International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases

by Adel Barbara

Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases is a peer-reviewed journal covering keratoconus and other ectatic corneal diseases, including pellucid marginal degeneration, Terrien's marginal degeneration, keratoglobus and iatrogenic keratoconus, such as post-LASIKectasia. Studies dealing with epidemiology, genetics, pathology and corneal biomechanics are welcomed. The journal covers new diagnostic tools that aid in the diagnosis of keratoconus and ectatic corneal diseases including their role in refractive surgery. The journal deals with new treatment modalities, such as collagen corneal cross-linking, intrastromal corneal rings, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and the applications of femtosecond lasers in penetrating kertoplasty and corneal surgery. In addition, the journal covers the use of excimer laser in corneal surgery. Special interest is drawn to contact lenses and their use in keratoconus and ectatic corneal diseases.

The above-mentioned topics have a crucial role in the clinical practice and day-to-day management. The journal aims to publish articles arising out of original research, specialized topics, review articles, editorials and descriptions of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and technologies. In addition, the journal includes pictorial reviews, letters to the editor, book reviews and notices of meetings and courses. In this way, the journal hopes to provide a forum for the stimulation of new developments, clinical practices and research in its field.

Ownership and Management

International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases is owned and managed under Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. 

About the Publisher

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases publishes bi-annually (June and December) focussing on keratoconus and other ectatic corneal diseases.

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for more details. 

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2277-3800
    Speciality Ophthalmology
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10025

Dr. Adel Barbara
Medical Director IVISION Refractive Surgery Center,Haifa Medical Director National Keratoconus center Haifa

Editorial Board Member

Dr Boris Malyugin
Chief of Department of Cataract and Implant Surgery
Deputy Director General
S Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex State Institution, Beskundnikovsky blvd 59A, 127486 MoscowRussia

Editorial Board Members
Dr. Guillermo Rocha
Associate Professor
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ocular Microsurgery and Laser CenterBrandon, Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Ronald Krueger
Department: of Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic Main CampusCleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr. Maria Ximena Nuñez G
Ophthalmologist Medical Researcher
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Subspecialist
Director of Vision Sana Research Group Clinica de Oftalmologia de Cali Pontificia Universidad Javeriana CaliCali, Colombia, Latin America

Dr. John Marshall
Department of Ophthalmology
Institute Ophthalmology - Genetics. Institute of Ophthalmology. Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, UK

Dr. Zadok David
Vice director
Department of ophthalmology
Assaf HaRofeh Medical CenterTzrifin, Israel

Dr. Thomas Mauger
Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, Ohio, USA

Dr. William Trattler
Department of Ophthalmology
Center For Excellence In Eye CareMiami, Florida, USA

Dr. François Malecaze
Department of Ophthalmology
Purpan HospitalToulouse, France, Europe

Dr. Vardhaman Kankaria
Medical Director, LASIK,
Department of Ophthalmology
Sai surya institute of vision and LASIK centresPune, Maharashtra, India

Dr. leonardo Torquetti
Head of Cornea
Cataract and Retina Department
Center of Excellence in OphthalmologyMinas Gerais, Brazil

Dr. Jérôme C. Vryghem
Parc Leopold ClinicBrussels, Belgium, Europe

Dr. Tassignon Marie Jose
Chief and head
Department of Ophthalmology
Antwerp University HospitalBelgium, Europe

Dr. George Kymionis
Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete
Institute of Vision and Optics (IVO)Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Dr. Stephen Klyce
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York, USA

Dr. Spadea Leopoldo
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Sapienza University of RomeRome, Italy, Europe

Dr. Mayank A. Nanavaty
DO, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Sussex Eye HospitalBrighton, East Sussex, UK

Dr. Paolo Vinciguerra
Humanitas University Research HospitalMilano, Italy, Europe

Dr. Hafezi Farhad
Clinical Professor; Professor; Chief Medical Officer
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Southern California Los Angeles / University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland;Los Angeles, California, USA / ELZA Institute, Dietikon/Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Sergey I Anisimov
Department of Ophthalmology
Moscow State Medical Dental UniversityMoscow, Russian Federation

Dr. David P Piñero
Department of Optics, Pharmacology and Anatomy
University of AlicanteAlicante, Spain

Dr. George Waring
MUSC Magill Vision CenterSouth Carolina, USA

Dr. Arthur B Cummings
MBChB, M.Med(Ophth), FCS(SA), FRCS(Edin)
Wellington Eye Clinic & Head of Department of Ophthalmology
Beacon HospitalDublin, Ireland

Dr. Karolinne Rocha Maia
Medical Director
Clinical Research & Data Analysis

Dr. Harminder Dua
Chair and Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of NottinghamUK

Dr. Zisis Gatzioufas
Professor of Ophthalmology
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
University Eye Hospital Basel USBSwitzerland

Dr. Marguerite McDonald
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Tulane University Health Sciences CenterNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Dr. Cosimo MAzzotta
Assistant Professor of Corneal Pathology
Post-Graduate Ophthalmology Specialty School, University of Siena, Italy
Ophthalmology Unit, USL Toscana Sud Est, Siena-Arezzo ItalyHead of the Siena Crosslinking Center, Italy

