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 23,000 multimodal images and videos covering the spectrum of vitreoretinal disorders. It also includes bite-sized annotated bibliographies for most disorders covering over 3,800 major publications and studies.
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.
New diabetic macular detachment in an eye with a large and remarkably asymptomatic silicone oil bubble following multiple prior Avastin injections. The insulin syringe needles provided by compounding pharmacies for the Avastin injections are lubricated with silicone. Although this patient has an unusually large silicone bubble, many eyes receiving intravitreal Avastin developed small vitreous silicone droplets. This recently led to the discontinuation of these insulin syringes. [Full case in Retina Rocks is located in the DR TRD folder, DR TRD NZQ-20191210]
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.
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