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

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

A Bad Break-up

When the vitreous and retina don’t separate fully, macular traction can be problematic—or benign. How, and when, to manage?
02/15/2018

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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