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BMC Ophthalmology


Section edited by Luca Rossetti

This section takes submissions looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of glaucoma. The section also welcomes basic science studies including molecular and cellular biology, genetics, pathophysiology and epidemiology. Prospective clinical studies, especially randomized controlled trials are encouraged.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Viscocanalostomy/Phacoviscocanalostomy (VC/PVC) in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG) patients.

    Authors: Derek Kwun-hong Ho, Adesuwa Garrick, Seemeen Aazem and Divya Mathews

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:201

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To compare the measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) among the three different non-contact tonometers (NCT) and the Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) for non-glaucomatous subjects.

    Authors: Seung Pil Bang, Chong Eun Lee and Yu Cheol Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:199

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Surgeries are inevitable for treating primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) and risk factors of surgical failure play a key role in surgical decision making. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence ...

    Authors: Chunyu Guo, Yue Wu, Li Xu, Mao Li, Zi Wang, Ni Ni and Wenyi Guo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:170

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Raising public awareness and knowledge about glaucoma is a key for early case identification and prevention of blindness. However, awareness and knowledge about glaucoma is unknown at community level, making p...

    Authors: Destaye Shiferaw Alemu, Alemayehu Desalegn Gudeta and Kbrom Legesse Gebreselassie

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:154

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Glaucoma is one of the most leading causes of permanent visual impairments in Korea, and social expenses spent for the glaucoma are increasing. This study is to identify association between socioeconomic statu...

    Authors: Haejune Sung, Hyun Ho Shin, Yunseng Baek, Gyu Ah Kim, Jae Sang Koh, Eun-Cheol Park and Jaeyong Shin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:153

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The effects of preservatives of antiglaucoma medications on corneal surface and tear function have been widely shown in literature; it’s not the same as regards the active compounds themselves. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Teresa Rolle, Roberta Spinetta and Raffaele Nuzzi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:136

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of isolated-check visual evoked potential (icVEP) with that of retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCILP) analysis using optical coh...

    Authors: XiangWu Chen and YingXi Zhao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:77

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this work is to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of preservative containing 0.0015% tafluprost and preservative-free 0.0015% tafluprost using a prospective crossover study.

    Authors: Wonseok Lee, Sunghoon Lee, HyoungWon Bae, Chan Yun Kim and Gong Je Seong

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:61

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To compare the lamina cribrosa between eyes with and without neovascular glaucoma (NVG) using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.

    Authors: Satoshi Yokota, Yuji Takihara, Yoshihiro Takamura and Masaru Inatani

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:57

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) polymorphisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of glaucoma risk. However, the results were controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the precise associati...

    Authors: Ming-Yue Wu, Yang Wu, Yong Zhang, Cai-Yun Liu, Chun-Yan Deng, Le Peng and Lan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:48

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS), which is characterized by recurrent unilateral attacks of ocular hypertension. Surgical treatment is sometimes necessary because intraocular pressure (IOP) cannot be contro...

    Authors: Kazuichi Maruyama, Yuko Maruyama, Sunao Sugita, Kazuhiko Mori, Yu Yokoyama, Shiho Sanuki-Kunimatsu, Hiroko Nakagawa, Shigeru Kinoshita, Manabu Mochizuki and Toru Nakazawa

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To determine the influences of myopia and optic disc size on ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness profiles obtained by spectral domain optica...

    Authors: Sam Seo, Chong Eun Lee, Jae Hoon Jeong, Ki Ho Park, Dong Myung Kim and Jin Wook Jeoung

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:22

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Oxidative stress contributes to both intraocular pressure regulation and glaucomatous neuropathy. The systemic redox status (solitary determination) was examined in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients ...

    Authors: Wojciech Rokicki, Jolanta Zalejska-Fiolka, Dorota Pojda-Wilczek, Alicja Hampel, Wojciech Majewski, Serap Ogultekin and Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:13

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To compare corneal hysteresis (CH) measurements between patients with glaucoma, ocular hypertension (OHT) and glaucoma-like optic discs (GLD)- defined as a cup to disc ratio greater than or equal to 0.6 with n...

    Authors: Melissa L. Murphy, Olya Pokrovskaya, Marie Galligan and Colm O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:1

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