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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528992/pediatric-ophthalmology-and-strabismus-fellowship-match-outcomes-2000-2015
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Gad Dotan, Daniel J Karr, Alex V Levin
PURPOSE: To analyze trends in US pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (PO&S) Match over the last 16 years. MethodsWe reviewed the PO&S Match outcomes from 2000 to 2015, evaluating the number of participating programs, positions offered, and match rate, comparing it with other subspecialties, and analyzing results of US graduates versus international medical graduates (IMGs). A survey of PO&S program directors explored exposure to PO&S, policies on acceptance of IMGs, fellowship gross salary, job opportunities, and fellow placement after training...
May 18, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513505/practice-of-trabeculectomy-by-ophthalmologists-in-nigeria
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N N Kizor-Akaraiwe, C E Ogbonnaya
AIM: To assess the practice of trabeculectomy among ophthalmologists in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which structured, self- administered questionnaires were distributed to 80 consenting ophthalmologists present during the 2010 annual scientific session of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria. All consenting ophthalmologists treat glaucoma patients. Information obtained were demographic characteristics, glaucoma outpatient load, number of trabeculectomies performed in the preceding 1 year and during residency training, and factors influencing trabeculectomy practice...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511846/measuring-the-differences-in-work-ratios-between-pediatric-and-adult-ophthalmologic-examinations
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Joo Hyun, Jee Ho Chang, Seung Hoon Kim, Song Hee Park, Sunghoon Kim
PURPOSE: To assess the differences in work needed for pediatric and adult ophthalmologic examinations. METHODS: Seven ophthalmology residents conducted slit-lamp and refraction examinations on children 3-7 years of age and adults 20-69 years of age. The examiners reported the magnitude estimate (ME) of their work in relation to two references (cross-reference ME): average adult examination and average pediatric examination. The examination time was also measured...
May 13, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507362/visual-outcome-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-patients-residing-at-high-altitude
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Ahsan Mukhtar, Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib, Mazhar Ishaq, Omer Farooq
OBJECTIVE: To study visual outcome in patients of high altitude retinopathy presenting with retinal venous occlusion. METHODS: The randomised clinical trial study was conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January 2013 to December 2015, and comprised eyes of lowlanders. Patients staying at high altitude (>8,000 feet above sea level) as part of their service duty and presented with retinal venous occlusive disease were included...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461641/healthcare-use-and-direct-cost-of-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-study
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Matthew J Koster, Sara J Achenbach, Cynthia S Crowson, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Eric L Matteson, Kenneth J Warrington
OBJECTIVE: To determine the healthcare use and direct medical cost of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in a population-based cohort. METHODS: A well-defined, retrospective population-based cohort of Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA, residents diagnosed with GCA from 1982-2009 was compared to a matched referent cohort from the same population. Standardized cost data (inflation-adjusted to 2014 US dollars) for 1987-2014 and outpatient use data for 1995-2014 were obtained...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440252/adjustment-to-acquired-vision-loss-in-adults-presenting-for-visual-disability-certification
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Aditya Nakade, Jolly Rohatgi, Manjeet S Bhatia, Upreet Dhaliwal
CONTEXT: Rehabilitation of the visually disabled depends on how they adjust to loss; understanding contributing factors may help in effective rehabilitation. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess adjustment to acquired vision loss in adults. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This observational study, conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology at a tertiary-level teaching hospital, included thirty persons (25-65 years) with <6/60 in the better eye, and vision loss since ≥6-months...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434885/early-performance-on-an-eye-surgery-simulator-predicts-subsequent-resident-surgical-performance
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Ramak Roohipoor, Mehdi Yaseri, Amir Teymourpour, Carolyn Kloek, John B Miller, John I Loewenstein
OBJECTIVE: To examine early performance on an eye surgery simulator and its relationship to subsequent live surgical performance in a single large residency program. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we compared performance of 30 first-year ophthalmology residents on an eye surgery simulator to their surgical skills as third-year residents...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410719/assessment-of-resident-training-and-preparedness-for-cataract-surgery
