Episodes
Dr. Ben Young takes the reigns as host, welcoming Drs. Pavlina Kemp and Roni Levin to discuss tips and tricks—and pitfalls to avoid—when seeing and managing patients with neurocognitive developmental delay. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 12/01/22
In this second half of a discussion on secondary IOLs, Drs. Brenton Finklea and Fasika Woreta rejoin the show to talk about the benefits and risks of scleral-fixated and scleral-sutured IOLs, and surgical techniques for improving their safety and effectiveness. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 11/17/22
Published 11/17/22
Dr. Brian Do shares his diagnostic and therapeutic approach to herpetic uveitis, from the front of the eye to the back. Discussion ranges from anterior uveitis to acute retinal necrosis, including surgical management from the perspective of a retinal surgeon. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 11/03/22
Drs. Sarah Read, M. Ali Khan, and Ajay Kuriyan join a group discussion on incorporating newly approved medications into practice, focusing on real-world examples of Vuity (pilocarpine drops), brolucizumab, and drugs for dry AMD in trial. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 10/21/22
Drs. Pavlina Kemp and Matthew Weed discuss 2 recent publications in major ophthalmology journals: the first examining strabismus surgery patterns in an IRIS Registry study, and the second evaluating the association between outdoor activity and myopia progression. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 10/06/22
Drs. Daniel Choi and Meron Haile discuss approaches to achieving sustainability in the ophthalmology operating room, including data on the carbon footprint of ophthalmic surgery, recommendations from major US organizations, and lessons from healthcare systems outside the United States. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 09/23/22
Drs. Anita Kohli and Amanda Redfern discuss how to approach the patient who presents with sudden permanent vision loss in one eye, including when to refer for urgent stroke workup, the differential diagnosis, treatment options for ischemic optic neuropathy, and future directions in this field. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 09/08/22
Drs. Brenton Finklea and Fasika Woreta discuss indications for IOL removal or exchange and walk through their clinical and surgical decision-making for secondary intraocular lenses, focusing on anterior chamber and iris-sutured IOLs. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 08/25/22
Drs. Matthew Emanuel and Lorraine Provencher discuss 2 recent publications in major ophthalmology journals comparing glaucoma practice patterns in academic and private settings, and a cost analysis of glaucoma surgery, specifically trabeculectomy vs. MIGS procedures. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 08/11/22
Dr. Jim Dahle, better known as the White Coat Investor, joins the show to share his top tips for financial planning, including the biggest barriers to change and the best ways physicians can educate themselves. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 07/29/22
Drs. Jessica Shantha and Brian Do discuss systemic therapy options for uveitis including corticosteroids and steroid-sparing options, with guidance from major trial results. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 07/14/22
Drs. Anita Kohli and Amanda Redfern discuss how to approach the patient who presents with transient monocular vision loss. Coverage includes systemic diseases such as giant cell arteritis, acute ischemia, when to refer for urgent stroke workup, initial testing, and when to order or refer for MRI. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 07/01/22
Drs. Sarah Read, M. Ali Khan, and Ajay Kuriyan talk through the management and timing of referral for patients with flashes and floaters, including discussion of posterior vitreous detachments, retinal tears, and retinal detachments. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 06/16/22
Dr. Will Flanary, better known as social media personality Dr. Glaucomflecken, joins Dr. Matthew Weed for a candid discussion about physician wellness and burnout, how social media can bring attention to these issues, the fine line between humor and depression, and how healthcare systems could be improved to help physicians stay healthy and well. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 06/02/22
Drs. Seanna Grob and Alison Watson discuss approaches to ptosis (droopy eyelid), including evaluation, ancillary testing, and management. Drs. Grob and Watson review which patients may benefit from pharmacologic therapy such as oxymetazoline (Upneeq), and how they determine the best surgical approach in other cases. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 05/19/22
Drs. Maura Di Nicola and Basil Williams run through the diagnosis and management of radiation retinopathy, including the applications of anti-VEGF agents and ongoing clinical trials. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 05/05/22
Drs. Pavlina Kemp and Matthew Weed review approaches to strabismus surgery, including preoperative counseling, patient selection, setting patient expectations, surgical planning, and more. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 04/21/22
Drs. Fasika Woreta and Brenton Finklea review the disease stages of neurotrophic keratitis and treatment based on staging. Therapy options include traditional lubricants and therapeutic contact lenses, cryopreserved amniotic membrane, newer agents such as cenegermin (Oxervate), and surgical interventions such as corneal neurotization and tarsorrhaphy. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 04/07/22
Drs. Jessica Shantha and Brian Do discuss local therapy options for uveitis, including sub-Tenon's and intravitreal corticosteroid approaches, patient selection and contraindications, and side effects of local treatment. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 03/25/22
Drs. Lorraine Provencher and Matthew Emanuel give a crash course on minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Discussion includes a review of current shunting devices (eg, iStent, Hydrus Microstent, XEN Gel Stent), trabecular bypass surgeries (eg, GATT, Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy, Trabectome), and the studies that support their use. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 03/10/22
Drs. Sarah Read, M. Ali Khan, and Ajay Kuriyan talk through the management of 3 serious anterior segment surgical complications that commonly end up in the hands of retina specialists: retained lens material, endophthalmitis, and choroidal detachment. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 02/25/22
Drs. Ambar Faridi, O'Rese Knight, and Fasika Woreta, members of the Academy's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work group for resident education, discuss the importance of DEI, strategies to improve diversity and equity in ophthalmology, and future challenges to address in resident selection. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 02/10/22
Drs. Maura Di Nicola and Basil Williams map out a systematic approach to assessing ocular lesions, from the front of the eye to the back. The panel discusses primary decisions, such as when to refer, what tests to perform before referral, and how urgently to act. For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 01/27/22
Drs. Meron Haile and Daniel Choi rejoin the show to break down conventional interventions and newer pharmacologic advances in presbyopia management, including the recently FDA-approved pilocarpine eye drop (Vuity; Allergan). For all episodes or to claim CME credit for selected episodes, visit www.aao.org/podcasts.
Published 01/14/22