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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Telerehabilitation allows for at-home low vision training

November 12, 2018
Telerehabilitation allows providers to deliver personalized training to improve reading ability with magnification devices, relieving patients from…
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Higher doses of sildenafil citrate can lead to prolonged retinal damage

November 5, 2018
At high dosage, sildenafil citrate can lead to persistent retinal toxicity in certain individuals, according to a case report. A 31-year-old…
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ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…
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AI-based retinal screening systems may outperform clinicians

October 22, 2018
Studies have shown that artificial intelligence-based diabetic retinopathy screening algorithms have identified disease at a high rate of sensitivity…
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Myopia is risk factor for multiple tears during evolution of PVD

October 19, 2018
Multiple retinal tears occurring during the evolution of posterior vitreous detachment are more frequently observed in myopic patients, are…
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Oral fluoroquinolone not associated with retinal detachment

October 18, 2018
Oral administration of fluoroquinolone was not associated with the increased risk of developing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, but patients with…
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‘Unstable’ clear corneal wound may allow entry of pathogens

October 17, 2018
A retrospective case series identified four cases of acute postoperative endophthalmitis following temporal clear corneal phacoemulsification…
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Several factors may predict visual outcomes after cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

October 17, 2018
Preoperative best corrected visual acuity and the status of the external limiting membrane and central macular thickness may be significant…
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DMEK, DSEK have similar graft survival rates in Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy

October 16, 2018
Patients with Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy treated with either Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty or Descemet’s…
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Valproic acid worse than placebo as treatment for retinitis pigmentosa

October 15, 2018
In a prospective trial, patients treated with oral valproic acid for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa had worse visual field outcomes than…