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

Genetic variation for primary open-angle glaucoma found in those with African ancestry

November 11, 2019
Primary open-angle glaucoma may be associated with a genetic variation in individuals with African ancestry, a study found. The multicenter…
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Omidria lessens need for fentanyl during cataract surgery

November 8, 2019
Significantly fewer patients undergoing cataract surgery who received intracameral Omidria experienced severe pain or required intraoperative…
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Autologous neurosensory retinal transplant successful for refractory macular holes

November 4, 2019
Autologous neurosensory retinal transplant surgery proved successful in closing refractory macular holes and also improving vision in some cases. A…
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New PresbyLASIK algorithms show satisfactory outcomes

November 1, 2019
Hyperopic and presbyopic treatment with the Technolas Teneo excimer laser from Bausch + Lomb, using two different algorithms in the dominant and…
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Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy in SLE

October 17, 2019
Increased hydroxychloroquine blood levels can be used to predict later hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, according to findings published in Arthritis
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Shorter duration of macular detachment may improve visual acuity

October 14, 2019
Patients may experience better visual acuity if the duration of macular detachment is shortened to 3 days or less, according to a study conducted by…
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Patients with retinal vein occlusions have increased mortality risk

October 11, 2019
Patients with retinal vein occlusions have an increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to a study. “Given the…
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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RPE damage continues in patients with severe HCQ retinopathy after drug cessation

October 10, 2019
Severe retinal pigment epithelial damage after long-term drug cessation in patients with hydroxychloroquine retinopathy may lead to injury that…
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Retinal vein occlusion linked to high cholesterol

October 9, 2019
Patients are at a higher risk of developing retinal vein occlusion if they have high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to a study conducted…