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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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal eye infection in newborns

January 29, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal…
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Infliximab safe, efficacious for refractory uveoretinitis in Behçet's disease

January 23, 2019
Infliximab demonstrated safe and effective results for patients with refractory uveoretinitis related to Behçet’s disease, according to data…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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No survival rate improvement seen after cranio-orbital resection for lacrimal gland carcinoma

January 18, 2019
Local resection with radiotherapy has comparable results with cranio-orbital resection in terms of tumor recurrence and survival rate in patients…
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Less operating time needed in Malyugin ring vs. iris hook cases

January 17, 2019
Both pupil expansion rings and iris hooks are effective when used in patients with small pupils during cataract surgery; however, operating time is…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Medication use lower 2 years after combined iStent implantation, cataract surgery

January 16, 2019
A large observational study demonstrated that glaucoma patients implanted with the Glaukos iStent in combination with cataract surgery achieved a…
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Low-energy FLACS induces prostaglandin increase

January 15, 2019
Low-energy femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery induced significantly higher levels of prostaglandin E2 during surgery than conventional…