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Editorial Board

Marie-Therese Nödl, Associate Editor

New Content ItemMarie obtained her PhD in Zoology from the University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Hawaii, where she studied the evolution and development of the cephalopod arm crown. From there she was recruited to the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova, Italy to examine the development and regeneration of the octopus muscular arm. Her new found interest in regenerative biology eventually drew her back to the US, where she studied tendon regeneration in zebrafish at the Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Marie joined the BMC series as a Locum Associate Editor of BMC Ophthalmology, BMC Gastroenterology and BMC Zoology in 2022. She is based in the London office.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr Penny Asbell, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

New Content ItemPenny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, holds the Barrett G. Haik Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Eye Institute and is Professor of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis TN. Dr. Asbell has received numerous awards, including the Phillips Thygeson Lecturer honor from the University of California-San Francisco, the Meibom-Moore Lecturer of Honor award (Dusseldorf), and the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been named Fellow of ARVO. Her research areas of interest include cornea, anterior segment surgery, ocular biomarkers, refractive surgery and antibiotic resistance in eye infections.  She has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and is a regular member of NEI review panels. Dr. Asbell has been the Principal Investigator for over 100 clinical trials, including HEDS study on treating ocular herpes simplex disease, PERK study that set the standard for evaluations of refractive surgery procedures, and DREAM on the use of Omega 3 for dry eye disease.

Dr Choul Yong Park, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, South Korea

New Content ItemDr. Park is a board certified ophthalmologist by Korean Ophthalmology Society. He is the Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, Dongguk University Hospital, South Korea. He graduated Seoul National University, College of Medicine and completed PhD at Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul. He investigated adenovirus mediated intraocular gene delivery during his post-doc period at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, US. His area of expertise is cataract surgery, corneal surgery and refractive surgery. His clinical research interest includes optimizing refractive outcome after multifocal intraocular lens, corneal crosslinking, novel pterygium surgery, and acanthamoeba keratitis. His basic research focus includes ocular drug delivery system, ophthalmic use of nanoparticles, nitric oxide application for ocular surface diseases, and bioengineering of corneal endothelial cells.

Dr Andrzej Grzybowski, Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurski
Olsztyn, Poland

New Content ItemAndrzej Grzybowski, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland; Head of Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland. He is active in international scientific societies including Euretina (Co-opted Board member 2016-2018), Retina Society, AAO, EVER, ESCRS, and ISRS, ISBCS, International Council of Ophthalmology, and Cogan Society. He became lifelong member (chair LIV) of the European Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of Ophthalmic Education Consortium (OEC) advisory committee of Ophthalmology Foundation. He has been active contributor to major ophthalmic conferences worldwide, including AAO, APAO, WCO, CCOS, Euretina, ESCRS, EVER, ISOPT, etc. As the only Polish ophthalmologist he was included in TOP 2% ranking of world-best scientists prepared by Stanford University for 2019 and 2020. Expertscape worldwide ranking: No 1 in cataract field and No 1 in cataract extraction field. In 2021, he received ISRS (International Society for Refractive Surgery) Founders’ Award, and published a book Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology (Springer). In 2022 he was awarded OFFICERS' CROSS OF THE ORDER OF POLONIA RESTITUTA for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, and support for international scientific cooperation by President of Poland.

Dr Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Hospital Clínic Barcelona, Spain

New Content ItemDr. Javier Zarranz-Ventura obtained his medical degree at Universidad de Navarra, specialist training in ophthalmology at Clínica Universidad de Navarra, and a PhD in medicine at Universidad de Navarra, awarded cum laude with European mention. He underwent a fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and two fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery in Gloucestershire and Bristol (2011-2014). 
He has been working as a vitreoretinal surgeon at the Institut Clínic d'Oftalmologia (ICOF), Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, and Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor in Barcelona since May 2014. His main clinical and research interests are age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic eye disease, and vitreoretinal surgery, as well as retinal imaging techniques, particularly OCT and OCT-A, and Artificial Intelligence. He is member of numerous scientific societies such as EURETINA, BEAVRS, ARVO and the Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous (SERV). 
Dr. Zarranz-Ventura has authored >250 scientific communications, >75 scientific papers, >35 book chapters, and 3 books, and has given >160 invited lectures. He has a H-index of 20, an i10-index of 37, and has >1600 citations.

