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October 2021 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the October issue of The Ophthalmologist – our first Power List Takeover Issue! Our Upfront section features the latest industry and research, from the wearable device that helps protect visually impaired people from collisions, to eye injuries in the NFL – and how to prevent them. In our opinion column, In My View, Carol Shields asks what can be done to avoid future devastating waves of advanced cancers, like the current one following COVID-19-related lockdowns.

In the cover feature, “The Path to the Podium,” Julia Haller, Soosan Jacob, Anat Loewenstein, Cynthia Roberts, and Louisa Wickham discuss milestones in their careers, and in their lives in general, that have brough them to the very top of their profession.
In this issue’s In Practice section, Paul Singh makes a case for early intervention with less invasive glaucoma treatment options, and Elizabeth Yeu discusses the importance of diagnosing and treating blepharitis. In Profession, we catch up with Mariya Moosajee, who recalls the uneasy task of combining the roles of clinician and researcher, while Nikki Hafezi talks about the beginnings of her career in the ophthalmic industry, breaking barriers, and turning obstacles into advantages. Finally, we sit down with Adam Mapani, Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow UCL Department of Clinical Ophthalmology and Nurse Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Medical Retina Department, London, UK.

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Oculoplastics

Lifting the Lid on Eye Pressure

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

How does lower-lid surgery affect intraocular pressure and what does this mean for managing risk and progression of glaucoma?

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

| Aleksandra Jones

Cooking with wood or coal can increase the risk of cataracts and conjunctiva disorders

Subspecialties Cataract

The IOLs Have Eyes

| Sponsored by Teleon

Episode 1: Dawn of the Depth – in which Lenny faces the horror of realization...

Subspecialties Retina

Trust Your Gut

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

Shifting the balance of the gut microbiome can throw off the balance of the gut-eye axis

Subspecialties Retina

Saving Axons and Somas

| Aleksandra Jones

Could the CaMKII enzyme help preserve vision in patients with retinal disease and eye injuries?

Subspecialties Comprehensive

Good Vibrations

| Aleksandra Jones

A vibrating wearable device helps visually impaired people avoid collisions

Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy

Protecting Eyes From the Friday Night Lights

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

Should visors be mandatory to reduce eye injuries in football?

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

How visuomotor function separates a big hitter from a batter treading the Mendoza line

Subspecialties COVID-19

The Ocular Tumor Tsunami

| Carol Shields

What more can be done to avoid devastating waves of advanced eye cancers?

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Pressure Point

| I. Paul Singh

You can prescribe a patient a drug, but you can’t make them compliant

Business & Profession Professional Development

Earning a Place at the Table

| Nikki Hafezi

How do you make a name for yourself in ophthalmology, when you’re carrying a name that’s already big in the field?

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Best of Both Worlds

| Mariya Moosajee

Combining the roles of clinician and researcher was not easy. But we can – and should – smooth the path for the next generation.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Leader’s Digest

| Geoffrey Potjewyd

Sitting Down With… Adam Mapani, Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow UCL Department of Clinical Ophthalmology and Nurse Consultant at Moorfields

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