About this Research Topic
Ocular examination of children represents a challenge for not only the ophthalmologists but also to the parents. General anesthesia is used in the examination process in most cases. Accuracy and precision are required to decrease the risk of systemic disease from recurrent exposure. Clinical presentation and response rate of conservative treatment differs with ethnicity. Management strategies of corneal disease necessitating surgical interventions in pediatrics could be similar to adults, though the results and success rates differ. This article collection will welcome perspectives from different experts all over the world and aims to serve as a useful tool for experts in Cornea, Pediatric ophthalmology and Pediatrics.
This international multispecialty vision towards pediatric cornea in this issue could elaborate new insights. Potential topics may include but will not be limited to:
1. Embryology of the Cornea
2. Pediatric keratoconus
3. Corneal changes in Down syndrome
4. Inherited corneal dystrophies, an update.
5. Corneal infections in pediatric age.
6. Pediatric herpetic corneal disease.
7. Corneal changes in children with congenital aniridia.
8. Corneal imaging in children.
9. Rare Corneal abnormalities in congenital disorders
10. Limbal stem cells deficiency in children
11. Paediatric Cornea and Allergy
12. Pediatric corneal graft / surgical advances
13. Emergencies in Paediatric cornea
14. Pharmacological advances in the treatment of corneal abnormalities in children
We welcome a range of article types including Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Case Reports and Opinion. For the full list of article types we accept, click here
We would like to acknowledge as topic coordinator, Dr. Munirah Alafaleq BSc, MD, MSc, MS (AI), DES Oph Sorbonne University, FEBOph, (Ophthalmology Consultant at King Fahd University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University - Saudi Arabia), who has proposed this Research Topic. Dr. Alafaleq is fellow of the Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital in Paris, Fellow of Necker Enfants-malades University Hospital, Center of Rare Ophthalmological Diseases OPHTARA, AP-HP, University Paris Cité – Paris Universites – France and is also a valued member of our editorial board. Dr. Alafaleq believes that international collaboration on this topic will lead to different new insights.
Keywords: Pediatric, Corneal Grafts, Diagnosis, Treatments, cornea
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