Dr Eleni Papageorgiou, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece

New Content ItemDr Papageorgiou is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, specialized in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and neuroophthalmology at the University Hospital of Larissa Greece. She graduated from the Medical School of the Aristoteles University Thessaloniki Greece, and subsequently completed a PhD in Neuroscience-Neuroophthalmology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, funded by a Marie-Curie EU-Programme. Dr Papageorgiou has completed her specialist training in Ophthalmology at the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Leicester, UK. Her practice focuses on the management of primary, secondary and tertiary care of patients with strabismus and ocular motor disorders, as well as general paediatric ophthalmology.  She is active in resident training and is also involved in student education. Her research focuses on amblyopia management, pediatric ocular imaging, driving with visual field deficits and ocular manifestations of neurological disease. In 2014 she became an Associate Editor, and in 2020 a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Ophthalmology.

Dr Luca Rossetti, Clinica Oculistica, Università di Milano, Italy

New Content ItemProfessor Luca Rossetti completed his fellowship at the Clinical Epidemiology Laboratory of the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and at the Clinical Trial Unit of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  He is currently the Director of the Eye Clinic at the University of Milan, San Paolo Hospital, and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Milan.  His main research interest is on clinical research in glaucoma.   He has been responsible for the Glaucoma Unit at the San Paolo Hospital since 2000  and has been involved in over 40 clinical trials, mainly in the field of glaucoma. He is a member of the European Vision Institute and has authored over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals, mainly on the topic of glaucoma. He has been on the board of BMC Ophthalmology since 2012. 

Dr Michele Figus, University of Pisa, Italy

New Content ItemMichele Figus, M.D., Ph.D, works as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the Residency Training Program since 2018 at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is currently Head of Ophthalmology at Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, in Pisa. Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology he has been elected as National Expert in Diagnosis for the Italian Ophthalmology Society for ten years and Board member in the Health Art Academy in Italy and in ophthalmic societies. He leaded as Principal Investigator many clinical trials and published more than 140 papers in JCR Impact Factor indexed Journals. His main research project is glaucoma, focused on glaucoma surgery.

Editorial Board of BMC Ophthalmology

In-House Editor
Dr Marie-Therese Nödl

Senior Editorial Board Members
Penny Asbell, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN, USA
Michele Figus, University of Pisa, Italy
Andrzej Grzybowski, Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurski Olsztyn, Poland
Hemant Khanna, UMASS Medical School, USA
Eleni Papageorgiou, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
Choul Yong Park, Dongguk University, College of Medicine, South Korea
Luca Rossetti, Clinica Oculistica, Università di Milano, Italy
Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Hospital Clínic Barcelona, Spain

