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  • Chua SY, Luben RN, Hayat S, et al. Alcohol Consumption and Incident Cataract Surgery in Two Large UK Cohorts. Ophthalmology. Published online February 8, 2021. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.02.007
  • Rossi T, Romano MR, Iannetta D, et al. Cataract surgery practice patterns worldwide: a survey. BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2021;6(1):e000464. doi:10.1136/bmjophth-2020-000464
  • Chen CL, McLeod SD, Lietman TM, et al. Preoperative Medical Testing and Falls in Medicare Beneficiaries Awaiting Cataract Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2021;128(2):208-215. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.09.013


  • Qureshi R, Azuara-Blanco A, Michelessi M, et al. What do we really know about the effectiveness of glaucoma interventions: An overview of systematic reviews. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. Published online February 8, 2021. doi:10.1016/j.ogla.2021.01.007
  • Pujari R, Chan G, Tapply I, Bourne RR. The impacts of COVID-19 on glaucoma patient outcomes as assessed by POEM. Eye. Published online February 9, 2021:1-3. doi:10.1038/s41433-021-01425-0
  • Waksmunski AR, Song YE, Kinzy TG, et al. The GGLEAM Study: Understanding Glaucoma in the Ohio Amish. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(4). doi:10.3390/ijerph18041551
  • Garric C, Rouland J-F, Lenoble Q. Glaucoma and computer use: do contrast and color enhancements improve visual comfort in patients? Ophthalmol Glaucoma. Published online February 5, 2021. doi:10.1016/j.ogla.2021.01.006
  • Ikeda MC, Bando AH, Hamada KU, et al. Is Reading Performance Impaired in Glaucoma Patients with Preserved Central Vision? J Glaucoma. Published online February 3, 2021. doi:10.1097/IJG.0000000000001806
  • Boland MV, Corcoran KJ, Lee AY. Changes in performance of glaucoma surgeries 1994-2017 based on claims and payment data for US Medicare beneficiaries. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. Published online January 30, 2021. doi:10.1016/j.ogla.2021.01.004
  • Sanchez FG, Mansberger SL, Kung Y, et al. Novel Eye Drop Delivery Aid Improves Outcomes and Satisfaction. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. Published online January 11, 2021. doi:10.1016/j.ogla.2021.01.001
  • Iezhitsa I, Agarwal R. New solutions for old challenges in glaucoma treatment: is taurine an option to consider? Neural Regen Res. 2021;16(5):967-971. doi:4103/1673-5374.297059
  • Baxter SL, Saseendrakumar BR, Paul P, et al. Predictive Analytics for Glaucoma using Data from the All of Us Research Program. Am J Ophthalmol. Published online January 23, 2021. doi:1016/j.ajo.2021.01.008
  • Rhodes LA, Register S, Asif I, et al. Alabama Screening and Intervention for Glaucoma and Eye Health Through Telemedicine (AL-SIGHT): Study Design and Methodology. J Glaucoma. Published online January 22, 2021. doi:1097/IJG.0000000000001794
  • Shin DY, Jung KI, Park HYL, Park CK. The effect of anxiety and depression on progression of glaucoma. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):1769. doi:1038/s41598-021-81512-0
  • Quinn MP, Johnson D, Whitehead M, Gill SS, Campbell RJ. Distribution and Predictors of Initial Glaucoma Care among Ophthalmologists and Optometrists: A Population-based Study. J Glaucoma. Published online January 13, 2021. doi:1097/IJG.0000000000001792
  • Murata H, Asaoka R, Fujino Y, et al. Comparing the usefulness of a new algorithm to measure visual field using the variational Bayes linear regression in glaucoma patients, in comparison to the Swedish interactive thresholding algorithm. Br J Ophthalmol. Published online January 13, 2021. doi:1136/bjophthalmol-2020-318304
  • Stein JD, Khawaja AP, Weizer JS. Glaucoma in Adults-Screening, Diagnosis, and Management: A Review. JAMA. 2021;325(2):164-174. doi:1001/jama.2020.21899
  • Hark LA, Kresch YS, De Moraes CG, et al. Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations (NYC-SIGHT): Design and Methodology. J Glaucoma. Published online January 22, 2021. doi:1097/IJG.0000000000001795

