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November 2018 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession

Let There Be… Lasers

As a Nobel Prize in Physics goes to a woman for the first time in 55 years, we shine a stark light on the issues faced by women in ophthalmology.

Business & Profession

Too Old to Operate?

| Phoebe Harkin

A Canadian study asks: are older physicians an increased risk to patients during surgery?

Business & Profession

Tackling the Root Cause of Genetic Blindness

Positive results spur a pivotal phase III trial for choroideremia gene therapy

Business & Profession

Bitesize Breakthroughs

| Phoebe Harkin

The latest ophthalmology news – in brief

Subspecialties

Animal Instincts

| Phoebe Harkin

A study into the retinal membranes of rodents attempts to shed light on autosomal dominant Stargardt disease and age-related macular degeneration

Business & Profession

Image of the Month

| Alicia Nunez Abreau

The image shows hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of enucleated eyes from a four-year-old patient with retinoblastoma.

Business & Profession

Women in Vision

| Phoebe Harkin

Phoebe Harkin speaks to several high-profile ophthalmologists to get a picture of a woman’s place in today’s ophthalmology

Business & Profession

Voices of Vision Science

| Phoebe Harkin

From motherhood to #MeToo – six ophthalmologists give their take on the issues facing women today.

Business & Profession

Fighting the System from Within

| Phoebe Harkin

Selwa Al-Hazzaa, one of the most influential women in the Arab world, who has achieved international success, professionally, medically, academically and politically, is now empowering other women to reach similar heights.

Business & Profession

Doctor and Mother

| Phoebe Harkin

Rebecca Adams, self-proclaimed ‘ordinary ophthalmologist,’ reflects on a life spent between two great loves

Business & Profession

The Social Network

| Phoebe Harkin

We ask those championing change why, in a post #MeToo era, female ophthalmologists need support now more than ever.

Business & Profession

A Clear-Eyed Look at RLE

Received wisdom tells us that refractive lens exchange is safe and effective. But what does the evidence say? George Beiko investigates.

Subspecialties

Shifting Patterns in Glaucoma Management

| Peter Good

Earlier diagnosis, more timely intervention and more rational clinical decisions: the advantages of steady-state pattern electroretinography should not be ignored.

Subspecialties

Real Advances from Virtual Reality

Combining VR ‘gaming’ technology with advanced wireless electroencephalography may transform the monitoring and diagnosis of visual disorders – particularly glaucoma.

Business & Profession

Reflections of a Global Chameleon

How working in different parts of the world influenced my outlook on the most important aspects of life as an ophthalmologist.

Business & Profession

La Vie En Rose

| Liliana Werner

Sitting Down With… Liliana Werner, Co-Director of the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, UT, USA

Subspecialties

The Power of a Wider Point of View

Highlights from the satellite symposium “Optos 200° Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging: Clinical Advances and Emerging Applications” held on 21 September 2018, at the 18th EURETINA Congress, Vienna, Austria.

Subspecialties

All in a Day's Work

| Sponsored by Santen

Highlights from the “Decoding Glaucoma: A place for 24-hour IOP control” educational symposium organized by Santen and held at the 13th EGS Congress, Florence, Italy, on May 19, 2018. The symposium was moderated by Carlo Traverso (University of Genova, Italy), and featured presentations and comments from Luciano Quaranta (University of Brescia, Italy), Antonio Figueiredo (University of Lisbon, Portugal), and Anastasios Konstas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

Subspecialties

The Best of Multiple Worlds?

| Sponsored by Hoya

The HOYA 4-in-1 multiSertTM delivery system preloaded with VivinexTM IOL offers unmatched IOL delivery flexibility and consistency, but how does the VivinexTM IOL perform over the longer term?

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