Advanced computerized optical diagnostic equipment is revolutionizing eye care in the 21st century. Refraction is no exception. Traditionally, the refraction of the eye was given with spherical and cylindrical lens powers assumed to be valid across the entire pupil. However, using wavefront sensing, adaptive optics, and new treatment technologies, higher-order aberrations can be measured across the pupil and then modified or eliminated. Research has clearly shown that there are many applications involving these aberrations with diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders, such as myopia, corneal disorders, presbyopia, cataract, and intraocular lens application and the dynamic changes in refractive state and retinal image quality produced by tear film thinning and accommodation. There are also many related questions that need to be answered regarding the natural stimulus for focusing, the patients’ perception of the aberrations and their correction, and vision simulation with computational technologies that allow us to anticipate and interpret the outcomes for the patient.
Optometry and Vision Science plans a Feature issue entirely devoted to the clinical applications and advances of wavefront refraction. Optometry and Vision Science invites Original Articles, Invited Reviews, Case and Clinical Reports, and Technical Reports that highlight the latest clinical and basic research.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- application of current and evolving wavefront technologies
- visual effects of aberrations and their correction
- application to modern refractive therapies (surgical, spectacles, contact lens, inserts, etc.)
- aberration correction applied to anterior segment disorders including corneal disorders (e.g., keratoconus, wounds, wound healing, tear film optics, pterygium, lid effects)
- aberration correction/induction applied to myopia development, cataract, presbyopia
- wavefront technologies for investigating accommodation, tear film, and the ocular surface
- surgical correction of wavefront errors (cornea, corneal graft, and intraocular lens implants)
- promising clinical instrumentation
Window of opportunity for manuscript submission is September 1, 2013, through February 10, 2014. Early submissions are encouraged and will be given priority dates for E-publication (very soon after the first proofs are corrected by the authors. Optometry and Vision Science Web site: http://journals.lww.com/optvissci/). All manuscripts accepted in the peer review process will be published in Optometry and Vision Science in a timely fashion, but the actual selection of those for the Feature issue will be a separate decision by the guest editor team and the Editor in Chief. The anticipated publication date for the Feature issue is August 2014.
All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and must be submitted online at http://ovs.edmgr.com. Submissions must be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors available at: http://edmgr.ovid.com/ovs/accounts/ifauth_online.pdf. During submission, in the “Author’s Comments” box, note that your manuscript is being submitted for consideration of this Feature issue.
An international panel of experts will serve as guest editors (Larry Thibos, Arthur Bradley, Ray Applegate, Jason Marsack, Michael Collins, David Atchison, Scott Read, Geunyoung Yoon, Adrian Bruce).
Arthur Bradley and Larry Thibos will be coordinating submitted manuscripts with the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor.
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