Image of the Week for May 1, 2017, ASRS – Retinal Image Bank

The American Society of Retina Specialists [http://imagebank.asrs.org/home] has selected as it’s Image of the Week, a photograph captured by Mr. James Soque, CRA, OCT-C, COA, Chief of Photography and Imaging Specialist/Island Retina. The link to this photograph can be found here: http://imagebank.asrs.org/file/26816/subretinal-hemorrhage-due-to-srnvm-fluorescein-angiogram-photograph This is a Fluorescein Angiogram photograph of patient who has Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration and is receiving …

Stem Cell Treatments

 JAMA PATIENT PAGE | ExperimentalTreatments Stem Cell Treatments Every organ in the body is made up of cells that originated as stem cells, which are then differentiated (changed) into different forms. Stem cells have special ability to become more than one type of cell in the body and also to keep dividing and multiplying without limits. The more potent …

Lucentis is approved for use in neovascularization associated with myopia

FDA Approves Genentech’s Lucentis® (Ranibizumab Injection) for Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization First anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy approved to treat patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) in the U.S., a condition that can lead to blindness Myopic CNV is a complication of severe near-sightedness and most commonly affects people between ages 45 and 64 Granted Priority Review by the FDA …

Pre-eclampsia associated with retinal detachment

I wanted to bring this article from the New York Times to your attention. Pre-eclamptic patients have a higher risk of retinal detachment, as well as, other diseases of the retina. If you were pre-eclamptic, don’t forget to mention this to your eye doctor. I am making sure that I ask my patients about this and follow these patients more …

Island Retina’s photographer James Soque, receives Honorable Mention in Surgical Photography Exhibit, Chicago, 2016

      October 16, 2016, Chicago, IL/USA Our Chief of Photography and Imaging Specialist, James Soque CRA, OCT-C, COA was recently elevated to the position of Chair of the Board of Education for the prestigious Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS), for whom he has served in a voluntary roll since 2010. During the Annual Education Program of the OPS, which took …

Research Update at Island Retina

Island Retina is currently involved in some exciting research projects. We are committed to research in an effort to provide better care to our patients. We are participating in 3 phase 3 trial for wet AMD  for newly diagnosed patients. One study combines our present treatment (Lucentis) with a new drug, Fovista. The new drug is an anti-platelet-derived growth factor …