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January 2018 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to first 2018 issue of The Ophthalmologist! In Upfront, topics including surprising benefits of drinking hot tea and a silent approach to treating AMD are featured. In My View sees Theo Seiler, Farhad Hafezi, J. Bradley Randleman and Paolo Vinciguerra challenge CXLUSA’s approach for corneal crosslinking. Our feature focuses on what eye surgeons get up to outside the clinic, and Howard Fine and Günther Grabner share their stories and the benefits they have found. In Practice sees Virender Sangwan discuss the benefits of SLET for limbal stem cell deficiency, and in NextGen, Sean McCafferty introduces CATS, a tonometer prism which can account for corneal variability. In Profession, the challenges facing eyecare in Cambodia are discussed, and one team share their mission to serve this vastly underserved population. Finally, we Sit Down With Tom Frinzi, Worldwide President of Johnson & Johnson Vision, Surgical.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Retina

Peerless

| Mark Hillen

Can any other specialty match ophthalmology when it comes to pushing medicine forwards?

Subspecialties Retina

Artificial Win(telligence)

| Ruth Steer

Can a deep learning system really equal professional human graders in detecting retinal diseases?

Business & Profession Other

Redefining Navy Seal

| Ruth Steer

Introducing the 'smart' polymer that could close ocular injuries on the battlefield.

Subspecialties Retina

‘Un-eclipsing’ Solar Harm

| Ruth Steer

AO-SLO imaging reveals the retinal damage caused by staring at the sun.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

A Cup of Tea a Day...

| Roisin McGuigan

Keeps the ophthalmologist away?

Subspecialties Retina

Drops of Silence!

| Mark Hillen

Arresting AMD: topical siRNA therapy could be the future

Subspecialties Retina

Pain and Vision Gain

| Roisin McGuigan

An analgesic is helping researchers explore new drug targets for sight-threatening diseases

Subspecialties Retina

Image of the Month

Up close with a rare retinal condition.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

CXLUSA: Show Us Your Hand

| Theo Seiler, Farhad Hafezi, J. Bradley Randleman & Paolo Vinciguerra

Poorly managed epi-on CXL risks trashing the technique's reputation – and we're yet to be convinced of CXLUSA's effectiveness.

Business & Profession Other

Ophthalmologists and the Outside World

| George Beiko

Howard Fine on how external influences shaped his practice of ophthalmology, and Günther Grabner on how a career in ophthalmology shaped what he did next: archaeology.

Business & Profession Other

Creating Your Own Masterpiece with Howard Fine

| George Beiko

Howard Fine’s reputation precedes him. Whether you’ve seen him riding a motorbike around Hawaii or Alpine mountain ranges with Richard Lindstrom.

Business & Profession Other

Retirement done right

| George Beiko

You know, one of the things that makes ophthalmology unique is that we don’t disrobe anyone, and so our life in the clinic with them is much more relaxed and social.

Business & Profession Other

Ophthalmology's Indiana Jones with Gunther Grabner

| George Beiko

Günther Grabner had a stellar career in ophthalmology. He founded Austria’s first Eye Bank in 1977 in Vienna and was a pioneer in corneal refractive surgery from the early 1980s.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Nature’s Petri Dish

| Virender Sangwan

The advantages of SLET and how to perform it.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

CATS Cuts Errors

| Sean McCafferty

How using mathematical modeling to account for corneal variability can make applanation tonometry more accurate.

Business & Profession Cataract

Serving the Underserved

| Priyanka Mandal, Swetha Rambhatla and Sunil Shah

The Khmer Sight Foundation: helping to deliver and develop eyecare programs to a country in serious need.

Subspecialties Professional Development

A Man of Culture

| Tom Frinzi

Sitting Down With… Tom Frinzi, Worldwide President of Johnson & Johnson Vision Surgical

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