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

    MiRNAs regulate oxidative stress related genes via binding to the 3′ UTR and TATA-box regions: a new hypothesis for cataract pathogenesis

    Age-related cataracts are related to oxidative stress. However, the genome-wide screening of cataract related oxidative stress related genes are not thoroughly investigated. Our study aims to identify cataract...

    Changrui Wu, Zhao Liu, Le Ma, Cheng Pei, Li Qin, Ning Gao, Jun Li and Yue Yin

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:142

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Visumax femtolasik versus Moria M2 microkeratome in mild to moderate myopia: efficacy, safety, predictability, aberrometric changes and flap thickness predictability

    This is an interventional prospective clinical study which was conducted to evaluate the efficacy, safety, predictability, ocular aberrations, and flap thickness predictability of Visumax femtosecond laser (FS...

    Magda A Torky, Yousif A Al Zafiri, Abeer M Khattab, Rania K Farag and Eman A Awad

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:125

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Height, weight and body mass index of children with congenital cataracts before surgical treatment

    To investigate the distribution of the height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of children with congenital cataracts (CC) before surgical treatment.

    Jingjing Chen, Duoru Lin, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Qianzhong Cao, Zhenzhen Liu, Erping Long, Xiaohang Wu, Li Zhang, Xiaojia Zhou, Lisha Wang, Jing Li, Jun Fu, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen and Yizhi Liu

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:119

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Congenital aniridia with cataract: case series

    This study evaluates patients with congenital aniridia and cataract who underwent phacoemulsification, capsular tension ring placement, and foldable intraocular lens implantation.

    Jin Da Wang, Jing Shang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Jing Li, Xiao Xia Li, Xue Liu, Jing Zhao, Frank F. Tsai, Jhanji Vishal, Qi Sheng You, Yao Huang and Xiu Hua Wan

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:115

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Distribution of axial length in Chinese congenital ectopia lentis patients: a retrospective study

    Congenital ectopia lentis (CEL) usually leads to refractive error and may influence the axial length development. But few investigations have reported patient demographics and the distribution of axial length ...

    Yichi Zhang, Guangming Jin, Qianzhong Cao, Junxiong Lin, Jianqiang Lin, Yiyao Wang, Su Ern Poh, Charlotte Aimee Young and Danying Zheng

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:113

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  6. Research article

    In vitro optical quality measurements of three intraocular lens models having identical platform

    With recent advances in technology and introduction of new intraocular lens (IOL) models, surgeons today have the opportunity to choose from various optical designs, which can influence the postoperative quali...

    Hyeck Soo Son, Tamer Tandogan, Stephanie Liebing, Patrick Merz, Chul Young Choi, Ramin Khoramnia and Gerd U. Auffarth

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:108

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  7. Case report

    Type II Peter’s anomaly with histopathological proof: a case report

    Peter’s anomaly is a rare congenital anterior segment dysgenesis with poor visual results. This case report describes a case of bilateral Type II Peter’s anomaly with notable clinical and histopathological fea...

    Rui-Qi Chang, Yu Du, Xiang-Jia Zhu and Yi Lu

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:110

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  8. 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

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