American Society of Retina Specialists

Are you aware of the available resources for AMD?Since February is designated Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness month. For healthcare providers, there are numerous resources available to help promote awareness to patients and to encourage patients to continue (or start) annual visual exams.
Intravitreal aflibercept effective in radiation retinopathyLike bevacizumab and ranibizumab, aflibercept has been shown to be effective in treating radiation retinopathy. In a study, patients experienced improved visual acuity and resolution of cystoid macular edema.
New theory may address idiopathic macular holesThe evaluation of multiple optical coherence tomography images supports the combined tractional-hydration theory of idiopathic macular hole formation, progression, and closure.
Photostimulation promising for central serous chorioretinopathyA pilot study suggests that using subthreshold photostimulation with a 577-nm PASCAL yellow laser is an effective and safe option for central serous chorioretinopathy.
Topical drug improves anti-VEGF effectiveness for retinal vein occlusionNew Ohr Pharmaceuticals formulation of topical squalamine was found to improve anti-VEGF effectiveness for the treatment of retinal vein occlusion.
Anti-VEGF patterns of use for DME may vary in clinical practiceThough anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy for diabetic macular edema showed impressive results in trials, clinicians have reported less success on their own.
Violating ‘taboos’ to treat a suprachoroidal hemorrhage
Violating ‘taboos’ to treat a suprachoroidal hemorrhageA group of surgeons were faced with a suprachoroidal hemorrhage following trauma, and decided to break the ‘rules’ when tackling the case, and came out with surprisingly good results.
Technologic advances integrate OCT into real-time surgeriesResearchers are conducting a prospective, multisurgeon, single-center study to evaluate multiple microscope integrated-prototypes with real-time surgeon feedback.
Promising results with implantable mini telescope for end-stage AMDA 5-year study of the implantable miniature telescope for bilateral, end-stage age-related macular degeneration found positive results with a few complications.
Surgery with 25- and 27-gauge tools mostly similar with minor variancesA comparison of small-gauge instrumentation reveals some subtle differences in surgical technique.