Eye of the Magpie
Researchers have always stolen shiny new techniques from colleagues in other fields – and some ophthalmologists are particularly effective thieves.
Scientific methods are often applicable in many different areas: hence, developments in one field frequently enable progress in another. Ophthalmology has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of this process. Indeed, without the technologies and instruments we’ve taken from other disciplines and adapted for ocular applications, our specialty would be virtually unrecognizable. I’ve always been happy to acquire new treatment options for the eye; here are some of my favorite examples.
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