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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Poor glycemic control may be risk factor for pseudophakic CME in patients with diabetes

January 12, 2018
Measuring HbA1c levels before cataract surgery can help assess the risk for a patient with diabetes developing cystoid macular edema after cataract…
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Pediatric eye injuries related to nonpowder guns increase nearly 170%

January 8, 2018

Eye injuries sustained by children from sports or recreational activities decreased slightly from 1990 to 2012; however, injuries caused by nonpowder

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Lens-sparing vitrectomy associated with greater glaucoma risk in ROP

December 29, 2017
A higher incidence of glaucoma was associated with lens-sparing vitrectomy in patients with more severe retinopathy of prematurity, according to a…
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Survey: Ophthalmologists hold negative perceptions of EHRs

December 29, 2017
A current survey of ophthalmologists shows the use of electronic health records has more than doubled in the past 10 years, but respondents had more…
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Mistletoe, carboxymethyl cellulose eye drops may relieve dry eye symptoms, signs

December 28, 2017
Mistletoe combined with carboxymethyl cellulose eye drops may ease the symptoms and signs of dry eye in postmenopausal women, according to a study. …
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Fewer postop complications seen with Ex-Press than trabeculectomy alone

December 28, 2017
Patients with neovascular glaucoma who received an Ex-Press device experienced fewer complications and had similar success rates compared with…
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Increased consumption of certain dietary fatty acids may lower risk for glaucoma

December 22, 2017
An increased daily consumption of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid was associated with a lower risk for glaucomatous optic neuropathy…
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Cefazolin-lidocaine mixture in retinal surgery shows no pain-relieving benefit

December 21, 2017
Adding lidocaine to subconjunctival cefazolin in pars plana vitrectomy, with or without phacoemulsification, yielded no analgesic benefit, according…
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Posterior corneal curvature has little effect on some toric IOL powers

December 20, 2017
Anterior keratometric curvature data lead to some amount of overcorrection or undercorrection with toric IOLs if information on posterior corneal…
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Orthokeratology slows myopia progression over long term

December 18, 2017
Overnight orthokeratology correction slowed myopia progression in a cohort of patients compared with a control group over a follow-up period of up to…