For the past several years, the journal has been dedicating a feature issue to different aspects of glaucoma. This year, Optometry and Vision Science is once again putting the spotlight on this important public health concern. Why is the journal placing so much continued focus on glaucoma? The best answer to this question can be found in public health statistics (Table 1).
The journal engaged two outstanding clinician scientists as guest editors for this year's feature issue: Zhichao Wu and C. Gustavo DeMoraes. Their talents span a wide range of topics related to clinical research that are on display in this feature issue, including content related to optical coherence tomography imaging of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, optical coherence tomography image feature quantification, and IOP monitoring. Sincere thanks to our guest editors and to our contributing authors.
Zhichao Wu, BAppSc(Optom), PhD, is an optometrist and clinical researcher at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He completed his doctoral degree at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and continued as a research fellow there, before taking up a visiting research fellowship position at the University of California, San Diego, and Columbia University. His research interests include the structural and functional assessment of early eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, focusing on improving their clinical management and clinical trials.
C. Gustavo DeMoraes, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of ophthalmology and the director of clinical trials at Columbia University. As a clinician scientist, Dr. De Moraes received his medical degree from the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and fellowship training in glaucoma. In 2008, he completed a glaucoma research fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was later named Chief of Glaucoma Research. Dr. DeMoraes is investigating the structure and function of the macula in glaucoma using optical coherence tomography.
We hope you will enjoy this collection of articles related to ocular imaging and glaucoma.