Current Opinion in Ophthalmology was launched in 1990. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of Ophthalmology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Dean M. Cestari
Dr Cestari completed residencies in both Neurology and Ophthalmology at the Cornell University Medical College's New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA. He is one of approximately 10 physicians in the United States who is board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Dr Cestari joined the full-time faculty of The Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, in 2006 and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School. He is very involved in medical education and is the Director of the Clinical Fellowship program at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
His efforts as a clinician-scientist focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients who present with neuro-ophthalmic disease. He is also very involved in the medical and surgical treatment of thyroid eye disease with strabismus and diplopia. He just published a surgical textbook entitled, “Learning Strabismus Surgery, A Case Based Approach.” He supervises clinical fellows, second year residents and visiting medical students and performs adult strabismus surgery and mentors second year residents in the operating theater.
Dr Cestari's translational research is focused on developing a rodent model for ischemic optic neuropathy and central retinal artery occlusion. Once this is accomplished, his team will begin to evaluate the safety and efficacy of various novel neuro-protective agents that can be used to preserve and restore vision affected by vascular occlusion. Additionally, he is working with a team of engineers from MIT and Harvard University to design and build an implantable device to restore ocular motility to denervated extra-ocular muscles from nerve palsys.
John A. Gonzales
Dr Gonzales is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco, USA specializing in uveitis and medical cornea. He is supported by an early career award from the National Institutes of Health – National Eye Institute to study the spectrum of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in Sjögren's syndrome utilizing the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) cohort. Dr Gonzales is also pursuing treatment strategies in cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis in immunocompetent individuals. Dr Gonzales's interests also extend to ocular oncology, specifically primary vitreoretinal lymphoma, and he is interested in how clinical features may be correlated with mutations associated with lymphoproliferation as well as resistance to chemotherapeutics.
Dr Gonzales is a Section Editor for Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and is the uveitis fellowship program director at the Proctor Foundation.