown to be safe and effective in VIVID and VISTA trials.

By Diana V. Do, MD

Developments in the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

A review of current research involving therapeutic options in the pipeline.

With Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

A Minimalist Approach to Surgery for Diabetic Retinal Detachment

New tools allow evolution of surgical techniques.

By María H. Berrocal, MD

Multispot and Multiwavelength Lasers for Diabetic Retinopathy

Advanced laser technology allows less damaging, more efficient treatment delivery.

By Manish Nagpal, MS, DO, FRCS; Chaitanya Shukla, DNB; and Kartikey Kothari, MS

Management of Diabetic Macular Edema in the UK National Health Service

By Sahar Al-Husainy, MBChB, FRCS(Ed), MRCOphth; and Jonathan M. Gibson, MB, BS, MD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

Optimizing Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema With Laser

Combination therapy can enhance the effects of anti-VEGF agents.

By Rahul N. Khurana, MD

5Q With Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

Dr. Wykoff is a member of Retina Consultants of Houston and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX.

With Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

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About Retina Today

Retina Today is a publication that delivers the latest research and clinical developments from areas such as medical retina, retinal surgery, vitreous, diabetes, retinal imaging, posterior segment oncology and ocular trauma. Each issue provides insight from well-respected specialists on cutting-edge therapies and surgical techniques that are currently in use and on the horizon.