A Bibliometric Analysis of AEGC Scientific Outreach

  • Pamela C. Sieving
Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)


The Asian Eye Genetics Consortium (AEGC) encourages and facilitates research and clinical collaborations to understand the genetic etiology and physiology of ophthalmic diseases and work toward clinical care and treatment. Bibliometric analysis of ophthalmic genetic publications in Asian countries provides a tool to better understand research strengths and challenges.


Ophthalmology Eye diseases Bibliometrics Asia Research collaboration Research funding Genetics 


Conflict of Interest

The author declares that she has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela C. Sieving
    • 1
  1. 1.National Eye Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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