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

U.S. optometrists report barriers in low vision care

January 27, 2020
Optometrists in the U.S. report barriers for referring patients with mild visual loss to low vision rehabilitation, according to survey results…
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Original, generic PGAs show no significant difference in IOP, tolerability

January 20, 2020
No significant difference was seen in efficacy and safety of prostaglandin analogues when comparing original and generics, according to a systematic…
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Study finds prostaglandins change ocular surface

January 16, 2020
The ocular surface was found to change in patients treated with prostaglandin analogues, according to a literature review published in the Journal of
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Ocular changes differ in ground-based analogue of weightlessness

January 15, 2020
Subjects who underwent a ground-based analogue of weightlessness experienced greater peripapillary total retinal thickness but less choroidal…
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OCTA of choroidal microvasculature may facilitate glaucoma diagnoses

January 15, 2020
The use of OCT angiography in examining choroidal microvasculature may expedite glaucoma diagnoses in highly myopic eyes, according to findings…
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Smartphone tonometer provides reliable preliminary IOP

January 14, 2020
Calculating preliminary IOP using a smartphone-based tonometer yielded similar results compared with other tonometers, according to findings…
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Asymmetric keratoconus correction may improve visual acuity, refractive outcomes

January 13, 2020
A progressive thickness intrastromal corneal ring segment may help improve visual acuity and refractive outcomes in patients with asymmetric…
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Ranibizumab treat-and-extend as effective as monthly injections in wet AMD

January 10, 2020
The CANTREAT trial found a treat-and-extend strategy with ranibizumab for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration was not worse…
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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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CPAP therapy may lower risk of diabetic retinopathy

January 7, 2020
Researchers found that the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy was lower in patients with sleep apnea who were compliant with continuous positive…