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.

In the Journals

Hospitalization costs higher in those with vision loss

May 22, 2019
In an analysis of more than 24,000 hospitalized patients, researchers found those with vision loss experienced longer mean length of stays, higher…
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Study finds no significant differences in conventional, femtosecond phaco

May 22, 2019
Researchers who compared outcomes of conventional phacoemulsification with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery found nonsignificant…
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Researchers propose 1-week cataract surgery follow-up as needed

May 21, 2019
Unexpected complications 1 week after uneventful cataract surgery are rare, so researchers suggested that week 1 examinations be performed only on an…
In the Journals

Single vision spectacles for progressing myopes is not best practice

May 20, 2019
Options for controlling progressive myopia in children include the use of atropine, orthokeratology, multifocal soft contact lenses, and…
In the Journals

60 seconds can ascertain patients’ social determinants of health

May 13, 2019
Patients’ social determinants of health were determined in 1 minute with a short survey, according to findings recently published in Annals of
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Protocol V trial results favor observation strategy for DME with good vision

April 30, 2019
The DRCR.net Protocol V clinical trial concludes that patients with center-involved diabetic macular edema and good vision can confidently be managed…
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ACR, Arthritis Foundation recommend against chronic glucocorticoids in JIA treatment

April 29, 2019
Health care providers should avoid prescribing chronic low-dose glucocorticoids — regardless of risk factors or disease activity — when…
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CTR-blocked angle increases IOP in chronic hypotony

April 25, 2019
Patients who underwent a novel surgical method to treat chronic ocular hypotony experienced increased IOP and visual acuity through a mean 27.7-month…
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VA improves in astigmatic eyes after 2-step procedure

April 24, 2019
Both visual acuity and refractive results improved in patients undergoing deep intrastromal arcuate keratotomy with in situ keratomileusis for…
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GP contacts better than spectacles in children with monocular aphakia

April 22, 2019
Children who undergo surgery for monocular congenital cataract can benefit from the use of gas-permeable contact lenses, while spectacles are not the…
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