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July / Aug 2011


Gene-specific Phenotypes and Mechanism-based Treatments in Early-onset Retinal Dystrophies
By:  Suzanne Yzer, MD, PhD; Kyle Wolpert, BA; Arundhati Dev Borman, MRCOphth; Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD
Leber's congenital amaurosis is a devastating disorder, but therapies are becoming available

Using Biomarkers for Retinal Disease Risk Assessment and Management
By:  Christine N. Kay, MD; Elliott H. Sohn, MD; Michael D. Abràmoff, M.D., PhD
Identifying markers for AMD and diabetic retinopathy may spur new treatment options

Differential Diagnosis of Macular Holes and Pseudoholes
By:  Shao-Onn Yong, BSc (Hons), MBBS, MMED, FRCSE; Wai-Ching Lam, MD, FRCSC
The advent of OCT has allowed far more accurate diagnoses

Subthreshold Micropulse Diode Laser for DME
By:  Neelakshi Bhagat, MD, MPH; Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD
So-called mild laser has been effective in several clinical trials

Minimizing Risks in Transconjunctival Vitrectomy Surgery
By:  Abdhish R. Bhavsar, M.D.; Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, PhD; M. Vaughn Emerson, MD; Jacob M. Jones, MD, PhD
Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative considerations

Vitreous Substitutes for Posterior-segment Surgery
By:  William J. Foster, MD, PhD
A review and discussion of their mechanisms of action

Retinal Regeneration as Illustrated by SD-OCT
By:  Zofia Michalewska, MD, PhD; Jerzy Nawrocki, MD. PhD
Imaging offers clues to the possibility of regeneration in humans


Upfront: From the Editor-in-Chief
By:  Jason S. Slakter, M.D.
State of the art

Subspecialty News
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor; Samantha Stahl, Assistant Editor
Panel votes 10-0 for VEGF Trap; Ozurdex shows continued promise; Two approaches to RD

Controversies in Care
By:  Michael Colucciello, MD; Anthony P. Adamis, MD; Hal V. Barron, MD; Pravin U. Dugel, MD
The CATT’s whiskers

Coding Q&A
By:  Riva Lee Asbell
Solving some tricky surgical coding dilemmas

Innovation in Retina
By:  Jerry Helzner; Emmett T. Cunningham, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH; Pravin U. Dugel, MD
Samir Patel: A pioneer in anti-VEGF

Focus On
By:  Samantha Stahl, Assistant Editor
Genetic test helps determine risk of AMD