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March 2015 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Professional Development

Eye to the Telescope

| Mark Hillen

This time around, The Ophthalmologist Power List seeks ophthalmology’s rising stars.

Subspecialties Retina

Let’s Settle This Argument Once and For All…

| Roisin McGuigan

Which anti-VEGF agent works best in patients with DME? The US government sponsored the DRCR.net’s Protocol T trial to find out.

Business & Profession Retina

Italy vs. Big Pharma

| Roisin McGuigan

Italy reimburses off-label bevacizumab use in ophthalmology – pharma complains to the European Commission.

Business & Profession Other

Chinese Myopia Mystery

| Roisin McGuigan

The prevalence of myopia in Chinese children in middle-income areas far outstrips that of low-income areas – even after accounting for all known risk factors.

Subspecialties Retina

Wink to Zoom

| Roisin McGuigan

Scleral contact lens plus smart spectacles equals 2.8 × magnification with a wink.

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Optic Ultrasound Predicts Stroke Outcomes

| Mark Hillen

After a stroke, the brain swells... and for every millimeter that the optic nerve sheath diameter swells, the risk of death increases by 4–6 times.

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

#TheDress That Impressed

One Tumblr post “broke the internet” and was a massive distraction during the 38th Annual Macula Society meeting – but what’s really going on in the visual pathway?

Subspecialties Retina

Plastic and Fantastic

| Roisin McGuigan

Damage to the primary visual cortex strengthens neuronal connectivity between the retina and pulvinar nucleus of the thalamus – and might explain a few phenomena.

Business & Profession Professional Development

Enterprising Ophthalmology

| Mark Hillen, Roisin McGuigan

Four people, three stories, one topic: entrepreneurship

Subspecialties Professional Development

Planning for Success

| Farhad & Nikki Hafezi

How they decided to build a new ophthalmology institute, ELZA

Subspecialties Professional Development

Focusing On Fundamentals

| Arthur Cummings

Building a highly successful cataract and refractive practice in Ireland

Subspecialties Professional Development

What You Can Achieve… When You Believe in Yourself

| Bobby Qureshi

Making the leap from the NHS to starting an eye hospital, and designing, developing and marketing a new IOL design

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Epi-On or Epi-Off?

| Frederik Raiskup

Corneal cross-linking can halt the progression of keratoconus, but what is the best approach to treatment?

Subspecialties Retina

Benchmarking AMD

| Mark Hillen

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

Business & Profession Professional Development

Why Vision Research?

| Mark Hillen

We ask the next generation of ophthalmology researchers why they do what they do – and where they want to be 10 years from now.

Business & Profession Other

The Risks You Take With a Dead OS

| Mark Hillen

Windows XP is dead. No support, no security patches, nothing. You might have PCs or instruments in your office that still need XP to function – so what are the risks that you run?

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Million Dollar Man

| Mark Hillen

Sitting Down With… V.K. Raju, Founder and Medical Director of the Eye Foundation of America (EFA), a charitable organization that provides eye care to children in 21 developing countries

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

The Burden of Dry Eye Disease

| Sponsored by Santen

With many causes, great prevalence, and substantial underdiagnosis, dry eye disease poses a great burden on patients and your practice

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Next month

| Sponsored by Santen

Dry Eye Disease’s Big Diagnostic Challenge

Business & Profession Other

Five Things We Learned This Month:

Five Things We Learned This Month:

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