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Subspecialties Retina, Imaging & Diagnostics

Through Thick and Thin

Diabetes is a familiar disease to ophthalmologists – they make the first diagnosis in almost half of all cases. And on top of being the leading cause of new blindness in people aged 20 to 74 years in the USA, it’s a risk factor for a whole host of other problems, including cardiovascular disease, renal failure, neoplasms and neuropathies. And when it comes to diagnosing diabetic neurodegeneration, ophthalmic examination could once again come in useful: recent research indicates that an OCT examination could predict early signs of neuropathy.

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as a deputy editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.

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