In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in optometry. 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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High prevalence of myopia found among Chinese immigrants in the U.S.

May 22, 2017
A population-based study found high prevalence of myopia and high myopia among adult Chinese Americans. Positive correlations were found with age…
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Study finds corneal cross-linking more cost-effective than PKP

May 19, 2017
Microsimulation model analysis found that corneal cross-linking is cost-effective compared with conventional management with penetrating keratoplasty…
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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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Lid massage has no effect on corneal topography

May 15, 2017
Gentle eyelid massage following the application of warm compresses for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction does not cause corneal molding or…
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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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Preschool children with visual impairment expected to increase 26% by 2060

May 9, 2017
Based on large-scale population data, Hispanic white children accounted for the highest number of visually impaired cases, and this group will remain…
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Steroids in uveitis increase risk for ocular hypertension

May 8, 2017
Patients with noninfectious uveitis are at a high risk of IOP elevation, according to a large retrospective study. Among risk factors…
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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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Disc hemorrhages most frequently in inferotemporal quadrant

May 5, 2017
Disc hemorrhages located in the inferotemporal quadrant and at the cup margin had the highest likelihood of accompanying retinal nerve fiber layer…
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