Duke Ophthalmology at The Retina Society 50th Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Retina Society held it's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA October 5-8, 2017.  Duke was well represented during the meeting. The invitation-only, three-day program included several faculty and alumni presentations.  We are proud of our Chief Resident whose poster was selected for presentation. 

Podium Presentations:

  • Foveal Development as Visualized on Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Acuity Development in Preterm Infants - Lejla Vajzovic, MD
  • The Role of Cystoid Macular Edema as a Marker in the Progression on Non-paraneoplastic Autoimmune Retinopathy - Avini Finn, MD, MBA
  • Diabetic Retinoapthy Session Moderator - Glenn Jaffe, MD
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation versus Ranibizumab for Poliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Comparison of Retinal nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in a Randomized Clinical Trial - Glenn Jaffe, MD

​Poster Presentations

  • Disorganization of the Retinal Inner Layers Associated with Long Term Visual Acuity in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion - Duncan Berry, MD, 2017-2018 Chief Resident
  • Clinical Impact of Subfoveal Lucency Before or After Treatment of Vitreomacular Traction without Macular Hole in the Phase III Trials of Ocriplasmin Vitreolysis -  Akshay Thomas, MD, MS, second year vitreoretinal surgery fellow

Alumni Presentations:

  • Jennifer Lim, MD served as the presiding officer and presented "Longitudinal Study of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography of Sickle Cell Retinopathy Eyes: Prevalence of Thinning and Systemic Disease Associations" during the for the opening session Retinal Vascular Disease on Thursday.
  • Adrienne Scott, MD presented "Prevalence of Retinopathy in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease" during the opening session Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Kent Small, MD presented "North Carolina Macular Dystrophy (NCDR1): Mutations Found Affecting the Retinal Transcription Factor PRDM13 in Twelve Additional Families"