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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One-fifth of conflicts of interest not disclosed at drug approval meetings

April 24, 2018
Of the public speakers at Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee meetings, about 20% had undisclosed conflicts of interest and…
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Range of coping strategies found in patients with vision loss from diabetes

April 19, 2018
Researchers analyzed and classified the coping strategies of patients with vision loss related to diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. A…
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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Neonatal caffeine therapy may improve visuomotor, visual perception outcomes

April 17, 2018
Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity in very low birth weight infants showed improved visuomotor, visuoperceptual and visuospatial…
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DREAM study: Omega-3 no better than olive oil for dry eye

April 16, 2018
The Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group concluded that patients with dry eye who received 3,000 mg of fish-derived n-3 fatty acids…
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Majority of physicians engage in multisite practicing

April 13, 2018
Nearly two in three physicians in Georgia are multisite practitioners — that is, they have multiple hospital privileges and/or work in…
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Study evaluates negative spherical aberrations in contact lenses

April 11, 2018
Contact lenses incorporating negative spherical aberration do not improve vision in nonpresbyopic adult myopes, according to a study conducted at the…
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Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…
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More than $500 billion wasted in nonoptimized prescriptions

April 9, 2018
The estimated yearly cost of drug-related morbidity and mortality caused by nonoptimized medication therapy — those prescriptions that are…
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Hypovitaminosis D linked to uveitis

April 6, 2018
Hypovitaminosis D was associated with higher risk of noninfectious uveitis, although causal relationship was not determined, according to a study. …