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  • Sim SS, Yip MY, Wang Z, et al. Digital Technology for AMD Management in the Post-COVID-19 New Normal. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2021;10(1):39-48. doi:10.1097/APO.0000000000000363
  • Hyttinen JMT, Blasiak J, Felszeghy S, Kaarniranta K. Micro-RNAs in the regulation of autophagy and their possible use in age-related macular degeneration therapy. Ageing Res Rev. Published online January 28, 2021:101260. doi:10.1016/j.arr.2021.101260
  • Martinez B, Peplow PV. MicroRNAs as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration: advances and limitations. Neural Regen Res. 2021;16(3):440-447. doi:4103/1673-5374.293131
  • Lee W-JA, Yang Y-HK, Cheng C-L. Risk of age-related macular degeneration in aspirin users and non-aspirin users: A population-based cohort study in Taiwan. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021;30(2):178-188. doi:1002/pds.5145
  • Grant A, Colman I, Freeman EE. Impact of the Improper Adjustment for Age in Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Example Using Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2021;28(1):86-89. doi:1080/09286586.2020.1853179
  • Chua SYL, Warwick A, Peto T, et al. Association of ambient air pollution with age-related macular degeneration and retinal thickness in UK Biobank. Br J Ophthalmol. Published online January 25, 2021. doi:1136/bjophthalmol-2020-316218
  • Dillon L, Gandhi S, Tang D, et al. Perspectives of people with late age-related macular degeneration on mental health and mental wellbeing programmes: a qualitative study. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. Published online January 11, 2021. doi:1111/opo.12779
  • Di Spirito F, La Rocca M, De Bernardo M, Rosa N, Sbordone C, Sbordone L. Possible Association of Periodontal Disease and Macular Degeneration: A Case-Control Study. Dentistry Journal. 2021;9(1):1. doi:3390/dj9010001

Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Dong Y, Liu Y, Yu J, Qi S, Liu H. Mapping research trends in diabetic retinopathy from 2010 to 2019: A bibliometric analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021;100(3):e23981. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000023981
  • Kr S, Mk A, X Z, et al. Cost-effectiveness of Interventions to Manage Diabetes: Has the Evidence Changed Since 2008? Diabetes care. doi:10.2337/dci20-0017
  • Gregorio A, Vice S, Witt A, et al. The association between taking a course or class in self-managing diabetes with diabetic ocular complications including diabetic retinopathy: A cross-sectional study. Prim Care Diabetes. 2021;15(1):121-125. doi:1016/j.pcd.2020.06.007
  • Wolf RM, Liu TYA, Thomas C, et al. The SEE Study: Safety, Efficacy, and Equity of Implementing Autonomous Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy in Youth. Diabetes Care. Published online January 21, 2021. doi:2337/dc20-1671
  • Wykoff CC, Khurana RN, Nguyen QD, et al. Risk of Blindness Among Patients With Diabetes and Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetes Care. Published online January 20, 2021. doi:2337/dc20-0413
  • Arenas-Cavalli JT, Abarca I, Rojas-Contreras M, Bernuy F, Donoso R. Clinical validation of an artificial intelligence-based diabetic retinopathy screening tool for a national health system. Eye (Lond). Published online January 11, 2021. doi:1038/s41433-020-01366-0
  • Broadbent DM, Wang A, Cheyne CP, et al. Safety and cost-effectiveness of individualised screening for diabetic retinopathy: the ISDR open-label, equivalence RCT. Diabetologia. 2021;64(1):56-69. doi:1007/s00125-020-05313-2
  • Silverberg EL, Sterling TW, Williams TH, Castro G, Rodriguez de la Vega P, Barengo NC. The Association between Social Determinants of Health and Self-Reported Diabetic Retinopathy: An Exploratory Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(2):792. doi:3390/ijerph18020792


  • Brady CJ, D’Amico S, Withers N, Kim BY. Using Public Datasets to Identify Priority Areas for Ocular Telehealth. Telemed J E Health. Published online February 18, 2021. doi:10.1089/tmj.2020.0433
  • Jin Y-P, Trope GE, El-Defrawy S, Liu EY, Buys YM. Ophthalmology-focused publications and findings on COVID-19: A systematic review. Eur J Ophthalmol. Published online February 8, 2021:1120672121992949. doi:10.1177/1120672121992949
  • Salica JP, Potilinski C, Querci M, et al. A Year of Living Dangerously: Challenges and Recommendations for Safely Performing Ophthalmic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic, from Start to Finish. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021;15:261-278. doi:10.2147/OPTH.S283327
  • Lambert SR. VISION 2020: what remains to be done after the COVID-19 pandemic? The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 2021;0(0). doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30391-6
  • Patel SY, Mehrotra A, Huskamp HA, Uscher-Pines L, Ganguli I, Barnett ML. Variation In Telemedicine Use And Outpatient Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic In The United States. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021;40(2):349-358. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01786
  • Modjtahedi BS, Zyl T van, Fong DS. Improving Compliance with Vaccinations: A Public Health Opportunity for Ophthalmologists. Ophthalmology. 2020;127(3):293-295. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.01.022
  • Bhattacharya S, Reddy Maddikunta PK, Pham Q-V, et al. Deep learning and medical image processing for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: A survey. Sustain Cities Soc. 2021;65:102589. doi:1016/j.scs.2020.102589
  • Balestrino A, Robba C, Ceraudo M, et al. Turning tables: a war-like approach to neurosurgical emergencies in the Covid-19. J Neurosurg Sci. Published online January 22, 2021. doi:23736/S0390-5616.21.05226-7
  • Casagrande M, Fitzek A, Spitzer MS, et al. Presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the Cornea of Viremic Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 21, 2021. doi:1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6339
  • Ortiz-Egea JM, Ruiz-Medrano J, Ruiz-Moreno JM. Retinal imaging study diagnoses in COVID-19: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021;15(1):15. doi:1186/s13256-020-02620-5
  • Blumberg S, Borlase A, Prada JM, et al. Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. Published online January 15, 2021. doi:1093/trstmh/traa170
  • Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239
  • Sun L, Hymowitz M, Pomeranz HD. Eye Protection for Patients With COVID-19 Undergoing Prolonged Prone-Position Ventilation. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021;139(1):109-112. doi:1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.4988
  • Yan Y, Zeng B, Zhang Z, et al. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Simultaneously Collected Tear and Throat Swab Samples from the Patients with 2019- new SARS-CoV-2 Infection Disease: A Single Center Cross-sectional Study. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. Published online January 24, 2021:1-7. doi:1080/09286586.2021.1875011
  • Martin GC, Le Roux G, Guindolet D, et al. Pediatric Eye Injuries by Hydroalcoholic Gel in the Context of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 21, 2021. doi:1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6346

