Journal of Ophthalmology

New Trends in Anterior Segment Diseases of the Eye

Publishing date
04 Apr 2014
Submission deadline
15 Nov 2013

1MD, PhD, Universidad Catolica de Valencia, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dept. of Physiology, C/ Quevedo 2, 46001 Valencia, Spain

2MD, PhD, Center for Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital, Pb 4956 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway

3MD, PhD, Fundacion Oftalmológica del Mediterraneo, Bifurcación Pio Baroja/General Aviles, 46015 Valencia, Spain

New Trends in Anterior Segment Diseases of the Eye


There are great opportunities in ophthalmology to form small research groups for only 4-5 heterogeneous people who enrich and provide feedback including ophthalmologists, surgeons, basic researchers, physiologists, chemists, and computer experts. But why anterior segment diseases of the eye? Because anterior segment diseases, especially in cornea and ocular surface diseases like dry eye, limbal stem cells deficiency, corneal dystrophies and keratoconus, corneal neovascularization, and inflammation, are specific case studies that need the collaboration of laboratory studies (bench) and bedside care. All these problems have in common the loss of corneal transparency.

Its examination can often reveal systemic manifestations of disease, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, and heart diseases. The eye also offers a number of interesting opportunities to use biomarkers to identify and monitoring diseases.

We are particularly interested in manuscripts that report pathogenesis aspects of ocular surface diseases and establish correlations with clinical aspects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathogenesis of ocular surface diseases
  • Biomarkers for keratoconus and other corneal dystrophies
  • Biomarkers for dry eye: Dianas, mechanism, and outcome measures
  • Cornea and conjunctiva stem cells
  • Oxidative stress related to the anterior segment diseases: Keratoconus, Fuchs´s, pterygium, and other dystrophies
  • Corneal biomechanical models
  • Advances in lamellar corneal transplants, combined surgeries in anterior segment
  • Artificial cornea
  • Conservation cells medium
  • Animal models for corneal neovascularization, inflammation, and biomechanics

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