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August 2015 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Other

The Closest Thing to The Six Million Dollar Man

| Mark Hillen

But he still doesn’t have a “bionic eye”, no matter what the newspapers tell you.

Subspecialties Cataract

Eyedrops to End Cataract Surgery?

| Michael Schubert

The story behind the headlines heralding eyedrops that can “dissolve cataracts”

Subspecialties Retina

The Argus II: Thirty Patients with RP, Three Years Later

| Roisin McGuigan

The Argus II: Thirty Patients with RP, Three Years Later

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Minimally Invasive, Maximally Successful

| Roisin McGuigan

An updated surgical technique restores sensation to patients with corneal anesthesia

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Sight in a Single Cell

| Michael Schubert

Unicellular planktonic organisms have evolved a complex eye-like structure by repurposing organelles within the cell

Subspecialties Retina

Standardizing Stem Cell Selection

| Roisin McGuigan

Stem cell therapies may be the future of treating retinal disease, but how do you choose the best source?

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Wireless Drug Dosing

| Roisin McGuigan

“Smart” nanowires deliver drugs on demand using an applied electromagnetic field

Business & Profession Glaucoma

A Brief History of MIGS

| Ike Ahmed

The long and controversial journey to microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), and the quest to retire trabeculectomy

Subspecialties Cataract

Trying Out Trifocals

| Florian Kretz

When considering patients’ functional vision needs and satisfaction levels, intermediate vision has been overlooked for too long – new trifocal mIOLs may change that

Subspecialties Cataract

Supplementary Content: Patient Questionnaire

We interviewed a patient who had undergone refractive lens exchange about her motivation to undergo her surgery, and how she feels about her post-surgical vision. Here is the transcript of that interview.

Subspecialties Cataract

The Misnomer of Monovision

| Ray Radford

Monofocal IOLs allow patients to retain good near and distance vision, typically with high levels of satisfaction. So why isn’t monovision more popular with surgeons?

Business & Profession Cataract

For Surgeons, By Surgeons

| Michael Mrochen

A new ocular biometer automates IOL selection and offers an exciting alternative to sometimes unpredictable IOL power formulae

Subspecialties Cataract

Lessons From the Deep

Can the combination of 360° haptics and a novel protective membrane, which emulates the pattern found on shark skin, in a single IOL prevent PCO and make YAG laser capsulotomies a thing of the past?

Business & Profession Professional Development

Patient Care at a Premium

| Laura Hobbs

The rise of the experience economy means that ophthalmology practices must go to great lengths to ensure their patients are receiving not just the best medical care, but also the best possible customer service

Business & Profession Professional Development

Social Media: What’s the Point?

Using social media platforms to interact, educate and promote your practice

Subspecialties Professional Development

In Folkman’s Footsteps

| Mark Hillen

Sitting Down With… Joan Miller, Chief and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Who Benefits from Preservative-Free Glaucoma Therapy?

| Sponsored by Santen

Taking the time to talk with patients about the signs and symptoms of ocular surface disease and performing some quick assessments could ensure selection of the most appropriate therapy, and help improve patient outcomes

Subspecialties Cataract

Look into the Intelligent Approach to Cataract Surgery

| Sponsored by Topcon

We spoke with three eminent refractive cataract surgeons about their experience with LENSAR with Streamline

Subspecialties Refractive

5 Things We Learned This Month:

Five Things We Learned This Month

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