January/February 2020

 

In this Issue

Techniques and Technologies

An update on new tools and tactics in the OR

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UP FRONT

Medical Editors’ Page

Tricks of the Trade

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

VISUALLY SPEAKING

Widefield Fluorescein Angiography in Coats Disease

Imaging was essential in guiding the treatment for this pediatric patient.

By Boontip Tipsuriyaporn, MD; and Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Ophthalmic Manifestations of Neurosyphilis: A Case Report

Highlighting the characteristics of this condition that is experiencing a resurgence in some parts of the world.

By Sukumaran Ramanathan, MB, BS, FRCSEd, DO; and Agata Nizankowska, MB, BS

ONCOLOGY

Uveal Effusion Secondary to Hyperviscosity From Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Partial spontaneous resolution was documented over 30 months in this case report.

By Sunidhi Ramesh, BS; Min Kim, MD; and Carol L. Shields, MD

MEETING MINUTES

VBS at Mediterranean Retina

Debates were frequent at the VBS panel at the Mediterranean Retina 2019 meeting.

By R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD, FACS

FEATURES

Eyetube Retina Channel Update

A number of videos recently uploaded to Eyetube show innovative, cutting-edge techniques.

By Michael A. Klufas, MD

Surgical Pearls for the EVA Platform

Improved fluidics and illumination are features of this vitrectomy system.

By Ashley M. Crane, MD; and David A. Eichenbaum, MD

Introduction to Secondary IOLs

Scleral fixation of a lens with two eyelets requires precise sclerotomy placement and suture management to avoid rotation.

By Thomas L. Jenkins, MD; Ravi R. Pandit, MD, MPH; and David Xu, MD

The Case for Modern Lasers in Diabetic Eye Disease

New laser technology may lead to increased use in some patients.

By Ragui W. Sedeek, MD

OCT Angiography to Confirm Macular Hole Closure and Reduce Facedown Positioning

This noninvasive, high-speed imaging technique can improve macular hole closure visualization and minimize discomfort for patients.

By Michael C. Renfroe, BSA; Gowtham Jonna, MD; Yong Ren, MMS; Saradha Chexal, MD; and Chirag D. Jhaveri, MD

Avoiding Iatrogenic Injury During IOL Removal

A pearl for this not uncommon occurrence could reduce the risk of patient injury.

By John W. Kitchens, MD

An Elusive Macular Hole Closed by Eye Drops Alone

Although no major studies have analyzed this phenomenon, anecdotal evidence can be instructive.

By Madeleine Webb, BA, BS; and Brian C. Joondeph, MD, MPS

The Beauty of a Dual-Blade Vitrectomy Probe

A new probe makes a big leap.

By Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA

Bi-Blade Cutter Provides Fast Speeds, Improved Fluidics

The 100% duty cycle allows constant aspiration with a consistent flow rate.

By Rahul K. Reddy, MD, MHS

SPECIAL REPORT

Widefield Multimodal Imaging

Documenting the periphery is vital in many retinal pathologies.

By Manish Nagpal, MS, DO, FRCS(Edin); Gayathri Mohan, MS; Akshar Soni, MS; Sham Talati, DO; and Navneet Mehrotra, DNB, MNAMS

Visual Disturbances in Headache

Just a pain for the patient or a canary in a coal mine?

By Kimberly M. Winges, MD

PA AVENUE UPDATES

Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Retina

New one-time treatments require new reimbursement models.

By Thomas A. Ciulla, MD, MBA

CODING ADVISOR

What’s New in 2020 for Retina Coding and Reimbursement

Understanding the changes that occurred on January 1 can help prevent claim denials.

By Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR
 

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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.