Dear Macula Society International Members,

Anat Loewenstein, MD is Full Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Incumbent of the Sydney A. Fox Chair in Ophthalmology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and Director of the Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.

After medical studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, she completed fellowship in retina vascular diseases and vitreoretina surgery unit at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prof. Loewenstein's main areas of expertise are age-related macular degeneration, including early detection and treatment modalities, retinal vascular occlusion and investigation of drugs toxicity to the retina. She has been as well the leader behind the development of model technology for early detection of macular degeneration. With an impressive list of publications in peer reviewed journals and ophthalmology textbooks and being member of several national and international ophthalmological societies, she participates in numerous national and international meetings each year, frequently as an invited speaker.

Warm regards,
Anat Loewenstein, MD

Congratulations to Jenny Lim who initiated a collaborative effort among the Macula Society members. It was a retrospective study evaluating the visual and anatomic outcomes of PDT for CSR. Demographic, VA, OCT and FA data were entered online from a Macula Society survey sent to all members. Forty members contributed to the study that included 237 patients.


Bottom line, VA and other parameters showed positive effect of PDT on CSR.

Jenny will present the results at the upcoming Macula Society meeting in February 2013.

Thank you all on the behalf of Executive Board, and specifically to all the international members who participated:

J. Fernando Arevalo, Jennifer Arnold, Claudio Azzolini, Francesco Bandello, Francesco Boscia, Felice Cardillo Piccolino, Usha Chakravarthy, Wai Man Chan, Itay Chowers, Antonio Ciardella, Rogerio Costa, Alan Cruess, Michel Eid Farah, Alain Gaudric, Mark Gillies, Alfonso Giovannini, Simon Harding, Christos Haritoglou, Frank Holz, Oh Kwon, Timothy Lai, Paolo Lanzetta, Anita Leys, Anat Loewenstein, Andrew Lotery, Ian McDonald, Joseph Moisseiev, Maurizio Parodi, Ayala Pollack, Michael Potter, Siegfried Priglinger, Francisco Rodriguez, Mandeep Sagoo, Fumio Shiraga, Ruth Siegel, Eric Souied, Giovanni Staurenghi, Tien Wong, Yasuo Yanagi, Leonidas Zografos