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BMC Ophthalmology

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. Content type: Case report

    Conjunctival lymphangiectasia is a rare condition presumably caused by the obstruction of lymphatic channels or by an abnormal connection between conjunctival lymphatic and blood vessels. Diagnosis is based on...

    Authors: Eva Volek, Jeannette Toth, Zoltan Zsolt Nagy and Miklos Schneider

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:194

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Patients with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) have a progressive decrease of their visual acuity which can deteriorate to <0.1. Some patients can have a partial recovery of their vision in one or both...

    Authors: Yukihiko Mashima, Kazuteru Kigasawa, Kei Shinoda, Masato Wakakura and Yoshihisa Oguchi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:192

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  3. Content type: Debate

    Keratoconus (KC) is usually a bilateral corneal ectatic disease. For significant asymmetric presentation (so called unilateral KC), the fellow eye has the mildest and earliest form of the disease, which is typ...

    Authors: Eman A. Awad, Waleed A. Abou Samra, Magda A. Torky and Amr M. El-Kannishy

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:186

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  4. Content type: Case report

    The evaluations of morphological changes of amniotic membrane (AM), even after successful AM transplantation surgery without complications, may be difficult. Moreover, there was no report regarding morphologic...

    Authors: Jun Hyuk Son and Su-Ho Lim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:181

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, there is a substantial mismatch between need and supply of corneal transplant. Although corneal transplantation service is affected by various factors, willingness to donate eyes is an essential i...

    Authors: Mohammed Seid Hussen, Kbrom Legesse Gebreselassie, Asamere Tsegaw Woredekal and Nebiyat Feleke Adimassu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:178

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Keratoconus normally presents as a sporadic disease. Although different studies have found sequence variants of the visual system homeobox 1 (VSX1) gene associated with keratoconus in humans, no research has dete...

    Authors: Tao Guan, Xue Wang, Li-Bin Zheng, Hai-Jian Wu and Yu-Feng Yao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:173

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  7. Content type: Research article

    External ocular infection is a public health problem in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of external ocular bacterial infections.

    Authors: Ergibnesh Getahun, Baye Gelaw, Abate Assefa, Yared Assefa and Anteneh Amsalu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:151

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is generally considered a neoplastic disorder of vascular origin and occurs in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or who have received immunosuppressive treatments af...

    Authors: Jing Yang, Xiao-fang Yin, Yong-ping Li and Shi-you Zhou

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:143

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Bilateral keratitis rarely occurs in individuals without predisposing factors. Here we describe the clinical course of a patient who developed a bilateral keratitis caused by Morganella. morganii which might b...

    Authors: Bei Zhang, Fei Pan and Kejian Zhu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:106

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Physical cooling of the eye surface relieves ocular discomfort, but translating this event to drug treatment of dry eye discomfort not been studied. Here, we synthesized a water-soluble TRPM8 receptor agonist ...

    Authors: Jee Myung Yang, Fengxian Li, Qin Liu, Marco Rüedi, Edward Tak Wei, Michael Lentsman, Hyo Seok Lee, Won Choi, Seong Jin Kim and Kyung Chul Yoon

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:101

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Conjunctival flaps are a widely used treatment for numerous corneal ulcers that are caused by microorganismal infections. However, whether it can be performed on immune-mediated corneal ulcers is controversial.

    Authors: Saiqun Li, Yuqing Deng, Caiyuan Du, Haixiang Huang, Jing Zhong, Ling Chen, Bowen Wang and Jin Yuan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:93

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Hyperkeratinization is a major cause of obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction (oMGD) and results in degenerative gland dilation and atrophy without inflammation. Ointment containing 1,25-dihydroxy-22-oxavita...

    Authors: Reiko Arita, Motoko Kawashima, Masataka Ito and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:84

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