31 episodes

A journal club to review recent journal articles in the field of retina. The target audience are retina specialists and other healthcare professionals who want to stay up-to-date with the latest publications in the field of retina.

The Retina Channel Podcast Keyvan Koushan, MD, FRCSC

    • Medicine

A journal club to review recent journal articles in the field of retina. The target audience are retina specialists and other healthcare professionals who want to stay up-to-date with the latest publications in the field of retina.

    E31- FLUID Study - Dr. Robyn Guymer

    E31- FLUID Study - Dr. Robyn Guymer

    Dr. Guymer discusses the results of the FLUID study which investigated whether some residual sub retinal fluid can be tolerated in neovascular macular degeneration. 
    Full reference:
    Tolerating Subretinal Fluid in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treated with Ranibizumab Using a Treat-and-Extend Regimen. Guymer, Robyn H.Chang, Andrew et al. Ophthalmology, Volume 126, Issue 5, 723 - 734

    • 17 min
    E30-Clinical Predictors of Low-Risk Histopathology for Retinoblastoma- Dr. Sameh Soliman

    E30-Clinical Predictors of Low-Risk Histopathology for Retinoblastoma- Dr. Sameh Soliman

    Dr. Soliman discusses his team's analysis of clinical predictors of low histopathology in eyes that were enucleated because of retinoblastoma. The goal of the study is to find clinical indicators in retinoblastoma that could be used to salvage eyes via eye-preserving treatment methods instead of enucleation. 

    • 28 min
    E29-Anti-VEGF Levels in Breast Milk after Intravitreal Injections-Drs. Muni and Juncal

    E29-Anti-VEGF Levels in Breast Milk after Intravitreal Injections-Drs. Muni and Juncal

    Drs. Muni and Juncal discuss their case series on the level of anti-VEGF drugs and VEGF-A levels on lactating mothers who had received intravitreal anti-VEGF injections.
     
    Reference for the article:
    Ranibizumab and Aflibercept Levels in Breast Milk after Intravitreal Injection; Verena R. Juncal,Quratulain Paracha,Motaz Bamakrid,
    ,Carolina L.M. Francisconi, Julia Farah, Amin Kherani
    ,Rajeev H. Muni;  Ophthalmology, published on line Sep.11, 2019
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.08.022

    • 21 min
    E28-Brolucizumab for wet AMD (HAWK and HARRIER)- Dr. Pravin Dugel

    E28-Brolucizumab for wet AMD (HAWK and HARRIER)- Dr. Pravin Dugel

    Dr. Dugel discusses 1 and 2 year results of HAWK and HARRIER on Brolucizumab for neovascular AMD. 
    Full reference: 
    Dugel, P. U., Koh, A., Ogura, Y., Jaffe, G. J., Schmidt-Erfurth, U., Brown, D. M., . . . Investigators, H. S. (2019). HAWK and HARRIER: Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked Trials of Brolucizumab for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.04.017
     

    • 19 min
    E27-DRCR Protocol V Results- Anti-VEGF vs Focal Laser vs Observation for DME in Eyes with Very Good Vision- Dr. Jennifer Sun

    E27-DRCR Protocol V Results- Anti-VEGF vs Focal Laser vs Observation for DME in Eyes with Very Good Vision- Dr. Jennifer Sun

    Dr. Sun discusses Protocol V results that investigated efficacy of 3 treatment approaches for DME in eyes with vision of 20/25 or better: aflibercept injections, focal laser, or observation.
    Reference to the publication: 
    Baker CW, Glassman AR, Beaulieu WT, Antoszyk AN, Browning DJ, Chalam KV, Grover S, Jampol LM, Jhaveri CD8, Melia M, Stockdale CR, Martin DF, Sun JK; DRCR Retina Network. Effect of Initial Management With Aflibercept vs Laser Photocoagulation vs Observation on Vision Loss Among Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema Involving the Center of the Macula and Good Visual Acuity: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.5790.

    • 24 min
    E26-Autologous Retinal Transplant for Refractory Macular Holes-Dr. Tamer Mahmoud

    E26-Autologous Retinal Transplant for Refractory Macular Holes-Dr. Tamer Mahmoud

    Dr. Tamer Mahmoud discusses an innovative surgical method for closure of refractory macular holes using autologous retinal transplants. 
    Full reference of the discusses article:
    Grewal, D. S., Charles, S., Parolini, B., Kadonosono, K., & Mahmoud, T. H. (2019). Autologous Retinal Transplant for Refractory Macular Holes: Multicenter International Collaborative Study Group. Ophthalmology. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.01.027
     

    • 36 min

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