April 2017


In this Issue

The Test of Time

Will the latest trends and innovations in retina have a place in future practice?


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Medical Editors' Page | The Greatest Subspecialty on Earth

By Allen C. Ho, MD, Chief Medical Editor, and Robert L. Avery, MD, Associate Medical Editor


New Faces, New Dynamics: The Health Care Reform Debate

The relationship between the incoming HHS Secretary and the Senate Minority Leader may be the key to ACA overhaul.

By Jeffrey J. Kimbell and Kenneth L. Hodge

Fellows’ Focus

The Future Awaits

By seeing oneself as an actor in a retina-based narrative, one moves toward a holistic understanding of the continuum of scientific development.

By Murtaza Adam, MD

Coding for Retina

Surgical Coding FAQ

Common coding questions related to medical necessity, code selection, silicone oil removal, and other topics.

By Riva Lee Asbell


Thinking Outside the Stocks (and Bonds)

Investors who diversify their portfolios into nontraded assets can mitigate their risk of loss.

By Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM, and Andrew Taylor, CFP

Retina Surgery

Retina Pearls

Surgical Approach to Sickle Cell Retinopathy

Recommendations for successful surgery in these challenging cases.

By Cindy X. Cai, MD, and Adrienne W. Scott, MD
Global Perspectives

Managing Retinal Detachment After Refractive Surgery

With current knowledge, we cannot determine whether prophylactic treatment is indicated in candidates for refractive surgery.

By J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, FACS


Making a Diagnosis: Unilateral Acute Idiopathic Maculopathy

Careful consideration of history and symptoms directs the diagnosis in a patient with acute unilateral vision loss.

By Joshua D. Levinson, MD; Jordana G. Fein, MD, MS; and Richard A. Garfinkel, MD


Choroidal 'Ghost' Nevus

Imaging can make all the difference in a diagnosis.

By Alexandra E. Kirsch, BA; Raksha Rao, MD; and Carol L. Shields, MD


Panoramic Imaging With OCTA

Thanks to a large field of view, panoramic imaging software can noninvasively display retinal features similar to those seen with dye-based angiography.

By Manish Nagpal, MD, DO, FRCS(Edin), and Rakesh Juneja, MS



Will the latest trends and innovations in retina have a place in future practice?

Telemedicine in Ophthalmology

Numerous factors are driving a transition to remote screening.

By Carl H. Park, MD; Ehsan Rahimy, MD; Abtin Shahlaee, MD; and Jay L. Federman, MD

Robot Assists With Injections for RVO

A robot is the copilot as a surgeon injects a thrombolytic drug into tiny veins.

By Tim Donald, Consulting Editor

Biosimilars: Not Your Typical Generic

Although the role for this category of medicine in retina is not yet clear, cost will likely be a significant factor.

By S.K. Steven Houston III, MD

Update on Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Hereditary Retinal Diseases

Retinal gene therapy is on the brink of clinical reality.

By Byron L. Lam, MD

5Q With Nancy M. Holekamp, MD

Nancy M. Holekamp, MD, is Director of Retina Services at the Center for Macular Degeneration, Pepose Vision Institute in Chesterfield, Mo.


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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.