36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retinal Specialist

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August 1, 2018

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

Treatment of DME Poses Complex Choices, Strives to Overcome Limitations

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June 10, 2018

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.

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

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.

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.

Vitesse-Assisted Macular Hole Repair

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April 21, 2018

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.  

2018 Lectures

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April 19, 2018

COLE EYE INSTITUTE CLEVELAND CLINIC RETINA SUMMIT, Honolulu, Hawaii--April 27th--Dr. Allen Ho presented two lectures on "Surgical Drug Delivery" and "Gene Therapy for AMD and other Retinal Diseases". FIFTH ANNUAL INNOVATIVE SUMMIT FOR RETINAL CELL AND GENE THERAPY, Honolulu, Hawaii--April 27th--Dr. Allen Ho was also invited to speak at the Fifth Annual Innovative Summit for...  read more

Wills Eye Hospital Retina Update 2017

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December 12, 2017

Dr Allen Ho & Dr Michael Klufas were the program chairs for Wills Eye Hospital Retina Update the first week of December 2017. The program covered a broad range of subjects from the latest updates in medical and surgical retina care, including emerging opportunities in telemedicine and new vitreoretinal surgical platforms including ultrasonic vitrectomy, culminating...  read more

American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting 2017

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November 22, 2017

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) was held November 11-14 in New Orleans, LA. Dr Carl Regillo was the program director for the Retina Subspecialty Day, which is the world's largest retina meeting, on November 11th.  Dr Jason Hsu presented PRO: Chandelier Scleral Buckling.  Dr Omesh Gupta presented CON: Use of intraoperative...  read more