Rishi Singh, MD’s, blog takes an evidence-based approach to hot topics in eye care and examines their clinical relevance.

BLOG: Can we use fundus autofluorescence to differentiate retinoschisis from retinal detachments?

March 20, 2020

Retinoschisis is a nonprogressive degenerative splitting of the neurosensory retina, most often at the outer plexiform layer. On clinical examination, retinoschisis…

BLOG: What can we do as ophthalmologists to prevent coronavirus?

March 13, 2020

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, can cause a severe respiratory disease known as COVID-19. From unverified reports, it…

BLOG: Should we stop treating patients with eplerenone for central serous chorioretinopathy?

March 10, 2020

Central serous retinopathy occurs in middle-age adults, typically spontaneously, and is associated with accumulation of fluid below the retina. It can be commonly…

BLOG: Angiogenesis 2020: Noteworthy and notable presentations

February 11, 2020

The Bascom Palmer Angiogenesis meeting took place on Feb. 8, covering disease pathogenesis and emerging treatment options for various retinal conditions. The…

BLOG: Can we achieve a kinder, gentler membrane peel in vitreoretinal surgery?

January 14, 2020

We perform membrane peeling in a variety of surgical cases: during epiretinal membrane removal, for macular hole closure and in the repair of a tractional retinal…

BLOG: Counting down the highlights from the world of retina 2019

January 7, 2020

That’s a wrap for 2019 — an exciting year of research and innovation in medical and surgical retina. As the associate editor for the journal Ophthalmic

BLOG: Should we use steroids as an adjuvant to epiretinal membrane peeling?

December 30, 2019

When there is significant visual impairment, epiretinal membranes are treated by pars plana vitrectomy and epiretinal membrane peeling. First performed by Machemer in…

BLOG: What’s the value of OCT angiography

December 18, 2019

OCT angiography has emerged as a noninvasive technique for imaging the microvasculature of the retina and choroid. The first clinical studies using this innovative…

BLOG: Do we understand the true risk factors for myopia? Big data studies help

November 27, 2019

Refractive error, in particular myopia, remains a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide. But do we really understand the risk factors? What is driving the growth…

BLOG: Gene therapy promising for treatment of neovascular AMD

November 12, 2019

This year’s American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in San Francisco had significant data releases from pharmaceutical companies focused on the treatment of…