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  1. Content type: Research article

    International Task Force (ITF) guidelines established a grading scheme to support treatment of dry eye disease based on clinical signs and symptoms. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of dry ey...

    Authors: Laurie Barber, Omid Khodai, Thomas Croley, Christopher Lievens, Stephen Montaquila, Jillian Ziemanski, Melissa McCart, Orsolya Lunacsek, Caroline Burk and Vaishali Patel

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:260

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  2. Content type: Case report

    We recently reported that lamellar macular hole (LMH) with lamellar hole-associated epiretinal proliferation (LHEP) can be effectively treated by embedding the LHEP into the retinal cleavage to improve foveal ...

    Authors: Yusuke Shiode, Yuki Morizane, Kosuke Takahashi, Shuhei Kimura, Mio Hosokawa, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Mika Hosogi, Atsushi Fujiwara and Fumio Shiraga

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:257

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Descemet’s membrane detachment (DMD) is a rare complication after ocular chemical injury and its pathogenesis remains unclear. In this study, we reported two cases of DMD with traction demonstrated on Anterior...

    Authors: Xiaoling Zhang, Vishal Jhanji and Haoyu Chen

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:256

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to identify the genetic cause and describe the clinical phenotype of Schnyder corneal dystrophy (SCD) in six unrelated probands.

    Authors: Cerys J. Evans, Lubica Dudakova, Pavlina Skalicka, Gabriela Mahelkova, Ales Horinek, Alison J. Hardcastle, Stephen J. Tuft and Petra Liskova

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:250

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Attention is increasingly being given to microglia-related inflammation in neovascular diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular disease. Evidence shows that activated microglia contribute...

    Authors: Xinyi Ding, Ruiping Gu, Meng Zhang, Hui Ren, Qinmeng Shu, Gezhi Xu and Haixiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:249

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a neurodegenerative disease, is occasionally accompanied by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and cystoid macular oedema. It is presently treated with repeated intravitreal injectio...

    Authors: Manabu Miyata, Akio Oishi, Maho Oishi, Tomoko Hasegawa, Hanako Ohashi Ikeda and Akitaka Tsujikawa

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:248

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder-optic neuritis (NMOSD-ON) can now be distinguished from other types of ON as a specific disease by the Aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-Ab) test. NMOSD-ON can cause severe reti...

    Authors: Xiujuan Zhao, Wei Qiu, Yuxin Zhang, Yan Luo, Xiulan Zhang, Lin Lu and Hui Yang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:247

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Dense Deposit Disease is a rare condition affecting the Bruch’s membrane and the glomerular basement membrane. We report the progression of the ocular manifestations over a 30 year follow up period, longer tha...

    Authors: Alan Cunningham and Ajay Kotagiri

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):228

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  9. Content type: Case report

    Suprachoroidal haemorrhage is a rare complication of either medical anticoagulation treatment or intraocular surgical procedures. Suprachoroidal haemorrhages often have devastating visual outcome despite conse...

    Authors: Ibrahim Masri, Jonathan M. Smith, Nicholas K. Wride and Saurabh Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):224

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  10. Content type: Case report

    Primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL) is a rare ocular condition and its diagnosis remains a challenge. The clinical presentation is variable and it can masquerade as chronic intermediate or posterior uveitis....

    Authors: Shi Zhuan Tan, Laura R. Steeples, Ramandeep Chhabra and Nicholas P. Jones

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):223

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  11. Content type: Case report

    The surgical management of patients with uncontrolled glaucoma and scleroderma is challenging, as the hostile ocular surface poses a challenge to surgery. A serious complication is tube erosion, with the risk ...

    Authors: Gurjeet Jutley, Elizabeth Yang and Phillip Bloom

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):222

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  12. Content type: Case report

    The use of molecularly targeted therapy is becoming widespread in oncology. These agents cause tumour-specific genetic alterations in signal transduction pathways, hence less generalised toxicity. Dabrafenib, ...

    Authors: Pallavi Tyagi and Cynthia Santiago

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):221

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  13. Content type: Case report

    Retinal vascular occlusions are uncommon in young people and require more in-depth investigation into the cause. Studies have revealed that a high level of circulating homocysteine poses a risk for retinal vas...

    Authors: Clare Shute

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):220

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  14. Content type: Case report

    This case highlights the important sequelae that can occur following the inadvertent implantation of a single-piece intraocular lens into the ciliary sulcus during cataract surgery; secondary pigment dispersio...

    Authors: Alastair Porteous and Laura Crawley

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):219

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Case report

    Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) is a rare cause of posterior uveitis in the United Kingdom. It typically presents unilaterally in children and young adults but rarely bilateral cases have bee...

    Authors: David S Curragh, Anne Ramsey, Sharon Christie and Eibhlin McLoone

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18(Suppl 1):218

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Case report

    Deferoxamine (DFO) is one of the most commonly used chelation treatments for transfusional hemosiderosis. Pattern dystrophies constitute a distinct entity of retinal disorders that has been occasionally identi...

