Impact of Residual Subretinal Fluid Volumes on Treatment Outcomes in a Subretinal Fluid-Tolerant Treat-and-Extend Regimen

March 2022 Written by: Maxwell Stem, MD Pennsylvania Retina Specialists, PC Gretchenig C, Reiter GS, Riedl S, Arnold J, Guymer R, Gerendas BS, Bogunovic H, Schmidt-Erfurth U. Impact of Residual Subretinal Fluid Volumes on Treatment Outcomes in a Subretinal Fluid-Tolerant Treat-and-Extend Regimen. Retina. 2021;41(11):2221-2228. The axiom that the goal of anti-VEGF therapy is to completely […]

ARCHWAY: Randomized Phase 3 Trial of the Port Delivery System with Ranibizumab for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February 2022 Written by: Nika Bagheri, MD California Retina Consultants and Research Foundation Santa Barbara, CA   Holekamp NM, Campochiaro PA, Chang M, Miller D, Pieramici D, Adamis AP, Brittain C, Evans E, Kaufman D, Maass KF, Patel S, Ranade S, Singh N, Barteselli G, Regillo C, on behalf of all Archway Investigators. ARCHWAY: Randomized […]

Outer Retinal Folds Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy vs. Pneumatic Retinopexy for Retinal Detachment Repair: Post Hoc Analysis from PIVOT

February 2022 Written by: Christian Sanfilippo, MD The Retina Partners Los Angeles, CA Lee WW, Bansal A, Sadda S, Sarraf D, Berger AR, Wong DT, Kertes PJ, Kohly RP, Hillier RJ, Muni RH. Outer Retinal Folds Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy vs Pneumatic Retinopexy for Retinal Detachment Repair: Post Hoc Analysis from PIVOT. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021 […]

Laser Treatment after Minimized Eye Movement for Repair of Retinal Detachment

February 2022 Written by: Avni P. Finn, MDAssistant ProfessorVanderbilt Eye InstituteNashville, TN Kokame GT, Yee S, Omizo JN, Villanueva L, Liu J. Laser Treatment after Minimized Eye Movement for Repair of Retinal Detachment. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021 Sep;5(9):939-941. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2021.01.014. Epub 2021 Jan 30. PMID: 33529816. Retinal detachment repair is typically performed via three potential procedures: […]

Outcomes of Infectious Endophthalmitis in Patients with Systemic Antibiotic Allergies to Penicillins, Cephalosporins or Vancomycin

January 2022 Written by: Rehan Hussain, MD Retina Health Institute Elgin, IL   Meyer BI, Berry DE, Cribbs BE, et al. Outcomes of Infectious Endophthalmitis in Patients with Systemic Antibiotic Allergies to Penicillins, Cephalosporins, or Vancomycin. Ophthalmol Retina 2021 Sep;5(9):901-909   Infectious endophthalmitis is a rare but potentially visually devastating issue that requires prompt diagnosis […]

Telehealth-based Eye Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utilization, Safety, and the Patient Experience

Written by: Jaya Badhwar Kumar, MDFlorida Retina InstituteOrlando, FL January 2022  Newman-Casey, Paula Anne et al. Telehealth-based Eye Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utilization, Safety, and the Patient Experience. Am J Ophthal, 2021. 230: 234 –242. In the era of a global pandemic, the demand for telehealth services has expanded across all fields of medicine […]

Persistent Opioid Use After Ophthalmic Surgery in Opioid-Naïve Patients and Associated Risk Factors

Written by: Priya Sharma Vakharia, MDRetina Vitreous Associates of FloridaPalm Harbor & St. Petersburg, FL January 2022 Ung C, Yonekawa Y, Waljee J, et al. Persistent opioid use after ophthalmic surgery in opioid-naïve patients and associated factors. Ophthalmology 2021; 128(9): 1266-1273. This is a retrospective claims-based cohort analysis, using a database (Optum ClinformaticsÒ DataMart Database) […]

Risk Factors for Severe Bleeding Complications in Vitreoretinal Surgery and the Role of Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Agents

Written by: Wenlan (Wendy) Zhang, MD October 2021 Lauermann P, Klingelhöfer A, Mielke D, van Oterendorp C, Hoerauf H, Striebe NA, Storch MW, Pfeiffer S, Koscielny J, Sucker C, Bemme S, Feltgen N. Risk Factors for Severe Bleeding Complications in Vitreoretinal Surgery and the Role of Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Agents. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021 Aug;5(8):e23-e29. Many […]