David RP Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD

David RP Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD

David Almeida MD MBA PhD is a vitreoretinal eye surgeon offering a unique voice that combines a passion for ophthalmology, vision for business innovation, and expertise in ophthalmic and biomedical research. He is part of Erie Retinal Surgery, a retina-only private practice with an esteemed reputation for excellence in Pennsylvania. Dr. Almeida and Erie Retinal Surgery diagnose and treat all medical and surgical conditions of the vitreous, retina and macula.

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Resources
Suprachoroidal Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Pharmaceuticals
Suprachoroidal Therapy: Past, Present, and Future

Read this article to deepen your understanding of current and developing treatment modalities that utilize the suprachoroidal space.

October 18, 2022
Dry AMD Treatments: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide
Pharmaceuticals
Dry AMD Treatments: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide

Through this article, with a downloadable cheat sheet, gain a comprehensive overview of past, current, and future treatment modalities aimed at dry age-related macular degeneration.

August 16, 2022
Anti-VEGF Therapy: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide
Pharmaceuticals
Anti-VEGF Therapy: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide

Anti-VEGF drugs are used for ocular diseases to reduce neovascularization, vascular leakage, and scar formation. Gain an overview of the current anti-VEGF medications available to clinicians today.

May 26, 2022
Improving Ophthalmology Practice Management with Behavioral Economics
Practice Management
Improving Ophthalmology Practice Management with Behavioral Economics

Learn the two fundamental principles of behavioral economics and how to apply them to ophthalmic practice management.

May 6, 2022
Suspicious Choroidal Lesions: Identifying Melanoma
Clinical Guides
Suspicious Choroidal Lesions: Identifying Melanoma

To decrease the risk of growth and potential metastasis, diagnosis between benign choroidal nevi and melanoma should be established early. Learn about the risk factors, identification, screening, and treatment.

April 26, 2022
What to Know About the Vabysmo Bispecific Antibody Treatment for Wet AMD and DME
General
What to Know About the Vabysmo Bispecific Antibody Treatment for Wet AMD and DME

In January 2022, the FDA approved Vabysmo, a first-of-its-kind bispecific antibody. Get an overview of this exciting medication along with insights from two top ophthalmologists.

March 10, 2022
How the Pandemic Has Affected Ocular Health: Dry Eye, Chalazion, Viruses, and More
COVID-19
How the Pandemic Has Affected Ocular Health: Dry Eye, Chalazion, Viruses, and More

Become versed in the typical and atypical ocular manifestations of COVID-19 to be better equipped to manage patients’ health conditions and guide them to a positive prognosis.

January 27, 2022
Differential Diagnosis for a Pigmented Fundus Lesion with Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Clinical Guides
Differential Diagnosis for a Pigmented Fundus Lesion with Downloadable Cheat Sheet

Distinguishing and diagnosing lesions represents a diagnostic challenge for eyecare providers. Expand your knowledge on the differential diagnoses and management of some of the more common pigmented lesions encountered on routine clinical examination.

January 26, 2022
Literature Review: Genetics and Ocular Tumors
Case Reports
Literature Review: Genetics and Ocular Tumors

Genetic tests have the potential to examine the individual inherited risk of developing specific cancers. Learn about the recent advances of genetics in regard to some of the most common ocular tumors.

January 19, 2022
Retinoblastoma: Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Tumors
Clinical Studies & Trials
Retinoblastoma: Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Tumors

Gain a working knowledge the diagnostic criteria, screening tools, and treatment options for retinoblastoma—the most common intraocular cancer amongst the pediatric population.

January 10, 2022
What's the Right OCT for You?
Diagnostics & Imaging
What's the Right OCT for You?

Gain an understanding of the general principles to consider when purchasing an OCT device, and take our quiz to see which OCT is the perfect fit for you and your practice.

December 20, 2021
Policy Solutions to Mitigate Gaps in Retina Care Access
Advocacy
Policy Solutions to Mitigate Gaps in Retina Care Access

While there are many policy approaches to address this issue, this article focuses on three potential growth areas. Learn which stakeholders and areas within the healthcare system to target to help mitigate gaps in access to medical and surgical retina care.

December 15, 2021
Eyes On 2022 On Demand: Rewatch the Ophthalmology Track
Clinical Guides
Eyes On 2022 On Demand: Rewatch the Ophthalmology Track

Eyes On 2022 drew 5,600+ ECPs from around the globe December 3-5, 2021. We curated a selection of 9 sessions from our popular Ophthalmology Track for you to watch on your own time.

December 10, 2021
New Developments in Retina: 2022 Pharmaceutical Updates
Pharmaceuticals
New Developments in Retina: 2022 Pharmaceutical Updates

Learn about the emerging treatment options for AMD. Here are the new treatments—such as pipeline therapies, biosimilar alternatives, novel intravitreal agents, and sustained drug delivery systems—that will receive significant attention in the next year.

December 3, 2021
5 Top Imaging Devices Your Ophthalmology Practice Could Be Overlooking
Diagnostics & Imaging
5 Top Imaging Devices Your Ophthalmology Practice Could Be Overlooking

Imaging options in ophthalmology, particularly in retina, are continually expanding. Find out which less-common imaging devices could best benefit your practice and improve patient outcomes.

