In the Journals
This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in ophthalmology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.
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Primary IOL implantation in children yields better visual acuity, less strabismus

May 25, 2017
Pediatric patients who underwent cataract extraction with primary IOL implantation were found to have better visual acuity and less strabismus at…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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Success of nasolacrimal probing not affected by age or surgeon experience

May 24, 2017
The success rate of nasolacrimal probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction was 77.3% after first probing and more than 90% after second…
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Contemporary refractive surgery minimally disturbs ocular surface

May 19, 2017
PRK and femtosecond-assisted LASIK have equally mild and transient effects on the ocular surface, according to a study. Taking into consideration…
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MGD patients with Sjögren’s biomarkers benefit from thermal pulsation

May 11, 2017
Thermal pulsation treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction patients who were positive for novel biomarkers of Sjögren’s syndrome showed…
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Almost one-third of FDA-approved therapeutics had postmarket safety events

May 10, 2017
Nearly one-third of the 222 new pharmaceuticals and biologics approved by the FDA from 2001 through 2010 were subject to a postmarket safety event…
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VIDEO: New phaco-vitrectomy technique for lens coloboma cases

May 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Ashvin Agarwal, MD, describes a vitrectomy-assisted phaco…
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Patient-centered medical home elements improve clinical quality

May 4, 2017
High performance on components of patient-centered medical homes, including continuity, access, care coordination and communication, enhance clinical…
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Teprotumumab more effective than placebo in treating active ophthalmopathy

May 4, 2017
Teprotumumab may be an effective therapeutic strategy to inhibit the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor and reduce proptosis in patients with…
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‘Detailing’ policies at academic medical centers lead to fewer prescriptions

May 2, 2017
Policies limiting visits from pharmaceutical sales representatives, or detailing, led to modest but significant reductions in prescribing behavior…
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