RetinaLink Profile: Miguel Busquets, MD, FACS ~ Making a Difference… Humanitarian Relief in Puerto Rico

Dr. Miguel Busquets makes a difference each day as he treats his retina patients at AIO, Associates in Ophthalmology, in Pittsburgh, PA. AIO is a very busy practice with nine locations and 17 eye doctors. Dr. Busquets is a Puerto Rico native, who is the Director of the Division of Clinical Trials and Research, and…

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Mohammed K. Barazi, MD ~ FOCUS SELECT® AREDS2 Based Formulation Provides New Eye Health Chewable Vitamin Supplement

Walking around the ASRS 2017 exhibit area in Boston, I stopped at Covalent Medical to sample their new FOCUS SELECT® Chewable Eye Vitamin & Mineral Supplement. Quite frankly, I was hesitant to take any supplement on an empty stomach; however, I said, “OK, I’ll try one.” FOCUS SELECT’s new AREDS2 based chewable have a tangy citrus…

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RetinaLink Profile: Duke Eye Center’s ~ Lejla Vajzovic, MD & Her Work in Pediatric Retina

This month RetinaLink is pleased to feature Lejla Vajzovic, MD, who is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, at Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Vajzovic is a member of the Duke Pediatric Retina and Optic Nerve Center. RetinaLink sat down with Dr. Vajzovic to find out more about her mentors, why she chose…

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Sean Adrean, MD, FAAO ~ Autologous Retinal Transplant in Patient with Previous Macular Hole & AMD

In August 2017, RetinaLink featured Sean Adrean MD, FAAO, Retina Consultants of Orange County, who had one of the Top 10 RetinaLink posts  last year. He described his ART, Autologous Retinal Transplant, technique in his 68-year-old female patient with a Macular Hole. This patient’s pre-op VA was CF and now, her VA, six months post-op, is…

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Camila Ventura MD, PhD Awarded R01 Grant for ZIKV Research & TEDMED Presentation

RetinaLink featured Camila Ventura, MD, PhD, in May 2017. At that time, Dr. Ventura had recently completed her Pediatric Retina Research Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, and was moving back to Brazil. She’s currently practicing at the Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV), a non-profit eye care institution and multiple disability rehabilitation center…

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Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD ~ Surgical Video Series Comparing DAVS Filters in FTMH & Diabetic Pathology

Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD shares his surgical video series (with voiceovers) highlighting Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery, DAVS, in four different patients. Video I: Chronic Traumatic Full Thickness Macular Hole. Young, otherwise healthy, patient. Pre-op VA: 20/200 PO: 4 weeks and VA: 20/80; MH was completely sealed. Dr. Franklin said, “macular surgery improvements and DAVS provided a good…

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