Artificial Intelligence 

  • Maloca PM, Müller PL, Lee AY, et al. Unraveling the deep learning gearbox in optical coherence tomography image segmentation towards explainable artificial intelligence. Commun Biol. 2021;4(1):170. doi:10.1038/s42003-021-01697-y
  • Shigueoka LS, Mariottoni EB, Thompson AC, Jammal AA, Costa VP, Medeiros FA. Predicting Age From Optical Coherence Tomography Scans With Deep Learning. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2021;10(1):12. doi:10.1167/tvst.10.1.12
  • Keenan TDL, Clemons TE, Domalpally A, et al. Retinal Specialist versus Artificial Intelligence Detection of Retinal Fluid from OCT: Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2: 10-Year Follow-On Study. Ophthalmology. 2021;128(1):100-109. doi:1016/j.ophtha.2020.06.038
  • Chang J, Lee J, Ha A, et al. Explaining the Rationale of Deep Learning Glaucoma Decisions with Adversarial Examples. Ophthalmology. 2021;128(1):78-88. doi:1016/j.ophtha.2020.06.036
  • Ng WY, Cheung CY, Milea D, Ting DSW. Artificial intelligence and machine learning for Alzheimer’s disease: let’s not forget about the retina. British Journal of Ophthalmology. Published online January 24, 2021. doi:1136/bjophthalmol-2020-318407
  • Chakraborty R, Pramanik A. Deep Learning-Based Automated Detection of Age-Related Macular Degeneration from Retinal Fundus Images. In: Bhattacharjee D, Kole DK, Dey N, Basu S, Plewczynski D, eds. Proceedings of International Conference on Frontiers in Computing and Systems. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer; 2021:433-441. doi:1007/978-981-15-7834-2_41
  • Hsieh Y-T, Chuang L-M, Jiang Y-D, et al. Application of deep learning image assessment software VeriSeeTM for diabetic retinopathy screening. J Formos Med Assoc. 2021;120(1 Pt 1):165-171. doi:1016/j.jfma.2020.03.024


  • Leske DA, Hatt SR, Wernimont SM, et al. Quality of life and functional vision across pediatric eye conditions assessed using the PedEyeQ. J AAPOS. Published online February 15, 2021. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2020.10.010
  • Teoh LJ, Solebo AL, Rahi JS, et al. Visual impairment, severe visual impairment, and blindness in children in Britain (BCVIS2): a national observational study. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 2021;0(0). doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30366-7


  • Lim JI, Niec M, Sun J, Cao D. Longitudinal Assessment of Retinal Thinning in Adults With and Without Sickle Cell Retinopathy Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online February 4, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6525
  • Assi L, Chamseddine F, Ibrahim P, et al. A Global Assessment of Eye Health and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online February 12, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.0146
  • Lovell J, Rabin J, Cerrillo A, et al. Visual distraction from automobile displays: an impediment to visual performance. Eye. Published online February 1, 2021:1-2. doi:10.1038/s41433-021-01409-0
  • Brown GC, Brown MM, Chaudhry I, Stein JD. Opportunities to Reduce Potential Bias in Ophthalmic Cost-Utility Analysis. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online February 4, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6591
  • Luu W, Zangerl B, Kalloniatis M, Palmisano S, Kim J. Vision Impairment Provides New Insight Into Self-Motion Perception. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021;62(2):4. doi:10.1167/iovs.62.2.4
  • Ghaffari R, Aldave AJ, Al-Hashimi S, Miller KM. Complications of Cosmetic Artificial Iris Implantation and Post Explantation Outcomes. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2021;0(0). doi:1016/j.ajo.2021.01.005
  • Liu Z, Parikh BH, Tan QSW, et al. Surgical Transplantation of Human RPE Stem Cell-Derived RPE Monolayers into Non-Human Primates with Immunosuppression. Stem Cell Reports. 2021;0(0). doi:1016/j.stemcr.2020.12.007
  • Lange R, Kumagai A, Weiss S, et al. Vision-related quality of life in adults with severe peripheral vision loss: a qualitative interview study. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2021;5(1):7. doi:1186/s41687-020-00281-y
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