Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Ocular Surface Diseases

Dorota Kopacz

Medical University of Warsaw

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Eyelids Conjunctiva Cornea Lacrimal System Meibomian Glands Tear Film Slit Lamp Examination Allergies Dry Eye Disease Systemic Therapies Ocular Surface Reconstruction Transplantations Keratoplasty

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About the book

The Ocular Surface is defined as the interface between the functioning eye and the environment. Ocular Surface Diseases are different problems that occur on the transparent layer in the front of the eye, or the cornea. Within last decades, the understanding of the ocular surface structure and function has evolved: we now know more but we also have more new questions about this complex, so important for ocular function. OSD can be managed and maintained with proper care and a stepwise approach to address each individual’s ocular symptoms, resulting in improved vision and quality of life.

This new open access book aims to provide an overview about ocular surface physiology and pathology, the use of diagnostic tests, the management and the future potential treatment options. The book Ocular Surface Diseases will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists. The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by experts in the field. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 9th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: August 30th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: October 29th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 17th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: March 17th 2020

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About the editor

Dorota Kopacz

Medical University of Warsaw

Dorota Kopacz is an MD, PhD; a tutor (working as assistant professor) at the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland and consultant ophthalmologist in the Infant Jesus Teaching Hospital, Warsaw, Poland. She is a member of The Polish Society of Ophthalmology, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society. She serves as a tutor at the Medical University of Warsaw for: medical, dentistry, medical rescue students, doctors during specialization in general practice, diabetology, rheumatology, ophthalmology. She's a thesis supervisor for bachelor degrees in Medical University of Warsaw. Protector for doctors during specialization in ophthalmology. Her clinical experience is connected with: diagnostic procedures for anterior eye segment, non-invasive treatment in ophthalmology (especially problems of ocular surface and anterior eye segment), surgery of: cataract, IOL implantation: primary and secondary, glaucoma, corneal transplantation, ocular injuries, ocular surface problems. She is the author/coauthor of over 150 publications in local and international journals, book chapters and congress papers. Reviewer for local and international ophthalmological journals.

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