This year we’re looking for 50 of the best inventors, mentors, emerging leaders, surgical pioneers and champions of change. With our “Five Top Tens,” we hope to showcase the best, the brightest, and the most forward-thinking that ophthalmology has to offer.
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Welcome to the February issue of The Ophthalmologist! First off, we’re pleased to announce that nominations for this year’s Power List are open, so remember to cast your votes before February 26, 2018! Upfront visits a range of topics including a contact lens that can monitor disease and the genetic link between central corneal thickness and glaucoma. In My View features Marcony Santhiago and Alain Saad debate PTA as a risk factor for post-LASIK ectasia, and Martine Jager makes a stand against e-posters at conferences. In our feature, Lawrence Hirst shares how he has developed a pterygium procedure that delivers ‘perfect’ outcomes, and invites more ophthalmologists to learn how to perform it. In Practice sees M. Scott Hickman overview SICS, the cataract procedure of choice for international ophthalmology and a useful means of tackling ‘catarocks’, and Alex Ringeisen and colleagues deliver a 101 on primary scleral buckling explaining when and how it should be used to repair retinal detachments. In NextGen, Mark Hillen discusses how objective – rather than subjective – assessments could provide better IOL outcomes for patients. Profession features Pavan Angadi and Robert. F Melendez asking the question ‘Is Twitter Dead?’ and David Almeida shares his tips for avoiding procrastination. Finally, we Sit Down With Walter Sekundo, a.k.a. Mr. SMILE.