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May 2017 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the May issue of The Ophthalmologist. Upfront’s topics include the hidden tolls of AMD, and how retinal cells might be the answer to beating jet lag. In My View sees Caroline Baumal and Michael Stewart express their opinions on when to perform vitrectomy for retained lens fragments. In our Feature, the team behind the Arclight share their stories on their mission to transform global eyecare with a low cost ophthalmoscope. In Practice features Amar Agarwal describing the DMEK-like procedure, PDEK, and Felipe Medeiros explains why OCT alone can – and should – be used for treatment decisions in glaucoma. In NextGen, two researchers talk about their recent CRISPR work, and in Profession, Kevin Waltz offers his advice on “doing good” with responsible charitable work. Finally, we Sit Down With Alex Huang, Assistant Professor at the Doheny and Stein Eye Institutes.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Other

It’s in Our Nature

Altruism in ophthalmology; it's never just "you scratch my back I'll scratch yours."

Business & Profession Professional Development

Turning the Tables

FDA outpaces the EMA on regulatory review and approvals.

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Near, Not Far

Little has been done to discover how near vision impairment progresses in a population... Until now.

Business & Profession Retina

“A” is for Anxiety

Research uncovers hidden sufferings in patients with neovascular AMD.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Looking at Listening

If you want to know if someone is empathizing with your tale, watch their pupils…

Subspecialties Retina

Body Clock Control

How a subset of retinal ganglion cells might be the answer to jet lag.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Business in Brief

Acquisitions, approvals, agreements and a potential Alcon spin-off.

Business & Profession Other

Image of the Month

Getting up close and personal with a Basiliscus lizard…

Subspecialties Refractive

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

| Caroline Baumal

When performing pars plana vitrectomy to remove retained lens fragments, what’s the rush?

Subspecialties Refractive

Timing Is Everything

| Michael Stewart

Timing of vitrectomy for retained lens material is important – but not in the way you might expect.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Rehab for Third Party Addiction

| Jane Lindell Hughes

You do have options to regain control and enjoyment of your practice while remaining financially solvent.

Subspecialties Retina

Ophthalmoscopy For All

| Ruth Steer

How one team is on a mission to transform eyecare with simple, clever and low cost engineering.

Subspecialties Retina

Making a Difference Globally

| John Sandford-Smith

"The story has not yet been fully told."

Subspecialties Retina

Getting the Idea Out There

“As a pediatric ophthalmologist, it’s my ‘go-to’ ophthalmoscope – I always have one in my pocket!”

Business & Profession Retina

Bringing the Idea to Life

"With a popsicle stick, an LED and some willing volunteers - including a cat - I was onto something."

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

PDEK in 15 Steps

PDEK’s a compelling keratoplasty option. Here’s how to do it.

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Window of Opportunity

OCT can – and should – be used to support treatment decisions in glaucoma.

Subspecialties Retina

Small(er) Sequence, Big(ger) Promise

| Seeokjong Kim and Sung Wook Park

Efficient CRISPR gene editing with a newly characterized CjCas9 orthologue.

Subspecialties Cataract

There’s Doing Good, Then There’s Doing Good

| Kevin Waltz

How to be a more responsible “medical tourist” in seven lessons.

Business & Profession Refractive

Finding My Place in a Translational World

| Alex Huang

Alex Huang, Assistant Professor, Doheny and Stein Eye Institutes, UCLA, California, USA.

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