This year we’re looking for 50 of the best inventors, mentors, emerging leaders, surgical pioneers and champions of change. With our “Five Top Tens,” we hope to showcase the best, the brightest, and the most forward-thinking that ophthalmology has to offer.
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Welcome to the November issue of The Ophthalmologist! You’ll find the latest research in Upfront – our news segment – covering everything from retinal membranes in rodents to the root cause of genetic blindness.From motherhood to #MeToo – six ophthalmologists give their take on the issues facing women today in our feature, ‘Women in Vision’. We also hear from one of the most influential figures in the Arab world, Selwa Al-Hazzaa, and self-proclaimed ‘ordinary ophthalmologist’, Rebecca Adams as they remind us of how far we have come in the fight for gender equality – and how far we still have to go. In Practice sees George Beiko investigate the safety and efficacy of refractive lens exchange, while Peter Good shares the advantages of steady-state pattern electroretinography. In NextGen, Felipe Medeiros explains how VR ‘gaming’ technology may transform the monitoring and diagnosis of visual disorders such as glaucoma, while David Almeida gives his take on the importance of travel in shaping him as an ophthalmologist, in Profession. Finally, we Sit Down With Liliana Werner, Co-Director of the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.