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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Dr. Ehsan Rahimy: Submacular Hemorrhage Video & His Post-Fellowship Perspective

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows featured Ehsan Rahimy, MD, in April 2015. Dr. Rahimy completed his Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) in July 2015 where he was the recipient of the William Tasman Outstanding Fellow award in addition to being one of the honored Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award winners. He went…

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American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 119th President ~ William L. Rich, III, MD, FACS

William L. Rich, III, MD, FACS SAN FRANCISCO – William L. Rich, III, M.D., FACS, began his term as the 119th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1. Dr. Rich was elected by the Academy’s membership of eye physician and surgeons. Dr. Rich brings more than 20 years of experience in health…

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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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