January/February 2015

 
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Rule Changes for Data Reporting

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

BUSINESS OF RETINA

Coping with an Inadequate EHR in a Vitreoretinal Practice

By Maurice B. Landers III, MD; Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD; Mark W. Johnson, MD; H. Culver Boldt, MD; Jan A. Kylstra, MD; J. Niklas Ulrich, MD; Thomasine Gorry, MD; Thomas S. Hwang, MD; Craig Greven, MD; Allan E. Kreiger, MD; and James T. Handa, MD

The Preclinical Process: Drugs Designed for the Back of the Eye

Preparation for preclinical stages of drug development could have implications for postmarketing success.

By Aron Shapiro; Andy Whitlock, PhD; and Claire Gelfman, PhD

RETINA SURGERY

Surgical Approach for Retinal Detachments at High Risk for Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

A scleral buckle may lead to superior outcomes in high-risk retinal detachments.

By Philip Storey, MD, MPH; and Richard Kaiser, MD

BUSINESS OF RETINA

Smoothing the Road to Medicare Audits: EHRs, Compliance, and Personnel Vulnerabilities

Maintaining thorough electronic health records may prevent costly audits.

By Riva Lee Asbell

RETINA SURGERY

Devastating Situations: Severe Ocular Gunshot Injuries

By Omar A. Barrada, MD; Mahmoud M. Soliman, MD; and Ayman M. Khattab, MD

MEDICAL RETINA

Improving Success with Pharmacologic Management of Symptomatic VMA

The use of stringent patient selection criteria can help increase resolution rates.

By Arshad M. Khanani, MD

RETINAL IMAGING

OCT Imaging in Eyes With an Implanted Telescope

Imaging of eyes implanted with the telescope presents challenges.

By Martha Schlimgen; Melanie J. Fortin, BS, COA; and Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS

OCULAR ONCOLOGY

Differentiation of Choroidal Effusion from Melanoma

By Jeffrey Landy, BA; Murat Hasanreisoglu, MD; George Magrath, MD; and Carol L. Shields, MD

SPECIAL REPORT: DIABETIC MICROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Prevent Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy

A study found no advantage of surgery over intensive medical therapy in diabetic retinopathy development at 2 years.

By Rishi P. Singh, MD

COVER STORIES

Techniques in Retinal Surgery: Maybe Controversial, Maybe Not

A review of surgical techniques to enhance patients’ visual outcomes after vitrectomy.

By Kourous A. Rezaei, MD

Smaller Gauge Instruments are Better and Safer

By María H. Berrocal, MD; and David F. Williams, MD, MBA

Disposable Instruments are Cost Effective and as Good as Reusable

By Ryan Tarantola, MD; Magdalena Shuler, MD, PhD; Shalesh Kaushal, MD, PhD; Sunil Gupta, MD; and Manish Nagpal, MS, DO, FRCS(UK)

DEPARTMENTS

5Q With Ivana K. Kim, MD

Ivana K. Kim, MD, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology AMD Center of Excellence.

 

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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.