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May 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the May issue of The Ophthalmologist! You’ll find the latest research in Upfront – our news segment – plus opinion pieces from some of ophthalmology’s brightest minds in In My View. This month, Philip Bloom argues that despite the influx of MIGS technologies, trabeculectomy is still the best “fit and forget” option in glaucoma surgery, and Anat Loewenstein explains why we need coordinated care for diabetic retinopathy patients. In our feature, Rethinking AMD, Phoebe Harkin talks to Greg Jackson about his dark adaptometer. In Practice features an article on eye drop application during Ramadan, and content based on forums organized by The Ophthalmologist, featuring a panel of ophthalmic experts. In NextGen, Sydney Tyson explains why complex drop regimens make life difficult for cataract patients and surgeons alike, and Neil Ebenezer discusses new techniques showing promising results for patients with LCA. In Profession, Mitchell Brinks tells us about a long-term partnership between OHSU and Myanmar, and Blake Williamson discusses psychological aspects of a successful FLACS consultation. Finally, we Sit Down With Elena Barraquer, Co-Owner of The Barraquer Clinic and Founder of the Elena Barraquer Fundación.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Reality Check

Regular eye tests are important for us all – but they are vital for the world’s children

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Alzheimer's Window

| Ramona Howard

Could OCT-A be used as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Eye-lets in T1D

| Phoebe Harkin

How transient immune intervention unlocks transplant tolerance in type 1 diabetes

Subspecialties Retina

White Out

| Phoebe Harkin

Could nitisinone increase melanin production in patients with albinism?

Subspecialties Glaucoma

The CLASS of 2019

| Phoebe Harkin

Safe, accurate, efficacious – is CLASS the new NPDS?

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Trabs: Still on Top

| Philip Bloom

MIGS has not superseded trabeculectomy, argues Philip Bloom

Subspecialties Retina

Joining Forces for Diabetes

| Anat Loewenstein

Diabetic patients would be better served by coordinated care plan – and retina specialists must play their part

Subspecialties Retina

Rethinking AMD

| Gregory R. Jackson

An accidental discovery, an aging population, a new approach to healthcare – this is the story of MacuLogix

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Doubling Up at the Cutting Edge

| Sponsored by Bausch & Lomb

Bi-Blade® cuts twice where a standard vitrector cuts once, resulting in predictable surgery.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

A Question of Faith

| Phoebe Harkin

The IGA's advice on continued eye drop use and punctual occlusion for patients observing Ramadan

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

From The Ground Up

| Mitchell Brinks

The long-term partnership transforming eye care in Myanmar

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

It's a Conversation, Not a Conversion

| Blake Williamson

The art and psychology behind successful FLACS consultations

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

Let's Stop This Now

Orbis brings people together to fight avoidable blindness

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

A Just Cause

| Phoebe Harkin

Sitting Down With… Elena Barraquer, Co-Owner of The Barraquer Clinic and Founder of the Elena Barraquer Fundación

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