March 2017






Editors’ Message

A Washington Post

By Jonathan Prenner, MD, and Richard Kaiser, MD

VBS Notes

Viva Las Vegas: VBS V

The VBS Notes section editors provide brief looks ahead at this year’s meeting of the Vit-Buckle Society.

By R.V. Paul Chan, MD; Anton Orlin, MD; and Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD

Special Feature: Revisiting the Roles of Laser in Retina

Revisiting the Roles of Lasers in Retina

New technologies call into question some assumptions regarding the use of laser.

By Margaret Wong, MD

Special Feature: Artificial Intelligence a Step Closer to the Clinic

Artificial Intelligence a Step Closer to the Clinic

An algorithm detected retinopathy as reliably as a panel of ophthalmologists. What’s next?

By Peter A. Karth, MD, MBA, and Ehsan Rahimy, MD

Global Retina

Surveying Africa

A survey provides an improved understanding of the unique problems faced by retina doctors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By Benjamin J. Thomas, MD; and Asiwome Kwesi Seneadza, MD

One to Watch

Damien Rodger, MD, PhD

On California, Connery, and coiffures.

By Audina Berrocal, MD

Practice Development

Peer Mentoring

Sometimes the best advice may come from someone close in age to the mentee.

By Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD; Neal Palejwala, MD; John D. Pitcher III, MD; Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD; and Adi Smith, MD


Bonuses and Penalties

Understanding new CMS rules could lead to a reimbursement bonus—but misunderstanding them may lead to reimbursement reductions.

By Dixon Davis, MBA

New Faces, New Dynamics: The Health Care Reform Debate

The relationship between the incoming HHS Secretary and the Senate Minority Leader may be the key to ACA overhaul.

By Jeffrey J. Kimbell and Kenneth L. Hodge.

Ophthalmology on the Hill

Stories from the AAO Mid-Year Forum

By Mohsin H. Ali, MD, and Siya Huo, MD

How the AAO Helped Stop a Washington Disaster

Two seemingly contradictory proposals shelved as a result of AAO action.

By George A. Williams, MD


Ocular Cysticercosis

An uninvited guest sets up shop in the eye.

By Michael A. Klufas, MD

Finance Your Life

Thinking Outside the Stocks (and Bonds)

Investors who diversify their portfolios into nontraded assets can mitigate their risk of loss.

By Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM, and Andrew Taylor, CFP

3 For 3

By Jonathan Prenner, MD

3 For 3

By Jonathan Prenner, MD

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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.