RetinaLink Series: Staying the Course During COVID-19 Featuring Dr. Steve Charles

The last 60 days has changed our world. Around the globe, WE, together, are working to end COVID-19. We are staying home to “flatten the curve” as the global retina community continues to treat patients and does emergency surgical procedures. During this period of uncertainty, staying connected is paramount. RetinaLink is honored to share its…

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Following the Fellows with Dr. Frank Brodie ~ The Loving Eyes Foundation & His Insight as a First Year Retina Fellow

Meet Dr. Frank Brodie. His accomplishments are many and quite impressive. You may already know him as one of the Loving Eyes Foundation (LEF) Co-Founders. Presently, Dr. Brodie is a first-year vitreoretinal fellow at Duke University Eye Center, in Durham, NC. He will readily tell you he hadn’t planned to be a doctor. After completing…

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Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Series ~ Macular Degeneration: A Revolution in Treatment Continues

Part I: The Current Therapeutic Paradigm Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA A recent study of 27 retina practices including more than 300 retinal specialists in the United States found that more than half of all visits to retina practices (52%) were for macular degeneration or retinal vascular disease (A. Moshfeghi, MD). This represents the continuing…

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The 2019 Alcon Retina Fellows Institute ~ Providing a New Perspective in Education

Perfection, is a powerful word whether written or spoken. It effectively describes the Alcon Retina Fellows Institute held on Saturday, November 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. This was Alcon’s second Retina Fellows Institute. The prior year’s was so successful that it was hard to imagine catching lightening in a jar again. It happened! The education…

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Announcing… The 2019 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award Recipients

We gather each year on Friday evening at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting to honor and recognize the incoming Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award recipients and perpetuate Dr. Ronald G. Michels’ legacy. The Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to support second-year…

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RetinaLink Profile: Dr. Michael N. Cohen ~ Transitioning from Fellowship to Private Practice

Transitioning from a retina fellowship to your first job, whether academic or private practice, has a learning curve. Each day is a new day. RetinaLink met Dr. Michael N. Cohen when he was a second-year fellow at Tufts and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB) in Boston, MA. Dr. Cohen attended Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) for…

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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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