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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Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy in SLE

October 17, 2019
Increased hydroxychloroquine blood levels can be used to predict later hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, according to findings published in Arthritis
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Brinzolamide may be most effective for IOP reduction after cataract surgery

October 7, 2019
Brinzolamide provided the best short-term IOP reduction after cataract surgery compared with travoprost or timolol, according to a study. The…
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Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
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IOL opacity top reason for removal in retina surgery

October 4, 2019
Opacity limiting the surgeon’s view of the posterior segment was the leading cause for IOL removal during vitreoretinal surgery, according to a…
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Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy as first surgical option considered

October 3, 2019
Goniotomy with Kahook Dual Blade may be considered first as treatment in certain patients with glaucoma, according to a study. In a retrospective…
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Children most at risk for ocular exposures reported to poison control

October 2, 2019
The greatest incidence of ocular exposure reported to poison control centers over a 5-year period was seen in children aged 5 years and younger…
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Dark chocolate not shown to benefit retinal blood flow, visual function vs. milk chocolate

September 30, 2019
Study participants who consumed flavanol-rich dark chocolate experienced no beneficial effects in retinal perfusion or visual function compared with…
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Algorithm predicts diabetic retinopathy progression

September 27, 2019
A deep learning algorithm developed by Genentech and Roche researchers predicts a patient’s diabetic retinopathy progression using color fundus…
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Shallower anterior chamber depth, aqueous depth linked to endothelial cell loss

September 12, 2019
Shallower preoperative anterior chamber depth and aqueous depth were significantly correlated with more long-term endothelial cell loss in patients…