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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Eyes experience thinning of ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer after epiretinal membrane surgery

December 18, 2019
Eyes that underwent epiretinal membrane surgery experienced progressive thinning of the ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer and worsening Humphrey…
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Endothelial cell loss continues at least 5 years after CyPass implantation

December 13, 2019
In eyes with open-angle glaucoma, endothelial cell loss after phacoemulsification combined with CyPass implantation continued for at least 5 years…
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Nicotine reduces macular microcirculation

December 11, 2019
A decrease in macular microcirculation was detected after nicotine use, according to a study. Eighteen young, healthy, nonsmoking subjects and 18…
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Ocriplasmin effective for resolution of vitreomacular traction

December 10, 2019
A phase 4 multicenter study found nearly half of patients with vitreomacular traction, with or without macular hole, who received an intravitreal…
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News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…
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Phaco-ELT shows comparable efficacy but longer survival than phaco-aiT

December 9, 2019
Combining cataract surgery with minimally invasive MIGS leads to more efficient IOP lowering and reduced need for medications than…
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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…