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March 2018 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the March issue of The Ophthalmologist! In Upfront, read about how diet soft drinks might be bad news for diabetic retinopathy, how music may make you a better surgeon, and more. In My View features Brian Joondeph on the political forecast for ophthalmology, John Sandford-Smith discusses the obvious solution to tackle cataract blindness worldwide, and Nicolas Sohl addresses his approach to cell therapies. In our feature, four leading surgeons share their experiences of performing live surgery, and reflect on notable memories and impart their wisdom. In Practice sees Ilya Leyngold introduce his minimally invasive corneal neurotization technique for neurotrophic keratopathy. In NextGen, we benchmark cornea clinical trials to see where research has been focused and where the field might be heading. Profession features John D. Shepherd discussing the importance of helping patients live with irreversible vision loss – and why ophthalmologists should see patients as more than their disease. Finally, in our North American issue, we Sit Down With Monty Montoya, President and CEO of SightLife Surgical. In our Europe and rest-of-world edition, we Sit Down With Michele Acton, CEO of Fight for Sight UK.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Retina

Generally Regarded as Safe

| Mark Hillen

A saccharine story of the more you learn, the less you know.

Subspecialties Retina

Ditch the Diet… Drinks

| Ruth Steer

The link between the amount of diet soda you drink and PDR.

Subspecialties Retina

More Coherent Surgery

| Ruth Steer

Three-year results from the intraoperative OCT DISCOVER study.

Business & Profession Cataract

Musical Theater

| Ruth Steer

The ‘Mozart Effect’ – how a fine melody might make for better surgery.

Subspecialties Retina

Early Learning

| Ruth Steer

The link between depleted omega-6 fatty acid levels and ROP.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Dimmer and Dumber

| Ruth Steer

We’re diurnal beings – but does light deprivation come with a cognitive cost?

Subspecialties Retina

Don't Leave the Door Open

| Mark Hillen

Is a small spike in endophthalmitis events with Eylea nothing more than a refrigeration issue?

Subspecialties Retina

Image of the Month

Retinal complications from poorly-controlled gout…

Business & Profession Other

One Year in…

| Brian Joondeph

What will 2018 bring for eyecare in the US with President Trump at the helm?

Business & Profession Cataract

Swallowing Professional Pride

| John Sandford-Smith

There's an obvious approach to tackling cataract blindness – so why aren’t people more supportive?

Business & Profession Retina

The Secret is Secretions

| Nicolas Sohl

Stem cells hold great promise, but is it the cells we really need?

Business & Profession Glaucoma

Confessions of a Live Surgeon

| Ruth Steer

Four veterans of the (operating) theater share their experiences – from elation to excruciation.

Business & Profession Refractive

No Regrets

| Uday Devgan

Live surgery is tougher than it looks – but it is a very worthwhile experience.

Subspecialties Cataract

Keep Calm and Carry on Performing

| I. Paul Singh

Live surgery can be complicated… I share my top tips.

Business & Profession Professional Development

“Teach a Man to Fish…”

| Steve Charles

International ophthalmology is so much more than performing live surgeries in a foreign country.

Business & Profession Refractive

Streaming Reality

| James Lewis

Live streaming is an exciting extension to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.

Business & Profession Neuro-ophthalmology

Minimally Invasive Corneal Neurotization

| Ilya Leyngold

A new paradigm for the management of neurotrophic keratopathy.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Benchmarking Cornea Clinical Trials

| Mark Hillen

We analyze the clinicaltrials.gov corneal clinical trial dataset, to gain insight.

Subspecialties Other

Addressing Needs Beyond Disease

| John D. Shepherd

Helping meet the needs of patients with low vision – with one, simple question.

Business & Profession Cornea / Ocular Surface

Always for the Greater Good

| Monty Montoya

CEO of SightLife Surgical

Subspecialties Professional Development

Fighting Fit

| Michele Acton

CEO of Fight for Sight UK

Subspecialties Cataract

Three Words: Simplicity, Quality, Performance

SAV-IOL’s Lucidis IOL: all the benefits of a monofocal in a high-quality EDOF lens.

Subspecialties Cataract

Better, by Design

Zepto™ is a novel automated capsulotomy system that has no direct competition.

Subspecialties Cataract

Two in One

Anterior segment tomography and IOL calculation all-in-one device: the OCULUS Pentacam® AXL.

Subspecialties Refractive

SIFI MINI WELL® – Extending Choices

In Conversation with… Ozana Moraru.

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