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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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…
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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…