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

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

December 14-15, 2018

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location:
 Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approved)
Register here

February 15-19, 2019

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Hotel
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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March 7-10, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando, FL
Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

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