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Special Issue "Metabolic Studies in Ophthalmology and Visual Science"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Advances in Metabolomics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 8039
Special Issue Editors
Interests: epidemiology in ophthalmology and visual science
Interests: metabolomics; cardiometabolic disease; data mining; multimorbidity
Special Issue Information
The eye is one of the most important sensory organs in the body, and approximately 80% of the information in the brain is obtained through the eye. Many ocular diseases affect visual health, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and myopia with a huge base, eventually causing irreversible visual impairment or even blindness. Modern scientific research emphasizes the integrated consideration of complex disease phenotypes, and metabolomics provides the technical approaches to measure the body’s response to external stimuli or the results of genetic modifications. Metabolomics studies have identified a range of abnormal metabolic changes such as oxidative stress, excessive inflammatory responses, and disorders of lipid metabolism occurring in numerous ocular diseases, contributing to the understanding of that mechanism of disease.
There are two important directions in the metabolomics research of ocular diseases. Firstly, the blood–eye barrier keeps the intraocular metabolic environment in a relatively stable state in the general circulation of the body, and metabolomic methods for the investigation of intraocular metabolic changes associated with eye diseases are an important research direction. Secondly, it is necessary to develop strategies for the accurate prediction of ocular disease through changes in the body’s macroenvironmental metabolism with minimal trauma. Therefore, this Special Issue presents a set of original research and review articles highlighting the latest findings and advances in the field of metabolic abnormalities in ocular diseases. In terms of improving our understanding of the metabolic physiology/biology of ocular disease, it is possible to contribute to a new understanding, which will lead to the generation of new therapeutic approaches
Prof. Chen-Wei Pan
Dr. Chaofu Ke
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