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May 2018 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome May’s issue of The Ophthalmologist! In Upfront we feature imaging of aqueous movement in collector channels, a stem cell implant for dry AMD, and more. In My View includes Alan Mendelsohn on ophthalmologists taking a more active role in smoking prevention. In our Feature, Kang Zhang discusses his research on battling the ageing eye with cellular reprogramming strategies. In Practice sees Sheraz Daya on managing cataract and lens exchange patients who have irregular astigmatism, and NextGen features Ben Mead sharing his work on stem cell exosomes as a potential treatment for glaucoma and retinal disease. In Profession, Marty Spencer discusses the Seva Foundation and how they are ensuring sustainable eyecare, and Bobeck Modjtahedi and Eduardo Uchiyama share their 10 top tips for early career surgeons. Finally, we Sit Down With Keith Barton.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession

That’s Life

| Mark Hillen

There will always be people who are left behind by MedTech advances.


Change the Channel, Please!

A new OCT-based method lets you see aqueous movement in collector channels…


The Regeneration Game

| Ruth Steer

Could a successful treatment for dry AMD be on the horizon?


When I’m Cleaning Windows

| Mark Hillen

Kinoshita’s CEC+ROCK approach to treating corneal endothelial cell dystrophies enters the clinic.


Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

| Mark Hillen

Might temporary microglia depletion treat inflammatory retinal disease?


Image of the Month

A burst of color shows a retinal organoid in all its glory.


No Smoke Without Fire

| Alan Mendelsohn

We need to reinforce the message to stop smoking.


Riding the Sea Change

| Gary Wörtz

A shift is happening in cataract surgery – whether we like it or not.

Business & Profession

Looking Beyond the Hospital Walls

| Keith Austin

Why it’s vital for ophthalmologists to look outside the hospital environment to tackle today’s capacity challenges


Turning Back Time

| Kang Zhang

Reprogramming cells to sidestep disease – or turning back the clock on senescent cells in age-related disease? Here’s what we can do today – and what’s on the horizon.


Not the Usual Suspects

| Sheraz Daya

The secret to managing irregular astigmatism during cataract surgery? Tackling the problem at its source.


Enter the Exosome

| Ben Mead

Simpler to produce and easier to administer than stem cell therapies – are exosomes the answer to our retinal regeneration needs?


A Question of Capacity

| Marty Spencer

How Seva plans to add another million sight-saving surgeries in developing countries per year by 2020.


How to Approach Surgery in Your Early Career

| Bobeck S. Modjtahedi and Eduardo Uchiyama

Ten tips for being a better retina surgeon, after you’ve completed your fellowship.


Mr. Fix-It

| Keith Barton

Sitting Down With... Keith Barton, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.


Talking About Zepto

In this video, David Chang overviews the Zepto precision pulse capsulotomy system.


Zepto: Cheaper, Faster, Better

In Conversation With: Walter Sekundo

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