Submit a manuscript Sign up for article alerts Contact us


Latest comments

Complete information for the funding source has been included in Acknowledgments  (maria pastor-valero, 15 April 2015)

Acknowledgments: Inadvertently  the complete information about the funding body was not included before. This information has now been added I would like to acknowledge Laura: Ase:nsio (nurse research), who conducted data collection and the ophthalmologists from Sant Joan University Hospital, Alicante, who diagnosed the cataract. This study was supported by the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Plan Nacional de I+D+I) PS 09/01627 and co-funded by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). The EUREYE study was supported by grant QLK6-CT-1999-02094 from the European Commission Vth Framework. read full comment

Comment on: Pastor-Valero BMC Ophthalmology, 13:52

Is the macular thickness a risk factor for development of phacoemulsification-associated cystoid macular oedema? (Alejandro Allocco, 20 March 2014)

Dear... read full comment

Comment on: Khaw et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 14:16

great report (ahmad hasan, 10 March 2013)

I'm an Egyptian senior ophthalmology resident , our hospital is close to a hemodialysis center , I saw 2 patients that came complaining after hemodialysis of ocular pain , the epithelial edema didn't allow me to detect AC cells , I gave topical meds , but they came many times with the same complain , I looked all over the literature for an explanation , and here it's , I'm grateful for your report read full comment

Comment on: Lim et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 13:3

Error in abstract (Michael Crossland, 07 March 2011)

Please note there is an error in the abstract. The filters used were a 2 log unit Neutral Density filter and a 500nm shortpass filter.

Please accept my apologies for this error. read full comment

Comment on: Crossland et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 11:5

Typographical error (Suman Thapa, 07 February 2011)

I would like to bring to your notice a typographical error in table 2 column headings.

In table 2, the columns at present as:
>6/18 6/18-3/60 ≤ 3/60
{in both Presenting visual acuity (better eye) as well as Best corrected visual acuity(better eye)} which is a typogrpahical error.

The above columns should be replaced by:
≥ 6/18 <6/18 to ≥ 3/60 <3/60
{in both Presenting visual acuity (better eye) as well as Best corrected visual acuity(better eye)} colums


Dr. Suman Thapa

read full comment

Comment on: Thapa et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 11:2

Treatment with latanoprost/timolol fixed combination (A. Wegner, 03 November 2010)

I have with great interest read the article of Schwenn et al [1].
The Study has various flaws, in the design of the study as well as at the endpoints and analyses.
Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured with various methods that are not comparable [2].
The Goldmann measured IOP was corrected in relation to central corneal thickness (CCT). The measurement of CCT varies according to the method used (ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, Sheimpflug) [3]. The method of measuring CCT was not standerized. Therefore, even the group of patients with Goldmann measured IOP has to be divided into sub-groups according to the method CCT was measured.
There are no quantitative definitions of efficacy, only subjective and vague descriptive. I would presume that there is a... read full comment

Comment on: Schwenn et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 10:21

Placido based topographies do not accurately reflect the thinnest corneal area in keratoconus and should not be used in customized pachymetric guided epithelial debridement technique for collagen cross linking in thin corneas (Vedat Kaya, 25 June 2010)

We read the paper by Kymionis et al with great interest, in which they report performance of corneal cross linking surgery by leaving the epithelium intact at the area of topographic steepening in two eyes with keratoconus and post-LASIK corneal ectasia, and localized low pachymetry (less than 400 microns).1
In the technique they describe, the authors consider the area of maximum topographic steepening equivalent to the area of thinnest point. (In that paper, Figure 1 displayed the area that was left with intact epithelium, and Figure 2 depicted the corneal steepening at the same location.)
It is well known that the placido based devices construct the axial, tangential and refractive power maps by using the radius of curvature information. In eyes with keratoconus or corneal... read full comment

Comment on: Kymionis et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 9:10

Study from Bahawalpur, pakistan (M. KHALID IDREES, 12 May 2010)

I feel great pleasure that my teachers from BAHAWAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BAHAWALPUR PAKISTAN have conducted this research work and it is among few original research papers published by Pakistani researchers in international journals. This research work will be a basis for further work and will serve as local standard read full comment

Comment on: Rao et al. BMC Ophthalmology, 6:27