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Diabetic Retinopathy: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment


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1Department of Oral Biology and Anatomy and Ophthalmology, College of Dental Medicine and Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA

2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA

3Centre for Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Belfast, UK


Diabetic Retinopathy: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

Description

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is characterized by neurovascular injury which is thought to start much earlier than the onset of decreased visual acuity. Improved understanding of the early cellular and molecular mechanisms of this neurovascular injury will depend upon the development of experimental animal models and novel approaches to characterize these clinical conditions. New advances in this field will provide better care to patients at an earlier stage prior to vision deterioration.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will further our understanding of the molecular pathology underlying retinal neurovascular injury associated with DR and the development of strategies to diagnose and treat this condition. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of inflammation in the neurovascular injury during DR
  • Stem cells as potential therapy for DR
  • Latest technologies for clinical evaluation, such as new imaging tools
  • Biomarkers in DR
  • Recent advances in ocular drug delivery
  • Study models of diabetic retinopathy
  • Novel therapeutic strategies/mechanisms

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/ophthalmology/diret/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 854593
  • - Editorial

Diabetic Retinopathy: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

Mohamed Al-Shabrawey | Wenbo Zhang | Denise McDonald
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 571456
  • - Clinical Study

Imbalance of the Nerve Growth Factor and Its Precursor as a Potential Biomarker for Diabetic Retinopathy

B. A. Mysona | S. Matragoon | ... | A. B. El-Remessy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 846501
  • - Research Article

MicroRNA-146b-3p Regulates Retinal Inflammation by Suppressing Adenosine Deaminase-2 in Diabetes

Sadanand Fulzele | Ahmed El-Sherbini | ... | Gregory I. Liou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 126984
  • - Research Article

Aqueous Cytokines as Predictors of Macular Edema in Patients with Diabetes following Uncomplicated Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

Ning Dong | Bing Xu | ... | Xin Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 902842
  • - Research Article

Oxidative Stress Induces Endothelial Cell Senescence via Downregulation of Sirt6

Rong Liu | Hua Liu | ... | Wenbo Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 417986
  • - Research Article

Caspase-14 Expression Impairs Retinal Pigment Epithelium Barrier Function: Potential Role in Diabetic Macular Edema

Selina Beasley | Mohamed El-Sherbiny | ... | Mohamed Al-Shabrawey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 801269
  • - Review Article

Molecular Mechanisms of Diabetic Retinopathy, General Preventive Strategies, and Novel Therapeutic Targets

Sher Zaman Safi | Rajes Qvist | ... | Ikram Shah Bin Ismail
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