VBS VI: Real-World Retina. Practice Management, Private Equity, Advice for Young Retina Specialists


Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD Mass Eye & Ear / Boston Children's RETINA Roundup Co-Editor Several weeks ago we counted down the top 10 accessed papers in RETINA. The number 1 spot went to David Boyer and colleagues, who detailed the pathophysiology of geographic atrophy in AMD and the complement pathway as a therapeutic target. This week, we are counting down the best retinal cases that were accessed in 2017. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports is the sibling publication of RETINA. There used be a section in RETINA for brief reports, but as you may imagine, there were just too many great case reports and smaller unique series in our field, so a dedicated journal was born to house these pieces. Now in its 12th year, Retinal Cases & Brief Reports has become a go-to resource for fascinating cases that challenge the way we think about retinal diseases. Retinal Cases As a special tribute, Lippincott has generously opened up free access to the top 3 papers for 1 month from today. Many of the articles are also open access to begin with. Please take this opportunity to dive into these great cases. Without further ado: (10) Dolz-Marco R, Sarraf D, Giovinazzo V, Freund KB. Optical coherence tomography angiography shows inner choroidal ischemia in acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11 Suppl 1:S136-S143. (9) Nagiel A, Rootman DB, McCannel TA. Paraneoplastic vitelliform maculopathy in the setting of choroidal melanoma: evolution over one year. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11 Suppl 1:S7-S10. (8) Gaudric A, Mrejen S. Why the dots are black only in the late phase of the indocyanine green angiography in multiple evanescent white dot syndrome. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11 Suppl 1:S81-S85. (7) Christenbury JG, Phasukkijwatana N, Tan A, Freund KB, Sarraf D. Dome-shaped maculopathy: enhanced visualization with radial optical coherence tomography scans. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11 Supple 1:S94-S97. (6) Conway MD, Noble JA, Peyman GA. Central serous chorioretinopathy in postmenopausal women receiving exogenous testosterone. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11(2):95-99. (5) Crawford C, Oshry LJ, Reichel E. Atypical maculopathy in a patient with light chain deposition disease mimicking advanced geographic atrophy. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11(1):83-85. (4) Barile GR, Harmon SA. Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome with central visual loss. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11 Suppl 1:S219-S225. (3) Yip G, Henao M, Huang LL. Retinal manifestations of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 in two consecutive generations. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11 Suppl 1:S86-S89. (Full text access for 1 month) (2) Subudhi P, Kanungo S, Subudhi BN. An atypical case of sympathetic ophthalmia after limbal corneal laceration. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11(2):141-144. (Full text access for 1 month) (1) Johnson BB, Hubbard GB 3rd, Mendoza PR, Grossniklaus HE. Distinctive white fundus lesions in familial exudative vitreoretinopathy: a newly characterized clinical feature. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2017;11(4):291-295. (Full text access for 1 month) In case you were wondering why there are so many papers from the "11 Suppl 1" issue: that was a 228-page supplemental issue that accompanied the Winter 2017 issue. The supplement published selected cases from two regional meetings: the Pacific Retina Club, and the Atlantic Coast Retina Club. The RETINA Roundup team covered the 2018 Atlantic Coast Retina Club earlier this year, in case you were interested in getting a feel for these meetings: