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February 2014 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Philanthropic Ophthalmologist

| Richard Gallagher

Be it battling blindness one patient at a time or changing global healthcare policies, ophthalmologists demonstrate admirable altruism.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

STAP in the Name of Love

| Mark Hillen

An unexpected and simple advance has made stem cell production much easier and safer. Do STAP stem cells bring the treatment, even cure, of ocular disease a lot closer?

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Month in Business

| Mark Hillen

Carl Zeiss and Aaren buy, Alimera raise working capital and Novo A/S make a milestone payment to Ophthotech for Fovista.

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Google’s Glucose Gadget

| Mark Hillen

Google is developing contact lenses that will help patients monitor their glucose status. The technology is not entirely new, but the company’s infrastructure, experience and muscle suggest that it could have a substantial medical and commercial impact.

Business & Profession Other

Questioning the “Critical Period”

| Mark Hillen

Received wisdom says that there is a critical period after birth during which the brain is wired for sight; blindness then means blindness for life

Subspecialties Retina

Ranibizumab Reality Bites

| Mark Hillen

In the UK, real-world visual outcomes of patients receiving ranibizumab for neovascular AMD fail to match those achieved in most randomized trials. But they were delivered with substantially fewer injections and hospital visits.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Ophthalmologists are Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

| Mark Hillen

Medscape assessed the lifestyles of physicians; of the twenty-six specialties covered, ophthalmologists have the most to boast about.

Business & Profession Professional Development

World Travel for a Write up of Your Work

The Ophthalmologist Travel Award represents a great opportunity: the chance of a free trip to the AAO 2014 congress in Chicago – flights, accommodation, and congress registration fees, in return for a chronic DME case study.

Business & Profession Professional Development

How to Build a World-Class Eye Institute

| Gullapalli Rao

At the age of 39, I left a satisfying career in the United States to follow a dream of building a world-class eye institute in my native India.

Subspecialties Cataract

The Perfect Anterior Capsulorhexis

| Johan Blanckaert

Creation of the anterior capsulorhexis is a key stage in cataract surgery, and producing a precise rhexis is of paramount importance. The most commonly used technique to achieve this during phacoemulsification is continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC).

Subspecialties Cataract

Don’t Fear the Posterior Capsule

| Marie-José Tassignon

Why we need a rethink of the surgical approach to the barrier between the anterior and posterior lens segments

Subspecialties Cataract

Great Expectations Fuel IOL Inclinations

| Mark Hillen

Cataract surgery and IOL implantation have come a long way since the 1990s, and it appears that technical innovations are stoking demand more than medical need.

Subspecialties Cataract

Cataract Benchmarking

| Mark Hillen

You can’t predict the future, but a lot can be learned by analyzing what happened in the past.

Subspecialties Retina

Inkjet Interventions

| Mark Hillen

Can you envisage a future in which deploying a tiny cell-spraying device during vitreoretinal surgery reverses years of retinal cell death? Keith Martin can.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Premium Practice Promotion

| Laura Hobbs

Realizing the full potential of your cataract/ refractive practice starts with marketing… but it doesn’t stop there.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Educational Excellence – For Patients

| Mark Hillen

Electronic patient education systems look great, offer flexibility in what’s communicated and can be branded with your logo. Goodbye textbooks!

Subspecialties Professional Development

Turning Dreams into Reality

Sitting Down With Walter Wrobel, CEO/ President, and Reinhard Rubow, CFO, Retina Implant AG

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