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February 2015 Issue of The Ophthalmologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research

Cancer. Bad Habits or Bad Luck?

| Mark Hillen

Sensational headlines like “Most cancer is bad luck” aren’t helpful– so what’s the real story?

Subspecialties Retina

Spheres of Influence

| Roisin McGuigan

Could little balls of hydroxyapatite be the initiator of drusen formation?

Subspecialties Cataract

Hold The Front Page

The Oculentis Mplus X toric multifocal IOL has had some bad press recently – on the front page of a UK newspaper. But was it warranted?

Subspecialties Retina

What Makes For a Poor Anti-VEGF Responder?

| Mark Hillen

Obstructive sleep apnea risk is associated with poor response to anti-VEGF agents

Business & Profession Other

Taboo Tattoos?

| Roisin McGuigan

Body modification artists are offering scleral tattoos. Should they?

Business & Profession Professional Development

The Ophthalmologist Power List 2015

| Mark Hillen

Who are the top 40 under 40?

Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

Targeting Heritable Childhood Blindness

| Mark Hillen

Gene sequencing study identifies a gene mutation responsible for heritable cases of LCA and OMS for the first time

Business & Profession Other

The Ophthalmologist Reader Survey

| Mark Hillen

Tell us your thoughts and be in with a chance of winning a unique prize.

Subspecialties Retina

Intrepid Ophthalmology: Replacing the RPE with Cells on a Scaffold

| Boris Stanzel

We talk with Boris Stanzel about growing retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells on carrier scaffolds, implanting them under the retina, and the potential it has to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Subspecialties Refractive

Top Tips for Premium IOL Refraction

| Florian Kretz

Assessing the visual performance of multifocal and presbyopia-correcting IOLs far more challenging than it is with monofocal IOLs. Here’s what you need to take into account.

Subspecialties Retina

Discovering Cellular Structures of the Retina: Then and Now

Fluorescent immunohistochemistry reveals the beauty of the retina.

Subspecialties Refractive

Why Apodized Diffractive-Refractive is Attractive

| Robert Montés-Micó

The evolution and application of an apodized diffractive-refractive multifocal intraocular lens

Business & Profession Other

Benchmarking Cone Dystrophy

| Mark Hillen

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

Subspecialties Retina

Regenerating the Retina

| Irv Arons

Retinal progenitor cell transplantation offers a new approach to repairing damaged photoreceptors

Business & Profession Refractive

The Last Disciple of Charlie Kelman

| Mark Hillen

Sitting Down With… Jorge Alió, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Miguel Hernández University of Alicante, and founder of VISSUM Corporation.

Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

It’s Time to Make a Move…

| Theo Seiler, Bojan Pajic, Jodhbir (Jod) Mehta, Luis Izquierdo Jr.

To The New Femtosecond Laser Generation

Business & Profession Other

Five Things We Learned This Month:

Five Things We Learned This Month:

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