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Revealing Retina highlights the latest treatment advances and clinical research in retinal medicine from thought leaders in the field. This series features discussions about best practices in patient retinal care and the most recent developments in combating retinal diseases.

Revealing Retina highlights the latest treatment advances and clinical research in retinal medicine from thought leaders in the field. This series features discussions about best practices in patient retinal care and the most recent developments in combating retinal diseases.
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Revealing Retina highlights the latest treatment advances and clinical research in retinal medicine from thought leaders in the field. This series features discussions about best practices in patient retinal care and the most recent developments in combating retinal diseases.

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English


Episodes

Treatment Modalities for Diabetic Retinopathy

6/4/2010
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Alan Ruby, MD The standard treatment for proliferative and non-proliferative diabetic retinopathynbsp;is laser photocoagulation, but novel methods, including injectable steroids or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor, are also showing promise. What tests can help opthamologists determine the area of leakage in the eye that needs treatment? How soon after surgery will patients see a change in their vision? Dr. Alan Ruby, opthamologist and clinical assistant...

Duration: 00:14:59


The Causes and Treatment of Retinal Detachments

6/4/2010
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Saad Shaikh, MD Although floaters in ones vision are common, this symptom can be a key indicator of a retinal tear or detachment.nbsp;What is the incidence of retinal detachment in the U.S., and when should a primary care physician suspect this condition?nbsp;Dr. Saad Shaikh,nbsp;associate professor and member of the teaching facultynbsp;at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, and assistant professor at the University of South...

Duration: 00:14:59


In-Office Drug Testing for Retinal Conditions

1/6/2010
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Allen Verne, MD What are the advantages to using private practices, as opposed to academic institutions, for testing medications?nbsp;Dr. Allen Verne, president of the American Retina Foundation and founder of the Bay Area Retina Associates, discusses in-office drug studies he is involved in, including one on diabetic retinopathy and another on photodynamic therapy, and why these studies can be particularly useful in determining the most effective treatments for...

Duration: 00:12:59


Genetic Risk Factors of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

11/17/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Albert O. Edwards, MD, PhD Geneticists think of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as a complex trait in which multiple environmental and epidemiological risks combine to cause the disease. Dr. Albert O. Edwards is a consultant and an opthalmologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, discusses with host Dr. Levitt the genetic approach for identifying biological pathways involved in the disease, and explains how to interpret the genetic studies. Dr. Edwards also...

Duration: 00:12:59


Repairing Macular Hole and Macular Pucker

11/17/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Allen Ho, MD What are macular holes and macular pucker, and how do we treat these conditions? Host Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Allen Ho, professor of ophthalmology and an attending surgeon in the Retina Service at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, to discuss back-of-the-eye vitrectomy for the treatment ofnbsp;macular hole and macular pucker. Before this surgical procedure, we had no cure for these diagnoses.

Duration: 00:14:59


Artificial Retinas Restore Sight to Blind

9/24/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Mark Humayun, MD Microelectronic implants are restoring vision to the blind.Dr. Mark Humayun discusses with host Dr. Roy Levit the workings of the artificial retina and explains the surgical procedure to implant the device in the eye. The first generation of the implant only has 16 pixels while the second generation has 62 pixels. Dr. Humayun explains how the subjects who have the implant can initially see spots of light, but that the brain over time can fill in...

Duration: 00:12:59


Treatment Evolution for Wet Macular Degeneration

7/23/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Cliff Ratner, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Cliff Ratner to the Revealing Retina. Dr. Ratner did his residency at Harkness Eye Institute and a 2 Year Retina Fellowship at Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins. He has been in private practice for 25 years and is the founder of The Retina Practice of White Plains in New York. With his vast experience and expertise, he will talk about how much has changed and isnbsp;currently changing in the treatment for Wet Macular...

Duration: 00:12:59


Accrediting Certifying Medical Specialists

7/14/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Paul Tornambe, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Paul Tornambe to The Revealing Retina. Dr. Tornambe is in private practice in the San Diego/La Jolla area, and has written over a dozen peer reviewed papers on vitreo retinal disease. He lectures worldwide and is a Journal Referee for the AJO, Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and the German Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a past president of the American Society of Retina...

Duration: 00:12:59