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June 2022 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the May/June issue of The Ophthalmologist! Our Upfront section covers a program helping marginalized groups access eye health services, a single-gene target to improve sight, and the latest historical ophthalmology installment.
In our opinion column, Sheraz Daya proposes a clearer classification system for IOLs to improve clarity of communication.
The cover feature is all about ophthalmic professionals who have ventured into the sporting arena and put the “eye” in “team.” Daniel Laby, Dan Morris, Julie-Anne Little, and Milton Yogi talk about their pitch-side to road-side work with the world’s top athletes.
Our Cornea and OSD section offers the latest revolution in endothelial corneal disease treatment, and in Cataract and Refractive, Sam Garg talks about the future promise of pupil- modulating presbyopia drops for the pseudophakic population.
In Glaucoma, Gerd Auffarth discusses DSLT, and Dan Lindfield shares his choice of top breakthroughs in glaucoma over the past few months. In Retina, Konstantinos Balaskas tells all on how he is using AI to track retinal degeneration, and why this could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of AMD.
Finally, we sit down with Douglas D. Koch, Professor and Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair in Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.T

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Eye in Team

| Daniel Laby | 11 min read

Daniel Laby on building a career in sports and performance vision

Subspecialties Comprehensive

A Sporting Spectacle

| Julie-Anne Little | 6 min read

How can ophthalmic technology break down the barriers to sporting participation?

Business & Profession Professional Development

Eyes on the Tries

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

We interview Dan Morris, the Welsh Rugby Union match day ophthalmologist on sports ophthalmology and the Six Nations Championship.

Business & Profession Professional Development

A Career of Speed

| Milton Yogi | 5 min read

My memories from years spent with Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix drivers and crews

Subspecialties Retina

Blanket Coverage

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

SARM1 is identified as a single gene target that could protect the optic nerve from damage and save vision

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

Eye Health for All

| Aleksandra Jones

The Right to Health program has been helping marginalized groups in Pakistan and Bangladesh access eye health services

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Eye Spy

| Jed Boye

Screening for neurological diseases using your phone? There’s an app for that!

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

The Ophthalmologist’s Time Machine: Chapter 4

| Andrzej Grzybowski

How Charles Babbage beat Hermann von Helmholtz in the race to invent the ophthalmoscope

Subspecialties Cataract

Clear-Cut Classification

| Sheraz Daya

Providing better, simpler nomenclature for intraocular lens classification

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Staying at the Top

| Sponsored by Topcon

When technological expertise meets market savvy

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Uniquely Versatile Analysis

| Sponsored by CSO Italia | 3 min read

Fabrizio Zeri explains why he couldn’t do without the Antares+ corneal topographer and the Sirius+ tomograph and corneal topographer

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

A RAPID Revolution

| Peter Szurman, Annekatrin Rickmann | 7 min read

Making the gold standard for endothelial corneal disease treatment safer and easier

Subspecialties Refractive

A Pseudophakic Problem-Solver

| Sumit “Sam” Garg | 7 min read

Are pupil-modulating presbyopia-correcting drops the future of customizable vision correction for pseudophakic patients?

Subspecialties Oculoplastics

Simultaneous Oculoplastic Procedures with Excellent Results

| Sponsored by IOPtima

Roberto Anaya explains why he is a fan of IOPtima’s iLid CO2 laser for blepharoplasty

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

From Too Few Drops to DSLT

| Gerd Auffarth

Is there a more efficient approach to treat glaucoma patients who cannot maintain eye drop adherence?

Subspecialties Glaucoma

From the Rooftops

| Dan Lindfield

Two recent updates in the glaucoma field that are definitely worth shouting about

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Recent Research Ruminations

| Ningli Wang

Despite pandemic-related challenges, my team have managed to make promising progress in glaucoma research, with a few major breakthroughs

Subspecialties Retina

On the Right Track

| Konstantinos Balaskas

AI may be the kryptonite needed to counter the creeping progress of AMD and GA

Business & Profession Cataract

Vivity™: The Lens for Active Patients

| Sponsored by Alcon | 7 min read

Kjell Gunnar Gundersen outlines his experience of the AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ IOL, and explains how he maximizes patient satisfaction

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Winning Formula

| Aleksandra Jones

Sitting Down With… Douglas Koch, Professor and Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair in Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

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