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The Retina Channel Podcast

The Retina Channel is an ophthalmology journal club discussing new scientific articles focused on retina. The target audience are eye care professionals who are interested in the most recent advances in retina.

“Our mission is to facilitate transmission of knowledge from researchers to their target audience.

Dec 24, 2017

Dr. Raj Maturi from discusses final results of the protocol U, which investigated addition of Dexamethasone implant to ranibizumab for the treatment of persistent diabetic macular edema. The full reference of the article is:

Maturi, R. K., Glassman, A. R., Liu, D., Beck, R. W., Bhavsar, A. R.,...

Dec 8, 2017

Dr. Charlie Wykoff describes the treat-and-extend (TREX) approach for the treatment of wet AMD. He then explains the study design and the 3-year results of the TREX-AMD trial. The full reference of the article is:

Wykoff, C. C., Ou, W. C., Croft, D. E., Payne, J. F., Brown, D. M., Clark, W. L., . . . Group, T.-A. S....

Nov 26, 2017

Dr. Robert Devenyi discusses the 5-year safety and performance results of the Argus II retinal prosthesis implant. He also share his own experience with the device including surgical steps and patient outcomes. The episode logo reflects the retinal images of the 11 devices that he has implanted so far.

The full...

Nov 10, 2017

Dr. Brian Ballios uses his expertise to talk about the article titled "Autologous Induced Stem-Cell–Derived Retinal Cells for Macular Degeneration" by Mandai et al. The article reports use of induced pluripotent stems to culture and transplant Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells in a patient with advanced Age-Related...

Oct 23, 2017

Dr. Amin Kherani discusses the Clarity study which compares use of intravitreal aflibercept injections versus PRP laser for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. We also briefly discuss protocol S results that compare intravitreal ranibizumab versus PRP laser for the same indication.

Full reference of the Clarity...