The Latest Journal Articles in Ophthalmology

1Femtosecond laser–assisted pediatric cataract surgery: Bochum formulaJournal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
2Late in-the-bag intraocular lens dislocation in patients with uveitisBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
3Preoperative medical testing in medicare patients undergoing cataract surgeryNew England Journal of Medicine, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
4Protocol-driven adjustment of ocular hypotensive medication in patients at low risk of conversion to glaucomaBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
5EVEREST study report 2: imaging and grading protocol, and baseline characteristics of a randomised controlled trial of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathyBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
6Comparative antifungal susceptibility analysis of candida albicans versus non-albicans candida corneal isolatesCornea, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
7The treatment of carcinoma in situ and squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva with fractionated strontium-90 radiation in a population with a high prevalence of HIVBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
8Cupping of the optic disk after methanol poisoningBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
9Significance of the hyperautofluorescent ring associated with choroidal neovascularisation in eyes undergoing anti-VEGF therapy for wet age-related macular degenerationBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
10Comparison of intravitreal bevacizumab and dexamethasone implant for the treatment of macula oedema associated with branch retinal vein occlusionBritish Journal of Ophthalmology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
1Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplantsUT Southwestern Medical Center, April 20, 2015
2FDA approves first-of-its-kind corneal implant to improve near vision in certain patientsFDA Press Announcements, April 20, 2015
3Unnecessary preoperative testing still done on cataract patientsUCSF News, April 17, 2015
4Virtual reality may be effective tool for evaluating balance control in glaucoma patientsAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology News, April 17, 2015
5New study challenges conventional wisdom that sight-based brain sensory network organization is impaired with blindnessThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem News, April 16, 2015
6Discovered gene allows a peek into the future on eye diseaseAgency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) News, April 16, 2015
7Experimental drug that may repair nerve damage in MS moves forwardAmerican Academy of Neurology News, April 15, 2015
8Wearable device helps visually impaired avoid collisionMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary News, April 13, 2015
9Brains 'lowly' visual processor is more sophisticated than once thoughtJohns Hopkins Medicine, April 07, 2015

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