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July 2018 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the July issue of The Ophthalmologist! Upfront visits a range of topics, including the viability of 3D printed corneas, and the link between myopia and education duration. In My View sees Blake Williamson consider the future of presbyopia management – from adjustable lens technologies to topical solutions; and Mitch Jackson share his thoughts on FLACS, and why it has not yet reached its peak. In our Feature – The Art of Eyes – we showcase the beautiful side of ophthalmology. In Practice sees Karolinne Rocha share her top tips for the Yamane technique of intrascleral haptic fixation, and discuss its potential application in complicated cornea cases. In NextGen, Walter Furlan introduces a new concept for presbyopia correction, and explains why it offers an edge over currently available corneal inlays. Finally, we Sit Down With Steve Charles, the founder and owner of the Charles Retina Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Other

An Eye on Our Planet’s Future

| Ruth Steer

Can ophthalmology be more sustainable?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Battlestar Bulge

| Roisin McGuigan

Heavier astronauts could experience more visual changes in microgravity.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Short-distance Learning

| Roisin McGuigan

The link between myopia and academic achievement isn’t news to ophthalmologists – but just how strong is the link, and what could be causing it?

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Hot Off the Press

| Roisin McGuigan

What if, instead of waiting for a donor cornea to become available, you could just print one?

Subspecialties Retina

The Magic of Microglia

Researchers discover the protective potential of microglial cells in retinal detachment.

Subspecialties Retina

Image of the Month

Post-peak Posterior Problems...

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Presbyopia in the Farsighted Future

| Blake Williamson

What will management of the disability look like in 10 years?

Subspecialties Refractive

Hello Femto!

| Mitch Jackson

FLACS has not reached its ‘peak’ – here’s why.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Art of Eyes 2018

| Ruth Steer

We present a collection of beautiful images from across the whole spectrum of ophthalmology.

Subspecialties Retina

Art of Ophthalmology

| Ruth Steer

A selection of beautiful images showcasing the creative – and artistic – side of ophthalmology.

Subspecialties Retina


| Ruth Steer

The latest images in ophthalmic research.

Subspecialties Cataract

Global Ophthalmology

| Ruth Steer

A collection of images showcasing global ophthalmology.

Subspecialties Retina

In the Clinic

| Ruth Steer

A selection of images from the clinic.

Subspecialties Refractive

Troubleshooting Yamane

| Karolinne Rocha

Top tips for intrascleral haptic fixation – and its application in complicated cornea cases.

Business & Profession Refractive

Through the Photon Sieve

| Walter Furlan

Introducing a new concept for presbyopia correction that turns the disadvantages of currently available inlays into advantages for patients.

Business & Profession Retina

No Rest for the Dedicated

| Steve Charles

Steve Charles, founder and owner, Charles Retina Institute, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Subspecialties Retina

Ultra-High Fidelity Fundus

Dr. Valentina Sarao of the University of Udine, Italy, shares her experience of the EIDON TrueColor Confocal Scanner.

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