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BMC Ophthalmology


Section edited by Hemant Khanna and Javier Zarranz-Ventura

This section considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases as well as related molecular and cellular biology, genetics and pathophysiology. The section particularly welcomes prospective clinical studies, especially randomized controlled trials.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to explore the prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness focused on retinal disease in a population above 60 years in Nepal.

    Authors: Raba Thapa, Sanyam Bajimaya, Govinda Paudyal, Shankar Khanal, Stevie Tan, Suman S. Thapa and G. H. M. B. van Rens

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:42

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Ca2+ entry plays an important role in modulating endothelial cell migration and tube formation. Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 4 (TRPV4) is a Ca2+-permeable channel that is widely ...

    Authors: Lei Wen, Yue-Chun Wen, Gen-Jie Ke, Si-Qin Sun, Kai Dong, Lin Wang and Rong-Feng Liao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:38

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Predicting how patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) will respond to intravitreal anti-VEGF is challenging. The purpose of this study was to identify pre-treatment clinical features in CRVO that ...

    Authors: Kerr Brogan, Monica Precup, Amanda Rodger, David Young and David Francis Gilmour

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:37

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Scleral buckling is an established modality of treating retinal detachment. Being an external implant the buckle may be prone to infections. We report such a case with a delayed presentation and a rare etiology.

    Authors: Shalini Singh, Ankita Shrivastav, Manisha Agarwal, Arpan Gandhi, Rahul Mayor and Lagan Paul

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:35

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to investigate whether oral colchicine has an effect on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients.

    Authors: Burak Tanyıldız, Mehmet Engin Tezcan, Baran Kandemir, Nesrin Tutaş Günaydın, Eren Göktaş, Aise Tangılntız and Aysu Karatay Arsan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:27

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To assess the effect of switching patients previously incompletely treated with ranibizumab (RBZ) to aflibercept (AFL) using a pro re nata (PRN) treatment strategy in neovascular age-related macular degeneration ...

    Authors: Flora Elwes, Shyamanga Borooah, Peter Aspinall, Peng Yong Sim, Cheng Yi Loo, Ana-Maria Armbrecht, Baljean Dhillon and Peter Cackett

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:20

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is one of the most common causes of childhood blindness worldwide. Comparisons of anti-VEGF and laser treatments in ROP are relatively lacking, and the data are scattered and l...

    Authors: Zijing Li, Yichi Zhang, Yunru Liao, Rui Zeng, Peng Zeng and Yuqing Lan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Endophthalmitis is a rare but severe complication following PPV. The incidence of endophthalmitis varies between 20-gauge, 23-gauge, and 25-gauge incisions. The incidence and clinical features of endophthalmit...

    Authors: Zhong Lin, Xiaofen Feng, Liya Zheng, Nived Moonasar, Lijun Shen, Ronghan Wu and Feng Chen

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:16

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in low and middle income countries. In Nepal, there are less studies regarding DR and they too are limited around Kathmandu valle...

    Authors: Araniko Pandey, Gyanendra Lamichhane, Roshija Khanal, Salma K. C. Rai, Arjun Malla Bhari, Davide Borroni and Narayan Gautam

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:263

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Silicone oil tamponade is more frequently reserved for cases of complex retinal detachment. We describe the effects of different variations in oil ratios with the relatively unknown technique of double oil tam...

    Authors: Cheryl MacGregor, Abigail Jonas, Abdul Hanifudin and Jonathan Lochhead

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:264

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Acute retinal necrosis (ARN) has characterized by panuveitis, vitritis, severe vaso-occlusive vasculitis, and diffuse necrotizing retinitis. There are no case reports on atypical ARN combined with Terson’s syn...

    Authors: Jong Young Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Hye Jin Lee, Jin Ho Jeong, Sung Pyo Park and Jin Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:255

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  12. Content type: Case report

    To report a case of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) exhibiting the appearance of scintillating particles presumed to be crystallin inside the intravitreal cavity after laser photocoagulation.

    Authors: Ryohsuke Kohmoto, Takatoshi Kobayashi, Takaki Sato, Daisaku Kimura, Masanori Fukumoto, Kensuke Tajiri, Teruyo Kida and Tsunehiko Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:254

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To describe objectively the possible structural changes of the macula and optic nerve head in the free eyes of unilateral cured retinoblastoma patients and, also after enucleation using spectral domain optical...

    Authors: Azza Mohamed Ahmed Said, Ahmed Mohamed Elbayomi and Ashraf Abdelsalam Kandeel Shaat

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:251

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