intravitreal, VEGF Therapy, macula


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September 2010


Lessons Learned From the ACCORD Eye Study

Better glycemic control and therapy of dyslipidemia can forestall progression of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes

siRNA: Set for a Comeback?
By:  Rita Ehrlich, MD; Thomas A. Ciulla, MD
Although small-interfering RNA drugs faltered in recent trials, their potential merits continue to inspire research

Improving Wound Construction Techniques for MIVS
By:  Peter K. Kaiser, M.D.
Expert advice on avoiding complications

Clinical Management of Systemic Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Posterior Segment
By:  Thomas E. Flynn, MD; Gale A. McCarty, MD, FACP, FACR
Part 2 of this article explores Susac’s syndrome, Wegener’s granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa and Takayasu’s arteritis

Disposable vs Reusable Surgical Instruments: How to Decide?
By:  Maggie F. Shuler, MD, PhD; Alan Franklin, MD, PhD; John P. Myers, MD; Sunil Gupta, MD
Which instruments should you choose based on cost and procedure?

Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
By:  Omar S. Punjabi, MD; Angelo P. Tanna, MD; Michael A. Rosenberg, MD
Its clinical features, diagnosis and treatment

Conservative Treatment of Ciliary Body Melanoma With Extraocular Extension
By:  Emily Kolbus; Carlos Bianciotto, MD; Carol L. Shields, M.D.
Plaque radiotherapy allowed this patient to avoid enucleation

Comparing Intravitreal Injection Protocols and Practices
By:  Kirk H. Packo, MD, FACS; David S. Dyer, MD; Thomas R. Friberg, MD; Baruch D. Kupperman, MD, PhD; Michael Tolentino, MD
An expert roundtable on clinical decision-making and the nuances of technique


By:  Jason S. Slakter, M.D.
From the editor-in-chief

Subspecialty News
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor
Lucentis in vitrectomized eyes; A safer way to treat eye cancer; Ozurdex/anti-VEGF therapy in wet AMD

Innovation in Retina
By:  Pravin U. Dugel, MD; Emmett T. Cunningham, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH
A “Tipping Point” for Retina R&D: Implications and Expectations

Controversies in Care
By:  Michael Colucciello, MD; Steve Charles, MD, FACS, FICS; John Thompson, MD
The role of indocyanine green in macular hole surgery

Coding Q&A
By:  Riva Lee Asbell
Cataract combined with vitreoretinal surgery