retina

Retinal prosthesis offers hope to blind patientsAn artificial retinal prosthesis allows patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to locate objects, detect movement, and improve orientation and mobility skills.
Roth spots show as initial presentation in multiple myelomaRoth spots are hemorrhages in the retina with white centers. They occur in a wide variety of systemic conditions that are associated with retinal hemorrhages.
Importance of adherence and follow-up in patients with diabetic retinopathyA 37-year-old male came to my office for the first time in 2014 for a diabetes eye examination at the insistence of his primary-care provider (PCP).
NASEM declares eye health a public health imperativeIn order to avoid a public health crisis and keep up with increasing vision loss among the aging baby-boomer generation, correctable vision impairments must be eliminated by 2030, according to a report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
The case of the disappearing drusen
The case of the disappearing drusenAt her periodic eye examination, a female patient in her early 70s was discovered to have low-risk macular degeneration in each eye. Further evaluation revealed that her visual acuity (VA) was correctable to 20/25 in each eye.
Study tracks clinical use of dexamethasone implant for DMEA 6-month analysis from the REINFORCE study of the dexamethasone intravitreal implant Ozurdex found an average of one- to two-line vision gains and no new safety concerns.
Aflibercept DME superiority diminishes in second yearAflibercept remains superior to bevacizumab after 2 years of treating patients with poor baseline visual acuity (VA) caused by diabetic macular edema (DME), but it loses its edge over ranibizumab, researchers said.
Visual cycle metabolites: Cause of AMD?
Visual cycle metabolites: Cause of AMD?Oxidative stress stemming from a growing accumulation of visual cycle adducts may play an important role in the pathogenesis of AMD, suggest new findings.
Long-term efficacy for DME with fewer injections? Yes, please!As a physician passionate about treating and helping patients with retinal disease, I continuously seek out and study new treatment modalities. It can be a very scary time for patients when faced with retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and diabetic macular edema (DME).
Techie-turned ophthalmologist tinkers through fellowshipSabin Dang, MD, didn’t have as clear cut of a journey to the ophthalmic world as many would expect. While today he spends his working hours improving visual outcomes of patients at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, a few years ago you would have found him creating coding software in his IT consulting company to help businesses grow.