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August 2017 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the August issue of The Ophthalmologist! Upfront’s topics include entering the gene therapy era and how lifting weights might affect patients with glaucoma. In My View sees Deepinder Dhaliwal visit the controversial topic of refractive surgery for myopic children, and Judy Kim shares why adaptive imaging technology will be key in the management of retinal diseases. In our Feature, Rajesh Rao visits the exciting topic of precision medicine, sharing the work that he and his team are doing to help patients with ocular cancers access more targeted treatments. NextGen sees Raunak Sinha discuss new findings of foveal function and we benchmark the retinal detachment literature. In Profession, Anton Tjust discusses how the extraocular muscles might help further the understanding of the deadly and devastating disease, ALS. Finally, we Sit Down With Gullapalli Rao, Chairman and Founder of the L V Prasad Eye Institute, and Mike Burdon, President of The UK Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Other

Access All Areas

| Mark Hillen

Why, in terms of congresses, bigger isn't always better.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Pumping up the Pressure

| Ruth Steer

Can lifting weights raise IOP?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Conjunctival Cavalry

| Ruth Steer

Team finds a commensal bacterium in the eye that helps protect the ocular surface from pathogens.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Sweet Revelation

| Ruth Steer

A sugar-modifying enzyme drives pathogenesis in HSV keratitis.

Subspecialties Retina

Releasing the Gene Genie

| Mark Hillen

The gene therapy era in ophthalmology edges nearer and is making RP… treatable.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Defining Dry Eye

| Ruth Steer

How many US adults have diagnosed dry eye disease, and who is most at risk?

Business & Profession Professional Development

This Month in Business

| Mark Hillen

Acquisitions, funding rounds, approvals and IP this month

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

Image of the Month

Chaotic corneal patchwork after severe epithelial debridement wound.

Subspecialties Retina

Degeneration Through Time and Space

| Ruth Steer

The past, present and future prevalence of AMD in Europe.

Subspecialties Refractive

A New Hope

| Deepinder Dhaliwal

Why certain myopic children should have refractive surgery.

Subspecialties Retina

Adapting for the Future

| Judy Kim

How adaptive optics imaging can help your patients and the future of gene therapy for retinal diseases.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Small Practices Will Survive

| Ravi Goel

Don’t believe the hype. The future of ophthalmology practices is not all mergers and acquisitions.

Subspecialties Retina

Keeping up with Precision Medicine

| Rajesh Rao

Giving ocular cancer patients access to new targeted therapies.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

First Glimpses of Foveal Function

| Raunak Sinha

Can a new understanding of the fovea change our approach to visual disorders?

Subspecialties Retina

Benchmarking Retinal Detachment

| Mark Hillen

Mining the last five years of the retinal detachment literature.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Questioning the System

| Frederick Fraunfelder and Stevan Whitt

A Physician’s perspective on perplexing pay for performance programs.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

The Extraocular Muscles in ALS: A Research Riddle

| Anton Tjust

Could the preservation of the eye muscles in ALS provide a new outlook on a deadly disease?

Business & Profession Professional Development

Providing For All

| Gullapalli Rao

Gullapalli Rao, Founder and Chair of the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Setting a Great Example

| Mike Burdon

Mike Burdon, President of The UK Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

When MIGS Goes Awry

| Sponsored by Optotek

Using your laser to optimize outcomes and treat complications.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

MIGS: The ABC of ABiC

| Sponsored by Ellex

ABiC's mild touch and manifest efficacy make it a compelling option for many patients.

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