November is National Diabetes Month and today, November 14, is World Diabetes Day. If you or your loved ones have diabetes, be sure to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetic eye disease can be detected early and treated before noticeable vision loss occurs. For more information on Diabetic Eye... read more
The annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference was held in Chicago, IL on October 26-29, 2018, and a number of our Mid Atlantic Retina Doctors were in attendance. Dr. Carl Regillo presented findings from the clinical trial (LADDER trial) on a refillable ranibizumab implant that could allow patients with wet AMD to go 6 months or more between visits. Read this article or watch... read more
The Annual Retina Society Scientific Meeting was held recently in San Francisco where multiple Mid Atlantic Retina Doctors and Fellows presented on a wide array of topics. Our very own, Dr. Ho serves as the current Retina Society Vice President, and helped put together the weekend program as well. Among our doctors, Dr. Chiang presented... read more
The American Society of Retinal Specialist (ASRS) recently held their annual meeting in Vancouver where multiple Mid Atlantic Retina Doctors and Fellows taught, presented and moderated throughout the weekend. Among them, Dr. Gupta and Dr. Chiang were recognized for their time and contributions to the scientific programs and were part of this year’s Honor Award Recipients.... read more
The number of people with diabetes has been climbing in recent years. As a result, Dr. Carl Regillo discusses the expected rise of diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy and how much of the disease can be managed. Read the full article in Ocular Surgery News.
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
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
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.
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.
Drs. Sunir Garg and Ferhina Ali demonstrate how they used the Vitesse hypersonic vitrector (Bausch + Lomb) to repair a macular hole. The device uses a novel single-lumen design, which enables efficient vitreous removal. Click here to watch the full video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.