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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.

May 2, 2022

Prof. Guymer from Melbourne Univeristy discusses finding of a prospective study on absence of association between retinal pseudodrusen and advanced AMD. Discussed article:

Wu Z, Kumar H, Hodgson LAB, Guymer RH. Reticular Pseudodrusen on the Risk of Progression in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Am J...


Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Ballios discusses his group's findings on novel mutations in the RCBTB1 gene that can cuase late-onset non-syndromic retinal dystrophies mimicking macular degeneration.

Full article:

Catomeris AJ, Ballios BG, Sangermano R, Wagner NE, Comander JI, Pierce EA, Place EM, Bujakowska KM, Huckfeldt RM. Novel RCBTB1...


Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Kumar discussed his group's prospective study on the comparative outcomes of two different drainage techniques (posterior retinotomy vs PFCL) for repair of rhegmatogenous retina detachment. 


Jan 17, 2022

Dr. David Sarraf from UCLA discusses Paracentral Acute Middle Maculopathy (PAMM) and its the ischemic implications. 

Discussed article:

Wang D, Au A, Duker JS, Sarraf D. PAMM and the ischemic cascade associated with radiation retinopathy. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Sep 8;20:100918. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100918....


Dec 24, 2021

Dr. Kourous Rezaei reviews the results of the GATHER1 trial on complement C5 inhibition for slowing down progression of geography atrophy in dry AMD.

References article:

Jaffe GJ, Westby K, Csaky KG, Monés J, Pearlman JA, Patel SS, Joondeph BC, Randolph J, Masonson H, Rezaei KA. C5 Inhibitor Avacincaptad Pegol for...