2002: Specialists pleased with ongoing retinal progress

Therapies for retinal diseases that re-mained untreatable for decades are seeing major advances. So much so that Jason Slakter, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, and surgeon director, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, New York, has proclaimed the first years of the new mil-lennium as the "Decade of the Macula."