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January 2016 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to January's issue. Upfront’s topics range from the problems high myopes have with accommodative IOLs, to better isolation of RGCs with a FACS machine. Pearse Keane and Alex Walsh envisage the future eye exam: binocular OCT. In Practice sees Mauricio Perez explain iris defect repair, and Burkhard Dick reviews the IC-8 IOL’s real-world outcomes. NextGen explores gene editing therapies, and Mark Talary reviews the impact of the new EU Medical Device Directive in Profession, and we Sit Down With John Marshall: The Cyberman’s Apprentice.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Professional Development

Clicking the Placebo Button

| Mark Hillen

Is being a good psychologist key to being a successful ophthalmologist?

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

OSD Overhaul

| Roisin McGuigan, Mark Hillen

Three new pipeline therapies may offer relief to patients with ocular surface disease

Subspecialties Retina

Running on Empty

| Mark Hillen

Photoreceptors – and the retina in general – are highly metabolically active. But their maxed-out mitochondria can’t give much more. And when even small metabolic imbalances arise…

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

The Nature of Neuromyelitis Optica

| Michael Schubert

A retrospective study by the Neuromyelitis Optica Study Group helps physicians better understand the challenging disease

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Drugs From the Deep

| Michael Schubert

Marine mammals have tear films filled with interesting antimicrobial agents – and understanding the compounds present might one day lead to new antibiotic drugs

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

RGCs from the FACS machine

| Michael Schubert, Mark Hillen

For retina stem cell researchers, growing and purifying lots of RGCs from hPSCs has been hard… until now

Subspecialties Cataract

Accommodating Accommodating IOLs

| Michael Schubert

Patients with myopia often get poorer results from accommodating IOLs than those without – and a recent study explains why

Subspecialties Glaucoma

A Story of Graphene, Gold, Tear Film and Ocular Injury

| Roisin McGuigan

Ascorbic acid testing could provide fast information on the severity of ocular injuries and postsurgical complications at the point-of-care

Business & Profession Imaging & Diagnostics

The Eye Exam's Quantum Leap

| Pearse Keane, Alex Walsh

A future of skyrocketing patient numbers in the clinic and technological advances means that the routine eye exam of tomorrow has to be substantially different. But how?

Subspecialties Cataract

Don’t Fear the Defect

| Mauricio Pérez

Assessing and successfully treating iris defects can be a challenge, but the right techniques and tools can greatly improve the outcomes

Subspecialties Cataract

A Study in Small (Apertures)

How is the IC-8 small-aperture IOL performing in the real world?

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

Gene Editing: The Next Frontier in Ophthalmology

| Irv Arons

Imagine being able to edit, delete or replace defective genes. It’s happening in research labs, and will soon head to the clinic

Business & Profession Professional Development

A Whole New World… of Regulatory Approvals

The European Union’s Medical Device Directives are getting an overhaul – and companies must adapt to survive

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Cyberman’s Apprentice

Sitting Down With... John Marshall, Frost Professor of Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, UK.

Subspecialties Retina

How the OS4® and HDC Control Take Your Vitreoretinal Surgery to the Next Level

| Sponsored by Oertli

How the OS4® and HDC Control Take Your Vitreoretinal Surgery to the Next Level

Subspecialties Retina

Diabetic Macular Edema – Every Letter Matters, Every Day

| Sponsored by Bayer

Highlights from Bayer’s Satellite Symposium ‘Eylea®(aflibercept solution for injection) for Visual Impairment due to Diabetic Macular Edema: Every Letter Matters, Every Day,’ held on September 18, 2015, at the 15th EURETINA Congress, Nice, France

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