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October 2017 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the October issue of The Ophthalmologist! Upfront’s topics include biomarkers for AMD and the perils of nerf guns. In My View sees Cynthia Matossian discuss the importance of diversity, and Berthold Seitz focuses on the merits of clinician-led research. In our “electrifying” Feature, D. Michael Ackermann shares his story on developing Oculeve – the nasal neurostimulator device for dry eye. In Practice sees Tony Realini discuss how to improve diagnosis of patients with normal tension glaucoma, and Elizabeth Shen and Jeremiah Tao focus on epiphora and how to manage patients with excessive tearing. In NextGen, Hao F. Zhang talks about developing new imaging technologies to assess retinal biological function, and in Profession, four dedicated Orbis volunteers share their experiences. Finally, we Sit Down With Sheraz Daya, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director of the Centre for Sight in the UK.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Other

When the World Changed Forever

| Mark Hillen

The IBM PC changed computing forever. What might be ophthalmology's equivalent?

Subspecialties Retina

The Biomarker Breakdown

| Ruth Steer

Could AMD be diagnosed through blood plasma analysis?

Subspecialties Retina

Detecting Dementia

| Ruth Steer

Looking to the retina to find a biomarker for frontotemporal degeneration.

Subspecialties Retina

Screen the World

| Ruth Steer

A global look at ROP screening.

Subspecialties Retina

The Chronic

| Mark Hillen

There's chronic, and then there's chronic DME – and treatment outcomes differ accordingly.

Business & Profession Other

That's One in Your Eye

| Mark Hillen

Nerf guns are fun. But not when they cause ocular trauma.

Subspecialties Retina

Treat the World

| Ruth Steer

A global look at the rates of ROP and treatment.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Image of the Month

Using seven different imaging modalities to visualize retinal organoids.

Business & Profession Professional Development

It’s Our Duty to ‘Do’ Diversity

| Cynthia Matossian

A diverse workplace is worth having – so how do we go about achieving it?

Business & Profession Basic & Translational Research

Trust the Doctors to Deliver

| Berthold Seitz

The benefits of a clinician-led approach to research.

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

It's Electrifying!

| D. Ackermann

The behind-the-scenes story of Oculeve.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Normal Tension Glaucoma: Are We Missing It?

| Tony Realini

Prevention is better than cure – especially when there is no cure.

Business & Profession Cornea / Ocular Surface

Here Come the Waterworks!

| Elizabeth Shen and Jeremiah Tao

Working up patients with excessive tearing.

Subspecialties Retina

Metabolism, Melanin and Multiple Modalities

| Hao F. Zhang

How new imaging approaches are broadening our understanding of retinal biological function.

Business & Profession Cataract

Eyecare Sans Frontières – Part Deux

| Ann-Marie Ablett

Meeting the volunteers who take to the skies to bring eyecare and education to those on the ground.

Subspecialties Cataract

On a Mission

| Rob Walters

“The work that Orbis does is not about the ophthalmologists alone – it’s about the whole team.”

Business & Profession Cataract

From Trainee to Teacher

| Andrew Choyce, Luu Tong

“Now I can work to help others in my position”

Subspecialties Professional Development

Ignore the “Gurus” and Follow the Evidence

| Sheraz Daya

Sheraz Daya, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director of Centre for Sight in the UK

Subspecialties Retina

Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Optometrists and Ophthalmologists Frequently Miss Macular Degeneration

A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed how frequently optometrists and ophthalmologists fail to diagnose age-related macular degeneration.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Surpassing “MIGS ‘n’ Meds”

| Sponsored by Ellex

SLT plus MIGS equals a unique diagnostic and treatment approach.

Subspecialties Cataract

The Ophthalmologist and Alcon at ESCRS 2017

The Ophthalmologist’s team are in Lisbon for ESCRS 2017

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