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

Statins associated with lower risk of retinopathy in patients with diabetes

April 1, 2019
Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy was lower in a population of patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia who were on statin therapy than in…
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Antihistamine delivery via contact lens shown to be effective

March 27, 2019
A study published in Cornea showed that the ocular antihistamine ketotifen was effectively delivered via a contact lens also designed for visual…
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Super-thick amniotic membrane grafts an alternative for ocular surface reconstruction

March 20, 2019
Super-thick amniotic membrane grafts were easy to suture, were persistent and resulted in epithelialization of the ocular surface without primary…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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iStent reduced IOP and medications through 5 years

March 14, 2019
A cohort of patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension implanted with an iStent after cataract surgery experienced reduced, safe and…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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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…