May/June 2018


In this Issue


An up-close look at incidence, detection, and management.

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Medical Editors' Page

Expanding Our Reach

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

Four Favorites

Retina Today’s choice takeaways from this issue.

Fellows' Focus

Continued Learning Vital for Continued Growth

Retina experts offer advice and observations for fellows preparing to enter the professional world on their own.

By Katherine Talcott, MD

Medical Retina

Recognizing Ocular Syphilis

A look at the presentation, diagnosis, and mitigating factors.

By Jordana G. Fein, MD, MS, and Musa Abdelaziz, MD; edited by Heeral R. Shah, MD

Retina Surgery

Retina Pearls

Dealing With Hemorrhagic Choroidal Detachments

Surgeons can use a number of approaches to manage postoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage.

By Ferhina S. Ali, MD, MPH; Shree K. Kurup, MD; and Sunir J. Garg, MD
Global Perspectives

Chandelier-assisted Retroillumination for Combined Phacovitrectomy

Technique provides visibility for capsulorrhexis and other steps without requiring an additional port.

By Sheetal Mahuvakar, DNB; Pranita Chaudhary, MS; and Manish Nagpal, MS, DO, FRCS(Edin)

Visually Speaking

An Unexplained Intraoperative Cilioretinal Artery Occlusion

By Santosh Gopikrishna, MD, and Anupama Kiran Kumar, MD

Ocular Oncology

Updated AJCC Classification for Posterior Uveal Melanoma

A case example of a patient with choroidal melanoma is discussed in light of the latest edition of this cancer staging manual.

By Evan D. Baron, BS; Maura Di Nicola, MD; and Carol L. Shields, MD

Bonus Feature

The 4-1-1 on Infectious Retinitis

Challenges in the diagnosis and management of fungal endophthalmitis.

By Alice Y. Zhang, MD, and Ashvini K. Reddy, MD

Cover Focus

Is Macular Degeneration Slowly Going Away?

What studies say, why this may be, and what it means.

By Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS

Involving Patients in the Care of Their AMD

A typical week in the life of this retina specialist shows that the future of home monitoring is now.

By Nancy M. Holekamp, MD

In Pursuit of an Earlier Diagnosis

Home monitoring can help detect wet AMD earlier to reduce the time between disease onset and initiation of treatment.

By Allen C. Ho, MD

Spread the Word

Retina specialists who educate patients about the dangers of smoking can help prevent ocular damage.

By Alan Mendelsohn, MD

Pharmacogenomics and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Controversy over the links between supplementation, genomics, and treatment response may have been due to researchers asking the wrong question.

By Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD


Intervention and Education in Jamaica and Tanzania

The author finds that even short trips to provide care for underserved communities can have powerful effects.

By Benjamin J. Thomas, MD; with Matthew A. Cunningham, MD

Many Mountains to Climb

Building ophthalmic nursing capacity in Liberia after the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016.

By Robin D. Ross, MD, MPH, CPH

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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.