Texas Retina Associates’ Ashkan Abbey, MD, published an article in the current issue of Retina Specialist, highlighting the findings of five intriguing presentations from the recent 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), which was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his article, Dr. Abbey shared the following recent retina advancements:

  • A treat-and-extend approach with intravitreal methotrexate shows promise as a less-burdensome option for proliferative vitreoretinopathy.
  • Optogenetics for nonsyndromic retinitis pigmentosa has the potential to treat other retinal diseases causing photoreceptor loss.
  • A technique of creating multilayered inverted internal limiting membrane flaps showed a high degree of success in closing large macular holes.
  • Subretinal transplantation of an amniotic membrane helped promote closure of persistent full-thickness macular holes.
  • A relatively simple relaxing parafoveal nasal retinotomy after ILM peeling achieved closure of 13 of 15 large or refractory macular holes. 

You can read Dr. Abbey’s full article here.