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Subspecialties Comprehensive, Pediatric, Retina

Liquid Gold

For Jesse Berry, discovering the suitability of aqueous humor as a biopsy site for retinoblastoma, was “serendipity.” A chance decision led Berry, Associate Director of Ocular Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to analyze the liquid inside a patient’s eye, and find it contained crucial genetic tumor information. The hope? That the novel liquid biopsy could open the door to more accurate diagnosis, more detailed understanding of treatment response, and more reliable prognosis.

We speak to Berry to find out how she made the discovery and why she is, in her words, “forever grateful.”

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Phoebe Harkin

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I’ve always loved telling stories. So much so, I decided to make a job of it. I finished a Masters in Magazine Journalism and spent three years working as a creative copywriter before itchy feet sent me (back)packing. It took seven months and 13 countries, but I’m now happily settled on The Ophthalmologist, where I’m busy getting stuck into all things eyeballs.

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