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Cornea and external eye diseases

Section edited by Penny Asbell

This section covers all aspects of corneal and external eye diseases, including surgical procedures, prevention, diagnosis and management. It also accepts basic science studies covering areas including, but not limited to, molecular and cellular biology, genetics and pathophysiology. Prospective clinical studies, especially randomized controlled trials are particularly welcome.

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  1. The diagnosis of keratoconus in the early stages of the disease is necessary to initiate an early treatment of keratoconus. Furthermore, to avoid possible refractive surgery that could produce ectasias. This s...

    Authors: Gracia Castro-Luna and Antonio Pérez-Rueda

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:263

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  2. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in corneal epithelial thickness along the principle meridians of astigmatic corneas after six months of overnight spherical myopic orthokeratology (OK) lens...

    Authors: Jiaqi Zhou, Feng Xue, Xingtao Zhou, Rajeev Krishnan Naidu and Yishan Qian

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:240

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  3. To report a case of enucleation caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae endophthalmitis after traumatic corneal laceration.

    Authors: Yong Woo Lee, Kyung Min Koh, Kyu Yeon Hwang, Young A. Kwon, Dong Won Lee, Sang Wroul Song, Byoung Yeop Kim and Kook Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:238

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  4. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS OCT) is a helpful tool used to diagnose and manage many corneal conditions, but its use has not been reported in case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK)....

    Authors: Clemence Bonnet, Louis Debillon, Saba Al-Hashimi, Florence Hoogewoud, Dominique Monnet, Jean-Louis Bourges and Antoine Brézin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:205

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  5. Healthy corneal epithelium acts as a barrier against damage to the deeper structures in the eye. Failure in the mechanisms of corneal epithelization can lead to persistent epithelial defects of the cornea (PED...

    Authors: Hyun Sik Moon, Lan Li, Hyeon Jeong Yoon, Yong Sok Ji and Kyung Chul Yoon

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:147

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  6. Several previous studies reported a greater prevalence of dry eye syndrome (DES) among patients with psychiatric diseases. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of DES in pati...

    Authors: Chiao-Ying Liang, Wai-Man Cheang, Chun-Yuan Wang, Keng-Hung Lin, Li-Chen Wei, Yu-Yen Chen and Ying-Cheng Shen

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:123

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  7. The cellular process of autophagy is essential for maintaining the health of ocular tissue. Dysregulation of autophagy is associated with several ocular diseases including keratoconus and macular degeneration....

    Authors: Kimberly M. Brothers, Nicholas A. Stella and Robert M. Q. Shanks

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:120

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  8. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of M22 Optimal Pulsed Technology (OPT) applied in patients with age-related cataract and Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) in perioperative period.

    Authors: Jinling Ge, Na Liu, Xiaoming Wang, Ying Du, Chaoqing Wang, Zhaorui Li, Jing Li and Lihua Wang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:111

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  9. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can directly affect various part of the ocular system, but there was no comprehensive analysis of ophthalmic disorders of patients with SLE using population-based data. The a...

    Authors: Chun-Shuo Hsu, Chia-Wen Hsu, Ming-Chi Lu and Malcolm Koo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:96

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  10. We aimed to demonstrate the contribution of anti-inflammatory and anti-virulence effects of azithromycin (AZM) in ocular surface infection treatment.

    Authors: Kana Ikemoto, Shinya Kobayashi, Yu Haranosono, Seiko Kozai, Tomoyuki Wada, Hideki Tokushige and Akio Kawamura

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:89

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  11. The aim of this study was to explore the differences in terms of tear film and meibomian glands (MGs) between young Asian soft contact lens (CL) wearers and non-wearers.

    Authors: Tianpu Gu, Lu Zhao, Zhuzhu Liu, Shaozhen Zhao, Hong Nian and Ruihua Wei

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:84

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  12. Presence of corneal cystine crystals is the main ocular manifestation of cystinosis, although controversial findings concerning the corneal layer with the highest density have been reported. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Anita Csorba, Erika Maka, Otto Alexander Maneschg, Attila Szabó, Nóra Szentmáry, Mária Csidey, Miklós Resch, László Imre, Krisztina Knézy and Zoltán Zsolt Nagy

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:73

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  13. To investigate the prevalence of pterygium and associated factors in Han and Mongolian adults at four survey sites in Inner Mongolia, China.

    Authors: Yuhan Wang, Guangliang Shan, Linyang Gan, Yonggang Qian, Ting Chen, Hailing Wang, Xiaodan Pan, Wenrui Wang, Li Pan, Xia Zhang, Meng Wang, Jin Ma and Yong Zhong

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:45

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  14. Previous studies of internal graft-host malappositions have not dealt with the precise ways in which each malapposition affected post-penetrating keratoplasty (post-PK) visual outcomes. In this study, we revie...

    Authors: Yujin Zhao, Hong Zhuang, Jiaxu Hong, Lijia Tian and Jianjiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:41

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  15. Corneal infections with antibiotic-resistant microorganisms are an increasingly difficult management challenge and chemically or photochemically cross-linking the cornea for therapy presents a unique approach ...

    Authors: Daeryl E. Amponin, Joanna Przybek-Skrzypecka, Mariya Zyablitskaya, Anna Takaoka, Leejee H. Suh, Takayuki Nagasaki, Stephen L. Trokel and David C. Paik

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:28

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  16. Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease of the interpalpebral ocular surface and tear film that leads to discomfort, fatigue and disturbance in vision. DED affects patients’ quality of life and leads...