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Sidharth Puri, Divya Srikumaran, Christina Prescott, Jing Tian, Shameema Sikder
PURPOSE: To assess which surgical teaching methods are used for residency surgical training and which methods residents find most useful. SETTING: Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cross-sectional study. METHODS: A survey was developed and sent to residents at accredited ophthalmology training programs in the United States. The survey asked about demographics, program characteristics, surgical training methods, perceived initial preparedness, eventual competence, and difficulty with the steps of cataract surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385303/assessment-of-a-tele-education-system%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-enhance-retinopathy-of-prematurity-training-by-international-ophthalmologists-in-training-in-mexico
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Samir N Patel, Maria Ana Martinez-Castellanos, David Berrones-Medina, Ryan Swan, Michael C Ryan, Karyn E Jonas, Susan Ostmo, J Peter Campbell, Michael F Chiang, R V Paul Chan
PURPOSE: To evaluate a tele-education system developed to improve diagnostic competency in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by ophthalmologists-in-training in Mexico. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-eight ophthalmology residents and fellows from a training program in Mexico consented to participate. Twenty-nine of 58 trainees (50%) were randomized to the educational intervention (pretest, ROP tutorial, ROP educational chapters, and posttest), and 29 of 58 trainees (50%) were randomized to a control group (pretest and posttest only)...
April 3, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371367/is-there-inter-procedural-transfer-of-skills-in-intraocular-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, Jens Folke Kiilgaard, Morten la Cour, Ryan Brydges, Lars Konge
PURPOSE: To investigate how experience in simulated cataract surgery impacts and transfers to the learning curves for novices in vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS: Twelve ophthalmology residents without previous experience in intraocular surgery were randomized to (1) intensive training in cataract surgery on a virtual-reality simulator until passing a test with predefined validity evidence (cataract trainees) or to (2) no cataract surgery training (novices). Possible skill transfer was assessed using a test consisting of all 11 vitreoretinal modules on the EyeSi virtual-reality simulator...
March 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341010/history-and-development-of-ophthalmology-in-taiwan
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Yu-Chih Hou, Gale A Oren, Muh-Shy Chen, Fung-Rong Hu
Western medicine was first introduced to Taiwan by medical missionaries in the mid-19(th) century. Modernization of medicine was systematically transplanted to Taiwan in the Japanese colonial period, and ophthalmology was established third among hospital departments, following internal medicine and surgery. Dr Hidetaka Yamaguchi, an ophthalmologist, was the first head of the Taihoku Hospital, later known as National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH; Taipei, Taiwan). Ophthalmologists during the colonial period conducted studies on tropical and infectious eye diseases...
December 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337059/cataract-surgical-rate-in-yemen-2012
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Saleh A Al-Akily, Mutahar Y AlShaer, Mahfouth A Bamashmus, Abdulmoghni O AlBarrag, Tawfik K Alkhatib, Hisham A Al-Akhlee
OBJECTIVE: To determine cataract surgical rate (CSR) in 2012 (01 January to 31 December 2012) in 22 Governorates of Yemen in order to identify the needs to reduce cataract related blindness. METHODS: A standardized questionnaire was sent to the 184 eye units in governmental, university, military, private and charity clinics and hospitals in Yemen. RESULTS: The response rate to the questionnaire was 80.7%, and the collected data are summarized...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317677/trends-in-cataract-surgery-training-curricula
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Mona Lotfipour, Ramunas Rolius, Erik B Lehman, Seth M Pantanelli, Ingrid U Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate trends in cataract surgery training curricula and factors affecting timing of resident participation as a primary surgeon. SETTING: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of anonymous survey results. METHODS: A description of the study and link to an online survey was e-mailed to program directors of each ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300734/residency-evaluation-and-adherence-design-study-young-ophthalmologists-perception-of-their-residency-programs-ii-academics-and-research-dissertation
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Parikshit Madhav Gogate, Partha Biswas, Sundaram Natarajan, Barun Kumar Nayak, Santhan Gopal, Yogesh Shah, Samar K Basak