Dr. Mohamed Shafik Shaheen
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of AlexandriaEGYPT

Dr. Michael Mimouni
Department of Ophthalmology,
Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, IsraelBruce and Ruth Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Dr. Ramez Barbara
Department of Ophthalmology
Hillel Yaffe and Laniado Hospitals Israel

Dr. Paolo Vinceguerra
Clinical institute
Milano, Italy, Europe

Dr. Soosan Jacob
Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital’s and Eye Research Centre,
19, Cathedral Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)

Dr. Renato Ambrósio Jr
Instituto de Olhos Renato Ambrósio Rio de Janeiro Corneal Tomography and Biomechanics Study Group
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Federal University of São Paulo Brazil

Dr. Srinivas K Rao
Corneal and Refractive Surgeon, Director; Head, Cornea and Refractive Service;
Dept. of Ophthalmology
Darshan Eye Clinic, Chennai; Rajan Eye Care, Chennai; Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Dr. David Smadja
Department of Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Unit
University Hospital of BordeuaxFrance, Europe

Dr. Alio Jorge
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Alicante,Alicante, Spain

Dr. Jes Mortensen
Ophthalmic Surgeon
The Eye Department
Orebro University HospitalOrebro, Sweden, Europe

Prof Michael Belin
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
University of ArizonaTucson, Arizona, USA

Dr. Beatrice Cochener
Professor and Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department
Brest University Hospital
France, Europe

Dr. Mario Oyarzun
Eye Consultant
Santiago, Chile, South America

Dr. Palikaris Ioannis
Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete (VEIC),
Crete, Greece

Dr. Salgado Borges
Department of Ophthalmology
Clinica Salgado BorgesPortugal, Portugal

Dr. Daxer Albert
MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University Hospital InnsbruckInnsbruck, Austria

Dr. Rabinowitz Yaron
Chief of Ophthalmology
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterCalifornia, USA

Dr. Daya Sheraz
Chairman and Medical Director
Center for SightLondon, UK

Dr. Frederik Raiskup
Department of Ophthalmology
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University DresdenDresden, Germany, Europe

Dr. Jorge E Valdez
Dean of the faculty of medicine
Monterrey, Mexico, USA

Dr. Eberhard Spörl
Department of Ophthalmology
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University DresdenDresden, Germany, Europe

Dr. John Kanellopoulos
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
NYU Med SchoolNew York, USA

Dr. David T Touboul
Department of Ophthalmology
University of BordeauxBordeaux, France

Dr. Theo Seiler
Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Jesus Merayo
Research Director & Senior Scientist
Investigación Of talmológica Foundation
Oviedo, Spain, Europe

Dr. Samer Hamada
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Cornea CareUK

Dr. Jose L Güell
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Autonoma University of BarcelonaBarcelona, Spain, Europe

Dr. Jorg H Krumeich
Department of Ophthalmology Clinic
Krumeich Laser Vision CenterBochum, Germany

Dr. Efekan Coskunseven
Refractive Surgery Department
Dunya Eye HospitalIstanbul, Turkey

Dr. Dan Z Reinstein
Medical Director
London Vision ClinicLondon, UK

Dr. Ferrara Paulo
Department of Ophthalmology
Dr Paulo Ferrara Eye ClinicBelo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dr. Cynthia J Roberts
Department of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio State UniversityOhio, USA

Dr. Gatinel Damien
Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Department
Fondation RothschildParis, France, Europe

Dr. David Rootman
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
Yonge Eglinton Laser Center, University of TorontoOntario, Canada

Dr. Saad Alain
Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Dept
Fondation RothschildParis, France, Europe

Dr. O Brart David
Director of Refractive
Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery

Dr. Jose Alvaro Pereira Gomes
Department of Ophthalmology
Federal University of São PauloSão Paulo,Brazil

Dr. Mazen M Sinjab
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Consultant Cornea, Anterior Segment
Refractive Surgery at Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital,DHCC, Dubai

Dr. Gurnami Bharat
Consultant Cataract
Cornea, External Disease, Trauma, Ocular Surface, and  Refractive Surgery,
Sadguru Netra Chikitsalya, Shri Satguru Seva Sungh Trust, Janakikund, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India, 485334

Dr. Rashid Al Saidi
Head of Ophthalmology Centre
Chairman of Ophthalmic Assistance Diploma program (two years Diploma )
Oman Ophthalmic Societyoman

Dr. Balidis Miltos
Cornea & Anterior Hemisphere Surgeon
President of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular & Refractive Surgery (HSIOIRS)
Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Riccardo Vinciguerra
Department of Surgical Sciences
Division of Ophthalmology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Member, CRST EuropeUnited Kingdom

Prof. Mohamed Hassan
MBBS Faculty of Medicine ,Cairo University, 1992
Consultant of Refractive and Cornea Service , Professor of Ophthalmology , Cairo University, Egypt
Cairo University Hospitals and Dar El Oyoun Specialized Eye HospitalsEgypt

Prof Merieme Harouch
Opthalmologist surgeon

Dr. Ashraf Armia
Watany Research and Development Center, Cairo, Egypt Watany Eye Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt Ashraf Armia Eye clinic, Giza, Cairo

Dr. Kamoun Heykel

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