BioMed Research International

Ocular Blood Flow and Visual Function


Publishing date
09 Oct 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 May 2015

1Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

2Casey Eye Institute Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA

3Mater Hospital University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

4Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

5Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan


Ocular Blood Flow and Visual Function

Description

It is obvious that once blood supply to the retina, choroids, or the optic nerve head is completely obstructed, severe visual functional damage occurs. Even without such significant ocular blood flow insufficiency, ocular blood flow seems to influence developing or deteriorating glaucomatous damage as well as other retinal diseases.

Recent advances in image analysis techniques have introduced new algorithms to study the retinal circulatory disturbances and the mechanisms underlying their pathology. Knowledge and understanding of these conditions may lead to successful therapies and provide better care to patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the role of ocular blood flow for developing retinal and the optic nerve head pathology, the development of strategies to treat these conditions, and the evaluation of outcomes. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new developments of technologies for evaluating ocular blood flow, new insights into relationship between ocular circulatory disturbances and visual function, blood flow and structure relationship, effects of intervention for ocular blood flow on disease progression, and current concepts in ocular blood flow and its relationship to extraocular determinants influencing blood vessel itself or those of systemic factors such as aging, nocturnal hypopressure, or cardiovascular disease.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Latest technologies for ocular blood flow measurements
  • Role of ocular blood flow in glaucoma progression
  • Relationship between ocular blood flow and structure
  • Recent development in understanding ocular blood flow in retinal diseases
  • Effects of treatment on ocular blood flow
  • Systemic factors influencing ocular blood flow
  • Recent advances in ocular blood flow treatment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 604028
  • - Research Article

No Evidence for Retinal Damage Evolving from Reduced Retinal Blood Flow in Carotid Artery Disease

Henning Heßler | Hanna Zimmermann | ... | Stephan J. Schreiber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 308505
  • - Review Article

Ocular Blood Flow and Normal Tension Glaucoma

Ning Fan | Pei Wang | ... | Xuyang Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 319254
  • - Editorial

Ocular Blood Flow and Visual Function

Goji Tomita | David Huang | ... | Toru Nakazawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 141905
  • - Review Article

Systemic and Ocular Hemodynamic Risk Factors in Glaucoma

Jaewan Choi | Michael S. Kook
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 158097
  • - Research Article

Retrobulbar Hemodynamics and Visual Field Progression in Normal Tension Glaucoma: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

D. Kuerten | M. Fuest | ... | N. Plange
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 418159
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Effect of Hypercapnia on Vascular Function in Normal Tension Glaucoma

B. Quill | E. Henry | ... | C. J. O’Brien
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 693056
  • - Research Article

Reproducibility of Neonate Ocular Circulation Measurements Using Laser Speckle Flowgraphy

Tadashi Matsumoto | Takashi Itokawa | ... | Yuichi Hori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 425835
  • - Clinical Study

The Role of Systemic Arterial Stiffness in Open-Angle Glaucoma with Diabetes Mellitus

Seong Hee Shim | Chan Yun Kim | ... | Ki Chul Sung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 713828
  • - Clinical Study

The Changes of Retinal Saturation after Long-Term Tamponade with Silicone Oil

Bingsheng Lou | Zhaohui Yuan | ... | Xiaofeng Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 293693
  • - Research Article

Optical Coherence Tomography as a Tool for Ocular Dynamics Estimation

Damian Siedlecki | Waldemar Kowalik | Henryk Kasprzak
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