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Following the Fellows: Dr. Ehsan Rahimy at Wills Eye Hospital

I originally met Dr. Ehsan Rahimy this past October at the AAO in Chicago where he was being presented with the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award. This prestigious award is granted annually to the outstanding second-year vitreoretinal fellows in training. There are currently 75 Michels Fellows since its inception in 1991. Dr. Arunan Sivalignam,…

New Study: Dry eye and spring allergens linked for first time

The common curses of allergies and dry eye may be connected, according to a new study being published online April 23 in the journal Ophthalmology, the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Researchers in Miami looked at 3.4 million Veterans Affairs eye clinic visits over a five-year period and found dry eye diagnosed more than…

Dr. Trexler Topping: His Advice for Fellows, Career Impressions & Retirement Plans

 RetinaLink featured Dr. Trexler Topping, President & Managing Director, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, OCB, Boston, MA, in January. Our first conversation focused on Healthcare and his Career since Dr. Topping has spent decades advocating for Healthcare policy. My follow-up interview takes a different yet, interesting approach. Dr. Topping will retire at the end of December and…

Exploring Diabetic Vitreoretinal Surgery Complications with Dr. Steve Charles

Vitreoretinal surgery has made remarkable progress in the almost four decades since the first patient was operated in 1970. Outcomes have markedly improved; many diseases formerly untreatable are managed with high success rates: diabetic traction retinal detachments, vitreomacular traction syndrome, vitreomacular schisis, giant retinal breaks, PVR, and dense vitreous hemorrhage. Vitreoretinal surgery utilized in combination…

Dr. George Williams: Sutureless TSV Cannula-Based Scleral Fixation of PCIOL in Adult ROP Patient

Dr. George Williams, Chairman of Ophthalmology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, received the Professor Yasuo Tano Memorial Lecture Award at Club Jules Gonin meeting in Zurich, Switzerland in July 2014. Dr. Williams, who was the honored lecturer, remarked, “Professor Yasuo Tano was the Ophthalmologist’s Ophthalmologist. He was the consummate surgeon, researcher and academic leader….

AAO News Release: New AAO President Begins Term

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 13, 2015 – Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., has begun his term as the 118th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. Dr. Van Gelder, who was elected by the Academy’s 32,000 eye physician and surgeon members, will hold the office…

Dr. Stephen Huddleston (Part II) – Following the Fellows

Following the Fellows is a new blog series on RetinaLink. The first part of Dr. Stephen Huddleston’s interview was posted last week. Dr. Huddleston provided both his insight and impressions on his first few months of Retina Fellowship at Charles Retina Institute, Memphis, TN. His Attending Physicians are Dr. Steve Charles and Dr. Jorge Calzada….

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