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Neuro-ophthalmology

Section edited by Eric Singman

This section considers submissions on clinical and basic science aspects of neuro-ophthalmology, including diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurologic disorders affecting the oculomotor and visual systems as well as related molecular and cellular biology, genetics and pathophysiology.

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  1. The aim of this study was to assess the intraocular pressure and ocular biometric parameters in migraine patients during acute migraine attacks and compare them with painless period and healthy controls using ...

    Authors: Yaran Koban, Hatice Kose Ozlece, Gorkem Bilgin, Mustafa Koc, Halil Huseyin Cagatay, Emre I. Durgunlu and Ayse Burcu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:70

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The effect of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome in the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thicknesses remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess RNFL measurements acquired using ...

    Authors: Blanca Ferrandez, Antonio Ferreras, Pilar Calvo, Beatriz Abadia, Jose M. Marin and Ana B. Pajarin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:40

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  3. Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis(ROCM) is an invasive fungal infection that usually occurs in immunocompromised patients and sometimes presents as orbital apex syndrome(OAS) initially. It is rapidly fatal wi...

    Authors: Nan Jiang, Guiqiu Zhao, Shanshan Yang, Jing Lin, Liting Hu, Chengye Che, Qian Wang and Qiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:10

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  4. The latency and amplitude of visual evoked cortical responses are known to be affected by refractive states, suggesting that they may be used as an objective index of refractive errors. In order to establish a...

    Authors: Masaya Suzuki, Mizuki Nagae, Yuko Nagata, Naoya Kumagai, Koji Inui and Ryusuke Kakigi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15:162

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by painful ophthalmoplegia and ipsilateral cranial neuropathies. It is caused by an inflammatory process of unknown etiology.

    Authors: Tarek A Shazly, Ellen B Mitchell, Gabrielle R Bonhomme and Joel S Schuman

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15:51

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) refers to an optic nerve dysfunction due to mutations in the mitochondrial DNA, resulting in visual loss by apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells (RGC). In 20% of LHON ...

    Authors: Ayako Mizoguchi, Yuki Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Shinmei, Mayo Nozaki, Kan Ishijima, Yoshiaki Tagawa and Susumu Ishida

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15:27

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are used to treat auto-immune related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus. Both drugs however can cause retinal toxicity eve...

    Authors: Felix Grassmann, Richard Bergholz, Julia Mändl, Herbert Jägle, Klaus Ruether and Bernhard HF Weber

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15:18

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Vigabatrin (VGB) is an anti-epileptic medication which has been linked to peripheral constriction of the visual field. Documenting the natural history associated with continued VGB exposure is important when m...

    Authors: Miriam L Conway, Sarah L Hosking, Haogang Zhu and Robert P Cubbidge

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:166

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Lateralization of horizontal semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HSC-BPPV) is very important for successful repositioning. The directions of lying-down nystagmus (LDN) and head-bending nys...

    Authors: Jung-Hwan Oh, Sook-Keun Song, Jung Seok Lee, Jay Chol Choi, Sa-Yoon Kang and Ji-Hoon Kang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:136

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Visual impairment (VI) is associated with increased mortality and health factors such as depression and cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic studies consistently show associations between sleep duration with ...

    Authors: Alberto R Ramos, Douglas M Wallace, Natasha J Williams, David Warren Spence, Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal, Ferdinand Zizi and Girardin Jean-Louis

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:115

    Content type: Research article

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  11. To characterize macular thickness (MT) changes in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) patients by cirrus HD-optical coherence tomography (OCT), and to study the correlation between MT and best corrected...

    Authors: Yixin Zhang, Houbin Huang, Shihui Wei, Yan Gong, Hongyang Li, Yanli Dai, Shuo Zhao, Yingyun Wang and Hongxin Yan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:105

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  12. Luminance contrast sensitivity and colour vision are considered to have great predictive value in the evaluation of type 2 diabetic retinopathy. However, these two visual characteristics have seldom been inves...

    Authors: Luciana Cristina O Andrade, Givago S Souza, Eliza Maria CB Lacerda, Maira TST Nazima, Anderson R Rodrigues, Liudmila M Otero, Francineide PS Pena, Luiz Carlos L Silveira and Maria Izabel T Côrtes

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:104

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  13. Congenital cystic eye is an exceedingly rare ocular malformative disease, originated from the failure in the invagination of the optic vesicle during the fetal period and it can be associated with other ocular...

    Authors: Maria Giuseppina Cefalo, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Antonino Romanzo, Alessandra Modugno, Rita De Vito and Angela Mastronuzzi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:80

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The aim of this study was to investigate the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), the ganglion cell layer (GCL), and choroid thickness (CT) in patients who have migraines, with and without aura, ...

    Authors: Metin Ekinci, Erdinç Ceylan, Halil Hüseyin Çağatay, Sadullah Keleş, Nergiz Hüseyinoğlu, Burak Tanyıldız, Özgür Çakıcı and Baki Kartal

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:75

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  15. To date, non arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is still incurable. We wish to evaluate the effect of intravenous (IV) corticosteroids on the visual outcome of NAION patients.

    Authors: Michael Kinori, Iris Ben-Bassat, Yael Wasserzug, Angela Chetrit and Ruth Huna-Baron

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:62

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  16. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between the area of isopters obtained using semi-automated kinetic perimetry (SKP) and Vigabatrin dosage in epilepsy patients with pretreatment baseline ex...

    Authors: Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Marian Jedrych, Agnieszka Brzozowska, Konrad Rejdak, Tomasz Zarnowski, Michael J Koss, Katarzyna Ksiazek, Piotr Ksiazek, Ryszard Maciejewski, Anselm G Juenemann, Ulrich Schiefer and Robert Rejdak

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:56

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  17. The treatment of uveal melanoma has seen a shift towards eye conserving treatments. Efforts have been made towards the identification of patients at high risk of metastatic disease with the use of prognostic f...

    Authors: Li-Anne Lim, Cristina Miyamoto, Paula Blanco, Silvin Bakalian and Miguel N Burnier Jr

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:13

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Herein we report a case of bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) showing histopathologic evidence of AL-amyloidosis of the temporal arteries. It is known that light-chain (AL) amyloidosis may rar...

    Authors: Alberto Neri, Pierangela Rubino, Claudio Macaluso and Stefano A Gandolfi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2013 13:82

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Refractive change can be caused by systemic illnesses such as Lupus erythematosus, thyroid deficiency, and diabetes mellitus. However, refractive change after pituitary tumor removal has so far not been reported.

    Authors: Hiroto Ishikawa, Junsuke Akura, Kazutaka Uchida, Naohiro Ikeda, Tomohiro Ikeda, Cesar V Borlongan and Osamu Mimura

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2013 13:65

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Ingestion of sulphonamide-derived drugs has been reported to possibly have ocular side-effects. Authors aimed to present a rare case of indapamide-induced transient myopia with ciliary body edema and supracili...

    Authors: Mihály Végh, András Hári-Kovács, Kata Réz, Beáta Tapasztó, Ágnes Szabó and Andrea Facskó

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2013 13:58

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFA) gene has been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR). However, the results have been inconsistent. In this study, we pe...

    Authors: Yan Lu, Yirui Ge, Yuhua Shi, Jie Yin and Zhenping Huang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2013 13:56

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