Topic Editors

Prof. Dr. Stephanie C. Joachim
Experimental Eye Research Institute, University Eye Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum, In der Schornau 23–25, 44892 Bochum, Germany
Dr. Bettina Hohberger
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Dr. Julie Sanderson
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Prof. Dr. Jan Darius Unterlauft
Department of Ophthalmology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse 15, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Lauren K. Wareham
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Molecular Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinal and Optic Nerve Diseases

Abstract submission deadline
31 August 2023
Manuscript submission deadline
31 October 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

Multiple disease processes can affect the retina and/or the optic nerve. Retinal diseases like diabetic retinophathy or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading causes of blindness worldwide. But also common optic nerve diseases, including glaucoma, optic neuritis, and ischemic optic neuropathy can lead to visual impairment. These diseases represent a major socioeconomic burden and impair patients’ quality of life. Due to an aging society, more and more people will be affected in the next years. Despite the prevalence of these diseases, the precise pathogenesic processes involved are still unknown and warrant further research. Complex disease models (cell or organ cultures as well as animal models), are needed in order to better understand these pathologies and enable the development of novel or modified treatment options for these diseases to prevent blidness. This Research Topic aims to summarize current knowledge of pathologies of retinal and optic nerve diseases. It further focuses on discovery of novel treatment options.

Prof. Dr. Stephanie C. Joachim
Dr. Bettina Hohberger
Dr. Julie Sanderson
Prof. Dr. Jan Darius Unterlauft
Dr. Lauren K. Wareham
Topic Editors


  • age-related macular degneration
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • glaucoma
  • multiple sclerosis
  • optic nerve
  • optic neuritis
  • optic nerve degeneration/regeneration
  • retina
  • retinitis

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Current Issues in Molecular Biology
2.976 2.7 1999 17.2 Days 2000 CHF Submit
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
6.208 6.9 2000 15.9 Days 2500 CHF Submit
International Journal of Translational Medicine
- - 2021 18.8 Days 1000 CHF Submit
Scientia Pharmaceutica
- 5.3 1930 17.4 Days 1000 CHF Submit

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