RetinaLink Profile: Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD ~ Surgical Video – Chronic Retinal Detachment with Macular Hole & #ilooklikearetinasurgeon

Dr. Aleksandra Rachitskaya, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, participated in Alcon’s Retina Exchange Broadcast on July 10th. RetinaLink is pleased to highlight one of Dr. Rachitskaya’s surgical videos from the broadcast. Her pseudophakic patient presented with a total bullous retinal detachment (RD). She described that due to bullous nature of the RD, it was challenging…

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RetinaLink Profile: Jeffrey L. Marx, MD at Lahey Eye Clinic & The Importance of Ergonomics

Jeffrey L. Marx, MD has always been an early adopter of new technology. Dr. Marx became interested in ergonomics early in his career as he became aware of more senior ophthalmologists developing symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders. Working with ergonomic specialists, he soon recognized the increased risks of musculoskeletal disorders were apparent with prolonged leaning over the…

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RetinaLink Profile: Mrinali Gupta, MD ~ Surgical Impressions with 10k Vitrectomy Cutter & Why Retina ~ #ilooklikearetinasurgeon

RetinaLink is pleased to feature Mrinali Gupta, MD, Weill Cornell, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Vitreoretinal Medical Fellowship, in New York, New York. Dr. Gupta was on the faculty at ALCON ‘s Retina Exchange Broadcast Series on Tuesday, July 10, and she highlighted ALCON’s 10,000 cut per minute, cpm, vitrectomy probe in her…

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Duke Eye Center: #ilooklikearetinasurgeon – Drs. Toth, Fekrat, Vajzovic, Finn and Zhang

#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 my first name each day?” Over the past several years, #ilooklikeasurgeon and #ilooklikeanengineer have started a conversation. RetinaLink launched #ilooklikearetinasurgeon at the sixth annual Vit-Bucke Society in Miami, FL, in March.  RetinaLink is honored to…

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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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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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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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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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2016 Charles Schepens Honored Lecturer ~ Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD: Management Options for Vitreomacular Traction

RetinaLink offers our congratulations to Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD who received the prestigious Charles Schepens lecturer award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in October 2016. Dr. Flynn’s entire Schepens lecture presentation from AAO Retina sub-specialty day  is now available on RetinaLink: Management Options for Vitreomacular Traction – An Individualized Approach. Dr. Flynn has…

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RetinaLink Profile: Meet Dr. Maria H. Berrocal ~ Reflecting on Her Retina Training, Family & Future of Retina

There’s one word to describe Dr. Maria H. Berrocal, MD… Delightful. I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Berrocal many years ago and we’ve had numerous conversations at various meetings around the globe. She even helped me purchase a lovely rug in a Marrakesh souk during a break from the EVRS Congress. However, in our…

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