North of the Border

Edited by Efrem D. Mandelcorn, MD, FRCSC

The window to neurodegenerative diseases

A look into the challenges and prospects of retinal imaging to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS.

AI for the vitreoretinal surgeon

What’s in the pipeline, how it may change practice and what a chatbot has to say about it.

Top 10 OCT terms for vitreoretinal surgery

A review of must-know optical coherence tomography nomenclature for the vitreoretinal surgical practice.

AMD consensus nomenclature explained

An overview of the variants of age-related macular degeneration and their mimickers.

Five takeaways for PGP in RD surgery

Preoperative gas for pars plana vitrectomy as an adjuvant in retinal detachment surgery can be easy to adopt.

10 uses for external needle drainage

This technique can be valuable in a variety of vitreoretinal surgery scenarios.

Using a hAM plug for large macular holes

Human amniotic membrane can be a vision-saving option for macular holes larger than 800 µm.

Six frugal faves for retinal surgery

A sample of simple, safe and cost-saving ideas for common procedures and imaging techniques with accompanying videos.

Giant retinal tear surgery made simple

Perfluoro-n-octane as a short-term tamponade for repair of a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with a GRT.

A novel approach for sutureless closure

‘Scleral acupuncture’ is one option for sutureless repair of a leaking sclerotomy.