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 investigates risk factors for poor outcomes of Acanthamoeba keratitis

February 16, 2018
A retrospective audit of medical records over a period of 20 years at the Moorfields Eye Hospital gave useful insights on risk factors for poor…
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Peripapillary RNFL significantly thicker in higher hyperopic eyes

February 15, 2018
Anisometropia affects the development of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, regardless of the presence of amblyopia, according to…
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Miniscleral lens significantly improves VA, comfort

February 14, 2018
The ICD 16.5 miniscleral gas permeable lens is an appropriate alternative for managing challenging corneas in patients who require better outcomes…
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Thermal pulsation improved comfort, contact lens wearing time in MGD

February 13, 2018
A single vectored thermal pulsation treatment was shown in a study to significantly improve meibomian gland function, reduce dry eye symptoms and…
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Manifest refraction in steep corneas improves CDVA

February 11, 2018
Patients with keratoconus who underwent manifest refraction vs. autorefraction achieved significantly better corrected distance visual acuity with…
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OCT identifies architectural differences of incisions

February 10, 2018
An OCT study showed significant differences in the architecture of clear corneal incisions performed with femtosecond laser vs. a steel bevel knife…
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Vitreoretinal patients safely seen on postop day 2

February 7, 2018
Patients who undergo vitreoretinal surgery can be examined on the second postoperative day without negative effects in order to allow a more…
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Ring segment adjustment or exchange leads to improved outcomes

February 7, 2018
Intracorneal ring segment adjustment or exchange can improve visual acuity and refraction in keratoconus eyes if satisfactory results are not…
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Corneal endothelium tolerates acute IOP increase after bevacizumab injection

February 6, 2018
Short-term effects of rapid IOP spikes on corneal endothelium were “tolerable” after intravitreal bevacizumab injection, according to a…
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Patients with DME show positive response after switching to aflibercept

February 6, 2018
Switching to aflibercept in patients with diabetic macular edema who had a poor response to ranibizumab led to positive results in a prospective…
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