Pravin U. Dugel, MD: Guest Editor, Ophthalmology Management July 2019 Issue
- Posted on: Jul 3 2019
A Revolution in Retina – In the early 1990s when I applied for a surgical retina fellowship, the results of the two multicenter trials designed to test the efficacy of subfoveal laser photocoagulation in new and recurrent choroidal neovascularization in AMD were reported. This reaffirmed my decision to become a surgeon and confirmed my impressions of the huge gap between surgical and medical retina. After all, having given up hope for maintenance, let alone improvement, these trials advocated coagulation the fovea to give patients a smaller scotoma two years later.
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