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Featured Article: Cataract prevention and reversal without the need for surgery

At present, surgery is the only effective way to treat cataracts, which are the leading cause of blindness worldwide.  This study reports on the successful use of NACA eye drops to treat cataracts in an animal model, and the implications for cataract prevention in high-risk populations.

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Aims and scope

BMC Ophthalmology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of eye disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

Editor

  • Maria Hodges, BMC, London

Assistant Editor

  • Jake Seviour, BMC Series

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    82 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    60 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    200 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    1.413 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.717 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.949 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.759 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Usage 
    1,037,923 Downloads
    1,270 Altmetric Mentions