Retina Rocks was founded as a free, open-source resource to help educate the world’s eye care providers about why the retina rocks!
The collection, culled from our fellowships and from patients we’ve personally seen in our practice, was created over a 30-year period as an internal teaching collection at Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in Louisville, KY. In 2019 the collection was donated to seed Retina Rocks with its initial files. The collection currently contains over 25,000 multimodal images and videos covering the spectrum of vitreoretinal disorders. It also includes bite-sized annotated bibliographies for most disorders covering over 4,200 major publications and studies. We also publish cool cases every Monday through Friday on our Instagram feed, @retina.rocks or viewed directly here from within this site.
We love gorgeous pictures so virtually all images are of publication quality. More important than a pretty picture, however, is what that picture teaches us about a disease. Many of the Retina Rocks images are therefore meant to tell a story or convey a “teaching moment,” exploring the multiple ways a disease changes over time, responds to treatment or presents with a cool or unique finding.
Case of The Month and Key Journal Articles
June's Case of The Month
OCT angiogram (image 1) of a patient with prominent disc neovascularization (NVD) from proliferative diabetic retinopathy. This image captures blood vessels from the full thickness retina, including the superficial radial peripapillary capillary network which is not imaged with traditional fluorescein angiography, Movement artifacts are noted throughout the scan (arrows). Image 2 shows the fundus photograph and image 3 isolates the vitreoretinal interface showing just the NVD.
[Full case in Retina Rocks is located in the DR (Diabetic retinopathy) 08 PDR folder, DR PDR XFI-20200416]
Key Retina Journal Articles
Here are this month's articles (prior months' articles in Retina Rocks are located in the _Key retina journal articles folder at the top of the collection).
Every month we pull key clinical references from the major ophthalmic and retinal journals. Although we can't provide the actual journal article PDF for obvious copyright issues, we provide a single line citation including a brief summary of the article's main points. Our goal is not to be inclusive, but to capture all major clinically relevant references.