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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Patients report satisfaction with bifocal enhanced depth of focus IOL

July 25, 2017
Patients reported satisfaction with distance and intermediate vision after implantation of a new shape-segmented enhanced depth of focus IOL. In a…
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YAG laser vitreolysis improves symptomatic vitreous floaters

July 24, 2017
YAG laser vitreolysis was associated with a better improvement in vitreous floater symptoms than a sham procedure, according to study findings…
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Amniotic membrane transplantation adds to benefits of antibiotics in bacterial keratitis

July 20, 2017
The combination of amniotic membrane transplantation and antibiotic therapy leads to significantly better results than antibiotic therapy alone in…
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Eye care providers prescribe most brand-name medications

July 19, 2017
Eye care providers prescribe more brand-name drugs than other health care specialists, according to Medicare Part D data. In a retrospective…
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Corticosteroid-related adverse events increase with dose in noninfectious uveitis

July 19, 2017
A post hoc analysis of two clinical trials showed a significant dose-dependent correlation between corticosteroid treatment and adverse events in…
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IOP, air tamponade duration affect re-bubbling rate in DMEK

July 18, 2017
Bubble-induced IOP and duration of air tamponade significantly affect graft attachment and re-bubbling rate in Descemet’s membrane endothelial…
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Eye abnormalities may be earliest sign of congenital Zika virus infection

July 17, 2017
Eye abnormalities may be the initial finding in infants of women with polymerase chain-reaction confirmed Zika virus infection during their…
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Diabetes-related retinal ganglion cell loss starts early

July 13, 2017
Retinal ganglion cell loss due to type 1 diabetes begins in early childhood and is detectable by OCT before any sign of diabetic retinopathy occurs…
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Medicaid recipients with open-angle glaucoma receive less glaucoma testing

July 12, 2017
Medicaid recipients with open-angle glaucoma received significantly less glaucoma testing, regardless of their race or ethnicity, compared with…
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Physician reimbursement strongly linked to traditional Medicare

July 12, 2017
In the Medicare Advantage market, set rates for traditional Medicare act as a “strong anchor” for physician reimbursement, according to…
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