Call for Papers for on the Topic of Dry Eye Disease for Optometry and Vision Science
Submission window: August 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015
Publication July/August 2015.
Dry eye is one of the most frequently encountered ocular disorders that affect millions of people worldwide, and dry-eye symptoms are among the most common reasons for patients to visit eye-care professionals. In the past decade, there has been a noticeable increase in interest and attempts to elucidate underlying mechanisms of dry eye. Perhaps the most publicized efforts have come from two reports: International Dry Eye Workshop (2007) and International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (2011).1-2 The field has attracted considerable research interest since these landmark reports, and there have been changes and advances in our understanding of this enigmatic ocular condition in the past 5 years.
Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) intends to bring recent study results and clinical perspectives together in a single publication in 2015, with an esteemed team of guest editors (Penny A. Asbell, Todd P. Margolis, Nancy A. McNamara, Jason J. Nichols, Kelly K. Nichols, and Kenneth A. Polse, with Meng C. Lin as the lead guest editor). We anticipate that there will be great interest in this publication among clinicians and both basic and clinical scientists.
Among the topics of interest:
• Definitions of dry eye and changes in recent years
• Natural history of dry eye
• Mechanisms of tear-film stability and dry eye
• Effects of contact lenses on ocular surface integrity and dry eye
• Genetic and environmental factors in dry eye
• Dysfunctional corneal pain system and dry eye
• Sjögren Syndrome: dry eye and beyond
• Aqueous deficiency and evaporation, and mebomian gland dysfunction as mechanisms in dry eye
• Recent breakthroughs in dry-eye diagnosis, management, and treatment
• Post DEWS (2007)1 and Meibomian Gland Workshop (2011)2 advances in understanding dry eye
• Systemic and ocular drug impacts with the ocular surface that produce dry eyes
1. International Dry Eye WorkShop. Report of the International Dry Eye WorkShop (2007). Ocul Surf. 2007 Apr;5(2):65-204.
2. International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Special Issue. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Mar;52(4):1917-2085