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February 2020 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Constance Okeke opens our February issue with an editorial explaining why it is vitally important to talk about glaucoma problems and solutions in the new decade. Glaucoma management is the first of two “special series” themes The Ophthalmologist will focus on this year. For our cover feature, we speak with four ocular surface experts about solutions that work best for their dry eye patients. We also explore ethical issues surrounding the use of AI in eye care. Don’t forget to check out our redesigned Upfront section, featuring the latest research, innovations and trends in ophthalmology. In our opinion columns, Debbie Osborn argues the importance of physicians joining societies and alliances, and Ian Wishart explains why women are disproportionately affected by vision impairment.
The Alice in Wonderland themed In Practice article sees Karim Damji use VR for patient education, while Rochelle Nataloni speaks to Cathleen McCabe and Dave Patel on dealing with post-cataract inflammation. Rubens Belfort explores the wonders of swept-source OCT. The Profession department shows us how Gregory Parkhurst educates patients on available premium IOL options, and Matias Iglicki and Dinah Zur present their international retina network. Finally, we sit down with glaucoma specialist, Keith Martin.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Glaucoma: Going the Distance

| Constance Okeke

Through innovative methods of educating, screening and diagnosing the world’s population, we can win the battle against glaucoma

Subspecialties

A Brief History of Botox

| Phoebe Harkin

A 70-year overview of Allergan's most profitable product

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Business in Brief

| Lauren Robertson

A round-up of this month’s acquisitions, approvals and the beginning of Ophthovation…

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

The One Percent

| Phoebe Harkin

Fight for Sight unites the UK’s leading ophthalmologists to highlight a severe research funding gap

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Choked Up

| Phoebe Harkin

Poor air quality is associated with increased risk of glaucoma

Subspecialties Retina

Written in Blood

| Lauren Robertson

Is a simple test for early detection of melanoma in the eye on its way?

Subspecialties Retina

Image of the Month: The Deep Sea

| Aleksandra Jones

This month's image shows a total retinal detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Glaucoma: A Family Affair

| Lauren Robertson

Researchers discover POAG genetic risk factors associated with African ancestry

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Why Sight Is a Gender Issue

| Ian Wishart

Women are the disproportionate victims of avoidable blindness – they need to be put at the center of global advocacy work

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

After Dark

| Laura M. Periman

Nocturnal lagophthalmos plays a substantial role in dry eye manifestation and treatment outcomes, and it’s time we start taking it more seriously

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

A Nose for OSD

| Elizabeth Yeu

Could a new nasal spray be a panacea for dry eye sufferers?

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Importance of Ocular Hygiene

| Jennifer Loh

Dry eye disease does not appear overnight – creating awareness of the need for life-long ocular surface management is vital

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

No "I" in Dry Eye

| Patti Barkey

Diagnosing and treating dry eye is the physician’s responsibility – but success demands involvement from the whole team

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

The Ethics of AI

| Michael D. Abramoff, Pearse Keane, Stephen Odaibo, Daniel Ting

Four deep learning experts discuss the ethical implications of using advanced technologies in eye care – and potential solutions

Subspecialties Cataract

Clarity in Cataract Management

| Sponsored by Keeler

The Visiometrics HD Analyzer – for more personalized procedure selection and higher patient satisfaction

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Through the Looking Glass

| Karim F. Damji

Virtual reality is adding a new dimension to education for common ocular diseases

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

The Beauty of Choroidal Clarity

| Rubens Belfort

The many advantages of swept-source OCT for the visualization of choroidal structure

Subspecialties Cataract

Dousing the Post-Cataract Flames

| Rochelle Nataloni

Anti-inflammatories that reduce patient adherence or offer a more reliable delivery mechanism are driving the evolution of postoperative regimens

Business & Profession Glaucoma

A Pressing Matter

Sitting down with… Keith Martin, Ringland Anderson Professor and Head of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne

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