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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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…
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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Adults with thyroid disease lack knowledge of ophthalmologic threats

February 6, 2019
Adults with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ disease without orbitopathy have greater understanding of thyroid eye disease than the general…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…