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Cornea and external eye diseases

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. Anterior segment surgeries such as cataract surgery, intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning, and radial keratotomy (RK) may hasten endothelial dysfunction, particularly in the context of pre-existing Fuchs dystr...

    Authors: Anvesh Annadanam, Timothy Soeken, Manjool Shah and Nambi Nallasamy

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:340

    Content type: Case report

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  2. In vivo corneal biomechanics evaluation has been used to help screen early keratoconus in recent years. This study is to evaluate the value of a Scheimpflug-based biomechanical analyser combined with tomograph...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Yu Zhang and Yueguo Chen

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:339

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Ocular parasitosis can cause eye damage, which contribute to eye symptoms such as burning, itching and even blindness. It is uncommon to see the parasitosis lying in the sclera layer, neither it causing pteryg...

    Authors: Wenjie Zeng, Zhaoyi Pan, Jun Wang, Xianghui Deng and Wenmin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:323

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Ectopic thyroid tissue in the iris, also known as a thyroid glandular epithelial choristoma of the iris, has only been described twice in the literature. In both cases it remained asymptomatic.

    Authors: Helena Wagner, Claudia Auw-Hädrich, Martin Werner and Thomas Reinhard

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:314

    Content type: Case report

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  5. This article is a case report of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) which was diagnosed based on significant angioid streaks (AS) with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and regain normal visual function by intrav...

    Authors: Chaoxiong Cui, Zhanyu Zhou, Yi Zhang and Ding Sun

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:307

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Our aim was to determine associations of pachymetry, keratometry, and their changes with haze formation and corneal flattening after collagen cross-linking, and to analyse the relationship between postoperativ...

    Authors: Anita Csorba, Kinga Kránitz, Péter Dormán, Andrea Popper-Sachetti, Huba Kiss, Irén Szalai and Zoltán Zsolt Nagy

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:306

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Corneal dystrophies are a group of rare, inherited disorders that are usually bilateral, symmetric, slowly progressive, and not related to environmental or systemic factors. The majority of publications presen...

    Authors: Anna Nowińska, Edyta Chlasta-Twardzik, Michał Dembski, Ewa Wróblewska-Czajka, Klaudia Ulfik-Dembska and Edward Wylęgała

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:285

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Occupational predisposition to dry eye disease is known. Simultaneous exposure to multiple factors may pose more risk. Street sweepers are exposed to sunlight in addition to dust which all sweepers are exposed...

    Authors: Chigozie I. Echieh, Bassey A. Etim, Chidiebere Peter Echieh, Taiwo Oyeniyi and Jeff Ajewole

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:265

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To evaluate microstructural changes in the meibomian glands (MGs) in patients with active and inactive Graves’ orbitopathy (GO), using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM), and to investigate the correlations be...

    Authors: Shengnan Cheng, Yueqi Yu, Jin Chen, Lin Ye, Xinghua Wang and Fagang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:261

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI) is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disease caused by mutations in the arylsulfatase B (ARSB) gene. MPS VI is a multisystemic disease resulting from a deficiency in aryl...

    Authors: Ming-Fang He, Ji Yang, Meng-Jie Dong, Yin-Ting Wang and Hai Liu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:214

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vivo confocal microscopic morphology of corneal subbasal nerves and its relationship with clinical parameters in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome in China.

    Authors: Fangting Li, Qin Zhang, Xin Ying, Jing He, Yuebo Jin, Huiwen Xu, Yaobin Cheng and Mingwei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:211

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been known to cause unilateral corneal endotheliitis with keratic precipitates and localized corneal edema, iridocyclitis, and secondary glaucoma. CMV endotheliitis is diagnosed based...

    Authors: Suguru Nakagawa, Hitoha Ishii, Mitsuko Takamoto, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Kiyoshi Ishii and Takashi Miyai

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:194

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Remnant interface fluid following Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is associated with postoperative detachments. The aim of this study was to assess outcomes of intraoperative opti...

    Authors: Michael Mimouni, Martin Kronschläger, Manuel Ruiss and Oliver Findl

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research article

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  14. To evaluate the effects of lid debris debridement and meibomian gland expression (MGX) on extracellular matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) levels and clinical outcomes of moderate and severe MGD.

    Authors: Su Young Moon, Sol Ah Han, Hye Ji Kwon, So Young Park, Jae Hyuck Lee, Ho Seok Chung, Jae Yong Kim, Hungwon Tchah and Hun Lee

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:175

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  15. Chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease (oGVHD) is an ocular comorbidity of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) that usually occurs concurrently with systemic manifestations. Failure to detect and treat oGVHD in...

    Authors: Hideto Ikarashi, Naohiko Aketa, Eisuke Shimizu, Yoji Takano, Tetsuya Kawakita, Yuichi Uchino, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Junko Ogawa, Kazuo Tsubota and Yoko Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:164

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Conjunctival autograft transplantation from superior conjunctiva is often chosen to lower the postoperative recurrence rate for pterygium treatment. However, inferior conjunctival autograft (ICA) might be take...

    Authors: Wenwei Li, Yaoyong Lou and Bin Wang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of systemic parameters, laboratory findings, oral parameters, and other ocular surface parameters on ocular surface epithelial damage in patients with primary ...

    Authors: Ji Eun Kim, Na Rae Kim, Hee Seung Chin, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-im Kim and Ji Won Jung

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:114

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To compare ocular and corneal inherent aberrations in the naked eyes of randomly selected children fitted with MiSight contact lenses (CL) for myopia control, versus children corrected with single-vision spect...

    Authors: Daniela Lopes-Ferreira, Alicia Ruiz-Pomeda, Belén Peréz-Sanchéz, António Queirós and César Villa-Collar

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:112

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends annual mass azithromycin distribution until districts drop below 5% prevalence of trachomatous inflammation—follicular (TF). Districts with very low TF prevalence...

    Authors: Abdou Amza, Boubacar Kadri, Beido Nassirou, Ahmed M. Arzika, Ariana Austin, Fanice Nyatigo, Elodie Lebas, Benjamin F. Arnold, Thomas M. Lietman and Catherine E. Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. To assess the prevalence and demographics of lower eyelid epiblepharon in Chinese preschool children and to evaluate its association with refractive errors.

    Authors: Deyi Zhuo, Si Chen, Xiaofang Ren, Bingsong Wang, Linbo Liu and Lin Xiao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2021 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To compare the clinical characteristics of dry eye patients with ocular neuropathic pain features according to the types of sensitization based on the Ocular Pain Assessment Survey (OPAS).

    Authors: Jonghwa Kim, Hyeon Jeong Yoon, In Cheon You, Byung Yi Ko and Kyung Chul Yoon

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:455

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of our study was to assess changes of tear film osmolarity after micro-incision 25G+ pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in a prospective study.

    Authors: J. Němčanský, A. Kopecký and P. Mašek

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Until recently, synthetic fiber conjunctival granuloma (SFCG) is rarely reported and has been poorly understood. Our study was to explore the clinical features, histopathologic characteristics, surgical outcom...

    Authors: Zhang Chen, Tianyang Wang, Qintuo Pan, Zhaoliang Zhang and Zongduan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:448

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To report a case of malignant acanthosis nigricans with two unusual aspects, including the patient’s young age and the development of filiform papillomas on the eyelid margins.

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Rongjun Liu, Yiyun Liu, Shuang Zhang and Hong Qi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:446

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Medical big data analytics has revolutionized the human healthcare system by introducing processes that facilitate rationale clinical decision making, predictive or prognostic modelling of the disease progress...

    Authors: Praveen Raj, Sushma Tejwani, Dandayudhapani Sudha, B. Muthu Narayanan, Chandrasekar Thangapandi, Sankar Das, J. Somasekar, Susmithasane Mangalapudi, Durgesh Kumar, Narendra Pindipappanahalli, Rohit Shetty, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel, Amitabha Chaudhuri and Nagasamy Soumittra

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:442

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The tear film breakup time (tBUT) is a clinical evaluation of evaporative dry eye disease assessed by instilling topical fluorescein into the eyes. In the present study, we introduce a new diagnostic test, bli...

    Authors: Hyung Bin Hwang, Yong Ho Ku, Eun Chul Kim, Hyun Seung Kim, Man Soo Kim and Ho Sik Hwang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Hurler syndrome-associated keratopathy is an exceedingly rare corneal disorder that requires corneal transplantation in advanced stages. Precise assessment of the corneal condition is necessary for deciding wh...

    Authors: Elodie Da Cunha, Cristina Georgeon, Nacim Bouheraoua, Marc Putterman, Françoise Brignole-Baudouin and Vincent M. Borderie

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:433

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Paclitaxel (PTX) is an antineoplastic drug widely used in treatments for ovarian, breast, and small-cell lung cancer. Although ocular effects associated with PTX have been previously described, very few studie...

    Authors: Amardeep Sekhon, Jeff Y. F. Wang, Johnson C. H. Tan, Simon P. Holland and Sonia N. Yeung

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:400

    Content type: Case report

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  29. To evaluate the correlations between lipid layer thickness (LLT) and morphology and function of the meibomian glands in patients who were diagnosed as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) in different age groups.

    Authors: Junhua Li, Jiling Ma, Man Hu, Jianqin Yu and Yune Zhao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:394

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The lacrimal ductal cyst (dacryops) is an uncommon clinical entity. It occurs anywhere that lacrimal gland tissue is present but most often appears as an expanding mass in the region of the lacrimal gland. The...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Changhong Zeng, Ningshao Chen and Chunling Liu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:380

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Mycobacterium haemophilum is a rare and emerging nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). It normally causes localized or disseminated systemic diseases, particularly skin infections and arthritis in severely immunocom...

    Authors: Punyanuch Pisitpayat, Tasanee Sirikul, Poonpilas Hongmanee, Pitak Santanirand and Kaevalin Lekhanont

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:378

    Content type: Case report

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  32. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) combined with penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and transscleral-sutured intraocular lens (IOL) implantation (IOL-suture)...

    Authors: Takahiko Hayashi, Ida Yasutsugu, Toshiki Shimizu, Tsubasa Kuroki, Yuji Kobashigawa, Yasuhito Iijima and Kentaro Yuda

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:369

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) keratitis is a major cause of corneal blindness in the world, and an in-depth understanding of its pathogenesis may help improve existing diagnosis and treatment. The purpos...

    Authors: Hua Yang, Xiaozhao Yang, Yani Wang, Xuan Zheng, Yi Zhang and Yan Shao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:355

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