Retina Cases from the Lone Star State CE
On August 23, 2021, Retina Consultants of Texas presented a virtual CE webinar on interesting cases that our doctors have treated. Dr. James Major opened up the show, starting with an introduction of the physicians of Retinal Consultants of San Antonio, which joined the RCTX family in June 2021. The webinar was split into three sections which were presented by Dr. Matthew Benz, Dr. Darrell Baskin, and Dr. Amy Schefler.
Presentation #1: Dr. Matthew Benz
Dr. Benz’s presentation focused on how optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography were successfully used to differentiate details about a case of decreased vision and distortion for a 64-year-old male patient. The patient came in with symptoms that are typically seen in wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The images revealed evidence of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) and myopic degeneration. After giving an overview of the diagnostic and treatment approaches he utilized, Dr. Benz opened the floor to questions from the panel, during which Dr. Gary Lane, Dr. Charles Wykoff, and Dr. Ankoor Shah asked pointed questions about treatment approaches, follow-up, and outcomes.
Presentation #2: Dr. Darrell Baskin
For his first time presenting, Dr. Baskin focused on epiretinal membranes (ERM), also sometimes referred to as macular puckers. The framework of his presentation was structured using questions that had been asked by ERM patients.
In the first case, he reviewed the prevalence of ERMs and, citing a Beaver Dam Eye Study, discussed how ERMs are one of the most common retinal conditions in older adults. The next case focused on determining whether or not to perform surgery to correct an ERM. Dr. Baskin spent some time giving an overview of the Govetto Staging System for ERM. The third case explored the relationship between ERMs progression, vision loss, and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). The fourth case discussed the contributing factors and predictors involved in postoperative and visual function following surgery for ERMs. The fifth and final case explored the factors related to the decision to pursue surgery.
Presentation #3: Dr. Amy Scheffler
Dr. Schefler’s presentation entitled “How to Approach Tumors in the Posterior Pole” gave an overview of the various benign and malignant lesions that can be seen in all layers of the retina when using advanced imaging techniques. She discussed her usage of enhanced depth OCT, which she frequently uses to observe ocular growths and distinguish malignant from benign. She presented slides from several cases, quizzing the panelists to see if they could tell whether the image showed a malignant or benign growth.
She also gave an overview of presumed solitary circumscribed retinal astrocytic (PSCRAP), retinal capillary hemangioblastoma, choroidal osteoma, and sclerochoroidal calcification. She then discussed the various capabilities and resources that Retina Consultants of Texas has available for treating ocular tumors and cancers.
We invite you to watch the full video of our “Retina Cases from the Lone Star State CE” presentation on our YouTube channel. To attend Retina Consultants of Texas’s next CE Zoom event, please register here for updates.