Eye on the Future: Retina Specialty Institute ~ Transforming Retina & Patient Care Each Day

A visionary is described as “a person with unusually keen foresight”. Sunil Gupta, MD Sunil Gupta, MD, Founder of Retina Specialty Institute (RSI), Pensacola, FL, is certainly a visionary in the retina community. Dr. Gupta attended the Clinton Global Initiative, CGI, in 2012. CGI’s mission is to turn ideas into action. CGI was established in…

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A Global Perspective: WE ARE VISUAL ~ Surgeon Impressions with NGENUITY®

WE ARE VISUAL.  How we embrace everything around us. How we connect and how we discover our world. Depth… Dimension… Detail… WE ARE VISUAL captures how vision impacts our lives and floods our memories because photographs change how WE see the world. Drs. Allen C. Ho, John W. Kitchens and Marco Mura provide their surgical impressions with ALCON’s NGENUITY® 3D Visualization…

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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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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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Mina Chung, MD: Bridging the Gap from Clinic OCT Diagnostics to your Operating Room with ZEISS RESCAN® 700

University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Mina Chung, MD, has been on the URMC Faculty for 15 years. Dr. Chung is an early adopter of new and innovative technology in her operating room. RetinaLink contacted Dr. Chung to gain her perspective and impressions of the ZEISS RESCAN® 700 which provides retinal…

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RetinaLink Profile: Dr. Christopher D. Riemann & Dr. Alan J. Franklin ~ Why DAVS is the Future for Retina Surgery

Christopher D. Riemann, MD, Cincinnati Eye, Cincinnati, OH, presented the first scientific poster outlining his 3D surgical experiences with DAVS, Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery, at AAO 2010 in Chicago. He started his evaluation with the TruVision system in 2008 – 2009 as it became feasible to have quality of visualization in heads-up surgery. According to…

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Dr. Sean Adrean describes his Retinal Transplant technique 68-year-old patient; Video included

Sean Adrean MD FAAO, Retina Consultants of Orange County, describes his Retinal Transplant technique in his 68-year-old female patient with a Macular Hole. This video includes voiceover. SUMMARY: Pre-op VA: CF. Currently, patient is 20/400 with silicone oil in the eye. Hopefully, final post-op VA: 20/80 after silicone oil is removed in early September. This…

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George A. Williams, MD ~ Impressions on New HHS Secretary & The Latest Healthcare Update: Repeal or Replace?

The daily heated debates between the Democrats and Republicans will continue as we receive the latest updates on healthcare from the national media. In May 2016, RetinaLink posted Dr. George Williams’ interview about Obamacare, his thoughts about 2016 election and depending on the outcome of the election, Democratic or Republican win, would effect Obamacare? Now,…

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Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD: Impressions & Applications for Intraoperative OCT

Surgeon experiences and impressions are very impactful when highlighting new technology or surgical techniques. Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD and his colleagues Drs. Justis P. Ehlers, Sunil Srivastava, Jay Stewart and Ruwan Silva participated in a recent symposium at the American Society of Retina Specialists, ASRS, in San Francisco. RetinaLink spoke to Dr. Yiu to…

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