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January 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the January issue of The Ophthalmologist! You’ll find the latest research in Upfront – our news segment – plus opinion pieces from some of ophthalmology’s brightest minds in In My View. This month, 12 surgeons provide a passionate response to George Beiko’s article on refractive lens exchange. In our feature, Landmark Lit, Steve Charles, Anat Loewenstein and Paul Ursell cast an eye over the most influential papers of the last 12 months. In Practice sees Ike Ahmed tackles preoperative protocols for filtering bleb procedures, while Francesco Carones takes on the complex world of presbyopia correction expectations. In NextGen, Daniel Ting discusses deep learning with medical imaging, while Ravi Goel and Allon Barson talk cybersecurity and laser vision correction in Profession. Finally, we Sit Down With Dan Reinstein, Medical Director at the London Vision Clinic.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

From Darkness

| Phoebe Harkin

Introducing a personalized antisense gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Business in Brief

| Phoebe Harkin

Approvals, announcements, acquisitions and an all-new training program for refractive surgeons

Subspecialties Refractive

It Was a Very Good Year (for IOLs)

| Liliana Werner

Getting a green light for intraocular lens power adjustment

Subspecialties Retina

High Fliers

| Elad Moisseiev and Anat Loewenstein

HAWK and HARRIER results show promise for a longer-acting anti-VEGF treatment for neovascular AMD

Subspecialties Comprehensive

Begone Floaters!

| David Almeida

David Almeida picks his landmark paper of 2018, whose main author also gives us an inside perspective.

Subspecialties Refractive

(Not) Seeing Eye to Eye

| Arthur B. Cummings, Greg Parkhurst, Blake Williamson, Daniel S. Durrie, Guy M. Kezirian, Lance J. Kugler, Jennifer Loh, R. Luke Rebenitsch, Ik Hee Ryu, Evan D. Schoenberg, Jason E. Stahl, Roger Zaldivar

12 surgeons provide a counterpoint to George Beiko’s controversial take on refractive lens exchange.

Subspecialties Retina

See the Light

| Steve Charles

New advances in regenerative medicine bring hope to patients suffering from blinding disorders of the outer retina.

Subspecialties Cataract

Seeing Is Remembering

| Paul Ursell

The link between cataract surgery and age-related cognitive decline

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Singing the Blues

| Kevin Waltz

The Blue Journal of Ophthalmology deserves an honorable mention for launching Ophthalmology Glaucoma and Ophthalmology Retina

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Improved Recovery, Reduced Risks

| Ike Ahmed

A doctor’s take on the preoperative protocols for traditional and MIGS filtering bleb procedures

Subspecialties Refractive

Navigating Presbyopia Correction Expectations

Francesco Carones considers the factors influencing patient selection for presbyopia-correcting IOLs.

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

An Eye on AI

| Daniel Ting

Algorithms that can help screen for eye diseases can make overworked diagnosticians’ lives easier

Subspecialties Practice Management

Are You Cybersecure?

| Ravi Goel

From backing up your security software to encrypting mobile devices, here’s a physician’s guide to keeping your practice safe from threats

Subspecialties Refractive

Star Eyes

| Phoebe Harkin

Sitting Down With… Dan Reinstein, Medical Director, London Vision Clinic, London, UK