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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Post-LASIK, PRK change in dry eye symptoms linked to gender, wearing contacts

July 19, 2019
Female gender as well as preoperative dry eye symptoms and procedure type all had a significant effect on dry eye patients’ symptoms after…
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Higher cholesterol levels associated with greater risk for primary open-angle glaucoma

July 18, 2019
Patients with higher levels of cholesterol are more at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, while those who take statins to control cholesterol…
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DNase drops show promise in reducing dry eye symptoms

July 18, 2019
Recombinant deoxyribonuclease eye drops show potential in reducing both the signs and severity of dry eye in patients with severe tear-deficient dry…
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Study reveals fixed blockages in expressible, nonexpressible MGD

July 16, 2019
Fixed, firm, focal unyielding resistance was the most common finding when probing patients with obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction, regardless…
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Gel eye drops containing hrDecorin reduce corneal scarring from keratitis

July 15, 2019
Researchers have shown that a novel eye drop can be used as a method of sustained delivery of antifibrotic drugs in patients with fibrosis associated…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Cequa more effective than vehicle in treating dry eye

July 8, 2019
A significantly higher percentage of patients with dry eye disease treated with OTX-101 experienced significant improvements in tear production and…
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Microvascular disease elevates risk for amputation

July 8, 2019
Regardless of where it resided in the body and whether it was concomitant with peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease was associated with…
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Silicone oil in syringes contributes to cluster of inflammatory reactions

June 28, 2019
A cluster of post-intravitreal injection inflammatory reaction cases was associated in a study with silicone oil droplets released by Saldanha…
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Texas man contracts rare eye infection caused by trematode

June 28, 2019
A man in southern Texas became only the second person ever in the United States diagnosed with philophthalmiasis, a rare eye infection caused by a…