March 2017


In this Issue

Shooting For The Stars

Efforts to understand, detect, and treat diabetic eye disease continue to improve.

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Medical Editors’ Page | Making Strides Against Diabetic Eye Disease

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

Medical Update

By Section Editor David S. Boyer, MD

Meanwhile, on Eyetube...

Grappling with the pros and cons of IOL complication options, and seeking a surgical solution to a genetic problem.

By Michael A. Klufas, MD


PA Avenue Updates

MIPS: New Rules, New Money

If you play nice you may see bonus reimbursement, but if you take your ball and go home, you will likely see a reduction.

By Linda Pottinger, MBA
Fellows’ Focus

Highlights From the 2017 Retina Fellows’ Forum

Forum attendees received a history lesson from Gary W. Abrams, MD.

By David Ehmann, MD
Coding for Retina

Perils of the Eye Codes

Three common coding dangers can be avoided with a basic understanding of the rules and requirements.

By Riva Lee Asbell


Retina Pearls

Retinal Embolectomy: Why, When, How?

For some patients with BRAO, this procedure can provide significant benefit.

By David R.P. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD; Eric K. Chin, MD; and Vinit B. Mahajan, MD, PhD
Global Perspectives

Treatment of Macular Hole With Inverted Flap Technique

Use of this technique can improve results in the repair of large macular holes.

By Stanislao Rizzo, MD, and Daniela Bacherini, MD


Peripheral Exudative Hemorrhagic Chorioretinopathy With Polyps

Lesions that mimic choroidal melanoma may actually belong to a spectrum of peripheral neovasculopathy.

By Alexis Warren, BS; R. Joel Welch, MD; and Carol L. Shields, MD



Efforts to understand, detect, and treat diabetic eye disease continue to improve.

By Karen Roman, Editor-in-Chief

An Update on the Genetics of Diabetic Retinopathy

Many studies have found statistically significant associations between genetic polymorphisms and DR, but other studies have found no associations.

By Michael Owyong, BS; Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA; and Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH

Surgical Approaches to Managing PDR

Optimal results can be achieved with proper preoperative planning.

By Scott D. Walter, MD, MSc, and Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

Is Automated Interpretation of DR Images in Our Future?

Early research shows the technology could address an unmet need.

By Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA, and Ehsan Rahimy, MD

A Role for OCTA in Daily Retina Practice

A review of practical applications and limitations of OCTA for the assessment of patients with diabetic retinopathy.

By Kyle Green BS; Tony Succar, MScMed(OphthSc), PhD; and Amir H. Kashani, MD, PhD

Exploring Two Photocoagulation Modes for DME

Continuous-wave and subthreshold capabilities in a single laser.

By Caesar K. Luo, MD, and Melissa D. Neuwelt, MD

5Q With Caroline R. Baumal, MD

Caroline R. Baumal, MD, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass.


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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.