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June 2014 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Business and Innovation

Killer Apps and Game-Changers

| Mark Hillen

At last, a unique and useful function for femtosecond laser systems has emerged.

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

You See What You Hear

| Mark Hillen

The visual cortex processes auditory information – both real and imaginary

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Benefits of a Col-Treg Education

| Mark Hillen

The body’s own regulatory T-lymphocytes, known as Tregs, can be taught to douse inflammation.

Subspecialties Glaucoma

Downward Dog, Upward IOP

| Mark Hillen

Common yoga positions significantly raise IOP for prolonged periods

Business & Profession Professional Development

Ophthotech's Billion Dollar Baby

| Mark Hillen

Purchase of the ex-US rights for Fovista is costing Novartis US$200 million down and up to a cool US$1 billion in milestone payments

Business & Profession Professional Development

This Month in Business

| Mark Hillen

Valeant and Allergan continue to joust, Santen purchases MSD’s ophthalmology drug portfolio in selected markets, and Kala completes a US$22.5 million Series B financing round

Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics

Images of Ophthalmology

| Mark Hillen

In August, The Ophthalmologist will publish a special issue showcasing the very best images from the field of ophthalmology.

Business & Profession Retina

Heads Up!

| Mark Hillen

A head-mounted iPhone-based ophthalmoscope is the latest step in the rapidly evolving world of smartphone fundoscopy

Business & Profession Professional Development

Big Data in Medicine and Ophthalmology

| Pete Sudbury

Big data analytics is the most sophisticated method yet devised for “augmenting the human intellect”.

Business & Profession Cornea / Ocular Surface

Two-Tap Amblyopia Screening

| David Huang, Joannah Vaughan

With childhood vision disorders like amblyopia and strabismus, early diagnosis is the key to treatment success.

Subspecialties Cataract

Juggling Cataract and Glaucoma Treatment

| Carlos Buznego

Concomitant ocular diseases present an increasingly common challenge.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Benchmarking Keratoconus

| Mark Hillen

What does analysis of the last five years of the literature on keratoconus tell us about the priorities of the field and the major contributors to it?

Business & Profession Refractive

Is this Femto’s Killer App?

| Anita Nevyas-Wallace

Dramatic improvements in the results from an astigmatic keratotomy model suggest that the femtosecond laser may be more than a rich ophthalmologist’s toy after all.

Subspecialties Retina

Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implant for Diabetic Macular Edema: A Case Report

| Sponsored by Alimera

Diabetic maculopathy is the most common cause of visual impairment in individuals with diabetes.

Subspecialties Retina

Treating Long-Lasting Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic macular edema (DME) may occur when blood vessels leak contents into the macular region.

Subspecialties Retina

Managing Longstanding Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic macular edema (DME) poses a significant management dilemma for visual impairment.

Subspecialties Retina

The Chelsea Challenge: Managing Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

As the prevalence of diabetes increases worldwide, so too do the complications relating to it, such as diabetic macular edema (DME).

Subspecialties Retina

Recurrent Diabetic Macular Edema: What to Do?

One of the most debilitating microvascular complications of diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, the most important cause of blindness among working age adults in developed countries.

Business & Profession Professional Development

He Will Deliver

Sitting Down With Dirk Sauer, Novartis’ Global Head, Development Franchise Ophthalmics.

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