Cataract and refractive surgery

Section edited by Choul Yong Park

This section takes submissions on the clinical and basic science aspects of cataracts, including diagnosis, treatment and prevention as well as related epidemiology, pathophysiology and genetics. The section also considers articles on all aspects of refractive surgery. Prospective clinical studies, especially randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. Research article

    Anterior lens capsule and epithelium thickness measurements using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

    To investigate the anterior lens capsule and epithelium thickness (defined as anterior lens capsular complex: ALCC) in normal Chinese subjects using spectral-domian optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and ex...

    Jing Dong, Yading Jia, Yaqin Zhang, Haining Zhang, Zhijie Jia, Suhua Zhang, Qiang Wu, Qingmao Hu, Tianqiao Zhang and Xiaogang Wang

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:94

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  2. Research article

    The effect of post-traumatic-stress-disorder on intra-operative analgesia in a veteran population during cataract procedures carried out using retrobulbar or topical anesthesia: a retrospective study

    A growing proportion of veterans treated at the Veterans Health Administration (VA) have a history of post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD), and there exists a higher rate of PTSD amongst veterans than the gen...

    Yuna Rapoport, Laura L. Wayman and Amy S. Chomsky

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:85

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Next-generation sequencing for D47N mutation in Cx50 analysis associated with autosomal dominant congenital cataract in a six-generation Chinese family

    Congenital cataract is the most frequent cause of blindness during infancy or early childhood. To date, more than 40 loci associated with congenital cataract have been identified, including at least 26 genes o...

    Chao Shen, Jingbing Wang, Xiaotang Wu, Fuchao Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaoying Guo, Lina Zhang, Yanfei Cao, Xiuhua Cao and Hongxing Ma

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:73

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Construction and implications of structural equation modeling network for pediatric cataract: a data mining research of rare diseases

    The majority of rare diseases are complex diseases caused by a combination of multiple morbigenous factors. However, uncovering the complex etiology and pathogenesis of rare diseases is difficult due to limite...

    Erping Long, Shuangjuan Xu, Zhenzhen Liu, Xiaohang Wu, Xiayin Zhang, Jinghui Wang, Wangting Li, Runzhong Liu, Zicong Chen, Kexin Chen, Tongyong Yu, Dongxuan Wu, Xutu Zhao, Jingjing Chen, Zhuoling Lin, Qianzhong Cao…

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:74

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Short term visual outcomes of a new trifocal intraocular lens

    Today, patients often expect to achieve spectacle independance after cataract surgery. New trifocal intraocular lenses have been developed to try and fullfill this demand. The purpose of this study is to repor...

    Jorge L. García-Pérez, Juan Gros-Otero, Celia Sánchez-Ramos, Vanesa Blázquez and Inés Contreras

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:72

    Published on: 17 May 2017

  6. Case report

    Siderotic cataract with no signs of intraocular foreign body

    Ocular siderosis is a clinical condition induced by deposition of an iron-containing intraocular foreign body. We report a unique case of histopathologically proven lens siderosis in a young woman with a prece...

    Ke-Ke Zhang, Wen-Wen He, Yi Lu and Xiang-Jia Zhu

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:26

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  7. Case report

    Iridoschisis: a case report and literature review

    Iridoschisis is a rare condition that is characterized by the separation of the iris stroma into layers, with portions of the anterior layer floating freely in the aqueous humour. Here, we report three cases o...

    Yiyi Chen, Yiyong Qian and Peirong Lu

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:24

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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