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March 2012


Considering the Illumination Choices in Vitreoretinal Surgery
By:  Hirokazu Sakaguchi, MD; Yusuke Oshima, MD
Improvements allow for better, safer outcomes.

Pseudoexfoliation and the Vitreoretinal Surgeon
By:  Ryan F. Isom, MD; Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD; Jared L. Matthews, MD
A case report highlights the growing importance of effective intervention.

Can Peripheral Laser Therapy Aid DME Management?
By:  Paul E. Tornambe, MD
Photocoagulation of ischemic retinal tissue has the potential to resolve diabetic macular disease with minimal intravitreal injections.

Prospects for Nonsurgical Closure of Macular Holes With Ocriplasmin
By:  Polly A Quiram, MD, PhD
Clinical trial data shed light on this new option.

Discrepancies Between Clinician and Reading Center Interpretations of OCT
By:  Dilsher Dhoot, MD; Alex Yuan, MD
The CATT study noted differences in reading center and clinician interpretations of OCT data. Why?

Adding Corticosteroid Implants For Diabetic Eye Disease
By:  Raja Narayanan, MD; Baruch D. Kupperman, MD, PhD; Stephanie Lu, MD
The gold standard is still laser, but steroids offer innovative options for treatment.

Special Section Sponsored By Alcon
By:  Robert Morris, MD; Ferenc Kuhn, MD, PhD; Mathew Sapp, M.D.
As Delicate as it Gets

Implementation of Ultra-Widefield Retina Imaging
By:  Szilárd Kiss, MD; Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD; John W. Kitchens, MD
Doctors familiar with the technology discuss practice logistics


Upfront: From the Editor-in-Chief
By:  Peter K. Kaiser, M.D.
No longer blinded by the light

Subspecialty News
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor
CABERNET study fails to meet key endpoint; Eylea is off to a fast start; Fellows Forum combines learning and fun; and more

Controversies in Care
By:  Michael Colucciello, MD
Pars plana vitrectomy for the induction of drug-free remission in uveitis?

Innovation in Retina
By:  Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor
Dr. Gil Kliman and InterWest Partners

Coding Q&A
By:  Riva Lee Asbell
For Medicare coding: Be aware that modifiers rule!

Surgical Precision
By:  Steve Charles, MD, FACS, FICS
Vitrectomy without scleral buckling for retinal detachment management

Journal Club
New and noteworthy studies

Clinical Trial Spotlight
By:  Andrew E. Mathis, PhD, Medical Editor
Integrin peptide therapy may be the next big thing in the treatment of vascular eye disease.

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