In the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, the article “Intracranial Displacement of the Eye After Blunt Trauma” appearing on page 311 is retracted.
Upon the advice of the Deputy Director of Research Affairs at Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran the journal has decided to retract the paper on the following grounds:
Following an investigation by Tabriz University, it was determined by that institution that “None of the authors of [the] paper had direct scientific or treatment link to the reported case.” The doctors actually involved in the original patient treatment brought the ethical breach to the attention of Tabriz University. Following a thorough investigation at Tabriz University it was concluded fraud through inappropriate authorship had been committed. Tabriz University as a consequence of that investigation asked the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology to retract the case report published in 2009.
Miabi Z, Nezami N, Midia M, Midia R. Intracranial displacement of the eye after blunt trauma. J Neuroophthalmol 2009;29:311