Cochrane Eyes and Vision is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain, and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment. They also do systematic reviews of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for common ocular diseases or conditions.
Cochrane Eyes and Vision registered as a Cochrane group in April 1997. Since that time, they have published 264 protocols of which 187 (71%) have been converted to full reviews:
- 41 of these reviews have been updated once;
- 21 have been updated twice;
- 13 three times; and
- 7 reviews updated four or more times.
To celebrate their 21st anniversary, members of Cochrane Eyes and Vision gathered at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in London. Colleagues from Cochrane Eyes and Vision US Satellite at John’s Hopkins University Baltimore joined them by Skype. They had a lively discussion, in particular focussing on the prioritisation of review topics going forward.
"As we celebrate the 21st anniversary of Cochrane Eyes and Vision, it is an opportunity for us to look back at all our accomplishments and towards the future for our Review Group,” says Richard Wormald and Jenny Evans, co-ordinating editors for Eyes and Vision. “We recently had a lovely celebration of the last 21 years and are looking forward to the future, in particular working with the new Long-term Conditions and Ageing Network and focussing on global priorities for new and updated review."