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Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group

Who we are

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CEV@US staff (exterior) posing, with CEV UK staff photo at center.
Photo credit: Larry Fitton


Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) registered with Cochrane in April 1997. We aim to prepare, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of all the interventions used to prevent or treat eye diseases and/or visual impairment. We also consider the evidence for interventions that aim to help people adjust to visual impairment or blindness.

CEV protocols (details of planned reviews) and reviews are published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on the Cochrane Library, an electronic journal published monthly on DVD-ROM and on the Internet.

The work of CEV is carried out by over 200 members from 30 different countries around the world. Our members range from people affected by eye diseases, to ophthalmology experts, to policy makers. Members contribute to CEV in many different ways: preparing systematic reviews; peer reviewing; manually searching journals; translating articles. We welcome new members at any time.

CEV members are co-ordinated and supported by the CEV editorial team located at the editorial base at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, UK. We also have a United States satellite base at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Richard Wormald, Co-ordinating Editor

Editorial Team

Co-ordinating Editor
Richard Wormald, MA, MSc, FRCS, FRCOphth

The Co-ordinating Editor is responsible for ensuring that the protocols and reviews registered by authors are appropriate to CEV's scope and that they meet the high standards of Cochrane. The Co-ordinating Editor is responsible for recruiting authors and other contributors to CEV and disseminating the activity of CEV world-wide.

Managing Editor
Anupa Shah, BA (Hons)

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(L to R) Tianjing Li (CEV@US Faculty),
Anupa Shah (Managing Editor), and
Jenny Evans (Editor)

The Managing Editor supports authors in the preparation of reviews and co-ordinates the editorial base. The Managing Editor is the first point of contact for CEV and she maintains communication between the editorial team, authors and CEV members. The Managing Editor oversees the submission of reviews for publication in The Cochrane Library.

Trials Search Co-ordinators
Iris Gordon, MSc
Lori Rosman, MLS 

The Trials Search Co-ordinator takes responsibility for ensuring that systematic reviews incorporate all the available evidence. Key to this is the maintenance of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register which contains randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs). The Trials Search Co-ordinator also oversees searches for individual reviews and co-ordinates translation of potential trials.

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Gianni Virgili, Editor

Augusto Azuara-Blanco, PhD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth
Jennifer Burr, MRCOphth, DO, MSc, MBChB
Kay Dickersin, PhD, MA
Marie Diener-West, PhD
Sue Elliott, BSc(Hons), MSc

Jennifer Evans, BA (Cantab), MSc, PhD
Daniel Ezra, MD, MRCOphth
Scott Fraser, MB, ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth MD
David Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH
Stephen Gichuhi,

Sarah Hatt, DBO
Barbara Hawkins, PhD
Jod Mehta, BSc(Hons.), MBBS, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed)
Fiona Rowe, PhD, DBO, CGLI Cert. Ed
Roberta Scherer, PhD
Alex Shortt, MSc, MRCOphth
Gianni Virgili, MD
Stephanie  Watson, BSc(Med), MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO
Kirk Wilhelmus, MD, MPH, PhD
David Yorston, FRCS, FRCOphth

Editors give pre-publication comments on protocols and reviews that are prepared within the group. They also disseminate information about the group and identify new authors.

Contact Editors

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Barbara Hawkins, Editor (L) and
Marie Diener-West, Editor (R)

Esen Akpek, MD
Jennifer Burr, MRCOphth; DO; MSc; MBChB

Roy Chuck, MD, PhD

Diana Do, MD 
Sue Elliott, BSc(Hons), MSc
Jennifer Evans, BA (Cantab), MSc, PhD

Scott Fraser, MB, ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth MD
Stephen Gichuhi, MBChB, MMed, MSc, MBA

Sarah Hatt, DBO
Irene Kuo, MD
Jod Mehta, BSc(Hons.), MBBS, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed)

Quan Dong Nguyen, MD 
Fiona Rowe, PhD, DBO, CGLI Cert. Ed
Mitchell Scheiman, OD
Alex Shortt, MSc, MRCOphth 
Richard Wormald, MA, MSc, FRCS, FRCOphth

Contact Editors give ongoing support to contributors who are preparing reviews within CEV. Contact Editors are assigned either on a topic area or geographical basis.

Statistical Editor
Catey Bunce, DSc

The Statistical Editor ensures that the appropriate statistical methods are used in reviews and that data are managed accurately. The Statistical Editor is responsible for the development of statistical guidelines for authors.

Director for Cochrane Eyes and Vision US Project
Kay Dickersin, PhD, MA

Handsearching Unit Director
Roberta Scherer, PhD

The Handsearching Unit Director co-ordinates all manual handsearching for RCTs and CCTs in journals and conference proceedings. These trials are then added to the Trials Register.

Project Director
Kristina Lindsley, MS (Lead Methodologist)

Elizabeth Clearfield, MHS
Xuan Hui, MD, ScM
Andrew Law, ScM

The methodologists work closely with US based review authors assisting and advising them on their protocols and reviews.

Senior Research Program Coordinator
Reva Datar, MPH

Research Assistant
Jamie Heyward

Consumer Referee
Nancy Fitton, MPH

Editorial Assistant
Sandy Forman, MA

Members in the US are additionally supported by our editorial base satellite in Baltimore, Maryland.




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