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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

    To investigate whether genetic risk variants for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are associated with response to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in polypoidal choroidal vascu...

    Authors: Un Chul Park, Joo Young Shin, Hum Chung and Hyeong Gon Yu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:241

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  2. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) after prophylactic intracameral vancomycin use during an uneventful cataract surgery treated with early anti-VEGF treatment.

    Authors: Konstantinos Andreanos, Petros Petrou, George Kymionis, Dimitrios Papaconstantinou and Ilias Georgalas

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:238

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  3. Content type: Case report

    To report a case of complete progressive visual recovery and healing of outer retinal layers after vitrectomy for foveal detachment associated with optic disc pit.

    Authors: Audrey Giocanti-Aurégan, Elige A. Chbat, Christophe G. H. Morel, Bruno R. Morin, John G. Conrath and François C. Devin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:231

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Previous analyses of real-life data indicated that injection frequency and health care costs did not differ for anti-VEGF treatment with aflibercept and ranibizumab. The objective of this study was to investig...

    Authors: Oliver Reich, Martin K. Schmid, Roland Rapold, Lucas M. Bachmann and Eva Blozik

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:234

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Retinal tears complicating the course of a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) may be unique or multiple, and when multiple they may occur simultaneously or subsequently at different moments in the evolution o...

    Authors: Nicolas Crim, Evangelina Esposito, Rodolfo Monti, Leandro J. Correa, Horacio M. Serra and Julio A. Urrets-Zavalia

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:226

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To summarize the clinical characteristics and potential factors affecting the visual outcomes in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

    Authors: Yuehong Zhang, Xiangcai Ruan, Weizhong Yang, Ling Li, Zhuanhua Xian, Qiting Feng and Wenjian Mo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:224

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To describe the features of foveal microvasculature using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to determine the related clinical factors in eyes with surgically closed macular hole (MH).

    Authors: Joon Hee Cho, Ho Chul Yi, So Hyun Bae and Hakyoung Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:217

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluates the macular function changes in patients with idiopathic macular epiretinal membrane (ERM) by multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) and their correlations with visual acuity and central m...

    Authors: Meng Gao, Yi Wang, Wu Liu, LiMei Liu, WeiYu Yan, Ju Liu, KeGao Liu, XinXin Liu and YanHua Hu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:221

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the effects on vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling versus vitrectomy with inverted internal limiting membrane flap technique for macular hole-induced retinal detachment (MHRD).

    Authors: Jing Yuan, Ling-Lin Zhang, Yu-Jie Lu, Meng-Yao Han, Ai-Hua Yu and Xiao-Jun Cai

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:219

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The registry system can be used to observe the distribution trend of diseases and analyze the related data to provide useful information in a way that enables the government to take appropriate interventional ...

    Authors: Fei Xia, Liangcheng Wu, Chenghai Weng and Xingtao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:216

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Knobloch Syndrome (KS) is a rare congenital syndrome characterized by occipital skull defects and vitreoretinal degeneration. Retinal detachment (RD) often occurs at the end of the first decade of life or late...

    Authors: Robert J. White, Yao Wang, Peter Tang and Sandra R. Montezuma

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:214

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the dysfunction of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. In this study, we examined the effects of riluzole, a sustained activator of the TRAAK potassium cha...

    Authors: Chaolan Shen, Wei Ma, Wenbin Zheng, Hao Huang, Renchun Xia, Chu Li and Xiaobo Zhu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:210

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  13. Content type: Case report

    To describe the optical coherence tomography angiograhy (OCTA) of drusenoid pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) in a woman affected by Complement 3 (C3) glomerulopathy, which represents a spectrum of glomeru...

    Authors: Valeria Kheir, Ali Dirani, Matthieu Halfon, Jean-Pierre Venetz, Georges Halabi and Yan Guex-Crosier

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:207

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is complex. It has been shown that vitreomacular traction (VMT) plays a role in the pathogenesis of AMD. We speculate that the continuous stretch indu...

    Authors: Shen Wu, Qingjun Lu, Ningli Wang, Jingxue Zhang, Qian Liu, Meng Gao, Jinqiu Chen, Wu Liu and Liang Xu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:208

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Light exposure and more specifically the spectrum of blue light contribute to the oxidative stress in Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The purpose of the study was to establish whether blue light filter...

    Authors: Natalia Vila, Aya Siblini, Evangelina Esposito, Vasco Bravo-Filho, Pablo Zoroquiain, Sultan Aldrees, Patrick Logan, Lluis Arias and Miguel N. Burnier

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:198

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  16. Content type: Case report

    To report the case of a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), and discuss the relationship between PXE and diabetic retinopathy (DR).

    Authors: Keigo Kakurai, Maiko Hayashi, Kanako Yamada, Norihiko Ishizaki, Yumiko Yonemoto, Seita Morishita, Ryohsuke Kohmoto, Takaki Sato, Teruyo Kida and Tsunehiko Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:184

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To quantitatively compare short-term hard exudates (HEs) alteration in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) after intravitreal triamcinolone, dexamethasone implant or bevacizumab injections.

    Authors: Yong Un Shin, Eun Hee Hong, Han Woong Lim, Min Ho Kang, Mincheol Seong and Heeyoon Cho

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:182

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