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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Tumor reduction sustained with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy

August 19, 2019
Lesion reduction was sustained and visual function improved in eyes treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for cavernous venous…
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Women in ophthalmic research see career inequalities

August 16, 2019
The integration of women authorship in ophthalmic research is comparable to that of other medical specialties, but overall women authors are…
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Increasing medication burden challenges older patients with bacterial keratitis

August 8, 2019
The burden of treatment for patients with bacterial keratitis increases with age, according to a study. A retrospective analysis of medical records…
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Phaco plus goniosynechialysis adds no IOP-lowering benefit in angle closure

August 6, 2019
No additional benefit in IOP-lowering effect was seen when goniosynechialysis was added to phacoemulsification in patients with primary angle closure…
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Professional coaching intervention may reduce physician burnout

August 5, 2019
Professional coaching sessions reduced burnout and improved quality of life for practicing physicians, according to a study published in JAMA
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Unused drugs impact cost, environment

August 5, 2019
When unused pharmaceuticals associated with phacoemulsification were measured at four surgical sites, the estimated annual cost of the wasted…
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Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Yellow lens glasses do not improve night driving

August 1, 2019
Detection of pedestrians and negative effects of headlight glare are not improved by wearing yellow lens glasses while driving at night. A…
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EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
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Traditional head lice treatment can cause keratitis

July 26, 2019
Public education is needed to help prevent toxic keratitis after hair washing with crushed custard apple seeds to remove head lice, a common practice…