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October 2013


Antibiotic Controversies In Vitreoretinal Practice
By:  Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA; Theodore Leng, MD, MS
Two serious issues have arisen surrounding fluoroquinolone use in retina.

Emerging Techniques In Small-gauge Vitrectomy For Challenging Cases
By:  Yusuke Oshima, MD
The latest innovations make the most difficult surgeries less demanding

Diagnosis and Management Of Choroidal Hemangiomas
By:  Carlos A. Medina, MD; Arun D. Singh, MD
While benign, hamartomatous tumors can drastically affect vision.

Diagnosing and Managing Acute Retinal Necrosis
By:  Robert W. Wong, MD; Emmett T. Cunningham, JR, MD, PhD, MPH
A variety of treatment options exist for this rare but troubling condition.

Solar Retinopathy: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
By:  Kevin C. Chen, MD; Jesse J. Jung, MD; Alexander Aizman, MD
Not always caused by sun exposure, solar retinopathy causes distinct injury to the retina.

Laser Photocoagulation and Retinopathy of Prematurity
By:  Michael T. Trese, M.D.
VEGF has received increasing attention, but laser is still the standard.

Rapid Resolution of Exudative Neurosensory RD in UAIM
By:  Matthew J. Welch, MD; Stephen A. M. De Souza, MD, FRCSC; Alan J. Gordon, MD; Michael S. Tsipursky, MD
A young man presents with sudden loss of central vision, resulting in an unusual diagnosis.

Mobile Apps Can Enhance And Customize Office Operations
By:  Lisa B. Samalonis
Retina specialists can download a handful of medical apps for easy reference,office management, patient education, and more.

Management of Cotton-wool Spots in Retina
By:  James Zimmerman, MD; Bryan D. Propes, MD
A review of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of a sometimes puzzling pathology.


By:  Paul Tornambe, MD
Ready for Prime Time

Subspecialty News
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor
Three Fovista pivotal trials set; Promising data for dry AMD drug; Musculoskeletal disorders plague retinal surgeons; and more.

Coding Q&A
Top Issues in Medicare Retina Audits

Innovation in Retina
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor
Dr. George D. Yancopoulos and the Regeneron story