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

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. http://bit.ly/2B9WIkm 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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Announcing… The 2017 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award Winners

Dr. Ronald G. Michels’ legacy lives on each year when we join on Friday evening of the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting to recognize the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award recipients. It’s a truly remarkable evening since it’s like going home for past Foundation award winners, retina colleagues and former fellows. Dr. Michels’s…

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Happy 2018 & Top 2017 Posts

Happy Happy New Year! Each new year provides a new chapter and an opportunity to reset. It does seem as though each year is going faster and faster. The holiday season always provides each of us the unique opportunity to recharge, reflect and set new goals “resolutions” for the upcoming year. To ring in 2018,…

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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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Following the Fellows with Dr. Avni Finn at Duke Eye Center

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows is pleased to highlight Avni Finn, MD, who is a second year vitreoretinal surgical fellow, at Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Finn will be receiving the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans – Where All of Ophthalmology Meets…

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Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD ~ Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery in Stickler Syndrome Patient

RetinaLink highlights Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD and his young patient with Stickler Syndrome. Dr. Franklin’s three-part 3D video with voiceover depicts repair of his patient’s Retinal Detachment secondary to Stickler’s Syndrome. Stickler syndrome is characterized by distinctive facial abnormalities, ocular problems, hearing loss, and joint problems. Video 1 – The patient had an RD in…

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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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Digital Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery: EURETINA Course Organizer, Dr. Athanasios Nikolakopoulous, shares 3D video

The 17th EURETINA Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain in September. Dr. Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, Greece, was the Course Organizer for the Latest Update: 3D Digital MIVS Vitrectomy & Mechanical Vision 2017. He was joined by Drs. Thomas Aaberg and Christopher Riemann from the United States to lead this course. Anthansios Nikolakopoulos, MD  DAVS, Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery, has…

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EURETINA Congress Course ~ 3D Digital MIVS Vitrectomy & Mechanical Vision 2017: Latest Update on Friday, 8 September

Plan to attend the upcoming course 3D Digital MIVS Vitrectomy & Mechanical Vision 2017: Latest Update at the 17th EURETINA Congress in Barcelona on Friday, 8 September, from 8.00 to 10.00 am located in Room 114 at CCIB. This course will be moderated by Drs. Thomas Aaberg, US, Christopher Riemann, US, and Course Organizer, Athanasios…

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