October 21, 2021
OCT in the OR: Using OCT During Retina Surgery
Diagnostics & Imaging
OCT in the OR: Using OCT During Retina Surgery

iOCT provides additional information, which often translates to altered decision making by the surgeon. Learn how this emerging technology not only improves cost efficiency through reducing unnecessary surgical steps, but can lead to safer and more precise procedures.

October 19, 2021
Myopia Awareness and the Evolving Myopigenic Landscape
Myopia Management
Myopia Awareness and the Evolving Myopigenic Landscape

With myopia set to drastically increase, eyecare professionals must be aware of prevalence, risk factors, pathology, and prevention to provide patients with appropriate counseling and care. Here are some of the latest findings.

September 7, 2021
Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study After 20 Years of Follow-up
General
Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study After 20 Years of Follow-up

The OHTS 20-year follow-up supports the standard of care of using topical ocular hypotensive medications to prevent glaucoma progression in moderate and high-risk patients with ocular hypertension.

July 13, 2021
Takeaways for Ophthalmologists from The 2021 Glaucoma Report
Optometry Industry Info
Takeaways for Ophthalmologists from The 2021 Glaucoma Report

It’s more important than ever for ophthalmologists to understand how their front-line colleagues approach glaucoma. Download the report to see how 667 optometrists diagnose, treat, and manage this condition.

June 21, 2021
The Role of Gene Therapy in Inherited Retinal Diseases
Genetics
The Role of Gene Therapy in Inherited Retinal Diseases

In the past three decades, there have been major advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited retinal diseases, including novel gene therapies. Here's what ophthalmologists should know about these new treatment options.

May 6, 2021
The Role of Corticosteroids in Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes
The Role of Corticosteroids in Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease remains a major cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes. Here, we present the role of corticosteroids in suppressing chronic inflammation and tissue injury specific to DME in the diabetic patient population.

April 23, 2021
A Resident's Guide to Diabetic Retinopathy Surgical Treatment Options
Diabetes
A Resident's Guide to Diabetic Retinopathy Surgical Treatment Options

In this short course, we highlight the important variables to consider before, during, and after surgery for diabetic retinopathy.

March 31, 2021
A Modern Framework for Uveitis Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnostics & Imaging
A Modern Framework for Uveitis Diagnosis and Treatment

Uveitis, a term used to describe inflammation inside the eye, is often one of the more challenging diagnostic and treatment areas encountered by ophthalmology residents and fellows. In this course, learn the modern framework for uveitis diagnosis and treatment, including clinical pearls for differential diagnosis.

March 16, 2021
Assessing and Grading Diabetic Retinopathy: Updates for Ophthalmology Residents
Diabetes
Assessing and Grading Diabetic Retinopathy: Updates for Ophthalmology Residents

With the development of new tools for the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, it's worth returning to the evolution of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) classification system in order to understand how ophthalmologists assess and grade diabetic retinopathy now.

February 4, 2021
Ophthalmology Case Study: Pentosan Maculopathy Mimicking Pattern Dystrophy
Case Reports
Ophthalmology Case Study: Pentosan Maculopathy Mimicking Pattern Dystrophy

Pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) (Elmiron; Janssen Pharmaceuticals) received Federal Drug Administration approval for the treatment of interstitial cystitis in 1996. Recently, reports have surfaced of maculopathy secondary to PPS. Here, we described a case of maculopathy secondary to PPS mimicking pattern dystrophy.

December 3, 2020
Ophthalmology Case Report: Simultaneous Bilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
Case Reports
Ophthalmology Case Report: Simultaneous Bilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

In this fascinating case of simultaneous bilateral CRAO in the absence of commonly associated settings, we discuss the patient's risk factors and symptoms, as well as how to plan for similar cases.

November 5, 2020
Ophthalmology Case Reports: Apremilast for Uveitis Associated with Behçet’s Disease
Case Reports
Ophthalmology Case Reports: Apremilast for Uveitis Associated with Behçet’s Disease

Apremilast was approved for managing oral ulcers associated with BD in 2019. Here, we describe a case with recurrent unilateral uveitis associated with BD that was successfully managed by apremilast.

October 9, 2020
Social Media Strategies for Ophthalmologists
Marketing
Social Media Strategies for Ophthalmologists

When promoting your ophthalmology practice, understanding the purpose and possibility of social media is critical. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your social media marketing.

September 17, 2020
Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment: Three Surgical Approaches
Clinical Guides
Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment: Three Surgical Approaches

When it comes to retinal detachment repair, scleral buckling is a classic. In this set of videos, three experienced surgeons walk you through their approaches to the procedure.

September 3, 2020
What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know About Retinal Detachment Repair
Clinical Guides
What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know About Retinal Detachment Repair

Retinal detachment is an urgent diagnosis and, without timely intervention, there is significant risk of permanent vision loss. Here's what ophthalmology residents need to know.

July 9, 2020
Endophthalmitis and New Therapies: What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know
Clinical Guides
Endophthalmitis and New Therapies: What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know

Infectious endophthalmitis is a serious vision-threatening condition. This course reviews current trends in etiology, causative microorganisms, management and evolving surgical techniques to address this condition.

April 23, 2020