Editor's Note

November 1, 2006

In this commemorative issue, Ophthalmology Times celebrates its 30th anniversary with contributions from ophthalmologists and their review of ophthalmic advancements over the past 30 years. Leonard Apt, MD, professor of ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, shares his discovery of tissue drag-a problem that once plagued ophthalmic surgeons during strabismus surgery-and the recommended solutions. His article ("Oiling synthetic absorbable sutures reduces 'tissue-drag' ") was the lead cover story in Ophthalmology Times' inaugural issue in November 1976.

In this commemorative issue, Ophthalmology Times celebrates its 30th anniversary with contributions from ophthalmologists and their review of ophthalmic advancements over the past 30 years. Leonard Apt, MD, professor of ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, shares his discovery of tissue drag-a problem that once plagued ophthalmic surgeons during strabismus surgery-and the recommended solutions. His article ("Oiling synthetic absorbable sutures reduces 'tissue-drag' ") was the lead cover story in Ophthalmology Times' inaugural issue in November 1976.