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August 2020 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

For our summer issue we have prepared a real feast for the eyes – the annual Art of Ophthalmology feature. Check out this year’s inspiring artworks and photographs, and read about Jennie Jewitt-Harris’ art-based investigation into the reasons people have for refusing to donate their corneas after death.

Our Upfront section features the latest research, innovations and trends in ophthalmology, this month covering topics such as a novel, non-invasive alternative to traditional blood tests, and the influence of gut organisms on the immune system.

In the monthly opinion column, In My View, experts discuss how they will deal with the pandemic of neglected chronic eye disease following the COVID-19 lockdown, Nikica Gabrić shares his story of undergoing eye surgery three times in his life, and Judith Potts explains what living in lockdown has meant for Charles Bonnet Syndrome sufferers.

The August In Practice articles discuss the technologies and treatments set to revolutionize the way we approach ocular surface disease, a stepwise approach to get an ophthalmic innovation off the ground, and the role that the Orbis flagship telemedicine platform, Cybersight, has played in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In NextGen, Sean Ianchulev gives his tips on tackling the rapid acceleration of progressive childhood myopia following the lockdown.

Finally, we sit down with Antonia Joussen, Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
I hope you enjoy reading this issue!

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession COVID-19

Study Break

| Aleksandra Jones

How will the pandemic affect sight-saving research in the long term?

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

The Living Image

| Phoebe Harkin

The app offering a non-invasive alternative to traditional blood tests – through the eye

Subspecialties COVID-19

Lockdown Worries

| Aleksandra Jones

Recommendations for people with sight loss among concerns that visual impairment (VI) will get worse due to the pandemic

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Business in Brief

| Phoebe Harkin

The latest industry news – in 50 words or less

Subspecialties Retina

Gut Feeling

| Phoebe Harkin

Twin study investigates how gut organisms influence the immune system

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Scattered Light

| Phoebe Harkin

The low-cost OCT machine capable of identifying Alzheimer’s disease

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

(Ultra)short and Sweet

| Aleksandra Jones

Could a new incarnation of the soliton laser find its way into eye surgery

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Image of the Month: Black Hole Sun

| Aleksandra Jones

This month's image shows iris angiography of ocular ischemia secondary to stenosis of the left carotid artery

Subspecialties COVID-19

In Safe Hands

| Aleksandra Jones

Regular use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause ocular surface disease

Subspecialties COVID-19

Preparing for a New Landscape

| Livia Faes, Dawn Sim, Pearse Keane, Konstantinos Balaskas, Lucas M. Bachmann

How we will deal with the pandemic of neglected chronic eye disease following the COVID-19 lockdown

Subspecialties Refractive

When a Doctor Becomes a Patient

| Nikica Gabrić

How I switched operating table positions three times in my life

Subspecialties COVID-19

Opening the Door

| Judith Potts

What has living in lockdown meant for Charles Bonnet Syndrome sufferers?

Subspecialties Comprehensive

Art of Eyes 2020

| Aleksandra Jones

Welcome to 2020’s gallery of vibrant, unusual, and important ophthalmic images

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Anything but the Eyes

| Jennie Jewitt-Harris

An art-based investigation into why people won't donate their corneas after death

Subspecialties Education and Training

Extended Presence

| Aleksandra Jones

What role has Orbis' flagship telemedicine platform Cybersight played in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Channeling Your Creativity

| Salman Waqar

A stepwise approach to getting your innovation off the ground

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Future of OSD?

| Preeya Gupta

The technologies and treatments set to revolutionize the way we approach ocular surface disease

Subspecialties COVID-19

The Epidemic Behind the Pandemic

| Sean Ianchulev

Tackling rapid acceleration of progressive childhood myopia following a period of increased screen use and reduced outdoor activity

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