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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Ocular abnormalities more prevalent in patients with severe COVID-19

April 20, 2020
Nearly one-third of patients in a case series of 38 patients with COVID-19 in Hubei province, China, were found to have ocular abnormalities that…
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Small study questions efficacy of cotton, surgical masks at stopping spread of SARS-CoV-2

April 20, 2020
Surgical and cotton masks were ineffective at preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a research…
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OCT angiography shows acute IOP changes after intravitreal injections

April 17, 2020
Repeated intravitreal injections may result in glaucomatous damage, according to research done at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. In a…
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Limbal stem cell deficiency after glaucoma surgery differs from deficiency after chemical injury

April 13, 2020
Patients with limbal stem cell deficiency after glaucoma surgery typically experienced only epithelial changes and no corneal neovascularization…
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PPV, subretinal tissue plasminogen activator injection effective for submacular hemorrhage

April 9, 2020
Pars plana vitrectomy with subretinal tissue plasminogen activator injection led to significant vision improvement in patients with fovea-involving…
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PPE-associated headaches increase among health care workers amid COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Prolonged use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as N95 masks and protective eyewear was shown to cause or exacerbate…
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Ab interno trabeculotomy with Trab360 effective in childhood glaucomas

April 3, 2020
Two-thirds of eyes with childhood glaucomas that underwent ab interno trabeculotomy with the Trab360 device experienced postoperative IOP of 24 mm Hg…
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Certain medical devices with FDA priority review have higher recall rates

March 31, 2020
High-risk, or class 3, medical devices that underwent FDA priority review had higher recall rates and less time on the market before serious recalls…
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Coronavirus shows low risk for being spread through tears

March 25, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 is known to be transmitted via droplets, but infected patients are unlikely to spread the virus through tears, according to a study. …
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Visual acuity, injection frequency decrease over time in real-world AMD study

March 19, 2020
In a retrospective study, patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with anti-VEGF injections experienced decreased visual…