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.
In the Journals

Higher cholesterol levels associated with greater risk for primary open-angle glaucoma

July 18, 2019
Patients with higher levels of cholesterol are more at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, while those who take statins to control cholesterol…
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Survival advantage suggested in responders to immunotherapy for uveal melanoma

July 15, 2019
A possible survival advantage in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma who respond to treatment with pembrolizumab is suggested in a study of the…
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Adalimumab yields superior outcomes vs. infliximab in Behçet’s-related uveitis

July 9, 2019
Adalimumab yielded better outcomes than infliximab in best-corrected visual acuity, retention and other areas among patients with uveitis related to…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Cequa more effective than vehicle in treating dry eye

July 8, 2019
A significantly higher percentage of patients with dry eye disease treated with OTX-101 experienced significant improvements in tear production and…
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Microvascular disease elevates risk for amputation

July 8, 2019
Regardless of where it resided in the body and whether it was concomitant with peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease was associated with…
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Silicone oil in syringes contributes to cluster of inflammatory reactions

June 28, 2019
A cluster of post-intravitreal injection inflammatory reaction cases was associated in a study with silicone oil droplets released by Saldanha…
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Texas man contracts rare eye infection caused by trematode

June 28, 2019
A man in southern Texas became only the second person ever in the United States diagnosed with philophthalmiasis, a rare eye infection caused by a…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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Stroke type unrelated to anti-VEGF treatment

June 26, 2019
Type of stroke suffered, whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, in patients with retinal disease was not influenced by anti-VEGF treatment, according to a…