July 2017






Editors’ Message

Elementary, My Dear Fellow

By Jonathan L. Prenner, MD, and Richard S. Kaiser, MD

VBS Notes

Viva Las Vegas: VBS V

By Safa Rahmani, MD

Special Feature

Ron Michels, MD: A Surgeon of High Standards

Julia Haller, MD, sits down with NRMD to review her experience of training under a retina legend: Ron Michels, MD.

with Julia Haller, MD

Training Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellows With 27-Gauge Platforms

This smallest of gauges requires good habits and precision surgery

By Patrick Oellers, MD, and Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

Global Retina

The Role of Vitrectomy in International Retina

Finding innovative ways to offer vitreoretinal surgery in developing nations.

By Benjamin J. Thomas, MD

Practice Highlights

Big Data, Big Possibilities

A look at how the Cole Eye Institute uses EHR systems to its advantage.

By Sruthi Arepalli, MD; Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD; and Rishi Singh, MD
NRMD at the Meetings

NRMD at the Meetings

Cover Focus: Mystery Cases

The Curious Case of the Barbed Hairs

An itsy bitsy problem that could not be washed out.

By Melina I. Morkin, MD; Lana M. Rifkin, MD; and Caroline Baumal, MD

The Adventure of the Upstate Traveler

A camper brings home an unintended souvenir from a camping trip.

By Robin K. Kuriakose, BS; Lorna W. Grant, MD; Eric K. Chin, MD; David R.P. Almeida, MD, PhD, MBA

The Case of the Old Wives’ Tale

A teenager with sudden vision loss in one eye presents to the ER with a secret.

By Ehsan Rahimy, MD

Meanwhile, On Eyetube...

Meanwhile, On Eyetube...

Patience and practice with endoscopes

By Courtney Crawford, MD as Interviewed by Michael A. Klufas, MD

Finance Your Life

Alternative Investments

Look outside traditional routes to find lucrative avenues for growth.

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

3 For 3

3 for 3


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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.