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September 2014 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Professional Development

Being Engaged

| Mark Hillen

The Ophthalmologist is one year old. We promised to tell you ophthalmology’s most engaging stories, and we’ve traveled the world to do so.

Business & Profession Neuro-ophthalmology

Analytical Eyeglasses

| Roisin McGuigan

A new wearable device detects the early signs of diabetic autonomic neuropathy before damaging symptoms appear

Subspecialties Retina

Choroid Cartography

| Mark Hillen

Why are certain regions of the choroid more prone to disease than others? To answer that, you need proteomics

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

CXL Excels

| Roisin McGuigan

Two studies demonstrate the safety and potential of decentered corneal collagen cross linking

Business & Profession Cataract

Outsourced Cataract Complications

| Roisin McGuigan

An overstretched UK hospital that subcontracted cataract surgery is faced with a 48.3 percent complication rate. Who foots the legal bill?

Subspecialties Cataract

Feeling the Pressure

| Roisin McGuigan

Can a new implantable microfluidic sensor put IOP tracking in the hands – or rather eyes – of patients with glaucoma?

Subspecialties Retina

Awh versus the NEI

| Roisin McGuigan

Are people with certain genotypes actively harmed by AREDS supplementation, accelerating AMD?

Subspecialties Refractive

Set Lasers to Fun

| Roisin McGuigan

Would you recommend vision correction surgery solely to facilitate your patient’s enjoyment of virtual reality technology?

Business & Profession Retina

The Nano State

| Robert Langer, Justin Hanes, Hongming Chen

Imagine prescribing eye drops to treat wet AMD, or delivering genes to the retina of patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Nanotechnology can do both – and it could potentially transform ophthalmology

Subspecialties Retina

VIIP: A Space Odyssey

| Mark Hillen

Many astronauts develop eye problems in space. NASA wants to know why, so they’ve established the Vision Impairment and Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) program.

Business & Profession Retina

The Bionic Eye: Fact, Not Science Fiction

| Amanda Hayhurst

As Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System nears its 100 patient milestone, we look at how the device has impacted the lives of those implanted

Subspecialties Cataract

IOL Clinical Trials

| Mark Hillen

One of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world is cataract surgery

Subspecialties Professional Development

Being Theo Seiler

| Theo Seiler

One of the legends of refractive surgery talks about his career, his successes and failures, and about the state of ophthalmology today.

Subspecialties Professional Development

Great Consultations

| Rod Solar

Understanding what the Dickens motivates people to consider undergoing an elective ophthalmic procedure will help you guide them to a conclusion that’s right for them

Business & Profession Professional Development

From Fort Lauderdale to the Future

How We Met: Keith Barton and Kuldev Singh

Business & Profession Other

The Ophthalmologist Innovation Awards 2014

Showcasing the greatest ophthalmic advances of the year

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