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December 2016 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

Welcome to the December issue of The Ophthalmologist. Upfront’s topics include a mining game for treating amblyopia, and a robot for performing cataract surgery. In My View features Brock Bakewell on the increasing burden of regulatory oversight, and Fald Quhill discussing the dangers of handheld laser pointers. In our Feature, some of ophthalmology’s lead innovators present their latest creations and pioneering ideas. Next Gen sees Christos Bergeles explain how light field imaging could consign the surgical microscope to the scrapheap, and Profession features John Marshall discussing one of the topics he knows best: innovation. Finally, we Sit Down Shigeru Kinoshita, Professor and Chair of the Department of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

The Mercy of The Markets

| Mark Hillen

If you're not a billionaire philanthropist, how do you raise money to make a difference?

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Sugar Rush

| Roisin McGuigan

Could glucose metabolism be an alternative target for treating RP?

Subspecialties Retina

Through Thick and Thin

| Roisin McGuigan

A thinner retina could predict neurodegeneration in diabetes - and vice versa.

Subspecialties Cataract

Edema Enigma

| Ruth Steer

Have reports of NSAIDS preventing post-cataract macular edema been exaggerated?

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Amblyopia: Game On!

| Ruth Steer

Should children with amblyopia play instead of patch?

Business & Profession Cataract

Micro Machines

| Ruth Steer

The future of robotic surgery is getting smaller…

Business & Profession Other

The Galactic Eye

| Roisin McGuigan

In a galaxy far, far away… an eye-like astronomical structure has formed.

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Image of the Month

A large-scale mosaic confocal microscope image of a histological section of a mouse retina.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Business in Brief

It's been a busy fall for the ophthalmic business space…

Subspecialties Refractive

Coming of Age

| Dan Reinstein

Dan Reinstein explains why SMILE is his procedure of choice for low-to-moderate myopia.

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

Jumping Through Hoops

| Brock Bakewell

Regulation impacts patient care and creates a burden physicians don't need, says Brock Bakewell.

Business & Profession Health Economics and Policy

The Laser Liability

| Fahd Quhill

Fahd Quhill is on a mission: to stop vision loss from handheld lasers.

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

The Innovators 2016

Some of ophthalmology's lead innovators present their latest creations and ideas.

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

The Innovators 2016 Part 2

Some of ophthalmology's lead innovators present their latest creations and ideas.

Subspecialties Business and Innovation

It’s all About Perspective

| Christos Bergeles

Christos Bergeles explains why it might be time to throw out your surgical microscope.

Business & Profession Professional Development

On Innovation…

| Mark Hillen

Advice on innovation from John Marshall - someone who's been there and done that.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Looking Beneath the Surface

We Sit Down With Shigeru Kinoshita, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Hitting the Clinic with the KDB

What should you consider when deciding to adopt the Kahook Dual Blade in your practice?

Subspecialties

Demodex: Innocent or Guilty in Blepharitis?

Subspecialties Retina

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME): See the Person Behind the Eye

DME treatment and the impact it has on the macula – and the patient.

Subspecialties Refractive

Video: Multifocal patient selection

| Mark Hillen

Francesco Carones explains how the AcrySof IQ PanOptix IOL has affected his patient selection.

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