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The goal of RetinaLink is to provide new and innovative perspectives and insights related to the retina community. Since our initial launch, RetinaLink has served as a global communication platform for retina specialists, meeting organizers and related professionals. We are proud to have built a reputation as the “Go To” resource for those looking for…

Summary: New Instrumentation Presented by David R. Chow, MD at AAO 2016 Retina Subspecialty

David R. Chow, MD, FRCS (C), Toronto, Ontario, updated this year’s American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty audience in Chicago, IL, about New Instrumentation featured by the global retina community’s ophthalmic industry partners. Dr. Chow presented 21 products in the order listed below. Some of these products are now available on the company’s website or simply…

Announcing the 2016 Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Winners

Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Brucker welcomed everyone to the 26th annual Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation event at this year’s AAO meeting in Chicago, IL. The Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to support second-year fellows in training in vitreoretinal surgery in the United States. There…

The Inaugural Meeting of the 2017 Retina World Congress… Unite. Exchange. Advance.

UNITE. EXCHANGE. ADVANCE. Impactful words… Retina World Congress (RWC) inaugural meeting will kickoff on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel. Certainly a comfortable and familiar venue that the global retina community knows very well.  There are many opportunities to attend retina meetings around the globe during each…

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…

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…

ARGUS II device that brings vision back to blind: 5-year study on safety, performance

After five years, researchers say the ARGUS II retinal prosthesis system remains a safe and beneficial way to return functional vision to patients who are blind from retinitis pigmentosa, according to a new study just published online today in Ophthalmology, http://aaojournal.org, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Read full study online. A long-term 10-year trial…

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…

Regeneron Announces Important US Prescribing Information Clarification for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection

Press Release: Regeneron Announces Important US Prescribing Information Clarification for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – May 25, 2016 – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the dosage and administration section of the EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection US Prescribing Information for patients with…

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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