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Special Issue "Corneal Disease and Biomaterials"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016).
Interests: corneal wound healing; cornea trauma; keratoconus; bioengineering; bioprinting; diabetic keratopathy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Cells: Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis
Special Issue in Bioengineering: Bioengineering and the Eye
Special Issue in Cells: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Corneal Disease
Cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. Cornea is a highly organized tissue and responsible for two-thirds of the eye’s total optical power. It is vital therefore to keep the cornea transparent in order to ensure good vision. Partial or complete vision loss may occur upon corneal injury and/or disease. Common corneal diseases and disorders include, but are not limited to: corneal abrasion, corneal dystrophy, corneal ulcer, Fuchs’ dystrophy, keratitis, and keratoconus.
Despite many advances, corneal transplantation remains one of the most common procedures. Approximately 100,000 procedures are performed worldwide every year, and around 10 million people are in need of corneal transplantation. Clearly, alternative solutions are required in order to treat those affected by some kind of corneal disease. Development of in vitro biomaterials and tissue engineering solutions are vital and necessary. Such discoveries can lead to the development of new therapeutic targets and can benefit a huge number of patients with corneal diseases.
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Journal of Functional Biomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- tissue engineering
- corneal fibrosis
- novel biomaterials
- therapeutic technologies
- corneal disease