|Aaron Parnes, M.D.|
Maine Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Dr. Parnes talked about the current treatment options for Wet AMD, including treatment via intravitreal injections with drugs such as Lucentis,Avastin, and Eylea. He discussed the clinical trials that have gone on for the treatment of Wet AMD and how to interpret those results. He also discussed individualizing treatment for patients with the wet form of age related macular degeneration.
Dr. Parnes then moved his discussion to DME, or diabetic macular edema. The discussion on DME revolved around the treatment and management of the disease. He discussed the different treatment standards including laser treatment, vitrectomy, and the use of corticosteroids in managing and treating diabetic macular edema.
|Jackie Nguyen, M.D.|
Dr. Nguyen’s discussion was on the use of the OCT in today’s retina practice. Dr. Nguyen talked a lot about interpreting OCT’s and showed case studies of different pathology found using the OCT, or optical coherence tomography. Dr. Nguyen discussed how OCT can be used in diagnosing different retinal issues, and showed case studies of patient with different retinal problems, including epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, macular holes, and retinal detachments.
Darrin Landry, our retinal photographer, raffled off his book, “Optical Coherence Tomography: A Clinical Atlas of Retinal Images” and Dr. Daniel Roy from Sanford was the winner of the raffle.
Thanks to all of the optometrists who attended Monday’s seminar, thanks to Darrin for donating his book to the raffle, and thanks to Dr. Parnes and Dr. Nguyen for sharing their presentations with us.