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Advances on Retinal Diseases 2.0

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 608

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Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Interests: genesis and molecular mechanism of therapies in ocular diseases; clinical trials of different therapies in ocular disease
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Dear Colleagues,

Aging, drug side effects, immune system disorders, and genetic mutations affect the cells and tissues of the retina and optic nerve, which often cause poor vision and lead to poor quality of life. For the diagnosis and treatment of those disorders, the mechanisms underlying the development of those disorders should be further investigated.

In this Special Issue, we welcome researchers and clinicians to contribute with original research and review articles describing their in vitro and/or in vivo data, as well as clinical studies, to address the mechanisms by which genetic factors and protein molecules regulate ocular disorders, as well as novel diagnostic technologies and therapies for those diseases. The following topics are particularly welcome:

  • The potential effect of genetic mutations, aging, and drug side effects on eye diseases, including studies on novel mutations/biomarkers and signaling pathways.
  • Novel technologies, such as electrophysiology, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, optical coherence tomography angiography, artificial intelligence, clinical molecular genetic tests, etc., for the diagnosis and monitoring of those eye diseases in the aspects of functional, morphological, and molecular characterization.
  • Therapeutic interventions for eye diseases, including drug, surgery, stem cell, cell, and gene therapies.

Key points: Our journal IJMS provides an advanced forum for molecular studies in biology and chemistry, with a strong emphasis on molecular biology and molecular medicine. Thus, pure clinical studies will not be suitable for our journal. However, clinical or pure model submissions with biomolecular experiments are welcomed.

Dr. Minzhong Yu
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • retina
  • optic nerve
  • ocular disorder
  • retinal disease
  • genetic mutation
  • aging
  • drug side effects
  • novel mutations/biomarkers
  • signaling pathways
  • spectral domain optical coherence tomography
  • stem cell
  • gene therapy

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