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.
When Photos Mislead: Avoiding Pitfalls of Teleretinal Imaging
Review clinical pearls eyecare practitioners can employ to optimize teleretinal imaging.
Recent Advancements in the Treatment of Wet AMD
In this article, ophthalmologists can review recent developments in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Dry AMD Treatments: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide
Gain a comprehensive overview of past, current, and future treatment modalities for dry age-related macular degeneration.
Two Surgical Approaches: Non-Clearing Vitreous Hemorrhage (NCVH)
This article offers ophthalmologists surgical pearls for treating a non-clearing vitreous hemorrhage and two videos of surgeons breaking down these procedures.
Case Report: Retinal Detachment with Zipper Syndrome
Learn how ophthalmologists can identify and mitigate the risks of pseudophakic retinal detachment in patients undergoing early cataract surgery.
Suprachoroidal Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Read this article to deepen your understanding of current and developing treatment modalities that utilize the suprachoroidal space.
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.
Improving Ophthalmology Practice Management with Behavioral Economics
Learn the two fundamental principles of behavioral economics and how to apply them to ophthalmic practice management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.