Retina Dilemmas

Each installment in this column will describe a clinical dilemma common in retina care and will share the protocols and rationale of two optometrists who work in retina clinics. By Diana Schechtman, OD, and Jay M. Haynie, OD

A Break in the Membrane

Angioid streaks may be harbingers of an underlying systemic condition. Here’s how you know.
12/15/2019

Facedown Showdown

Everyone agrees timely macular hole intervention is crucial—but post-op positioning is up for debate.
10/15/2019

Caution: Congestion Ahead

Use your diagnostic toolkit to navigate the crucial distinction between true and pseudopapilledema.
08/15/2019

Tame the Swelling

Intravitreal pharmacotherapy is changing the treatment landscape for patients with macular edema and RVO.
06/15/2019

DR: See Something? Say Something

Now that treatment can slow progression and even reverse severity, optometrists can get at-risk patients into a regimen sooner.
04/15/2019

Serous Business

CSR can be treated a number of different ways—but should it be?
02/15/2019

RAO: Keep Calm and Refer On

Blockages are an emergency, but some in-office therapies might help if you see patients in time.
10/15/2018

Peel Back the Layers

Managing patients with an epiretinal membrane often requires patience—and knowing when the time is right to refer.
08/15/2018

Clear the Air—and the Vitreous

PPV for floaters is controversial. But maybe it’s time to take a closer look at this management strategy.
06/15/2018

Hold ’em or Fold ’em?

Better treatment options for DME give us more flexibility, but also more responsibility. We need to use anti-VEGF prudently—if at all.
04/15/2018

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March 21, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium—Costa Mesa
Location: Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
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March 22, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium—Houston
Location: The Whitehall Houston
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
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