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August 2014 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Retina

The battle for hearts and minds

| Mark Hillen

Population-level disease prophylaxis with statins has improved the lives of millions. But there has been some protest about this mass medication. Is the next battle not with disease, but with the press?

Business & Profession Other

Shortsighted Scholars

| Mark Hillen

Is the potential dystopia that is myopia a consequence of too much study?

Subspecialties Retina

The Retina, Renewed… Thanks to Your Own Skin Cells

| Mark Hillen

Might you soon take a skin cell from a patient with retinitis pigmentosa, roll it back to a pluripotent state, culture it to become retinal cells and trial gene therapy on it in vitro?

Subspecialties Retina

A Retinoid a Day Keeps The Blindness Away

| Mark Hillen

Oral replacement therapy of the retinoid intermediate that fails to form in some types of Leber congenital amaurosis shows significant promise in an early-phase clinical trial

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

The Curious Case of Sirtuins

| Roisin McGuigan

SIRT1 appears to be an anti-aging protein that protects against weight gain, diabetes, inflammation, and even optic neuritis… in mouse models. Is SIRT1 the key to eternal youth, or simply snake oil?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Finding Corneal Limbal Stem Cells for Transplantation Could be as Easy as ABCB5

| Roisin McGuigan

Identifying corneal limbal stem cells for transplantation has been a major challenge. But now a highly specific marker of these cells has been found: ABCB5

Business & Profession Cornea / Ocular Surface

Acanthamoeba Ate my Eyeballs

| Roisin McGuigan

A student lost sight in one eye after failing to remove her disposable contact lenses for six months. So how did tabloid journalists turn it into such a popular news story?

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

The Lifelong, Multifaceted Pursuit of Eye Health

| Cécile Delcourt

We look to the oldest in society to understand the contribution of poor nutrition to ophthalmic disease

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Goodbye LRI, Hello Toric IOL

| Sanjay Mantry

Limbal relaxing incisions were a large part of my approach to treating astigmatism in patients undergoing cataract surgery. No longer…

Business & Profession Retina

The Art Of Eyes

Popular culture has always viewed eyes as being things of beauty. But there’s more to the eye than the color of your irides.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Be Humble, Stay Humble

Sitting Down With Jim Mazzo, Operating Partner at Versant Ventures.

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