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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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
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Remove Depo-Medrol from ophthalmological surgical suites to avoid accidental retinal toxicity

April 15, 2019
Methylprednisolone acetate, which has similar packaging and appearance to triamcinolone acetonide, should be removed from shelves of ophthalmological…
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Combined PRK, CXL associated with loss of corrected distance vision

April 4, 2019
In a retrospective study of corneal cross-linking associated with PRK, a substantial loss of corrected distance vision was observed due to haze…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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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…