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August 2016 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to our August issue. Upfront’s topics range from cases of smartphone-induced, benign “blindness”, to how caffeine can help give your eye muscles a boost.
Ever wondered how new IOL designs are born, tested and taken to market? The Cover Feature tells all.
Pearse Keane discusses Moorfields’ and DeepMind’s collaboration in In Practice, and NextGen sees allogenic corneal inlays reviewed. In Profession, Mark Talary explains how patient data privacy laws can trip up ophthalmologists, and Sitting Down With features Wolfgang Haigis.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Other

Coming to America

| Mark Hillen

You asked, we listened. Hello North America!

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Benign “Blindness”

| Ruth Steer

For some, checking Facebook in bed can be a (temporarily) blinding experience.

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Gym Tonic

| Ruth Steer

Tired eyes after exercise? Caffeine might be just the tonic.

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Alzheimer’s Disease Peep Show

Could a simple eye exam be used to diagnose and stage Alzheimer's?

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Softness Skews

| Ruth Steer

If topical prostaglandin therapy softens the cornea, it makes it harder to trust the readings on your Goldmann tonometer.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Everybody Hertz

| Ruth Steer

Can non-invasive brain stimulation in patients with optic nerve damage restore vision?

Business & Profession Professional Development

Business in Brief

| Ruth Steer

It’s been a busy summer in the ophthalmic business space…

Business & Profession Other

Hello North America

The Ophthalmologist North America – coming September 2016

Business & Profession Other

Image of the Month

A beautiful image of a pupillary defect by Sergina Flaherty.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Mission: Impossible

| Mark Hillen

Taking an IOL from concept to market can sometimes feel impossible - but it can be done.

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

On a Quest to Find the Holy Grail of Imaging

| Mark Hillen

A collaboration between Moorfields and Google DeepMind hopes to automate OCT analysis using AI.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

In Search of Answers

Everything your patients want to know about keratoconus, but are too afraid to ask.

Business & Profession Refractive

The Genesis of Allogenic Inlays

| Ruth Steer

Are allogenic corneal inlays becoming a feasible option for refractive correction?

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Personal Privacy in the Age of Big Data

| Mark Talary

Ophthalmologists should be aware of data security issues, and take steps to protect themselves.

Business & Profession Professional Development

European Eyecare in 2016

| Ruth Steer

How does your practice compare with others around the EU?

Business & Profession Professional Development

From Semiconductor Physics to Clinical Optics

We sit down with Wolfgang Haigis, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Würzburg.

Subspecialties Retina

Visual acuity outcomes at one year in a national multicentre audit of aflibercept for treatment-naïve neovascular AMD

| James Talks

First year visual outcomes from an evaluation of bimonthly aflibercept.

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