January/February 2017


In this Issue

Are You Up To Speed?

In retina, staying current with the latest techniques and technologies is necessary.

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Medical Editors’ Page

Practice Long and Prosper

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

Medical Update

Medical Update


Innovations in Retina

Tie Fighters

Targeting Tie-2 in patients with wet AMD or diabetic eye disease could allow clinicians to treat patients who have not responded to conventional therapies.

By Aron Shapiro; David Hollander, MD; and Lisa Smith
Fellows’ Focus

Looking Forward and Looking Backward

Presenters at the Wills Retina Update asked retina doctors to look to the past to treat some patients while also exploring how future innovations could change the field’s dynamics.

By Sundeep K. Kasi, MD
Coding for Retina

New Uses of the 7th Character in ICD-10-CM Coding

A review of changes that take effect this year.

By Riva Lee Asbell


Global Perspectives

Epiretinal Membrane Surgery: To Peel or Not to Peel the ILM?

Case report illustrates potential for complication with peeling.

By Lihteh Wu, MD
Retina Pearls

Treating Recurrent Retinal Detachment Due to PVR

This presentation can be a tall order for the surgeon, but the suggestions offered here can make the task less daunting.

By Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD


More Than Uveitis

A case report illustrates the importance of performing a systemic workup on all patients with posterior uveitis.

By Nora Muakkassa, MD, and Lana Rifkin, MD; edited by Heeral R. Shah, MD, and Jordana G. Fein, MD


Choroidal Nevus Growth Over 13 Years: Is It a Problem?

Some benign choroidal nevi can demonstrate minimal and slow enlargement without becoming malignant.

By Timothy S. Fuller, MD, and Carol L. Shields, MD


Volunteer Surgery in the Republic of Palau

A yearly visit relieves many Palauans from having to fly elsewhere for ophthalmic care.

By Mark R. Wieland, MD


Making Endodiathermy a Multifunctional Tool

High-powered noncontact diathermy can clear vitreous hemorrhage in vitrectomy for PDR.

By John D. Pitcher III, MD, and Omesh P. Gupta, MD, MBA

Lasers in Current Retina Practice

Recent updates bode well for the relevance of laser therapy in retina.

By Mahima Jhingan, MD; Komal Agarwal, MD; and Jay Chhablani, MD

Hybrid 27-Gauge Vitrectomy

Sometimes the best approach requires a winning combination.

By Thanos Papakostas, MD, and Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

The 27-Gauge Revolution

The trend toward smaller surgical instruments has led most recently to the creation of 27-gauge surgery. But is it the be-all and end-all?

By Michael A. Klufas, MD, and Jason Hsu, MD

Best Practices for MIVS

With the trend toward smaller-gauge surgical platforms, a solid understanding of the options is necessary for success.

By Rohit Ross Lakhanpal, MD, FACS

5Q With Steven Yeh, MD

Steven Yeh, MD, is the M. Louise Simpson Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Uveitis and Vasculitis Section at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Ga.


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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.