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The Vision Research community has made its decision to choose the best publications of the year 2010. 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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Design principles of insect and vertebrate visual systems

Sanes JR, Zipursky SL

Neuron. 2010 Apr 15;66(1):15-36

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A genome-wide association study identifies a susceptibility locus for refractive errors and myopia at 15q14

Solouki AM, Verhoeven VJ, van Duijn CM, Verkerk AJ, Ikram MK, Hysi PG, Despriet DD, van Koolwijk LM, Ho L, Ramdas WD, Czudowska M, Kuijpers RW, Amin N, Struchalin M, Aulchenko YS, van Rij G, Riemslag FC, Young TL, Mackey DA, Spector TD, Gorgels TG, Willemse-Assink JJ, Isaacs A, Kramer R, Swagemakers SM, Bergen AA, van Oosterhout AA, Oostra BA, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, de Jong PT, Hammond CJ, Vingerling JR, Klaver CC

Nat Genet. 2010 Oct;42(10):897-901

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Subretinal electronic chips allow blind patients to read letters and combine them to words.

Zrenner E, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Benav H, Besch D, Bruckmann A, Gabel VP, Gekeler F, Greppmaier U, Harscher A, Kibbel S, Koch J, Kusnyerik A, Peters T, Stingl K, Sachs H, Stett A, Szurman P, Wilhelm B, Wilke R.

Proc Biol Sci. 2010 Nov 3

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Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration: same or different disease?

Laude A, Cackett PD, Vithana EN, Yeo IY, Wong D, Koh AH, Wong TY, Aung T

Prog Retin Eye Res. 2010 Jan;29(1):19-29.

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Genetic reactivation of cone photoreceptors restores visual responses in retinitis pigmentosa

Busskamp V, Duebel J, Balya D, Fradot M, Viney TJ, Siegert S, Groner AC, Cabuy E, Forster V, Seeliger M, Biel M, Humphries P, Paques M, Mohand-Said S, Trono D, Deisseroth K, Sahel JA, Picaud S, Roska B.

Science. 2010 Jul 23;329(5990):413-7

Thank you to all members of the Vision Research community, who submitted their very personal choice of the published ‘Paper of the Year 2010’. 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 2011 coming early 2012.