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Revealing Retina

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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 retinopathy 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


Diabetic Retinopathy: Types, Causes, and Associated Somatic Changes

6/4/2010
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Alan Ruby, MD The eyes can yield clues to vascular issues elsewhere in the body. How can the two forms of diabetic retinopathy, which are non-proliferative and proliferative, affect vision, and how might retinopathy be associated with somatic effects resulting from diabetes? Dr. Alan Ruby, opthamologist and clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Eye Research Institute at Oakland University, in Rochester, Michigan, discusses the correlation...

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 one's vision are common, this symptom can be a key indicator of a retinal tear or detachment. What is the incidence of retinal detachment in the U.S., and when should a primary care physician suspect this condition? Dr. Saad Shaikh, associate professor and member of the teaching faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, College of...

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? 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...

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...

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 of 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...

Duration: 00:12:59


Technologies and Methods for Visualizing the Retina

9/18/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Dr. Richard Rosen, surgeon director for the department of ophthalmology and director of ophthalmic research in the Advanced Imaging Center at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, joins host Dr. Roy Levit to discuss technologies and methods to examine the retina.

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 is 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


Wet Macular Degeneration

5/28/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: David Williams, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. David F. Williams to The Revealing Retina. Dr. Williams is a Vitreoretinal Specialist practicing in Minneapolis. He is currently Vice President as well as Program Chairman of the ASRS--American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Williams will discuss Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as Neovascular AMD or Exudative AMD. He will highlight the symptoms and how to make a definitive diagnosis as well as...

Duration: 00:12:59


The Effects of the Healthcare Finance Game

3/24/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Michael Newton, MD Dr. Roy Levit is joined by Dr. Michael Newton, Medical Ethicist and an Ophthalmologist specializing in corneal disease and transplantation. He has a Masters Degree in Bioethics, Science and Society from CUNY in New York City. Dr. Newton is the author of the book, "Without Your Consent, The Hijacking of American Health Care". They will discuss how the outside influences on healthcare has led to a loss of trust between doctor and patient.

Duration: 00:11:59


Doctors:Unwilling Pawns in Healthcare Finance Game

3/24/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Michael Newton, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Michael Newton, Medical Ethicist and an Ophthalmologist specializing in corneal disease and transplantation. They will dicuss Dr. Newton's book, "Without Your Consent, The Hijacking of American Health Care". They will cover all of the outside influences from managed care to hospitals to government that are influencing the way MD's practice medicine today.

Duration: 00:12:59


Questions Docs Have But Are Afraid to Ask

3/13/2008
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Jerald Bovino, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Jerald Bovino to the Revealing Retina. Dr. Bovino is a retired retinal surgeon who is well published in the area of physician retirement. Physician retirement issues will be explored and advice given. Some examples in the retinal field will be cited.

Duration: 00:12:59


Flashes and Floaters

1/25/2008
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Guest: Nicholas Zakov, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Nicholas Zakov to the Revealing Retina. Dr. Zakov is a partner in Retina Associates of Cleveland, the largest Vitreoretinal group in Ohio and a clinical professor of Ophthalmology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. They will be discussing the warning signs of flashes and floaters as well as common vs. uncommon causes and several treatments.

Duration: 00:12:59


Macular Degeneration Treatments

11/30/2007
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Julia Haller, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Julia Haller to The Revealing Retina. Dr. Haller is President of the American Society of Retina Specialists and Chairman, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. Tune in to hear everything new in the treatment of macular degeneration.

Duration: 00:12:59


Keeping an Eye on Macular Degeneration

11/30/2007
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Host: Roy Levit, MD Guest: Julia Haller, MD Dr. Roy Levit welcomes Dr. Julia Haller to The Revealing Retina. Dr. Haller is President of the American Society of Retina Specialists and Chairman, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. They will discuss the different types of macular degeneration, the demographics involved and who should be treating it.

Duration: 00:12:59


Diabetic Retinopathy II

10/5/2007
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Guest: Suber Huang, MD Tune in to hear Dr. Roy Levit, host and president of the American Retina Fundation, as he welcomes Dr. Suber Huang, Director of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Medical Director and Treasurer for University Ophthalmologists, Inc. Dr. Huang will discuss the intricacies of Diabetic Retinopathy.

Duration: 00:12:59


Diabetic Retinopathy I

10/5/2007
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Guest: Suber Huang, MD Tune in to hear the first in a monthly series entitled, "The Revealing Retina". Dr. Roy Levit, host and president of the American Retina Fundation, welcomes Dr. Suber Huang, Director of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Medical Director and Treasurer for University Ophthalmologists, Inc. to discuss Diabetic Retinopathy, it's cause and effects. Listeners will gain information on how to understand and identify visual changes...

Duration: 00:12:59