Journal of Ophthalmology

New Horizons in Research on Diabetic Complications of the Eye: Special Emphasis on Diabetic Cataracts and Retinopathy


Publishing date
01 Jun 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Dec 2009

Lead Editor

1Department of Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, 4717 Saint Antoine Street, Room 408, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

2Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, BRB 429, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

3Department of Ophthalmology, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, Denver Health Science Center, University of Colorado, 12801 E 17th Avenue, MS 8131, Aurora, CO 80045, USA


New Horizons in Research on Diabetic Complications of the Eye: Special Emphasis on Diabetic Cataracts and Retinopathy

Description

The increase in the incidence of diabetes all over the world is expected to translate to a rise in the incidence of its complications, including those affecting the eye such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy (DR). Although advances in cataract surgery have been successful in restoring vision, such treatment alone has not been able to reduce its high prevalence. Also, the surgical cost is a financial burden in many countries. Development of pharmacological methods for delaying/treating cataracts is hence highly desirable. We invite authors to submit research articles pertaining to studies on the pathogenesis of this disease known to set in earlier and progress faster in diabetics. Papers investigating novel agents with potential for its delay/therapy are also welcomed.

We also invite authors to present original research on DR. The mechanisms leading to a decrease in neural function as well as to the induction of microvascular abnormalities are yet to be elucidated. We welcome authors to submit papers that can contribute to the current literature pertaining to the pathogenesis of DR, identifying targets for therapeutic intervention, as well as investigating novel agents for its treatment.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms, including the role of ROS, in the pathogenesis of cataracts and DR
  • Antioxidants and other emerging therapies (e.g. AR and PKC inhibitors, inhibitors of glycation and AGE formation, and modulators of growth factors and cytokines) for DR
  • Pharmacotherapy of diabetic cataract
  • Animals models of diabetes for studying diabetic cataracts and DR

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 979040
  • - Editorial

New Horizons in Research on Diabetic Complications of the Eye: Special Emphasis on Diabetic Cataracts and Retinopathy

Kavita R. Hegde | Renu A. Kowluru | ... | J. Mark Petrash
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 861291
  • - Research Article

Identification of Diabetic Retinopathy Genes through a Genome-Wide Association Study among Mexican-Americans from Starr County, Texas

Yi-Ping Fu | D. Michael Hallman | ... | Craig L. Hanis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 172593
  • - Review Article

Human Genetics of Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Perspectives

Daniel P. K. Ng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 274317
  • - Research Article

Inhibition of Methylglyoxal-Mediated Protein Modification in Glyoxalase I Overexpressing Mouse Lenses

Mahesha H. Gangadhariah | Maneesh Mailankot | ... | Ram H. Nagaraj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 465824
  • - Research Article

ERK5 Contributes to VEGF Alteration in Diabetic Retinopathy

Yuexiu Wu | Yufeng Zuo | ... | Subrata Chakrabarti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 746978
  • - Research Article

NADPH Oxidase versus Mitochondria-Derived ROS in Glucose-Induced Apoptosis of Pericytes in Early Diabetic Retinopathy

Nik M. Mustapha | Joanna M. Tarr | ... | Rakesh Chibber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 170393
  • - Review Article

Involvement of TAGE-RAGE System in the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Retinopathy

Masayoshi Takeuchi | Jun-ichi Takino | Sho-ichi Yamagishi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 175163
  • - Review Article

ROCK as a Therapeutic Target of Diabetic Retinopathy

Ryoichi Arita | Yasuaki Hata | Tatsuro Ishibashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 608751
  • - Review Article

Diabetic Cataract—Pathogenesis, Epidemiology and Treatment

Andreas Pollreisz | Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 521204
  • - Research Article

Aldo-Keto Reductases in the Eye

Shun Ping Huang | Suryanarayana Palla | ... | J. Mark Petrash
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