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Inherited Eye Diseases

Call for Papers

Inherited eye diseases cover a large spectrum of conditions ranging from congenital anomalies to progressive degenerative disorders. They include congenital anomaly, retinal dystrophy, hereditary optic neuropathy, congenital glaucoma, and retinoblastoma, which remain the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Novel tools, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), have led to a more accurate diagnosis of these diseases, and new surgical procedures, including minimal incision surgeries, make it possible to achieve the best outcome for intractable cases. Recent developments in the field of molecular and cell biology explore the fundamental genetic mechanisms, identify the causative genes of the diseases, and open the door for human gene therapy. Latest developments in gene sequencing strategies and the continuous accumulation of extensive databases for life sciences could enable another breakthrough in inherited eye diseases. Although these new technologies have successfully progressed, the clinical application of these technologies in the prevention of blindness is still very limited in the case of inherited eye diseases.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles describing advances and/or limitations in research pertaining to inherited eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, color blindness, congenital cataract and glaucoma, corneal and retinal dystrophies, and congenital anomalies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in both basic and clinical research pertaining to inherited eye diseases
  • New findings in the genetics of inherited eye diseases
  • Positive genotype-phenotype correlation in inherited eye diseases
  • Elucidation of the role of modifiers in inherited eye diseases
  • Development of sequencing strategies to detect the genes involved in inherited eye disease
  • Identification of the mechanisms underlying inherited eye diseases by using cellular and animal models
  • Clinical research in inherited eye diseases by using the latest technology
  • New therapeutic trials for inherited eye diseases
  • The role of genetic counseling and preventive medicine in inherited eye diseases
  • Clinical application of the database concerning inherited eye disease

Authors can submit their manuscripts via the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/joph/ied/.

Manuscript DueFriday, 6 March 2015
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 29 May 2015
Publication DateFriday, 24 July 2015

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