September 2016


In this Issue

Cause for Collaboration

Some retina cases are more successful when care is integrated among specialties.

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Outbreaks Du Jour

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


Fellows’ Focus

Become the Stephen Curry of Your OR

Fall into exercise and nutrition routines to maximize your potential when it matters most.

By David Ehmann, MD
Coding for Retina

Anterior Segment Surgery by Posterior Segment Surgeons

Coding clues for surgical procedures with some element of anterior segment involvement.

By Riva Lee Asbell


Global Perspectives

Radiofrequency Diathermy for Membranectomy in Pediatric Retina Surgery

Radiofrequency diathermy can facilitate dissection of thick membranes in tractional retinal detachment in stage 5 ROP.

By Maria Ana Martinez-Castellanos, MD

Postoperative Infectious Endophthalmitis: Evolving Trends and Techniques

Practices have changed since publication of the EVS in the 1990s.

By David R. P. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD, and Eric K. Chin, MD


Enlargement of Choroidal Osteoma in a Child

A discussion and case report of the diagnosis and management of this rare tumor.

By Maria Pefkianaki, MD, PhD; Kareem Sioufi, MD; and Carol L. Shields, MD


Drug Delivery to the Retina

Questions, thoughts, and opinions related to current and emerging drug delivery systems.

By Timothy W. Olsen, MD


Zika Virus: Brazil and Beyond

Observations and suggestions for managing babies with ocular manifestations of this disease.

By Luis Acaba, BA; Camila V. Ventura, MD; Marcelo C. Ventura Filho, MS; Liana O. Ventura, MD, PhD; Maria H. Berrocal, MD; and Audina Berrocal, MD


Initiating and Maintaining Successful Relationships With Referring Physicians

What happened when one practice adopted a program to improve its referral base.

By John D. Pitcher III, MD

A Team-Based Approach to Treating Advanced Macular Degeneration

The combination of candidate selection, occupational therapy, and Implantable Miniature Telescope surgery is not a one-person job.

By Sundeep K. Kasi, MD, and Carl D. Regillo, MD

The Significance of Physician Communication in the Care of Patients With Diabetes

When ophthalmologists communicate with primary care physicians, patients are more adherent to diabetic eye examination schedules, which in turn improves care.

By Philip Storey, MD, MPH, and Julia A. Haller, MD

Using EHR Tools to Optimize Ophthalmologic Outcomes in Patients With Diabetes

Improving outcomes requires improved communication among practitioners.

By Rishi P. Singh, MD, and Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH

Collaborating With Low Vision Specialists

Knowing when to refer to a low vision expert may enable patients with vision impairment to lead more independent, happier lives.

By Scott Gartner, OD; Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA; and Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH


5Q With Theodore Leng, MD, MS

Theodore Leng, MD, MS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, in Palo Alto, Calif. He is Director of Clinical and Translational Research and the Director of Ophthalmic Diagnostics at Stanford.


Adalimumab in Patients With Active and Inactive Noninfectious Uveitis

By Eric B. Suhler, MD, MPH, and Thomas Albini, MD

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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.