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Why measure central corneal thickness to confirm a diagnosis of glaucoma?

    Published:November 03, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2022.101777
        In life there are chance meetings with various people, sometimes lifelong friendships are forged from these meetings. In 1994, Shehzad Naroo was undertaking a master’s degree at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and Sunil Shah was training as an ophthalmologist at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. They met in London, at the Optimax clinic on Finchley Road. Sunil was waiting to meet other surgical colleagues to discuss working for Optimax as one of their new laser refractive surgeons in the new clinic in Manchester, as he was keen to get access to their data for research. Shehzad was waiting to meet optometric colleagues with the view of starting work at the Manchester Optimax clinic, to see post-operative refractive surgery patients, linked to his research work, which continued into his PhD and beyond. They met in London, but both lived in Manchester, only a few miles apart, and worked at places that were a few minutes apart. Sunil was good friends with Anupam Chatterjee, a fellow ophthalmologist from the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, who was already working with Optimax as a laser refractive surgeon. The three became good friends, a friendship that has lasted many years.
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