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May, 2018

Testimony Tuesday

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May 22, 2018
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"I recently saw Dr. Chiang when he performed laser surgery for my retinal tear, and I just wanted to say thank you not only for his EXCELLENT care, but also for his bedside manner.  When he walked in the room and I heard his soft-spoken voice and caring words, it calmed my fearful heart.  Dr....  read more


Multilayer Hinged ILM Flap for Recurrent Macular Hole

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May 20, 2018

Dr. Richard Kaiser and Dr. Ferhina Ali used a multilayered, inferotemporal hinged internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap to treat a patient with a recurrent macular hole. The patient had previously undergone a vitrectomy that had failed to fix the lesion. In the video, they explain how they extended the membrane and folded it into layers to secure...  read more


Early Detection of Wet AMD Helps Patients Maintain Better Vision

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May 18, 2018

Dr. Allen Ho was invited to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting last month to discuss the findings of the AAO's IRIS Registry data on AMD.  The data shows that the earlier wet age-related macular degeneration is detected and treated with anti-VEGF agents, the better the patient’s vision will be over time....  read more


Mid Atlantic Retina Physician Leaders Honored for Excellence in Education

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May 17, 2018

Two of our very own Mid Atlantic Retina Physicians have been awarded the distinguished honor in Ophthalmology of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Dean's Award for Excellence in Education. Congratulations to Dr. Sunir Garg and Dr. Sonia Mehta for being this year's recipients! The award is presented by Sidney Kimmel Medical College to faculty who demonstrate superior...  read more


Nitinol Flex Loop for Assisting Refixation of a Subluxed IOL

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May 15, 2018

Dr. Jason Hsu demonstrates the use of the 27-gauge nitinol loop membrane scraper to refixate the subluxed IOL without the use of sutures. Watch the video to learn more about how Dr. Hsu says this flex loop may prove to be the safer option in the refixation of IOL's. Click here to watch the full video.


Keeping an Eye in the Sky

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May 8, 2018
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Captain Peter knew his vision and career as an airplane pilot was in jeopardy when a curtain came across his right eye and impaired his vision. Read his story on how Dr. Michael Klufas and the team at Wills Eye Hospital got him back in the sky and flying.


Update on Taz!

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May 4, 2018
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I am so excited that Spring is finally here!  With the warmer weather I am playing and exploring the outdoors and meeting so many new people.  I am also getting ready for my formal guide training  that will start in a few months. National Guide Dog day was last week on April 25th and we...  read more


Philadelphia Top Docs 2018

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May 2, 2018

Philadelphia magazine's 2018 Top Docs' issue is out this month, and once again several of our Mid Atlantic Retina Physicians have been chosen as "Top Doctors" of 2018! Congratulations to Dr. James Dunn, Dr. Mitchell Fineman, Dr. Allen Ho, Dr. Richard Kaiser, Dr. Joseph Maguire, Dr. Carl Park, Dr. Carl Regillo, Dr. Arunan Sivalingam and...  read more


Tackling Treatment Adherence in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

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May 1, 2018

Dr. Jason Hsu speaks to MD Magazine at the annual Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting about the pressing issue of follow-up appointments.  He discusses how the anti-VEGF treatments are not a once-and-done, instead these treatments need long-term monitoring to continue to produce positive outcomes. Click here to watch the full video.