March 2013

March 2013 Supplement


  • Editor’s Page

    By Robert L. Avery, MD; and Allen C. Ho, MD;

  • Medical Volunteerism Abroad

    Volunteer-based missions bring ophthalmologists the chance to offer their skills to those in need.

    By Rachel M. Renshaw, Editor-in-Chief

Business of Retina

Retina Surgery

  • Giant Retinal Tears: Size Does Matter

    Pearls for managing a variety of surgical scenarios.

    By Manish Nagpal, MS, DO, FRCS(UK)

  • Natural Dyes for Chromovitrectomy

    The efficacy of natural dyes in ocular surgery is under investigation.

    By Eduardo A. Novais, MD; Eduardo B. Rodrigues, MD; Magno Antonio Ferreira, MD; ane Chen, MD; André Maia, MD; Maurício Maia, MD; Emmerson Badaró, MD; Fernando M. Penha, MD; and Michel Eid Farah, MD


Cover Stories

Special Cover Features: Medical Innovation in Retina


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Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Receives FDA Approval

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.) has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of late-stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP), according to a compan... more >

Delaying Surgery for Macula-On RRD May Not Affect Outcomes

Modest delays in macula-on rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) repair may not adversely affect patient outcomes, according to a study in Retina.sup1/sup Rita Ehrlich, MD, of Rabin Medical Center in Israel, and colleagues... more >

FDA Panel Votes for Tighter Controls on Hydrocodone

In a 19-to-10 decision, a panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to place tighter restrictions on hydrocodone, an ingredient in several prescription painkillers including Vicodin (acetamino... more >

Hearing Loss May Be Linked to Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss was independently associated with accelerated cognitive decline and incident cognitive impairment in older individuals, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.sup1/sup Frank R. L... more >