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Foreword Foreword Maurizio Battaglia Parodi Maurizio Battaglia Parodi is currently working at the Department of Ophthalmology, Scientific Institute San Raffaele in Milan, and is Associate Professor at University Vita-Salute in Milan. He had previous appointments in the Departments of Ophthalmology at the University of Trieste and University of Udine. Professor Battaglia Parodi’s major clinical and research interests include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vascular diseases and dystrophies. He has taken part in many international clinical trials, and has authored over 210 peer-reviewed scientific articles and three books. He has received many awards for his scientific activity and is a reviewer for the most important international journals. W elcome to the latest edition of European Ophthalmic Review, covering a variety of topics from all areas of ophthalmology. This edition features four articles within my specialty of retinal disease and imaging. Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is the leading cause of vision loss in people of working age and recent advances in intravitreal pharmacotherapy have resulted in visual gains in the majority of patients. Ozturk, Harris and Mehta review clinical evidence for the use of intravitreal steroids in the management of DMO. However, laser treatment continues to play a role in the treatment of DMO, a topic I discuss in an expert interview. In addition, Turgut presents a review of terminology for retinal and choroidal structures seen in spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Finally, Donmez and Saatci discuss the use of intravitreal pharmacotherapy in retinitis pigmentosa-related cystoid macular oedema. Submissions to our winter edition are now open and we invite members of the ophthalmic community to contribute salient reviews, research, case reports and editorials. Accepted articles are published on an open-access basis, both in print and online, and authors have the opportunity to publish accompanying multimedia content. Submissions can be made through our online submission system at or by contacting the journal’s Managing Editor ( The European Ophthalmic Review staff would like to thank all the contributors to this edition for their invaluable support and guidance. We hope you find the selection of articles in this edition stimulating and, as ever, we welcome feedback on any of the published articles. Enjoy! q TOU CH MED ICA L MEDIA 13