The majority of peer‐reviewed ophthalmology and vision science journals limit themselves to one branch of research: clinical or laboratory‐based. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology has always supported both forms of research, with some bias towards clinical research, which is understandable given the journal's home at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. However, the laboratory is the birthplace of many of our current diagnostic tools and therapeutic goods. This months' issue of the journal and the 2020 Special Issue—commissioned by former Editors‐in‐Chief, Robert Casson and Salmaan Al‐Qureshi—is dedicated to laboratory‐based investigation with clinical relevance. Five outstanding reviews by leading research teams from Australasia summarize the latest understanding of the pathophysiology of common ophthalmic diseases.
- clinical research
- laboratory-based research
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
- laboratory‐based investigation with clinical relevance
- pathophysiology of common ophthalmic diseases