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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Dr. Sean Adrean describes his Retinal Transplant technique 68-year-old patient; Video included

Sean Adrean MD FAAO, Retina Consultants of Orange County, describes his Retinal Transplant technique in his 68-year-old female patient with a Macular Hole. This video includes voiceover. SUMMARY: Pre-op VA: CF. Currently, patient is 20/400 with silicone oil in the eye. Hopefully, final post-op VA: 20/80 after silicone oil is removed in early September. This…

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George A. Williams, MD ~ Impressions on New HHS Secretary & The Latest Healthcare Update: Repeal or Replace?

The daily heated debates between the Democrats and Republicans will continue as we receive the latest updates on healthcare from the national media. In May 2016, RetinaLink posted Dr. George Williams’ interview about Obamacare, his thoughts about 2016 election and depending on the outcome of the election, Democratic or Republican win, would effect Obamacare? Now,…

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Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD: Impressions & Applications for Intraoperative OCT

Surgeon experiences and impressions are very impactful when highlighting new technology or surgical techniques. Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD and his colleagues Drs. Justis P. Ehlers, Sunil Srivastava, Jay Stewart and Ruwan Silva participated in a recent symposium at the American Society of Retina Specialists, ASRS, in San Francisco. RetinaLink spoke to Dr. Yiu to…

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Justis P. Ehlers, MD: A New “Level” of Control with Microscope Integrated Intraoperative OCT

Justis P. Ehlers, MD, started working on Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography, IOCT, with Cynthia Toth, MD, at Duke Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina. In 2010, Dr. Ehlers joined the Cleveland Clinic and co-established the Intraoperative OCT research program at the Cole Eye Institute with Dr. Sunil Srivastava. Intraoperative OCT has now gained commercial availability and…

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Dr. Szilard Kiss: Clinical Study ~ Treatment of CMV Retinitis with CMV – Specific T-Lymphocyte Infusion

RetinaLink first posted Szilárd Kiss, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, work in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Atara Biotherapeutics to harvest the power of the immune system to treat CMV retinitis on September 11, 2015. After reading the impactful article published in the New York Times…

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Rishi Singh, MD ~ Alcon’s NGENUITY™, 3D Visualization System, is “Disruptive” Technology

What is disruptive? Disruptive is defined as relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one.  Rishi Singh, MD When I contacted Rishi Singh, MD at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute and asked him the…

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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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Drs. Steven Yeh & Jessica Shantha Share Dr. Lowell A. Gess’ Video & His “Call to Action” in West Africa

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Drs. Steven Yeh and Jessica Shantha, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, GA, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Las Vegas. Their interview with Dr. Thomas A. Albini, Miami, FL, posted on RetinaLink on September 15, 2015, discussed their work in West Africa treating Ebola-associated eye disease. Dr. Yeh…

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Dr. Pravin U. Dugel Named Chairman: AAO 2015 Retina Subspecialty Day

Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA), Phoenix, AZ  – one of the nation’s leading Retina & Vitreous clinical research and patient treatment facilities – announced today that Managing Partner, Dr. Pravin U. Dugel, has been elected to Chair the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day in conjunction with the American Society of Retina Specialists,…

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