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June 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the June issue of The Ophthalmologist!
You’ll find the latest research in Upfront – our news and research segment – and opinion pieces from some of ophthalmology’s brightest minds in In My View. This month, members of Women in Vision UK make the case for better mentorship and collaboration in ophthalmology, and Daniel Williams explains why an integrated approach can help patients come to terms with sight loss. In our feature, (Visual) Field of Endeavor, we look at new possibilities in visual field testing with five ophthalmic experts and researchers. In Practice features an article on genetic testing in pediatric eye diseases by Jane Ashworth, while Danson Muttuvelu offers a physician’s guide to using the Malyugin Ring 2.0 in complicated cataract cases. We also present content based on forums organized by The Ophthalmologist, featuring panels of ophthalmic specialists. In NextGen, Catharina Busch asks about options for DME patients who respond sub-optimally to anti-VEGF therapy. In Profession, Hunter Cherwek from Orbis explains how donations to the “See My Future” appeal can help transform eye care worldwide. Finally, we sit down with Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University, College London and Editor-in-Chief of Eye.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Retina

Image of the Month

| Aleksandra Jones

This month’s image, showing pigmentation on the lens – epi capsular star – was chosen as “Best in Show” at ASCRS 2019

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Star Gazing

| Phoebe Harkin

Is it time to shake the status quo in standard automated perimetry?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Age-related Methylation Degeneration

Study of DNA methylation patterns in the RPE of AMD patients identifies three targets for drug development

Subspecialties

Recovery Position

| Phoebe Harkin

New research helps identify a potential path to vision recovery post-stroke

Business & Profession Education and Training

From Research to Reality

| Sponsored by Allergan

Introducing the winner of the ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship 2019

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Bridging the Gender Gap

| Maryse Bailly, Samantha de Silva, Tunde Peto

There is a need for better mentorship and stronger networks in ophthalmology

Subspecialties Pediatric

Doing What Comes Naturally

| Dan Lindfield, Pete Jones, David Crabb

Standard visual field (VF) tests are based on technology that is now almost half a century old – it's time for things to change

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Visual Field Testing: The Long View

| Chris Johnson

Let’s talk about future clinical management of patients with vision problems – now!

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Building Castles for Kids

| Tariq Aslam

There’s no point in trying to make very young children accommodate the demands of standard visual field tests, so what can be done instead?

Subspecialties Pediatric

Next Generation, New Algorithm

| Jane Ashworth

Today’s children benefit from increasingly rapid and sophisticated genetic tests that are completely changing the disease management pathway

Subspecialties Retina

Responding to Non-Responders

| Catharina Busch

What are our options for DME patients who respond sub-optimally to anti-VEGF therapy – and what is the evidence base for each of those approaches?

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Orbis: A Force Multiplier in Global Ophthalmology

Hunter Cherwek speaks to The Ophthalmologist in support of the “See My Future” appeal

Subspecialties Retina

Natural Affinity

Sitting Down With… Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University, College London, and Editor-in-Chief of Eye

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