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  1. Content type: Research article

    Congenital colour vision deficiency (CVD), commonly called ‘colour blindness’, affects around 8% of men and 0.4% of women. Although many aspects of health (e.g. change in colour of urine) and healthcare (e.g. ...

    Authors: John A. Barry, Susan Mollan, Michael A. Burdon, Michelle Jenkins and Alastair K. Denniston

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:179

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye disease are common with high prevalence in Jordan. This study aims to assess the awareness of these ocular diseases among Jordanian population.

    Authors: Mera F. Haddad, May M. Bakkar and Nour Abdo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:177

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  3. Content type: Research article

    With the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes, diabetic retinopathy (DR) has become a leading health problem worldwide. The pathogenesis of DR is complex and several vascular, inflammatory, and neuronal mechanis...

    Authors: Hui Chen, Xiongze Zhang, Nanying Liao and Feng Wen

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:176

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, there is a substantial mismatch between need and supply of corneal transplant. Although corneal transplantation service is affected by various factors, willingness to donate eyes is an essential i...

    Authors: Mohammed Seid Hussen, Kbrom Legesse Gebreselassie, Asamere Tsegaw Woredekal and Nebiyat Feleke Adimassu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:178

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To analyse the associated factors, diagnosis, clinical manifestations and therapeutic effects of Acanthamoeba keratitis at a tertiary ophthalmic centre in Southern China.

    Authors: Jing Zhong, Xingyi Li, Yuqing Deng, Ling Chen, Shiyou Zhou, Weilan Huang, Shiqi Lin and Jin Yuan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:175

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the project is to retrospectively study the changes in bacterial pathogens in acute neonatal bacterial conjunctivitis from 2002 to 2016 in Southern China. The results may provide the guidance for dr...

    Authors: Song Tang, Ming Li, Hongbo Chen, Guo Ping, Chun Zhang and Shusheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:174

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Keratoconus normally presents as a sporadic disease. Although different studies have found sequence variants of the visual system homeobox 1 (VSX1) gene associated with keratoconus in humans, no research has dete...

    Authors: Tao Guan, Xue Wang, Li-Bin Zheng, Hai-Jian Wu and Yu-Feng Yao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:173

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hard exudates (HEs) are the classical sign of diabetic retinopathy (DR) which is one of the leading causes of blindness, especially in developing countries. Accordingly, disease screening involves examining HE...

    Authors: Abhilash Goud Marupally, Kiran Kumar Vupparaboina, Hari Kumar Peguda, Ashutosh Richhariya, Soumya Jana and Jay Chhablani

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:172

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes mellitus is likely to have a major effect on vision, and adequate knowledge of its ocular manifestations is of substantial importance to diabetic patients. The study aimed to assess the ocular knowled...

    Authors: Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Fatema Jebunessa, Sharmin Hossain and Hasina Akhter Chowdhury

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:171

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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research article

    To investigate macular retinal and choroidal thickness in amblyopic eyes compared to that in fellow and normal eyes using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT).

    Authors: Syunsuke Araki, Atsushi Miki, Katsutoshi Goto, Tsutomu Yamashita, Go Takizawa, Kazuko Haruishi, Yoshiaki Ieki, Junichi Kiryu and Kiyoshi Yaoeda

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:167

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Myopic foveoschisis (MF) is among the leading causes of visual loss in high myopia. However, it remains controversial whether internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling or gas tamponade is necessary treatment op...

    Authors: Bo Meng, Lu Zhao, Yi Yin, Hongyang Li, Xiaolei Wang, Xiufen Yang, Ran You, Jialin Wang, Youjing Zhang, Hui Wang, Ran Du, Ningli Wang, Siyan Zhan and Yanling Wang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:166

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Systematic reviews should inform American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Preferred Practice Pattern® (PPP) guidelines. The quality of systematic reviews related to the forthcoming Preferred Practice Pattern® g...

    Authors: Evan Mayo-Wilson, Sueko Matsumura Ng, Roy S. Chuck and Tianjing Li

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:164

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  14. Content type: Technical advance

    Angiogenesis is defined as a new blood vessel sprouting from pre-existing vessels, and the sprouting angiogenesis is the start phase of angiogenesis, which is critical for both physiological and pathological p...

    Authors: Jingjiang Pi, Yu Cheng, Huimin Sun, Xiaoli Chen, Tao Zhuang, Jie Liu, Yixi Li, Huan Chang, Lin Zhang, YuZhen Zhang and Ting Tao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:163

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to explore the prevalence, pattern and risk factors of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) in an elderly population of Nepal.

    Authors: Raba Thapa, Sanyam Bajimaya, Govinda Paudyal, Shankar Khanal, Stevie Tan, Suman S. Thapa and Ger van Rens

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:162

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Lutein and zeaxanthin are suggested micronutrient supplements to prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness worldwide. To monitor the levels of lutein/zeaxa...

    Authors: Yoko Ozawa, Yuta Shigeno, Norihiro Nagai, Misa Suzuki, Toshihide Kurihara, Sakiko Minami, Eri Hirano, Hajime Shinoda, Saori Kobayashi and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:161

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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate and compare the astigmatism prediction errors taken with the Pentacam measurements, Baylor nomogram, and Barrett formula for toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.

    Authors: Dae-Young Park, Dong Hui Lim, Sungsoon Hwang, Joo Hyun and Tae-Young Chung

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:156

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Many patients who suffer unilateral non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) will eventually develop the same condition in their other eye, worrying them about losing vision in both eyes. The p...

    Authors: Shay Keren, Mario Zanolli and Gad Dotan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:155

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