    Authors: Constantine D. Georgakopoulos, Foteini Tsapardoni, Elli V. Kostopoulou and Olga E. Makri

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:246

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  17. Content type: Case report

    To report our findings in a young patient with unilateral retinitis pigmentosa (RP)-like appearance who developed pigmentary changes in his left retina after an episode of bilateral pars planitis.

    Authors: José I. Vela, Ivanna Marcantonio, Jesús Díaz-Cascajosa, Jaume Crespí and José A. Buil

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:242

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Visual field loss occurs frequently in neurological conditions and perimetry is commonly requested for patients with suspected or known conditions. There are currently no guidelines for how visual fields in ne...

    Authors: Lauren R. Hepworth and Fiona J. Rowe

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:241

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  19. Content type: Case report

    To describe a unique case of decompression retinopathy manifesting as pre-macular subhyaloid hemorrhage that occurs in a nine-day old child after undergoing a non-penetrating deep sclerectomy for primary conge...

    Authors: Prithvi Ramtohul, Maëva Chardavoine, Marie Beylerian, Aurore Aziz, Frédéric Matonti and Danièle Denis

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:240

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The characteristics of the target group and the design of an epidemiologic study, in particular the recruiting methods, can influence participation. People with vision impairment have unique characteristics be...

    Authors: Pedro Lima Ramos, Rui Santana, Laura Hernandez Moreno, Ana Patricia Marques, Cristina Freitas, Amandio Rocha-Sousa and Antonio Filipe Macedo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:236

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To assess corneal endothelial cell changes after intravitreal dexamethasone (DEX) implant (Ozurdex®) injection in patients with macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO).

    Authors: Hatice Ayhan Güler, Nurgül Örnek, Kemal Örnek, Nesrin Büyüktortop Gökçınar, Tevfik Oğurel, Mehmet Erhan Yumuşak and Zafer Onaran

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:235

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate differences of intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements performed with Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT), dynamic contour tonometer (DCT), rebound tonometry (RT), Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) a...

    Authors: Michele Lanza, Michele Rinaldi, Ugo Antonello Gironi Carnevale, Silvio di Staso, Mario Bifani Sconocchia and Ciro Costagliola

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:233

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Low vision and blindness are major public health problems. A vast burden of worlds visually impaired live in low-income settings especially in sub Saharan Africa. In such settings the blindness is associated w...

    Authors: Fashe Markos Cherinet, Sophia Yoseph Tekalign, Dereje Hayilu Anbesse and Zewdu Yenegeta Bizuneh

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:232

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  24. Content type: Research article

    A cataract is a common cause of vision impairment that requires surgery in older subjects. The Optical Quality Analysis System (OQAS, Visiometrics SL, Terrassa, Spain) assesses the optical quality of the eye i...

    Authors: Jin Sun Hwang, Yoon Pyo Lee, Seok Hyun Bae, Ha Kyoung Kim, Kayoung Yi and Young Joo Shin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:231

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Macular hole (MH) may become refractory if the hole does not close after multiple surgeries. We provide a modified surgical technique for refractory MH repair with neurosensory retinal free flap transplantation.

    Authors: Pei-Kang Liu, Yo-Chen Chang and Wen-Chuan Wu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:230

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies using optical coherence tomography (OCT) have indicated that choroidal thickness (CT) in the anisometropic amblyopic eye is thicker than that of the fellow and normal control eyes. However, it h...

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

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:227

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  27. Content type: Technical advance

    To describe a new technique and present its long-term outcome for prevention of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) tube exposure in patients with refractory glaucoma.

    Authors: O. M. Gedar Totuk, K. Kabadayi, A. Colakoglu, N. Ekizoglu and U. Aykan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:226

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) Cambodia recently partnered with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and National Program for Eye Health (NPEH, part of the Ministry of Health) to establish the Gender Equalit...

    Authors: Camille Neyhouser, Ingrid Quinn, Tessa Hillgrove, Renee Chan, Chhorvann Chhea, Seang Peou and Pol Sambath

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:217

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Falciform retinal detachment (FRD) usually causes pronounced retinal wrinkles, and the prognosis of visual function is poor. In this present study, we report a rare case of FRD in which optical coherence tomog...

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

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:216

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Cataract surgery in patients with keratoconus with or without previous penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) can be demanding due to difficulties in selecting the intraocular lens (IOL) and predicting the refractive ...

    Authors: Karin Allard and Madeleine Zetterberg

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:215

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Rejuvenation of aging eyelids is one of cosmetic changes to the individual to create the appearance of youth. Tightening treatment of eyelid by ultrasonic heat could possibly develop acute eye injury, includin...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Chen, Zhongyu Shi and Yin Shen

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:214

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  32. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the surgical technique using autologous retinal graft (ARG) and autologous blood clot (ABC) for the management of refractory macular holes (MHs).

    Authors: An-Lun Wu, Lan-Hsin Chuang, Nan-Kai Wang, Kuan-Jen Chen, Laura Liu, Ling Yeung, Tun-Lu Chen, Yih-Shiou Hwang, Wei-Chi Wu and Chi-Chun Lai

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:213

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