Welcome to the fall edition of US Ophthalmic Review, covering some of the key areas within the ophthalmology landscape.
This editions expert interviews include a discussion on ophthalmic imaging techniques with our Editorial Board member Parag Majmudar, and Brandon Baartman and John Berdahl discuss the recent advances in the treatment of glaucoma. We have several expert interviews with Nikki and Farhad Hafezi and Jod Mehta covering hot topics within corneal disease and surgery, and a perspective piece by David Chang exploring adjustable IOLs and their place in the refractive IOL industry.
Also included are a number of topical review articles, including an overview of the latest advances in AMD therapy and understanding by Joan Miller and colleagues, and a review of the LENSAR Laser System with Steamline in the management of astigmatism by Mark Packer.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Yeu, would like to welcome colleagues from the field to submit articles to our 2018 editions, please take a look at our call for submissions here for further information. Submissions can be made through our editorial system here.
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Call for Submissions 2018 – US Ophthalmic Review, 2017;10(2):85
Dear Colleagues The US Ophthalmic Review welcomes colleagues in the ophthalmology community to contribute articles to the Spring and Fall 2018 editions. The journal is dedicated to the publication of topical articles that provide practical guidance and advice to practising physicians. We welcome authors to submit original research, review articles, case reports, and editorials across […]
Recent Advances in Ocular Imaging Techniques
Q: What is the optimal procedure for pre- and intraoperative imaging of the eye during toric IOL implantation? Toric IOLs have perhaps enjoyed the greatest reproducible success of any premium lens type in use over the past decade. However, their success depends greatly on accurate placement, and this requires some effort on the part of […]
Recent Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Glaucoma
Q: What is the role of cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the pathogenesis of glaucoma? Glaucoma has classically been thought of as a one-pressure disease, with the only modifiable risk factor being intraocular pressure (IOP). However, increasing experimental and clinical evidence suggests that CSFp may be just as important. In retrospective studies on patients having undergone […]
Is Keratoconus Really Rare?
Despite the successful translation of corneal cross-linking (CXL) into clinical practice for the therapy of progressive ectasia, keratoconus globally still remains a major reason for severe visual impairment in the young population. Keratoconus is characterized by a biomechanical weakening effect on the corneal stroma. This disease is typically most aggressive in the first three decades […]
The ABCD of DALK
Over the last two decades, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) has re-emerged as a procedure of choice, for patients with corneal stromal disease, requiring corneal transplantation. Despite the fact that there are distinct advantages of DALK over penetrating keratoplasty (PK), the uptake of the procedure worldwide, has been very variable. The advantages of DALK include […]
Adjustable IOLs—Disrupting the Refractive IOL Industry
Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen popularized the concept of disruptive innovation to explain why the most successful companies eventually fail. While the leading companies continue to develop better and more expensive technology, they fail to anticipate a sea change in the way new technology will be used and incorporated into their business or field—the […]
Management of Astigmatism with the LENSAR Laser System with Streamline
Through the centuries, ceaseless innovation has advanced cataract surgery – the most frequently performed operation on earth – from Daviel’s lens extraction, to Ridley’s intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, to Kelman’s phacoemulsification, and now to femtosecond laser assisted techniques.1 Femtosecond laser surgery represents the marriage of two technologies: ocular imaging and laser photolysis. Most lasers depend […]
Pearls for Correct Assessment of Optic Disc at Glaucoma Diagnosis
The optic nerve head (ONH) is the region where retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) leave the eyeball via the scleral canal. It also consists of blood vessels, glial, and connective tissue. Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy characterized by the loss of retinal nerve fibres and the axons of RGCs at the level of the ONH. […]
Ocular Rosacea—a Review
Ocular rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disorder which may present in various manifestations such as chronic blepharoconjunctivitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, corneal vascularization, infiltration, scarring and, albeit rarely, even perforation. In nearly half to two thirds of cases it has been reported to occur in association with acne rosacea, a disease characterized by transient or persistent […]
Advances in Age-related Macular Degeneration Understanding and Therapy
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide and the primary leading cause of vision loss in the Western world. Its prevalence is expected to increase as a consequence of an aging population, such that it is estimated that close to 288 million people will be affected by AMD by 2040.1 […]
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