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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

  • Guangde Tu, BioMedCentral

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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    1.586 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.579 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.935 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.755 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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