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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Dr. Miguel Busquets: Private Practice Retina Fellowship & FTF: Drs. Zhao & Yousufzai

When you think of retina fellowship programs, you think of academic programs throughout the United States. Private practice fellowships do exist and AIO, Associates in Ophthalmology, in West Mifflin, PA, suburban Pittsburgh, started their fellows program in 2007. On July 1st, they will embark on their 11thfellow during the last 11 years and had one…

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RetinaLink Profile: Llewelyn Rao, MD ~ My Surgical Experience with Dutch Ophthalmic EVA™ & VBS VI Live Surgery

Llewelyn J. Rao, MD, Retina Associates of Cleveland and President of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society was one of four retina surgeons who participated in the live surgery broadcast at VBS, Vit-Buckle Society, in Miami, FL. Live surgery is awe inspiring since everyone in the meeting room is observing your every surgical maneuver. Moderator Timothy G. Murray, MD,…

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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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Register for 8th Annual Thessaloniki International Vitreoretinal Summer School – May 21 – 26, 2018

The eighth annual Thessaloniki International Vitreoretinal Summer School, TVRS, which is organized by the Mediterretina Society, is scheduled for May 21 – 26, 2018 and open for registration. This year’s meeting will be held in Halkidiki, Greece at the Potidea Palace Hotel. TVRS features an international faculty including Drs. Thomas Aaberg, Jr. (USA), Francesco Bandello…

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RetinaLink Profile ~ VBS 2018: Introducing #ilooklikearetinasurgeon

What does a retina surgeon look like? Do you look like what you do for a living? You just paused… and, are thinking about these questions because they are certainly thought provoking. #ilooklikeasurgeon was covered by the BBC in 2015. A surgeon named Stephanie posted why are my male colleagues called “doctor” and I’m called by…

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Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD ~ Utilizing NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System in Complex Retinal Detachments

RetinaLink is pleased to feature Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD and his experience with 3D surgery. In 2017, Dr. Franklin, Mobile, Alabama, shared two of the most viewed 3D videos on RetinaLink, IOL Repositioning and his Stickler’s Syndrome patient. Dr. Franklin shares his initial surgical experience with ALCON’s NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System and their latest…

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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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