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

Ab interno trabeculotomy with Trab360 effective in childhood glaucomas

April 3, 2020
Two-thirds of eyes with childhood glaucomas that underwent ab interno trabeculotomy with the Trab360 device experienced postoperative IOP of 24 mm Hg…
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AAO coronavirus website provides timely updates for ophthalmologists

April 2, 2020
An American Academy of Ophthalmology website, “Important coronavirus updates for ophthalmologists,” has provided ophthalmologists with…
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Certain medical devices with FDA priority review have higher recall rates

March 31, 2020
High-risk, or class 3, medical devices that underwent FDA priority review had higher recall rates and less time on the market before serious recalls…
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Coronavirus shows low risk for being spread through tears

March 25, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 is known to be transmitted via droplets, but infected patients are unlikely to spread the virus through tears, according to a study. …
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Visual acuity, injection frequency decrease over time in real-world AMD study

March 19, 2020
In a retrospective study, patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with anti-VEGF injections experienced decreased visual…
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Vision problems common in Parkinson’s disease

March 17, 2020
People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher prevalence of ophthalmologic symptoms than those without the disease, according to research…
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Anterior chamber depth predicts refractive errors after cataract surgery

March 16, 2020
Patients who underwent cataract surgery showed increased anterior chamber depth postoperatively, which correlated with refractive error…
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Pterygium prevalence linked to shorter axial length

March 11, 2020
The prevalence of pterygium was associated with short axial length and anterior chamber depth in a Chinese retrospective, hospital-based…
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Low-concentration atropine drops safe, effective in myopia control

March 11, 2020
Data from a literature review showed that low-concentration atropine was effective in myopia control and may help prevent myopia progression in…
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No genetic link between myopia, primary open-angle glaucoma

March 10, 2020
Researchers based in the Netherlands, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. reported that there was no genetic correlation between myopia and primary…