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September 2021 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the September issue of The Ophthalmologist! Our Upfront section features the latest industry and research, from the phone app that is improving eye health, to the magnetic protein in birds’ eyes that enables remarkable feats of migration.
In our opinion column, In My View, Tina Felfeli and Yvonne Buys lay out the facts on pay and practice disparity between male and female ophthalmologists.
The cover feature, “Within Reach”, features Terry Cooper’s amazing images from the outreach program of ROP screening in Madurai, India.
In this issue’s NextGen section, Jayakrishna Ambati talks about recycling in the pharmaceutical pipeline – the discovery that a class of HIV drugs can be utilized to treat dry AMD, and Parsin Haji Reza explain his novel photoacoustic imaging technique – PARS.
In Profession, we catch up with Simon Prosser, who is climbing the world’s highest peaks, fundraising for AMD patients’ improvements to quality of life, while Lucia Nadaf talks about the efforts of ORBIS International in Zambia.
Finally, we sit down with Judy E. Kim, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director of Teleophthalmology and Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Of Mice and Men

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

Mouse vision is presumed to have low spatial resolution – but the discovery of the focea begs to differ

Subspecialties Cataract

The IOLs Have Eyes

| Sponsored by Teleon

Episode 2: The Blind Date, in which Lenny and Lucy visit IOL Land

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

A Smoking Gun

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

We have the prime gene suspects of AMD – but is a private eye needed to find the smoking gun and assign a therapeutic target?

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

Eye-Phone Diagnosis

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

A smartphone-based app that can screen for eye health in the absence of an ophthalmologist improves follow-up attendance at appointments

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Diagnosis: Glaucoma

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

Single gene testing may not be sufficient to identify a high risk of glaucoma

Subspecialties Comprehensive

Image of the Month: A Foreign Body

| Aleksandra Jones

This month’s image shows a metallic intraocular foreign body very close to the optic nerve – so what was the outcome?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research


| Geoffrey Potjewyd

We are so attuned to seeing and processing faces that we even see them in random objects. But do we process these in the same way as real faces?

Subspecialties Professional Development

Equity: Facts and Future

| Tina Felfeli, Yvonne Buys

Tina Felfeli and Yvonne Buys dispel the myths surrounding pay and practice disparity in ophthalmology and look to the future of equity in medicine

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Serving One’s (Re)Purpose

| Jayakrishna Ambati

It’s important to repurpose, reuse, and recycle – and Jayakrishna Ambati has discovered that repurposing a class of HIV drugs may treat dry AMD

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Structurally Sound

| Parsin Haji Reza

Hi-res imaging, full eye penetration, and no direct eye contact? This is what PARS is offering – potentially revolutionizing ophthalmic diagnostics

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Beyond Comparison

| Sponsored by New World Medical

Experienced surgeons discuss excisional goniotomy using the Kahook Dual Blade – and make comparisons with the iStent inject

Business & Profession Professional Development

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

| Aleksandra Jones

Simon Prosser aims to improve AMD patients’ quality of life by climbing the world’s highest peaks

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Zambia's Fight Against Blindness

| Lucia Nadaf

Find out how ORBIS international is fighting against unnecessary blindness in Zambia from country director Lucia Nadaf

Subspecialties Diabetes

Sleeping Off Diabetic Retinopathy

| Sponsored by PolyPhotonix

Sharing results from a real-world single center study of patients with diabetic macular oedema (DMO) who wore a home-use sleep mask (Noctura 400)

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Happiness Equation

| Aleksandra Jones

Sitting Down With… Judy E. Kim, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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