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.
In the Journals

CTR-blocked angle increases IOP in chronic hypotony

April 25, 2019
Patients who underwent a novel surgical method to treat chronic ocular hypotony experienced increased IOP and visual acuity through a mean 27.7-month…
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VA improves in astigmatic eyes after 2-step procedure

April 24, 2019
Both visual acuity and refractive results improved in patients undergoing deep intrastromal arcuate keratotomy with in situ keratomileusis for…
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Twice weekly fish intake reduces risk of AMD

April 17, 2019
A diet that includes eating fish twice a week as well as daily intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with reduced risk of developing…
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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
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Remove Depo-Medrol from ophthalmological surgical suites to avoid accidental retinal toxicity

April 15, 2019
Methylprednisolone acetate, which has similar packaging and appearance to triamcinolone acetonide, should be removed from shelves of ophthalmological…
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Combined PRK, CXL associated with loss of corrected distance vision

April 4, 2019
In a retrospective study of corneal cross-linking associated with PRK, a substantial loss of corrected distance vision was observed due to haze…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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Statins associated with lower risk of retinopathy in patients with diabetes

April 1, 2019
Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy was lower in a population of patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia who were on statin therapy than in…
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Antihistamine delivery via contact lens shown to be effective

March 27, 2019
A study published in Cornea showed that the ocular antihistamine ketotifen was effectively delivered via a contact lens also designed for visual…
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Super-thick amniotic membrane grafts an alternative for ocular surface reconstruction

March 20, 2019
Super-thick amniotic membrane grafts were easy to suture, were persistent and resulted in epithelialization of the ocular surface without primary…