Editorial Board Members
Solmaz Abdolrahimzadeh, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Seong Joon Ahn, Hanyang University Seoul Hospital, South Korea
Radwan Ajlan, University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA
Mohammad Javed Ali, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, India
Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Winfried Amoaku, University of Nottingham, UK
Ilir Arapi, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Ceyhun Arici, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Ryo Asaoka, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ahmed Awadein, Faculty of Medicine Cairo University, Egypt
Jiwon Baek, Bucheon St.Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
Stefano Barabino, University of Genoa, Italy
Amber Bhayana, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Muna Bhende, Medical Research Foundation, India
Alper Bilgic, Alphavision Augenarztpraxis, Germany
Chiara Bonzano, University of Genoa and IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Italy
Andreas Borkenstein, Privatklinik Kreuzschwestern Graz and Borkenstein & Borkenstein priv.practice, Austria
Enrico Borrelli, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Mark Breazzano, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Jacqueline R Busingye, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Semih Çakmak, Istanbul University, Turkey
Adriano Carnevali, Department of Ophthalmology, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Ester Carreno, Bristol Eye Hospital, UK
Ali Riza Cenk Celebi, Acibadem University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, Turkey
Ebru Nevin Cetin, Faculty of Medicine at Pamukkale University, Turkey
Anita Chan, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
Kun-Che Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Yuh-Shin Chang, Department of Ophthalmology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.
Hsiao-Ming Chao, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Zia Chaudhuri, Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Weiwei Chen, Beijing Tongren Hospital, China
Haoyu Chen, Joint Shantou International Eye Center, China
Ta-Ching Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Youxin Chen, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China
Preeti Patil Chhablani, L V Prasad Eye Institute, India
Reena Chopra, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, United Kingdom
Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Eye Clinic, University of Genoa, Italy
Francesco D'Oria, University of Bari, Italy
Yi Dai, Fudan University, China
Rosanna Dammacco, University of Bari Medical School "Aldo Moro", Italy
Vivek Dave, L V Prasad Eye Institute, India
Pinakin Gunvant Davey, Western University of Health Sciences, USA
Rashmi Deshmukh, Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrookes), United Kingdom
Andreas Ebneter, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
Dina El-Fayoumi, Kasr El-Aini School of Medicine, Egypt
Amal Elbendary, Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Abdelrahman Elhusseiny, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Bahram Eshraghi, Farabi Eye Hospital, Iran
Ifeoma Ezegwui, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
James Fadool, Florida State University, USA
Wei Fang, Sir Run Run Shaw institute of Clinical Medicine of Zhejiang University, China
Mohamed Farid, Benha University, Egypt
Asim Farooq, University of Chicago Medical Center, USA
Antonio M Fea, Universita' di Torino, Italy
Bruno Fernandes, Independent, Canada
Antonio Ferreras, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Spain
Yousef Fouad, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Shahar Frenkel, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
Rino Frisina, University of Padova, Italy
Thomas Fuchsluger, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
Gerhard Garhofer, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Bruce Gaynes, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA
Carlo Gesualdo, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy
Querques Giuseppe, University Vita Salute, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy
Boris Gramatikov, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, USA
Jianjun Gu, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, China
Bharat Gurnani, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
Farhad Hafezi, ELZA Institute, Switzerland
Sang Beom Han, Kangwon National University Hospital, South Korea
Jiucheng He, LSU Health Sciences Center, USA
David Hinkle, UMASS Medical School, USA
Stephan Hoffmann, Saarland University, Germany
Jinhai Huang, Eye & ENT Hospital, Fudan University, China, People's Republic
Yi-Hsun Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
David G Hwang, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Hosik Hwang, Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
Michele Iester, University of Genoa, Italy
Leandro Inferrera, University of Trieste, Italy
Claudio Iovino, University of Cagliari, Italy
Lawrence P. L. Iu, Prince of Wales Hospital, China
Takeshi Iwase, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Joveeta Joseph, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
Jong Hwa Jun, Keimyung University School of Medicine, South Korea
Viral Juthani, Montefiore Medical Center, USA
Joann Kang, Montefiore Medical Center, USA
Dimitrios Karamichos, The University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA
Murat Karapapak, University of Health Sciences, Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, Turkey
Vikas Khetan, Sankara Nethralaya, India
Ramin Khoramnia, University Eye Clinic Heidelberg, Germany
MeeKum Kim, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Martha Kim, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, South Korea
Jiro Kogo, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jieun Lee, Pusan National University, South Korea
Samantha Lee, University of Western Australia, Australia
Sang-Mok Lee, Hallym University College of Medicine, South Korea
H un Lee, Asan Medical Center, South Korea