    Authors: Yousef Shanti, Reham Shehada, May M. Bakkar and Jamal Qaddumi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:26

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  17. Radiation therapy (RT) is the treatment of choice in patients with low-grade ocular adenexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (OAML) and many of them experience post-RT dry eye with varying severity....

    Authors: Sung Eun Kim, Hee Jung Yang and Suk-Woo Yang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:24

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  18. We sought to describe corneal epithelial changes after using epidermal (EGFR) or fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors as chemotherapy and to clarify incidence and prognosis.

    Authors: Eunhae Shin, Dong Hui Lim, Jisang Han, Do-Hyun Nam, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn, Won Ki Kang, Jeeyun Lee, Jin Seok Ahn, Se-Hoon Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Hyun Ae Jung and Tae-Young Chung

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:19

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  19. Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is one of the most common eye infections worldwide. The analysis of clinical manifestations in different age groups help better know the disease. This study aims to provide ...

    Authors: Wenbo Hou, Xuguang Sun, Jun Feng, Yang Zhang and Zhiqun Wang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:262

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  20. We aimed to investigate the effect of short-term orthokeratology lens or frame glasses wear on corneal thickness, corneal endothelial cells and vision correction in adolescents with low to moderate myopia.

    Authors: Shuyi Yuan, Shuxian Zhang, Yanglin Jiang and Lihua Li

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:242

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  21. Repeated surgery excisions could induce obvious irregular astigmatism in patients with recurrent pterygium. Our study is aimed to illustrate the effect of adjunct excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PT...

    Authors: Di Chen, Xiaowei Liu, Qin Long, Zhonghai Wang and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:238

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  22. Anterior high-resolution optical coherence tomography (HR-OCT) is a novel non-invasive in vivo imaging modality that can assist in the diagnosis and management of various ophthalmic pathologies. The implementa...

    Authors: Yi-Syun Shen, Joseph L. Hu and Chao-Chien Hu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:235

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Fungal Keratitis (FK) is an infective keratopathy with extremely high blindness rate. The damaging effect of this disease is not only the destruction of corneal tissue during fungal infection, but also the cor...

    Authors: Yue Zhou, Yuqing Chen, Suiyue Wang, Fangyuan Qin and Liya Wang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:226

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  24. Corneal transplantations are surgeries performed for irreparable corneal diseases and damage. However, there is a gap between the number of potential recipients and the number of donor corneas available. The m...

    Authors: Seth Lartey, Ellen K. Antwi-Adjei, Solomon Agyapong, Abdul-Kabir Mohammed, Derrick N. O. Mensah and Edward S. Genego

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:224

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  25. To investigate the cytotoxicities of the topical ocular dual-action anti-allergic agents (alcaftadine 0.25%, bepotastine besilate 1.5%, and olopatadine HCL 0.1%) on human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) and t...

    Authors: Sung Il Kim, Choul Yong Park, Gladys Fordjuor, Jong Heon Lee, Jong Soo Lee and Ji Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:217

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  26. This study aims to optimize the therapeutic regimen for refractory obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction (o-MGD) patients by combining intraductal meibomian gland probing (MGP) and intense pulsed light (IPL)...

    Authors: Xiaodan Huang, Qiyu Qin, Linping Wang, Jiao Zheng, Lin Lin and Xiuming Jin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:211

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  27. To investigate the efficacy and safety of repeated phototherapeutic keratectomies (PTKs) during long-term treatment for corneal dystrophy (CD) in a Chinese pedigree carrying the R124L mutation in TGFBI.

    Authors: Li Zeng, Jing Zhao, Yingjun Chen, Jianmin Shang, Aruma Aruma and Xingtao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:191

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  28. To evaluate corneal biomechanical properties by the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) in non keratoconic patients underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PK).

    Authors: Mohamed Samy Abd Elaziz, Hoda Mohamed Elsobky, Adel Galal Zaky, Eslam Ahmed Maher Hassan and Mahmoud Tawfik KhalafAllah

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:172

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  29. Clinical outcome after successful reorientation of an upside-down implanted DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) graft 4 weeks after initial transplantation.

    Authors: Siegfried Mariacher, Martina Mariacher, Karl Thomas Boden, Peter Szurman and Kai Januschowski

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:163

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  30. Welders are at an increased risk of eye disorders as a result of their occupation, leading to enormous vocational and economic consequences. With limited published studies among welders in low resource setting...

    Authors: Immaculate Atukunda, Rebecca Claire Lusobya, Samia Hersi Ali, John Mukisa, Juliet Otiti-Sengeri and C. Ateenyi-Agaba

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:145

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  31. This study is aim to compare the clinical effectiveness between the two most prominent dry eye disease (DED)-specific eye drops, 0.05% cyclosporine (CN) and 3% diquafosol (DQ).

    Authors: Chang Hyun Park, Hyung Keun Lee, Mee Kum Kim, Eun Chul Kim, Jae Yong Kim, Tae-im Kim, Hong Kyun Kim, Jong Suk Song, Kyung Chul Yoon, Do Hyung Lee, Tae-Young Chung, Chul Young Choi and Hyun Seung Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:131

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:251

  32. The purpose of this case series was to further characterize proteasome inhibitor associated chalazia and blepharitis, to investigate outcomes of different management strategies, and to propose a treatment algo...

    Authors: Bonnie A. Sklar, Kalla A. Gervasio, Siyang Leng, Arnab Ghosh, Ajai Chari and Albert Y. Wu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:110

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