In this Issue
For patients with AMD the future is full of promise.
Medical Editors’ Page
By Allen C. Ho, MD, and Robert L. Avery, MD
BUSINESS OF RETINA
PA Avenue Updates
Two seemingly contradictory proposals shelved as a result of AAO action.
By George A. Williams, MD
Advice from the experts on how to ensure a smooth and successful transition into practice.
By David Ehmann, MD
Coding for Retina
These tips may help ease billing woes.
By Riva Lee Asbell
Is there a role for premed students in your retina practice?
By Jessica Leonard, BS, MS; Jackie Bayne, COA; and Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS
These suggestions could help improve success rates.
By John D. Pitcher III, MD
Laser still plays an important role in the treatment of diabetic eye disease, despite the popularity of anti-VEGF agents.
By Ameen Marashi, MD
The benefits of smaller gauges in endoscopic imaging.
By Rupan Trikha, MD
Early, late, or never?
By Marcelo Zas, MD, PhD
A close look at a small group of patients helped devise a new approach to managing patients with this rare syndrome.
By Davide Allegrini, MD; Alfredo Pece, MD; Giovanni Montesano, MD; Claudia Tarlarini, MD; Paola Primignani, MD; Elena Piozzi, MD; Luisa Grassi, MD; Luca Rossetti, MD; and Silvana Penco, MD
COVER FOCUS: A Better Tomorrow
By Karen Roman, Editor-in-Chief
The ability to identify ideal treatment candidates could speed clinical trials.
By Theodore Leng, MD, MS
The powerhouse of the cell holds potential for the treatment of age-related disease.
By M. Cristina Kenney, MD, PhD, and Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD
The future is remote. Embrace it.
By S.K. Steven Houston III, MD
Unregulated stem cell clinics pose real risks to patients with AMD.
By Zubair A. Ansari, MD; Ajay E. Kuriyan, MD, MS; Thomas A. Albini, MD; and Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA, is an Associate Professor at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina Fellowships, and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit for the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif.