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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Dark chocolate not shown to benefit retinal blood flow, visual function vs. milk chocolate

September 30, 2019
Study participants who consumed flavanol-rich dark chocolate experienced no beneficial effects in retinal perfusion or visual function compared with…
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Algorithm predicts diabetic retinopathy progression

September 27, 2019
A deep learning algorithm developed by Genentech and Roche researchers predicts a patient’s diabetic retinopathy progression using color fundus…
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Shallower anterior chamber depth, aqueous depth linked to endothelial cell loss

September 12, 2019
Shallower preoperative anterior chamber depth and aqueous depth were significantly correlated with more long-term endothelial cell loss in patients…
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Visual, anatomic gains maintained with Eylea monotherapy for PCV

September 11, 2019
Visual and anatomical gains made with aflibercept monotherapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy were maintained long term, according to a study…
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Study: Diabetic retinopathy online information lacks accuracy

August 30, 2019
Online information on diabetic retinopathy is generally low quality and varies by source, a cross-sectional study of 11 medical websites found. …
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Early syphilis, HIV infection associated with ocular syphilis

August 24, 2019
A case-control study conducted in British Columbia showed an increase in the incidence of ocular syphilis over 8 years, and according to researchers…
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Wet AMD gene therapy well tolerated through 3 years

August 23, 2019
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration who responded well to rAAV.sFLT-1 subretinal gene therapy at 1 year maintained that response…
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Vehicle pollution may increase AMD risk

August 22, 2019
High rates of exposure to traffic-related air pollution may increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration. Nearly 40,000 Taiwanese residents…
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Once-daily netarsudil noninferior to twice-daily timolol in phase 3 study

August 21, 2019
Once-daily netarsudil was noninferior to twice-daily timolol for IOP-lowering efficacy in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension…
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Sutureless dacryocystorhinostomy closure scars less than subcuticular technique

August 20, 2019
A sutureless wound closure technique led to less scarring and better cosmesis than subcuticular technique in external dacryocystorhinostomy…