Informed Consent via YouTube? - Is that possible?

In this article we talk to Prof. Claus Cursiefen, Director of the Center for Ophthalmology about the possibilities of YouTube and video education in ophthalmology. We also ask him questions about new technologies such as artificial intelligence, especially in ophthalmic imaging, and generally what ophthalmology of the future will look like.

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Institute management from the boat? - A professor shows how it's done!

Prof. Sebastian Kummer is head of the Institute of Transport Economics and Logistics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and an endowed professor at Jilin University in Changchun, China. He has been doing at least 50% of the management of his institute in a decentralized way for several years from a catamaran with which he sails the world's oceans. In the following, we conduct a Digital Ophthalmology interview with Prof. Kummer and ask him about his experiences on the topic of integrating NewWork components such as decentralized and flexible working, fulfilling life dreams and compatibility with long-established, university structures.


What comes next in Ophthalmology? - An Interview with José Güell.

As a corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon, José Güell works at the Instituto Microcirugia Ocular (IMO) in Barcelona, Spain. He is also one of the founders of ESCRS as well as EuCornea and thus at the forefront of innovation in diagnosis and therapy of the anterior segment of the eye. In this interview, we talk to him about telemedicine, smart gadgets, the future of ophthalmology, and how young ophthalmologists should position themselves now.

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The Blickwinkel Podcast - Eyes on your (german-speaking) ears!

Podcasts have enjoyed great success in many areas for a long time. They are also gaining ground in medicine. While they have so far mostly been addressed to patients, there are now also the first high-quality podcasts from the field of ophthalmology. In this interview, we talk to Robert Wenk, Marketing Manager at Bausch und Lomb, about the production of the Blickwinkel podcast.


How will AI improve Refractive Surgery, Corneal Imaging and Keratoconus Treatment? - An Interview with Renato Ambrósio.

Renato Ambrósio Jr is one of the best known and most experienced specialists in Artificial Intelligence and Multimodal Imaging in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on how digitization and artificial intelligence will revolutionize both the diagnosis but also the treatment of corneal diseases such as corneal ectasia or keratoconus.

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How ideas become reality! An interview with Nikki Hafezi.

Nikki Hafezi was among the "TOP 40 under 40" in the journal The Ophthalmologist. She is the CEO of EMAGine AG, Zug, Switzerland as well as the managing partner at GroupAdvance Consulting, Zug, Switzerland and is also still involved in the ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. Nikki's focus has been to turn ideas into things that revolutionize ophthalmology - Smart, Small and Disruptive. In our interview, we talk to her about how she turns ideas into reality and the challenges that need to be overcome.