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November 2013 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Improvement and Innovation

| Richard Gallagher

One of the most striking aspects of ophthalmology has been the intensity of manufacturers’ stated commitment to innovation.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Blindingly Obvious Progress

| Mark Hillen

Analysis of a rich long-term epidemiological dataset reveals that interventions have significantly reduced the probability of open-angle glaucoma-related blindness

Subspecialties Glaucoma

The Pill and Glaucoma

| Richard Gallagher

Two studies have found a link between long-term usage of contraceptive pills and glaucoma

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Smart(phone) Ophthalmoscopy

| Mark Hillen

An iPhone, an app, and a 20 D lens, along with a bit of practice, will get you fundus photographs in a pinch

Business & Profession Other

Do Something, Diabetics!

| Mark Hillen

The AAO are encouraging diabetics to do something to protect their vision: visit their opthalmologist.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Big Pharma Loves Ophtho Even More

| Mark Hillen

Yet more ophthalmology acquisitions and licensing deals were announced this month

Subspecialties Retina

Gazing into the MYRROR

| Mark Hillen

Bayer and Regeneron have presented the phase III trial data for aflibercept treatment of myopic choroidal neovascularization

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Myopia Dystopia

| Richard Gallagher

Five questions that must be answered on the causes and consequences of near-sightedness.

Subspecialties Retina

Loss of Traction

| Mark Hillen

If you had VMT or MH and could avoid vitrectomy, you would. Might ocriplasmin let you?

Subspecialties Retina

Predicting Anti-VEGF Treatment Outcomes

| Sebastian Waldstein

Predicting treatment outcomes manages their expectations and improves your care.

Subspecialties Retina

Treating Macular Edema Following RVO

| Marianne Shahsuvaryan

The last decade has seen some great advances, but there's still room for improvement…

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

Stem Cell Clinical Trials

| Irv Arons, Mark Hillen

Therapies based on stem cell treatments are considered to have tremendous potential in medicine.

Business & Profession Professional Development

DIY Market Research

| Kristine Morrill

Market research requires that you examine three things: customers, the competition and the environment.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Does the Patient Know Who You Are?

| Sophia Ktori

Patients need to know what their ophthalmologist actually ‘does’, and what to expect when they are referred.

Business & Profession Other

The Lore of Levofloxacin

Expert opinion: infection prevention & treatment in photorefractive surgery patients.

Subspecialties Retina

Achieving Consensus on the Treatment of DME with ILUVIEN®

Who should receive ILUVIEN® for the treatment of chronic DME-associated vision impairment

Business & Profession Professional Development

When Physics is Your Friend

Jim discusses his background, leadership style and his vision for Oraya's future with us.

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