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

Study links elevated IOP with systemic disease, obesity, hypertension

September 20, 2018
Systemic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and systolic hypertension significantly influence IOP and IOP variability in nonglaucomatous subjects…
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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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Astigmatic soft contact lens wearers successfully refit with minisclerals

September 18, 2018
Large diameter gas-permeable contact lenses can be considered a good alternative to soft toric contact lenses for correcting refractive astigmatism…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
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Risk score may help identify schoolchildren at high risk for myopia

September 17, 2018
A newly developed risk score that combines environmental and ocular factors may help identify schoolchildren who are at high risk for myopia. A…
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Correlation found between retinal changes, Alzheimer’s disease

September 14, 2018
A systematic review and meta-analysis of published literature showed a significant association between retinal measurements by SD-OCT and…
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Visual ability, reading improves with eSight low vision device

September 13, 2018
Study participants who wore the head-mounted low vision device, eSight, experienced immediate improvements in visual ability, facial recognition and…
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Etafilcon A daily disposables reduce upper lid, limbal staining in Asian presbyopes

September 13, 2018
Refitting presbyopic contact lens wearers of Asian descent with etafilcon A multifocal daily disposable contact lenses resulted in minimal overall…
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Visual recovery possible after eye injuries from hand-held laser pointers

September 12, 2018
Commercial hand-held laser pointers can inflict macular injuries, but good visual recovery is possible. A study included eight eyes of seven patients…