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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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Neonatal caffeine therapy may improve visuomotor, visual perception outcomes

April 17, 2018
Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity in very low birth weight infants showed improved visuomotor, visuoperceptual and visuospatial…
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Majority of physicians engage in multisite practicing

April 13, 2018
Nearly two in three physicians in Georgia are multisite practitioners — that is, they have multiple hospital privileges and/or work in…
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Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…
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More than $500 billion wasted in nonoptimized prescriptions

April 9, 2018
The estimated yearly cost of drug-related morbidity and mortality caused by nonoptimized medication therapy — those prescriptions that are…
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Hypovitaminosis D linked to uveitis

April 6, 2018
Hypovitaminosis D was associated with higher risk of noninfectious uveitis, although causal relationship was not determined, according to a study. …
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Nonsignificant IOP change detected in certain open-angle glaucoma patients after phaco

April 6, 2018
In patients with open-angle glaucoma who had severe visual field loss and/or uncontrolled or marginally controlled glaucoma, the IOP change after…
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Improvements reported in patients with facial paralysis who undergo lateral eyelid coupling

April 5, 2018
Coupling of the lateral eyelid in patients with flaccid facial paralysis and paralytic ectropion improved ocular symptoms, eyelid appearance and…
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Surgical outcomes differ depending on type of lamellar macular hole

April 5, 2018
Patients with lamellar macular holes with lamellar hole-associated epiretinal proliferation tend to have worse visual outcomes compared with patients…
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Scleral-glued IOLs a good option for eyes with pseudoexfoliation

April 4, 2018
Visual acuity was maintained or improved in the majority of patients with pseudoexfoliation who underwent glue-assisted scleral fixation of IOLs…