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 with Alzheimer’s exhibit significant changes in retinal microvasculature

March 11, 2019
When compared with patients with mild cognitive impairment and control subjects, patients with Alzheimer’s disease exhibited significantly…
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Early surgery leads to higher rates of glaucoma in certain children

March 7, 2019
Cataract surgery in infants is associated with a high risk of secondary glaucoma, especially in eyes with associated microphthalmia, microcornea or…
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Lens equatorial plane used to predict postop IOL position

March 5, 2019
The crystalline lens equatorial plane was found to be a promising predictor of postoperative IOL position, according to a study. “We believe…
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Patient, systemic barriers impede follow-up for diabetic retinopathy

March 4, 2019
Patients who did not attend follow-up appointments for their diabetic retinopathy were more likely to have other medical conditions or to forget they…
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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Adults with thyroid disease lack knowledge of ophthalmologic threats

February 6, 2019
Adults with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ disease without orbitopathy have greater understanding of thyroid eye disease than the general…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Early-risers may have better mental health than night owls

January 30, 2019
Using Mendelian randomization, researchers found that being a morning person was causally associated with better mental health; however, it did not…
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USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal eye infection in newborns

January 29, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal…