July 2016


In this Issue

Monetizing Retina



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Editors’ Message

Blurred Lines

Make sure you know where the boundaries lie.

By Richard Kaiser, MD, and Jonathan Prenner, MD

Break It Down

Trocar/Cannula Roundup

These tiny tools have important differences.

By Michael A. Klufas, MD

VBS Notes

Back For More: Notes From VBS|004

The fourth meeting of the Vit-Buckle Society lived up to the hype.

By Christine Lin, MD and Richard Watson, MD

Making a Retina Surgeon.

By Ehsan Rahimy, MD, and S.K. Steven Houston III, MD

Journal Club Update

From the editors of New Retina MD

Clinical Trials

Site Selection Success

When it comes to your site’s qualifications, you must be forthcoming with study sponsors.

By Aron Shapiro

The First 5 Years: Beyond the Clinical Hurdles

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

Retina specialists’ calendars are filled with meetings. Given your busy schedule as a young retina specialist, which meetings should you attend?

By Allen Ho, MD; Sunir Garg, MD; and Richard Kaiser, MD

Retina World Congress

By Rishi Singh, MD

Cover Stories:

Money Matters

Finding an Academic Retina Job

Many factors go into the decision to pursue academics.

By Daniel Chao, MD, PhD; Jayanth Sridhar, MD; and Eric Nudleman, MD, PhD

Making the Switch

Is now the time to jump from academic retina to private practice?

By Paul Hahn, MD, PhD

Breaking the Mold: Earning an MBA

An MBA can open physicians to a number of new opportunities. But is it right for you?

By Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA

Steps to Making Your Innovation a Reality

Protect your idea, create a prototype, and pinpoint the market opportunity.

By Timothy Buckley, MBA, BSME

The Industry Side: It’s Not All About the Money

Some retina specialists expect that working in the ophthalmic industry will increase their remuneration. Is that always the case?

By The NRMD Editors, As An Interview with Emmett T. Cunningham Jr, MD, PhD, MPH

Meanwhile, on Eyetube...

A former solution becomes an ugly problem, and a pediatric patient presents with a surprise membrane.

By Michael A. Klufas, MD

The Pro Shop: Tips from Retina Coaches

Pearls From the Pros at VBS|004

A panel of retina coaches stopped by the VBS meeting to review extreme complications.

By Andrew Schimel, MD

Practice Development

What to Do When Patients Refuse Injections

Micropulse laser may be an option.

By Caesar K. Luo, MD

Finance Your Life

Owning a Small Insurance Company

When properly created, small insurance companies can offer additional asset protection for practices.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole C. Foos, CPA

Global Retina

The Next Chapter: Forging a Concept of International Retina Care

A new column in NRMD raises more questions than it answers—for now.

By Benjamin J. Thomas, MD

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Senior Editor

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About New Retina MD

New Retina MD delivers cutting-edge content to retina specialists in their first 15 years of practice. Each issue provides fresh insight from younger physicians plus established mentors on clinical and nonclinical issues affecting ophthalmologists in the earlier stages of their careers. NRMD features surgical pearls, clinical research endeavors, practice management, medical reimbursement and policy, continuing educational requirements, financial planning, innovations, and more.