retinal detachment

New research, interest advancing retinal careTreatment of posterior segment disease is in the midst of a paradigm shift, says a panel of experts at this year's annual SECO 2017 conference in Atlanta.
Enhancing retinal surgery with 27-gauge instrumentation
Enhancing retinal surgery with 27-gauge instrumentationThe use of 27-gauge instrumentation provides several surgical advantages compared with larger tools in retinal surgery, particularly in difficult cases.
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How to optimimally treat rhegmatogenous retinal detachmentSurgeons may safely delay operating on rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) for a few days to accommodate their schedules, a new study suggested.
How to avoid explosive silicone oil injector separationEnsuring correct alignment between the syringe and the cap during silicone oil injection can prevent complications during vitrectomy, said Jay M. Stewart, MD, (San Francisco) presenting during the Retina Subspecialty Day of the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.
Imaging, 27-gauge systems capture retina surgeons’ focusRetina surgeons considered 2015 to be an exciting time in the subspecialty in all areas and pointed to the availability and increased use of 27-gauge instrumentation as one of the real highlights of surgical retina.
Survey: More retinal surgeons using primary vitrectomy, microincisional technologySurveys examining retinal surgeon-practice patterns for retinal detachment show preferences differ regionally.
Editor’s choice for the most important stories of 2014This past year brought us some very interesting stories. I couldn’t limit myself to only five choices, so I give you six of my favorite stories from 2014.
Exploring a new method for scleral bucklingA retinal surgeon describes a new scleral buckling device which requires less surgical dissection, has a one or two-stitch fixation, is applicable to treat pathology over 4 clock hours in any quadrant, and which can be removed in the office 3 to 4 weeks after insertion.
Experiencing retinal detachment as an OD
Experiencing retinal detachment as an ODWhen the retina in my left eye detached in early October 2013, I was on a tour bus, somewhere between Canter’s Deli and Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. There was a series of flashes, like warning flares, and then a black tide, an oil slick of a blind spot that started down and to the left and crept toward the center of my vision, arcs of lightning heralding its advance. I knew what was happening, but I didn’t want to believe it.