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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Shallower anterior chamber depth, aqueous depth linked to endothelial cell loss

September 12, 2019
Shallower preoperative anterior chamber depth and aqueous depth were significantly correlated with more long-term endothelial cell loss in patients…
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Visual, anatomic gains maintained with Eylea monotherapy for PCV

September 11, 2019
Visual and anatomical gains made with aflibercept monotherapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy were maintained long term, according to a study…
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ECP perception of daily disposable contacts largely positive

September 11, 2019
A majority of eye care professionals perceive that silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses offer long-term eye comfort and health, a recent…
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Study: Diabetic retinopathy online information lacks accuracy

August 30, 2019
Online information on diabetic retinopathy is generally low quality and varies by source, a cross-sectional study of 11 medical websites found. …
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Six-hour occlusion as effective as full-time for severe amblyopia

August 26, 2019
Six hours of occlusion is as effective as full-time occlusion in the treatment of severe amblyopia, and 2-hour occlusion is as effective as 6 hours…
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No improvement found in pediatric ocular injury rates in 25 years

August 26, 2019
No improvements were observed in the severity or incidence of pediatric ocular injury rates in the past 25 years, according to the U.K. Paediatric…
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Wet AMD gene therapy well tolerated through 3 years

August 23, 2019
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration who responded well to rAAV.sFLT-1 subretinal gene therapy at 1 year maintained that response…
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Vehicle pollution may increase AMD risk

August 22, 2019
High rates of exposure to traffic-related air pollution may increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration. Nearly 40,000 Taiwanese residents…
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Receded near point of convergence not diagnostic of insufficiency

August 22, 2019
A receded near point of convergence in patients with chronic concussion-related symptoms is not a diagnostic of convergence insufficiency, according…
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Once-daily netarsudil noninferior to twice-daily timolol in phase 3 study

August 21, 2019
Once-daily netarsudil was noninferior to twice-daily timolol for IOP-lowering efficacy in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension…