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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Smartphone app helps identify symptomatic dry eye risk factors

December 6, 2019
A smartphone app’s crowdfunded research helped identify dry eye and its risk factors, according to a study. The DryEyeRhythm app, available in…
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Rates of filled opioid prescriptions for incisional ocular surgery increasing

December 4, 2019
The rates of filled opioid prescriptions for all types of incisional ocular surgery increased over time, according to a study. Researchers evaluated…
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Adolescents should be monitored for dry eye, meibomian gland dropout

December 2, 2019
Clinicians may see dry eye in some adolescents and should monitor their meibomian glands for dropout and other signs of meibomian gland dysfunction…
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Satralizumab reduces relapse in some patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

December 2, 2019
Satralizumab added to immunosuppressant treatment may reduce relapse in some cases of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. The phase 3…
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Ground-level ozone exposure increases dry eye discomfort

November 27, 2019
In patients with dry eye disease, there was an increase in ocular discomfort and a decrease in tear secretion following short-term exposure to…
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US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…
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FLEx results stable after 10 years

November 25, 2019
Patients who underwent femtosecond lenticule extraction for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism had stable results 10 years after the…
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Use of mask after ROP exam helps minimize stress in infants

November 22, 2019
Using a mask to decrease photosensitivity following screening for retinopathy of prematurity reduced stress in the infants after the examination…
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Patients achieve successful outcomes after Baerveldt implantation by residents

November 14, 2019
Patients with glaucoma who underwent Baerveldt implantation by residents experienced similar outcomes and IOP reduction 1 year postoperatively when…
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Genetic variation for primary open-angle glaucoma found in those with African ancestry

November 11, 2019
Primary open-angle glaucoma may be associated with a genetic variation in individuals with African ancestry, a study found. The multicenter…