Jong Joo Lee, National Medical Center, South Korea
Ji Hwan Lee, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea
Kaevalin Lekhanont, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Anton Lennikov, University of Missouri, USA
Su-Ho Lim, Daegu Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Republic of Korea
Wei Liu, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, China
David Pablo Piñero Llorens, University of Alicante, Spain
Antonio Longo, University of Catania, Italy
Yi Lu, Eye and ENT Hospital, Fudan University, China
Marco Lupidi, University of Perugia, Italy
Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH, Germany
Antonio Filipe Macedo, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Moustafa Magliyah, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Enrico Martini, Ospedale di Sassuolo, Italy
Khathutshelo Percy Mashige, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Leonardo Mastropasqua, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Cosimo Mazzotta, University of Siena, Italy
Burak Mergen, University of Health Sciences, Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, Turkey
Paolo Milani, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Michael Mimouni, Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel
Keiichiro Minami, Miyata Eye Hospital, Japan
Dilip Mishra, LV Prasad Eye Institute, India
Jean-Claude Mwanza, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Nambi Nallasamy, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center, USA
Pietro Emanuele Napoli, University of Cagliari, Italy
Yutaro Nishi, Nishi Eye Hospital, Japan
Monisha Nongpiur, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Medical University in Lublin, Poland
Raffaele Nuzzi, niversity of Turin, Italy
Fabio Patelli, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo University Hospital, Italy
Gökhan Pekel, Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Jason Peragallo, Emory University, Georgia
Anastasia Pilat, University of Leicester, UK
Chiara Posarelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Jiang Qian, Fudan Eye & ENT Hospital, China
Tianwei Qian, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Raju Rajala, University of Oklahoma, USA
Seungsoo Rho, CHA University, South Korea
Michele Rinaldi, Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Ivano Riva, University of Brescia, Italy
Matthieu Robert, Necker-Enfants malades Hospital, France
Carlos Rocha-de-Lossada, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Shisong Rong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Anna Maria Roszkowska, University Hospital of Messina, Italy
Matteo Sacchi, San Giuseppe Hospital - IRCCS Multimedica, Italy
Abdelrahma Salman, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Valentina Sarao, University of Udine, Italy
Rajesh Sasikumar, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Kumar Saurabh, Netralayam, Kolkata, India
Ariel Schlaen, Hospital Universitario Aust ral, Argentina
Young Joo Shin, Hallym University, South Korea
Nasser Shoeibi, Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Rehman Siddiqui, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Rohan Bir Singh, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, USA
Kareem Sioufi, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Oriel Spierer, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Chi Chin Sun, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Michelle T Sun, Royal Adelaide Hospital and The University of Adelaide, Australia
Kaliki Swathi, L V Prasad Eye Institute, India
Chrysanthos Symeonidis, General Hospital of Naoussa, Greece
Evelyn Tai, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Andrew Tatham, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, UK
Francesco Testa, University of Campania Luigi, Italy
Sahil Thakur, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
Ibrahim Toprak, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Mario Damiano Toro, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Rong-Kung Tsai, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Center, Taiwan
Nestor Ventura-Abreu, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain
Piera Versura, University of Bologna, Italy
Pasquale Viggiano, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Mengmeng Wang, Hebei Provincial Eye Hospital, China
Shusheng Wang, Tulane University, USA
Takefumi Yamaguchi, Tokyo Dental College, Japan
Xiaohe Yan, Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Jinan University, China
Samuel Yiu, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Tae Keun Yoo, B&VIIT Eye Center, South Korea
Minzhong Yu, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, USA
Weihong Yu, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China
Yuanzhi Yuan, Fudan University, China
Cheolmin Yun, Korea University, Republic of Korea
Evgeni Zernii, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Madeleine Zetterberg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Ye Zhang, Beijing Tongren Hospital, China
Xinyuan Zhang, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, China
Yan Zhang, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, China
Shi-you Zhou, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, China
Yedi Zhou, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China, People's Republic
Ruilin Zhu, Peking University First Hospital, China
Noel Ziebarth, University of Miami, USA
Ofira Zloto, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

Editorial Advisors
Jorge Alio, VISSUM, Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante, Spain
Chi-Chao Chan, National Eye Institute, USA
Roy Chuck, Montefiore Medical Center, USA
Lalit Dandona, Indian Council of Medical Research, India
John Forrester, University of Aberdeen, UK
Roberta Scherer, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,USA
Eric Singman, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA

Statistical Advisors
Joanna Moschandreas, University of Crete, Greece
Meidong Zhu, University of Sydney, Australia

Systematic Reviews Advisor
Roberta Scherer, Johns Hopkins, USA

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