A synopsis of the findings presented at EURETINA 2021 for ophthalmologists and retina specialists.
José-Alain Sahel, MD, explains that optogenetics involves the use of artificial photoreceptors from specific retinal cells to restore vision by transferring a gene that encodes for a light-sensitive protein that causes neuronal cells to respond to light stimulation.
Carel B. Hoyng, MD, discusses his presentation regarding macula dystrophies, including Stargardt disease, Best disease, X-linked retinoschisis, and the peripherin-2 (PRPH2) gene.
Professor Ben Burton detailed how dry AMD patients treated with photobiomodulation therapy have seen improvements in best-corrected visual acuity 9 months after treatment.
Cristina Cristian, MD, noted that an injection of brolucizumab treatment in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration led to a median improvement in visual acuity (VA) of 10.5 letters and the drug was well-tolerated.
Daniel Jones, PhD, discussed GA and emphasized the need for additional study to gain a better understanding of the burden experienced by patients.
Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc, FARVO, FASRS, speaks on the highlights of his presentation regarding new biological treatments of posterior uveitis.
Tunde Peto, MD, PhD, pointed out that while complications associated with diabetes develop over a long period, ophthalmologists today have an excellent understanding of diabetes-related eye changes.
Javier Zarranz-Ventura MD, PhD, FEBO, discusses the key highlights from his presentation on a clinical investigation of suitable naïve versus pre-treated DME patients, and what it means for future research.
Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH, explores the question of whether ophthalmologists should be using anti-VEGF agents to treat patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR).
Tunde Peto, MD, PhD, discusses her presentation on providing the best virtual care for patients with diabetic eye disease at EURETINA 2021.
Anat Loewenstein, MD, MHA, discussed how artificial intelligence can optimize optical coherence tomography.
Grazia Pertile, MD, discusses the highlights of her presentations on the management of retinal folds after retinal detachment and the role of the anterior vitreous as a cause of recurrent retinal detachment.
Marta Belmonte-Grau, MD, discussed the potential risk for posterior capsular rupture during cataract surgery.
Treating the disease can be a challenge, and at the EURETINA 2021 Virtual Congress, Chekitaan Singh, MD, discussed a case study detailing the care of a patient who had already lost vision in one eye from a similar issue.
Ramin Tadayoni, MD, PhD, discusses the myopia panel at the EURETINA 2021 virtual meeting.