In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in optometry. 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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No survival rate improvement seen after cranio-orbital resection for lacrimal gland carcinoma

January 18, 2019
Local resection with radiotherapy has comparable results with cranio-orbital resection in terms of tumor recurrence and survival rate in patients…
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Less operating time needed in Malyugin ring vs. iris hook cases

January 17, 2019
Both pupil expansion rings and iris hooks are effective when used in patients with small pupils during cataract surgery; however, operating time is…
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Deficiencies found in glaucoma care by ODs in retail-based clinics

January 17, 2019
A telemedicine project reported poor adherence to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns guidelines for primary open angle…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Medication use lower 2 years after combined iStent implantation, cataract surgery

January 16, 2019
A large observational study demonstrated that glaucoma patients implanted with the Glaukos iStent in combination with cataract surgery achieved a…
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Normal IOP found in high percentage of eyes with angle closure glaucoma

January 16, 2019
A study performed in Korea found that 60% of patients with primary angle closure glaucoma had normal IOP. Without gonioscopy, these cases could be…
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Low-energy FLACS induces prostaglandin increase

January 15, 2019
Low-energy femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery induced significantly higher levels of prostaglandin E2 during surgery than conventional…
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Study found amblyopia affects children’s self-perception

January 15, 2019
Children with amblyopia have a lower self-perception of scholastic, social and athletic competence, associated with lower reading speed and…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Cataract surgery patients report better postop outcomes with branded NSAID treatment

January 14, 2019
Cataract surgery patients treated with branded nepafenac topical eye drops reported better objective and subjective outcomes compared with patients…