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May 2011


Can PVR be Prevented?
By:  Marc J. Spirn, MD
A surgeon suggests three levels of prophylaxis

Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma
By:  S. K. Steven Houston, III, MD; Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA; Cristina E. Fernandes, MD; Mohammad A. Aziz-Sultan, MD
A promising treatment modality, with eyes and lives being saved

Stem Cell Therapy in Retinal Diseases
By:  Tim U. Krohne, MD, FEBO
Current preclinical research results and upcoming clinical trials

Developing Effective Steroid/Anti-VEGF Combination Therapy Regimens
By:  Michael A. Singer, MD
Recent additions to our therapeutic options have yielded new opportunities

Management and Intervention Strategies for Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesions
By:  Peter Stalmans, MD, PhD
Wanted: options to replace "watchful waiting"

Macula 2011: Highlights From the Conference
By:  Andrew E. Mathis, PhD, Medical Editor
Wills Eye's 50-year-old Retina Service hosts

Ophthalmic OCT Reaches $1 Billion Per Year
By:  Eric A. Swanson, MS; David Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
But reimbursement clampdown clouds future innovation

The Case for Navigated Retinal Laser Therapy
By:  Marcus Kernt, MD
Navilas offers increased accuracy and reduced patient pain when treating DME


Upfront: From the Editor-in-Chief
By:  Jason S. Slakter, M.D.
CATT out of the bag

Subspecialty News
Selected highlights from ARVO presentations: Antibiotic after intravitreal injection? New concepts in sustained-release drugs; Predicting macular hole surgery; CATT study, and more

Journal Club
New and noteworthy studies

Innovation in Retina
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor; Emmett T. Cunningham, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH; Pravin U. Dugel, MD
Mark S. Blumenkranz: A Series of Successes

Coding Q&A
By:  Riva Lee Asbell
Rules for scribing and extended ophthalmoscopy

Focus On
By:  Samantha Stahl, Assistant Editor
The Merlin surgical viewing system