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Cover Focus | Nov/Dec 2019

2019: Year in Focus

We all have a list of our favorites. Favorite book. Favorite movie. Favorite season. Favorite color. Favorite food. Favorite hobby. Favorite child. (OK, I’m kidding about that last one...kind of.) But the point is that we all have things that we gravitate toward and find satisfaction from.

In our final issue of 2019, I wanted to take a closer look at what our readers gravitate toward in terms of innovations in the ophthalmology industry. What were the favorites this year? The result of my research is a series of articles that reviews the top products, scientific breakthroughs, surgical pearls, and ophthalmic apps of the year. Some of the articles are written by CRST Europe's very own editors, who have followed the trends of the year closely. Others are compilations of contributions from CRST Europe readers who are kind enough to share their opinions.

Over the years, the editors of CRST Europe have gone to great lengths to ensure that the publication covers as many innovations and breakthroughs as possible, and this year was no different. I have my favorite issues, of course, but what were yours? I asked our company’s analytics team to pull some metrics from the archives of our online issues to determine what were the top articles in and issues of CRST Europe this year, and the results are featured here.

All of us who work on CRST Europe are grateful to work in this industry with some of the most humble, brilliant, and kind practitioners on the planet. We look forward to reporting on more trends and innovations in 2020.

Laura Straub
Editor-in-Chief

The top three issues of 2019

1. TECHNOLOGIES THAT TELL US WHERE OPHTHALMOLOGY IS HEADING

June

2. RED FLAGS FOR PREMIUM IOL CANDIDACY

May

3. BUSINESS UNUSUAL

February

The top 10 articles of 2019

1. Patients Who Should Never Receive a Premium IOL

By Magda Rau (May)

2. Wearing Your Patients’ Shoes

By Amanda Cardwell Carones, MPH (February)

3. Maintain Proper Anterior Chamber Pressure

By Priya Narang, MS (March)

4. Positive Dysphotopsia After Toric Trifocal IOL Implantation

By Roberto Bellucci, MD (May)

5. Anatomy of the Retrolenticular Space

By Marie-José Tassignon, MD, PhD, FEBO (January)

6. Cataract Surgery Twice? Not Nice

By Lisa Brothers Arbisser, MD; Tara Hahn, MD; Jeff Pettey, MD; Richard Mackool Jr, MD; Richard Packard, MD, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth; and Elizabeth Yeu, MD (June)

7. Toric IOL Alignment in the Digital Era

By Elena Avram, MD; and Florian T.A. Kretz, MD, FEBO (February)

8. 3D Printed Corneas

By Nadia Zakaria, MBBS, PhD; and Steffi Matthyssen, PhD (June)

9. Arrrrrgh-K: How Do We Best Care for Post-RK Patients?

By Sheraz M. Daya, MD, FACP, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth (September)

10. Permanent Iris Color Change

By Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, FACS (June)

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