As announced in the previous issue, we are continuing our effort to present you with what our authors remember as being the most characteristic innovations of this first decade of the 21st century, in terms of vision and its improvement.
José Sahel gives us his perception of progress made over these past ten years in the field of retinal pathologies.
Corinne Dot provides us with an update on the extensive progress made in terms of treating AMD, a disease that will inevitably affect more and more people due simply to the fact that life expectancy is on the increase not only in all developed countries but in others too.
Sylvain Auriol and Véronique Pagot-Mathis highlight what the use of OTC can offer in terms of considerable benefits in the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of retinal pathologies.
James G. Fujimoto et al. describe the technical advantages of the latest OTCinstruments, which are pushing back the limits of image resolution and the speed at which images can be obtained.
Maurice Ptito and Ron Kupers inform us about an original method of using the tongue as a sensitive tactile organ, able to help to obtain initial vision in patients suffering from congenital blindness.
Ernst Nicolitz, Louis J. Catania and Edward F. Cherney highlight what they consider to be the ten most important innovations in ophthalmology over this past decade.
Jocelyn Faubert provides an update on results obtained over the past ten years in terms of visual perception and presbyopia, thanks to the CRNG-Essilor industrial research chair in Quebec.
Pablo Artal underlines the role of the optics of the human eye in terms of vision quality.
Srinivas Marmamula et al. recount their experience, and offer a glimmer of hope, with regard to the distribution of low-cost spectacles in India, in order to improve the living conditions of the most underprivileged section of the population.
Katia Marazova introduces us to the Institut de la Vision, the first integrated research centre for vision diseases, inaugurated in France in 2008.
And, to conclude, not a note on Art and Vision as is our usual practice - this time we have a bit of history as Jean Milot goes back over the evolution of ophthalmology in Quebec since the end of the 19th century.
EDITORIAL N°65 by Marc ALEXANDRE
Medical scientific file
Progress in AMD treatment over the decade 2000-2010
Corinne Dot, France
OCT and retinal pathologies
Sylvain Auriol, Véronique Pagot-Mathis, France
Ultrahigh speed Optical Coherence Tomography - New developments for ophthalmic imaging
Bernhard Baumann, Jay S. Duker, Benjamin Potsaid, James G. Fujimoto, USA
The tongue as a portal to the visual cortex in congenital blindness
Maurice Ptito, Canada, Ron Kupers, Danemark
Top-ten innovations in eye care during the 1st decade of the new millenium : What is your list ?
Ernst Nicolitz, Louis Catania, Edward F. Cherney, USA
Non-medical scientific file
The Vision Institute: an integrated research centre for vision diseases
Kaitia Marazova, France