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Did you know that BMC Ophthalmology, in partnership with Research Square, offers In Review? This free optional service allows authors to:

  • Share their work early so fellow researchers can read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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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.


Assistant Editor

  • Amy Branch-Hollis, BMC Series, London

Section Editors

  • Penny A Asbell, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Hemant Khanna, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Choul Yong Park, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, South Korea​​​​​​​
  • Luca M Rossetti, Clinica Oculistica, Università di Milano
  • Virender SachdevaLV Prasad Eye Institute, India
  • Eric Singman, Wilmer Eye Institute, USA
  • Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Meet the Editors

Virender Sachdeva received his basic medical training and specialized in ophthalmology at the University of Delhi. He is currently a faculty member of the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Visakhapatnam, India, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and neuro-ophthalmology. He joined the editorial board of BMC Ophthalmology in 2015.

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