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February 2018 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Retina

Dangerous Déjà Vu...

| Ruth Steer

With the threat of a rising problem, who is responsible?

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Sweet Tears

| Ruth Steer

A noninvasive method to monitor disease in the eye.

Subspecialties Other

Night Guard

| Ruth Steer

New research reveals how pupils behave when we are asleep.

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Ophthalmologist Power List Returns for 2018

| Ruth Steer

Who are the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology today?

Subspecialties Retina

Reducing Revitrectomy Risk

| Mark Hillen

Study suggests that systemic statins lower the risk of revitrectomy in RRD.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Central Corneal Connection

| Ruth Steer

A genetic link between CCT and glaucoma has been identified.

Business & Profession Retina

This Month in Business

| Ruth Steer

Luxturna marketing rights, bionic vision systems, and preservative-free formulations.

Subspecialties Retina

The Astrocyte Fight Against Glaucoma

Astrocytes in the inner retina – and research discovering their protective effects.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Playing Our Cards Right

| Marcony Santhiago

Why the evidence shows that high PTA is a risk factor for post-LASIK ectasia.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

PTA Is Not the Way

| Alain Saad

We need to rethink the concept of PTA as a predictor of post-LASIK iatrogenic ectasia risk.

Business & Profession Other

The Anti-Social Network

| Martine Jager

Why I think e-posters risk stripping aware interaction and the potential of collaboration.

Business & Profession Cornea / Ocular Surface

Perfection Achieved (but Nobody Seems to Care)

| Lawrence Hirst

There’s a gold-standard procedure for pterygium surgery, so why are people ignoring it?

Subspecialties Cataract

A Small Solution to a Significant Problem

| M. Scott Hickman

Beginning small incision cataract surgery (SICS) at home and abroad

Subspecialties Retina

Scleral Buckling 101

| Alexander Ringeisen

When primary scleral buckling should be considered – and how to succeed.

Subspecialties Cataract

Making the Subjective Objective

| Mark Hillen

So much of premium IOL selection comes down to chair time and questionnaires. But what if it didn’t?

Business & Profession Other

Is Twitter Dead?

| Pavan Angadi and Robert F. Melendez

To find out we delved into the usage rates and trends among ophthalmologists.

Business & Profession Other

Decision Diagnosis

| David Almeida

Making a PACT to avoid decision procrastination.

Subspecialties Cataract


| Walter Sekundo

Sitting Down With... Walter Sekundo, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

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