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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Alan Franklin Demonstrates IOL Repositioning Technique with NGENUITY™

Alan J. Franklin, MD, PhD, Mobile, AL. demonstrates IOL repositioning technique in his 78-year-old male patient. Dr. Franklin utilizes a 25-gauge small gauge platform and highlights the depth of focus with NGENUITY™ , Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery (DAVS). Dr. Franklin uses the backflush brush to elevate the IOL and the 27-gauge GRIESHABER® MAXGRIP® forceps to…

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