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The Vision Research community has made its decision to choose the best publications of the year 2008. The ‘Pick of the Year’ reflects the personal choice and preference of the community submitted by its members. We are very glad to present the top five papers with the highest scores.

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Effect of gene therapy on visual function in Leber's congenital amaurosis.

Bainbridge JW, Smith AJ, Barker SS, Robbie S, Henderson R, Balaggan K, Viswanathan A, Holder GE, Stockman A, Tyler N, Petersen-Jones S, Bhattacharya SS, Thrasher AJ, Fitzke FW, Carter BJ, Rubin GS, Moore AT, & Ali RR.

N Engl J Med. 2008 May 22;358(21):2231-9

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Zebrafish: A model system for the study of eye genetics.

James M. Fadool & John E. Dowling

Progress in Retinal and Eye Research Volume 27, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 89-110

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EYS, encoding an ortholog of Drosophila spacemaker, is mutated in autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa.

Abd El-Aziz MM, Barragan I, O'Driscoll CA, Goodstadt L, Prigmore E, Borrego S, Mena M, Pieras JI, El-Ashry MF, Safieh LA, Shah A, Cheetham ME, Carter NP, Chakarova C, Ponting CP, Bhattacharya SS, & Antinolo G

Nat Genet. 2008 Nov;40(11):1285-7

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Test systems for measuring ocular parameters and visual function in mice.

Schaeffel F

Front Biosci. 2008 May 1;13:4904-11.

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Myocilin variations and familial glaucoma in Taxiarchis, a small Greek village.

Wirtz MK, Konstas AG, Samples JR, Kaltsos K, Economou A, Dimopoulos A, Georgiadou I, & Petersen MB

Mol Vis 2008;14:774-781

Thank you to all members of the Vision Research community, who submitted their very personal choice of the published ‘Paper of the Year 2008’. Special congratulations to all authors of the selected papers. After this tremendous support by the community, we are looking forward to the next survey of the best publications in Vision Research & Opthalmology in 2009 coming early 2010.