Vitrectomy-Associated Endophthalmitis and COVID-19

April 2023 Asghar “Abbas” Haider, MD, MBA Southeastern Retina Associates, Chattanooga, TN Sakamoto, Taiji, et al. “Increased incidence of endophthalmitis after vitrectomy relative to face mask wearing during COVID-19 pandemic.” British Journal of Ophthalmology (2022).   Vitrectomy-associated endophthalmitis is a rare but severe complication that can cause significant visual impairment. Recent reports have highlighted a potential increase […]

Fellow Eye RRD Risk Stratified by Hyaloid Status on OCT at initial RRD Diagnosis

April 2023 Samir N. Patel, MD Retina Vitreous Consultants Pittsburgh PA Wallsh JO, Langevin ST, Kumar A, Huz J, Falk NS, Bhatnagar P. Fellow Eye Retinal Detachment Risk as Stratified by Hyaloid Status on Optical Coherence Tomography. Ophthalmology. 2023 Feb 9:S0161-6420(23)00105-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2023.02.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36773761.   In patients with a rhegmatogenous […]

iERM: Immediate Versus Deferred Surgery

March 2023 Joshua Uhr, MD Location/Affiliation: Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultants, PC Northfield, NJ Al-Khersan H, Shaheen AR, Flynn HW Jr, Smiddy WE. Natural History and Surgical Timing for Idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane. Ophthalmol Retina. 2022 Nov;6(11):978-984. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2022.02.014. Epub 2022 Mar 8. PMID: 35272083. The authors studied the natural history of idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM) and […]

RPD and Higher Risk of Progression to Late AMD

February 2023 Youning Zhang, MD Location/Affiliation: Los Angeles, Olive View – UCLA Medical Center Agron E, Domalpally A, Cukras C, Clemons TE, Chen Q, Lu Z, Chew EY, Keenan TDL, for the AREDS and AREDS2 Research Group. Ophthalmology 2022;129:1107-1119. Reticular Pseudodrusen: The Third Macular Risk Feature for Progression to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2022.05.021. […]

Optimal Timing for RRD Repair

February 2023 Written by: Monique Munro, MD, FRCSC Locum with University of Calgary, Section of Ophthalmology Calgary, AB, Canada Sothivannan A, Eshtiaghi A, Dhoot AS, Popovic MM, Garg SJ, Kertes PJ, Muni RH. Impact of the Time to Surgery on Visual Outcomes for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair: A Meta-Analysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 Dec;244:19-29.  Visual […]

Air Versus Gas Tamponade for Small- and Medium-Sized Macular Holes

February 2023 Written by: Wasim Samara, MD Taylor Retina Center Raleigh, NC Lindtjørn B, Krohn J, Haugstad M, Stene-Johansen I, Austeng D, Basit S, Fossen K, Varhaug P, Kvaløy JT, Forsaa VA. Air versus Sulfur Hexafluoride Gas Tamponade for Small and Medium-Sized Macular Holes: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial. Ophthalmol Retina. 2022 Sep;6(9):828-834. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2022.04.003. Epub […]

Drainage Retinotomy is a Risk Factor for Surgical Failure after Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Patients with Primary Uncomplicated Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

January 2023 Written by: Tamara Lee Lenis, MD PhD NJ Retina Ohara H, Yuasa Y, Harada Y, Hiyama T, Sadahide A, Minamoto A, Hirooka K, Kiuchi Y. DRAINAGE RETINOTOMY IS A RISK FACTOR FOR SURGICAL FAILURE AFTER PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY UNCOMPLICATED RHEGMATOGENOUS RETINAL DETACHMENT. Retina. 2022 Dec 1;42(12):2307-2314. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000003608. PMID: […]

Evaluation of Subretinal fluid Drainage Techniques During Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment – ELLIPSOID Study

January 2023 Written by:  Priya Vakharia, MD Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida Tampa Bay, FL McKay BR, Bansal A, Kryshtalskyj M, Wong DT, Berger A, Muni RH. Evaluation of Subretinal fluid Drainage Techniques During Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment-ELLIPSOID Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 Sep;241:227-237. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2022.05.008. Epub 2022 May 18. PMID: 35597323. This […]