Trends and Hotspots Concerning Macular Hole between 2002 and 2021: A 20-Year Bibliometric Study.
Journal of personalized medicine
BACKGROUND:Macular hole (MH) can severely impair central vision. Although it can be treated with vitrectomy surgery, avoiding recurrence and improving visual acuity are still priorities to be addressed. This study aims to reveal the trends and hotspots about MH. METHODS:The Web of Science Core Collection (WOSCC) was used to perform a bibliometric analysis investigating trends of MH research from 2002 to 2021. We evaluated the details of associated regions, institutions, authors, and journals. To construct and overlay network visualizations, VOSviewer software was used. RESULTS:In total, 1518 publications were collected. Our analysis showed that MH research is becoming increasingly relevant, with Japan achieving the largest number of publications (291), largest number of citations (7745 in total), and highest h-index value (48). published the most publications on this topic, totaling more than the next two journals combined. An analysis of keyword co-occurrence was evaluated, highlighting several novel keywords of interest, such as flap technique, transplantation, epiretinal proliferation (EP), foveal microstructure, and retinal sensitivity. CONCLUSIONS:Details on MH research were uncovered by comprehensively analyzing the global trends and hotspots over the past two decades, presenting valuable information for future MH research. Japan, the USA, and China hold leading positions in research on this topic. Amendable surgical methods are a potential focus for improving prognosis.
A 20-year bibliometric analysis of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy: from 2001 to 2020.
PURPOSE:The aim of this study was to identify trends and focuses in the field of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) research. METHODS:A bibliometric analysis based on the Web of Science Core Collection was conducted. All publications related to FECD from 2001 to 2020 were extracted and analyzed. VOSviewer v.1.6.17 was used to construct a visualization map and evaluate the trends and focuses in FECD research. RESULTS:A total of 1,041 publications were extracted. The rate of global publications has steadily increased. The United States produced the highest number of publications (461), the highest number of citations (18,757), and the highest H index (69). Melles GRJ published the highest number of papers (60), and Price FW had the highest number of citations (4,154) in the FECD research field. The highest number of publications came from the journal Cornea (279). Keywords were classified into four clusters: (1) corneal transplantation surgery, (2) surgical techniques and instruments, (3) corneal parameter measurement, and (4) genetic and molecular pathomechanisms. The average appearing years (AAYs) of the keywords were evaluated. Recently appearing keywords included "Tcf4 gene" (AAY of 2018.3), "ctg18.1" (AAY of 2017.2), "trinucleotide repeat expansion" (AAY of 2018.3), "rock inhibitor" (AAY of 2017.4), and "descemetorhexis" (AAY of 2017.4). CONCLUSIONS:The United States has a dominant position in FECD research. Although corneal transplantation surgery has been the most mainstream area of FECD research field for a long time, gene mutations such as the TCF4 CTG trinucleotide repeat expansion, nonsurgical interventions such as rho-associated kinase inhibitors, and newer surgical methods such as descemetorhexis without endothelial keratoplasty are potential research hotspots.
Mapping research trends of chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease from 2009 to 2020: a bibliometric analysis.
PURPOSE:To evaluate the global scientific output of research on ocular chronic Graft versus host disease (cGVHD) and explore the current status and trends in this field over the past decade by bibliometric analysis. METHODS:The bibliometric search was performed in the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) database. VOSviewer v.1.6.16 was used to map the knowledge domain. The annual number of publications and citations, distribution of countries and organizations, productivity of authors and journals, international collaborations, cited references, and keywords in the field of ocular cGVHD were visualized. RESULTS:In total, 398 peer-reviewed publications from 2009 to 2020 on ocular cGVHD were retrieved. The United States among all countries had the highest number of publications and citations, and Keio University was the most effective institution. Dana, R ranks the highest regarding the number of publications and citations on ocular cGVHD. Cornea and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation were the most-cited journals in ocular cGVHD studies from ophthalmology and hematology, respectively. The top-cited references were primarily centered on dry eye. The keywords constituted three clusters: (1) consensus criteria and epidemiology of ocular cGVHD, (2) preclinical medical research of ocular cGVHD, and (3) treatment. CONCLUSION:Based on the data retrieved from WoSCC, a comparative analysis of the quantity and quality of papers on ocular cGVHD was conducted through bibliometric methods. This may contribute to better understanding of the status of ocular cGVHD study. The three major research topics shed new light on the ocular cGVHD study as well as meaningful materials for scholars to identify potential collaborators and promising partner institutions.