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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IV drug users respond well to endophthalmitis treatment

November 20, 2017
Intravenous drug users who had endogenous endophthalmitis responded better to treatment than those who did not use drugs, according to a…
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Micro-dosing of phenylephrine comparable to conventional dropper administration

November 16, 2017
Piezo-ejection micro-dosing of phenylephrine showed comparable results to traditional eyedropper administration in pupil dilation, as well as less…
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Study shows no effect of vitamin supplementation on macular pigment density

November 16, 2017
Dietary supplementation of lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins does not increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in healthy…
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OCT angiography can evaluate optic nerve in MS

November 14, 2017
The combination of OCT and OCT angiography showed that multiple sclerosis is associated with retinal structural loss and decreased optic nerve head…
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Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Cell phone-based microscope facilitates safe treatment for river blindness

November 10, 2017
Re-implementation of an ivermectin treatment strategy for river blindness in Cameroon, Africa, is now possible with the use of the LoaScope, which…
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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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Specific gene variants play role in response to anti-VEGF treatment

November 7, 2017
Specific genetic variants were found to play a role in the response to anti-VEGF treatment for age-related macular degeneration in a real-life…
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Center distance multifocal contacts may slow, halt myopia

November 7, 2017
Practitioners should consider using multifocal contact lens designs that slow the progression of myopia in children, according to researchers. The…
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No changes seen in surgical time, corneal edema with hydrogel sealant

November 6, 2017
Eyes with hydrogel ocular sealant used to secure clear corneal incisions during cataract surgery experienced no statistical differences in wound…
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