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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Dr. Timothy G. Murray Receives Vit-Buckle Society’s 2016 Lifetime Mentorship Award

Each year the Vit-Buckle Society, VBS, Executive Committee presents their Lifetime Mentorship award to a retina specialist who has gone above and beyond training fellows and making a difference in retina. Previous recipients include Drs. Evangelos Gragoudas, Harry W. Flynn, Jr., and Allan E. Kreiger. Dr. Audina Berrocal presents Vit-Buckle Society’s 2016 Lifetime Mentorship Award to Timothy…

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President Barack Obama Awards National Medal of Technology & Innovation to Mark Humayun, MD, PhD

President Barack Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to ophthalmologist Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., of the USC Roski Eye Institute Thursday afternoon. Dr. Humayun is being recognized for his pioneering work on the Argus II retinal prosthesis, a device shown to restore functional vision to those blinded by the condition retinitis pigmentosa….

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RetinaLink Profile: Interview with George A. Williams, MD

RetinaLink is honored to feature George A. Williams, MD, partner with Associated Retinal Consultants and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan. He is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Secretary for Federal Affairs and the Academy’s delegate to the RUC. He also serves as the Chair…

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Meeting Highlights ~ Vit-Buckle Society’s VBS004: Licensed to VIT

Three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the fourth annual Vit-Buckle Society (VBS) meeting in Miami, FL. Starting in January, I posted various video snippets on RetinaLink’s FaceBook page to promote their upcoming meeting. Now, I understand the candid comments made by Drs. Antonio Capone, Ninel Gregori and Carl Regillo outlining why they…

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