VBS7 Meeting Summary: All the Highlights & Keynote Speakers

Oops we did it again… Congratulations to the Vit-Buckle Society (VBS) Board of Trustees and Executive Committee (Drs. Tom Albini, Nina Berrocal, Paul Chan, Royce Chen, Jorge Fortun, Mrinali Gupta, John Kitchens, Derek Kunimoto, Ross Lakhanpal, Geeta Lalwani, Charles Mango, Andrew Moshfeghi, Anton Orlin, Aleksandra Rachitskaya, Andrew Schimel, Jayanth Sridhar, Camila Ventura, Charles Wykoff and…

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RetinaLink Feature: Making A Difference with Visually Impaired Young People

Over the past four years, RetinaLink has focused on many different aspects of retina. Today’s post is different; yet, impactful and thought provoking. Max Moore recently experienced a profound decrease in vision which was the impetus for VIP Angling (Fishing). He said to himself, “What if I lost my vision?” His question sparked the idea to…

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Alcon Retina Exchange Broadcast Series ~ Featuring Drs. Nina Berrocal, R.V. Paul Chan, Arshad Khanani, Lejla Vajzovic & Christina Weng

Alcon kicked off its 2019 Retina Exchange Broadcast series on Wednesday, February 20th in Fort Worth, Texas. Moderator Dr. Audina (Nina) M. Berrocal, Miami, FL, welcomed viewers to the live streamed event and guided them through the 90-minute broadcast of retina surgery with new techniques and interesting little tricks. Dr. Berrocal continued by introducing the great…

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RetinaLink Profile: Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD ~ iOCT Impressions in Pediatric Patients

RetinaLink is pleased to feature Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles affiliated with the USC Roski Eye Institute – Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the eight LUXTURNA™ (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl, Spark Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA) sites in the United States. Dr. Nagiel exclusively…

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William R. Freeman, MD – Digitally Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery using the NGENUITY® 3D System

RetinaLink is honored to feature Dr. William R. Freeman’s 2018 Retina Society presentation – Digitally Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery using the NGENUITY® 3D System. His presentation is included in its entirety and there is no financial interest to disclose. Dr. Freeman is the Distinguished Professor and Director, Department of Ophthalmology, UCSD Jacobs Retina Center, Shiley Eye…

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RetinaLink Profile with Dr. Szilard Kiss: Weill Cornell’s DHK Center ~ A Decade in the Making

What goes into a project? There are short term and long-term projects and some that require significant and ongoing research to understand how to initially start and develop a plan for a transformational and evolutionary shift. An example of a long-term project is the new David H. Koch Center (DHK) at Weill Cornell, New York-Presbyterian…

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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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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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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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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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