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February 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the February 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, Jeffrey O’Callaghan looks at the potential gene medications targeting conventional aqueous outflow, while Tim Schultz explains why FLACS is the way forward for Fuchs dystrophy patients in need of cataract extraction. In our feature, Off the Beaten Track, we shine a light on international outreach efforts, asking six ordinary ophthalmologists how they promote positive, sustainable change – at home and overseas. In Practice sees Priya Narang and Amar Agarwal give their thoughts on single-pass four throw (SFT) pinhole pupilloplasty, while Mark Milner argues that when it comes to treating ocular surface disease, cryopreservation holds the key healing characteristics of amniotic membrane. In NextGen, Harvard chemist, Eugene Serebryany, tells us how he uncovered the complex mechanism behind cataract formation, while Christos Bergeles and Lyndon da Cruz explain how robotic hands will bring new precision to retinal surgery. Finally, we sit down with Rainer Kirchhübel, CEO of OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Thinking of the Children

| Aleksandra Jones

The prevalence of childhood blindness is much higher in developing countries – and it is largely avoidable

Subspecialties Cataract

Roll Call

| Phoebe Harkin

The technology group fighting global blindness, one employee at a time

Subspecialties Glaucoma

H(eye) – or Low?

| Phoebe Harkin

Two chemical components; opposite effects. How medical marijuana impacts glaucoma for better – and for worse

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Three (Hundred) Blind Mice

| Phoebe Harkin

Californian researchers discover 261 new genes for hereditary eye disease

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Back to the Future

| Phoebe Harkin

Researchers pin-point the moment our brains combine separate visual signals into a singular view

Subspecialties Glaucoma

A Glimpse Over the Horizon

| Jeffrey O'Callaghan

The research tackling the pressing and substantial need for new gene medications targeting conventional aqueous outflow

Subspecialties Cataract

Femto for Fuchs

| Tim Schultz

Why FLACS is the way forward for Fuchs dystrophy patients in need of cataract extraction

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

Off the Beaten Track: Lisa Park

| Lisa Park

Lisa Park and her work with Vision Care USA & Hospital de la Familia

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

SFT: Are You In The Loop?

| Amar Agarwal, Priya Narang

Single-pass four throw (SFT) and pinhole pupilloplasty is set to become the new standard of care in pupil reconstruction

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Process Is the Product

| Mark Milner

When it comes to treating ocular surface disease, cryopreservation best retains the key healing characteristics of amniotic membrane

Subspecialties Retina

Robot Dreams

| Christos Bergeles, Lyndon da Cruz

The UK’s NIHR recently awarded £1,000,000 to a project led by Research Scientist, Christos Bergeles, and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Lyndon da Cruz

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Looking Back, Moving Forward

| I. Paul Singh

Glaucoma specialist Paul Singh walks us through the publications, approvals, and advances driving ophthalmology onward

Subspecialties Cataract

The Crystal Maze

| Eugene Serebryany, Phoebe Harkin

Uncovering the complex biochemistry behind cataract formation

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Always Illuminating

| Sponsored by Leica Microsystems

Ultra-reliable red reflex, increased depth of field, and highly accessible settings make the Proveo 8 stand out from the crowd

Subspecialties Cataract

From Intelligence Comes Perfection

| Sponsored by Haag-Streit Diagnostics

The AI-driven Hill-RBF 2.0 pushes the boundaries of accuracy in IOL predictions

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

In Safe – and Simple – Hands

| Sponsored by Oertli

The Faros™ platform from Oertli delivers the surgery outcomes you truly desire with easyPhaco® technology and the unique SPEEPMode™

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