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February 2017 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to February’s issue. Upfront’s topics range from 3D-printed surgical tools to the 2017 Power List, and In My View sees Julian Stevens discuss why he believes it’s too soon for SMILE. In our Feature, we explore the bizarre world of factitious disorder with a psychiatrist and a neuroophthalmologist. In Practice sees two glaucoma specialists review laser-based techniques for reducing IOP, and Howard Petty discusses semiconducting nanoparticles for ocular cancer in Next Gen. In profession, three ophthalmologists share their experiences of setting up solo practices. Finally, we Sit Down With Mitch McCartney.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

OCT for all, and all for OCT

| Mark Hillen

Eye exams can detect more than ocular disease - is there a place in general practice for OCT?

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Mouse Versus Monkey

| Roisin McGuigan

New AAV vectors promise better cell type targeting in mice - but does this hold up in primates?

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

3D-Printable Prototypes

| Ruth Steer

Developing a new tool for strabismus surgery using additive manufacturing.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Long Live the Stem Cell!

| Ruth Steer

Why don't stem cells survive in the eye? A new study sheds some light on the subject…

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

The Bot that Busts Clots

| Ruth Steer

A world first: clinical use of a robot for retinal vein cannulation.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Sex, Bucks, and Bills n’ Codes

| Ruth Steer

How wide is the payment gap between male and female ophthalmologists?

Subspecialties Other

Tears of Blood

| Mark Hillen

Are new ocular anticoagulants more or less likely than warfarin to cause intraocular bleeding?

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Ophthalmologist Power List 2017

| Ruth Steer

Who are the "rising stars" of ophthalmology?

Business & Profession Professional Development

This Month in Business

| Roisin McGuigan

Staff cuts at Ophthotech, a startup applying AI to healthcare, and Trefoil and the NIH team up…

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

Image of the Month

An image of a rat eye created using stained histological sections.

Subspecialties Refractive

Too Soon to SMILE

| Julian Stevens

Despite the emerging alternatives, femto LASIK remains at the cutting edge of vision correction.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Know Your Worth

| Quresh Maskati

Do your patients know that it's your skill, not your equipment, that they should value?

Business & Profession Neuro-ophthalmology

Stranger Than Fiction

| Roisin McGuigan

What motivates people to fake vision problems? And how should you deal with them?

Business & Profession Neuro-ophthalmology

Tales of the Unexpected

| Marc Feldman

Factitious Disorder in ophthalmology - a psychiatrist's perspective.

Business & Profession Neuro-ophthalmology

Truth, Lies, and Ophthalmology

| Valerie Purvin

Tips for the ophthalmologist confronted with functional vision loss.

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

A New Front in the War on Ocular Cancer

| Howard Petty

Could semiconducting nanoparticles improve management of ocular cancer?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Benchmarking Dry AMD

| Roisin McGuigan

What does analysis of the last five years of dry AMD literature tell us about the field?

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Tech Support

| Lee Huffman

For the blind, smartphones and specialist apps can offer increased independence.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Hang that Shingle!

| Ruth Steer

Tips for "going solo" and setting up a successful practice.

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

Building a Better Biorepository

| Mitch McCartney

We Sit Down With Mitch McCartney, Scientific Director, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research.

Business & Profession Refractive

In Conversation With…Theo Seiler, PhD

In Conversation With….Theo Seiler, PhD

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