Journal of Ophthalmology

New Frontiers in Ocular Imaging

Publishing date
01 Apr 2022
Submission deadline
19 Nov 2021

1IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy

2University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

3Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

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New Frontiers in Ocular Imaging

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Imaging of the eye is crucial as it provides essential information for the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment diseases. It allows non-invasive, microstructural investigations to gather information regarding the systemic vascular and central nervous status. Ocular imaging goes beyond the eye and represents a multidisciplinary toolbox with applications in neurology, rheumatology, metabolic disorders, and many other disciplines.

Although the current approaches to assessing imaging data are mainly based on the qualitative evaluation of the images, quantitative approaches are now being used to extend the amount of information and the potential of imaging data, both in research and clinical settings. However, several challenges are still present, including the development of even more sensitive quantitative metrics to highlight different morpho-functional features characterizing the eye and its diseases. Furthermore, the possibility of looking at ocular imaging as a multidisciplinary toolbox requires further assessments of its efficacy and applicability in non-ophthalmologic settings.

This Special Issue invites clinicians and researchers to provide novel insights into ocular imaging including clinical applications, research techniques, qualitative and quantitative analyses, new methods, and future perspectives. This may be of interest for multiple ophthalmologic areas including ocular surface, cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma, immunopathology, uveitis, medical retina, surgical retina, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and oncology, but also for further specialties. The aims of this Special Issue are: to extend the knowledge about clinical applications and to foster insights into ocular imaging; to highlight current applications and future perspectives regarding ocular imaging techniques; to provide new insights both for clinicians and researchers into multidisciplinary scenarios, extending the borders of ophthalmology. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Imaging techniques in the anterior segment of the eye
  • Imaging techniques in the posterior segment of the eye
  • Imaging techniques in the anterior segment and posterior segment in surgical settings
  • Neuroimaging and the involvement of the central nervous system in ocular imaging
  • Artificial intelligence application in ocular imaging techniques
  • New quantitative ocular imaging parameters
  • Imaging artifacts and possible solutions in ocular imaging
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