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Setting Proper Expectations for Evaluating DAVS ~ Important Steps & Key Takeaways from Drs. Alan J. Franklin & David R. Chow

Everyone likes a good day with only a few surprises; however, your day shouldn’t be startling from start to finish especially in your operating room. Evaluating new technology is mission critical to you and your patient. To ensure the best possible demonstration with visitors in your OR is to know all important requirements before your…

RetinaLink Interview: AAO President Dr. George A. Williams ~ My First 100 Days

RetinaLink is honored to feature AAO, American Academy of Ophthalmology, President Dr. George A. Williams. Dr. Williams started his term on January 1, 2019. He is a partner with Associated Retinal Consultants and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Williams served as the AAO…

Following the Fellows features Dr. S. Amal Hussnain in New York

RetinaLink’s Following the Fellows is pleased to feature Dr. S. Amal Hussnain. Dr. Hussnain presented a very interesting Ciliary Body Myxoma case and surgical video at Alcon’s Retina Film Festival in Chicago at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This case was submitted to JAMA in October 2018 for peer review and was accepted for publication. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/article-abstract/2721044…

RetinaLink Year in Review: Highlighting the Top 10 Surgical Videos & Posts

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2019. What will this year bring? And, what did we leave behind in 2018. Our resolutions are set and even though most resolutions are fleeting; some become part of our daily lives. The focus seems to be to put down electronic devices, carving out some additional time for yourself, friends…

RetinaLink Profile features Thanos Papakostas, MD: Utilizing the 25-gauge Beveled Cutter in PDR/TRD & Impressions with 3D Visualization

Thanos Papakostas, MD, shares his 3D video with RetinaLink this week. Dr. Papakostas is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, NY. His patient is a 33-year-old Type I diabetic male with severe PDR and Tractional Retinal Detachment in his left eye. There was severe ischemia and a large neovascular…

Announcing the 2018 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award Winners at their 28th Annual Meeting

We gather each year on Friday evening at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting to welcome, honor and recognize the incoming Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award recipients and perpetuate Dr. Ronald G. Michels’ legacy. Alexander J. Brucker, MD Dr. Alexander “Sandy” J. Brucker greeted this year’s guests and honorees and asked them to…

RetinaLink’s #ilooklikearetinasurgeon features Dr. Nancy Holekamp

RetinaLink’s ongoing #ilooklikearetinasurgeon series is honored to feature Nancy Holekamp, MD. Dr. Holekamp has been a leader in the retina community for over two decades. Her leadership, commitment and research are truly remarkable. Dr. Holkamp is located in Chesterfield, Missouri and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Holekamp shares with…

Steve Charles, MD – 2018 AAO Laureate Recognition Award Recipient

Dr. Steve Charles will be honored at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago on Sunday, October 28, during the Sunday General Session. Dr. Charles is the 2018 Laureate Recognition Award Recipient which is the AAO’s most distinguished award. Steve T. Charles, MD The AAO’s website, aao.org, explains this honored…

Duke Eye Center: #ilooklikearetinasurgeon – Drs. Toth, Fekrat, Vajzovic, Finn and Zhang

#ilooklikeasurgeon coverage was started by the BBC in 2015. A surgeon named Stephanie posted “Why are my male colleagues called “doctor” and I’m called by my first name on a daily basis?” Over the past several years, #ilooklikeasurgeon and #ilooklikeanengineer have started a conversation. RetinaLink launched #ilooklikearetinasurgeon at the sixth annual Vit-Buckle Society in Miami, FL, in March 2018.  RetinaLink…

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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