PURPOSE: To know the perception of young ophthalmologists about their dissertation and academics during residency training in order to improve the research output during present residency programs in India. METHODS: A survey was conducted by Academic and Research Committee of the All India Ophthalmological Society, the world's second largest ophthalmic professional's organization, in 2014-2016 of young ophthalmologists (those who completed residency between 2005 and 2012) to gauge usefulness of dissertation or thesis during postgraduate residency...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288650/analysis-of-an-international-collaboration-for-capacity-building-of-human-resources-for-eye-care-case-study-of-the-college-college-vision-2020-link
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Nyawira Mwangi, Marcia Zondervan, Covadonga Bascaran
BACKGROUND: There is an extreme health workforce shortage in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa. Shortage of eye care workers impedes effective implementation of prevention of blindness programs. The World Health Organization has identified education, partnership, leadership, financing, and policy as intertwined interventions that are critical to resolving this crisis on the long term. CASE PRESENTATION: The VISION 2020 LINK between the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom aims to increase the quantity and quality of eye care training in East, Central, and Southern Africa through a focus on five strategic areas: fellowship examination for ophthalmologists, training the trainers, curriculum development for residents in ophthalmology and ophthalmic clinical officers, continuous professional development (CPD), and mentoring program for young ophthalmologists...
March 14, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284655/improving-resident-performance-in-oculoplastic-surgery-a-new-curriculum-using-surgical-wet-laboratory-videos
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Kapil Mishra, Mariam Mathai, Robert C Della Rocca, Harsha S Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To develop a new oculoplastic curriculum that incorporates learning theory of skill acquisition. To develop and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional videos for an oculoplastic surgical wet laboratory. DESIGN: Proof of concept, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai-tertiary care academic institution. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: In total, 16 ophthalmology residents were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups and given either video and text or text instructions alone for the following 2 procedures: blepharoplasty and eyelid laceration repair...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282063/lower-urinary-cotinine-level-is-associated-with-a-trend-toward-more-myopic-refractive-errors-in-korean-adolescents
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G E Nam, B E Hwang, Y-C Lee, J-S Paik, S-W Yang, Y-H Chun, K Han, Y G Park, S H Park
PurposeTo investigate the association between urinary cotinine levels as an objective biological marker for exposure to nicotine and refractive status.Patients and methodsThis cross-sectional study analyzed data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2008 and 2011. A total of 1139 Korean adolescents aged 12-18 years were enrolled. Urinary cotinine concentrations and other potential risk factors for myopia were examined. Correlation analyses and multivariate regression analysis were performed to investigate the association between urinary cotinine level and refractive error...
March 10, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274942/socioeconomic-deprivation-and-serious-ocular-trauma-in-scotland-a-national-prospective-study
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Liying Low, James Hodson, Daniel Morris, Parul Desai, Caroline MacEwen
OBJECTIVE: To identify the population at risk of serious ocular trauma by exploring relationships with socioeconomic factors. DESIGN: National, prospective, population-based, cross-sectional and follow-up study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with serious ocular trauma requiring hospital admission in Scotland. METHODS: Case definition and ascertainment-cases of serious ocular trauma necessitating admission to hospital under the care of a consultant ophthalmologist were identified using the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit reporting scheme...
March 8, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247535/factors-affecting-peer-reviewed-publication-of-abstracts-presented-at-meetings-of-the-european-college-of-veterinary-ophthalmologists-2008-2012
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Ron Ofri, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Nadav Yair
PURPOSE: To review abstracts presented at five consecutive meetings of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO), and identify abstract characteristics that affect the probability of their publication in peer-reviewed journals. METHODS: An online search was conducted for peer-reviewed publications (PRPs) stemming from abstracts from five ECVO meetings (2008-2012). Time to publication and journal were noted. Effects of ocular tissue/discipline, species, type of presentation and study, funding acknowledgment and affiliation, professional qualifications, and nationality of the first and last authors on probability of publication were analyzed...
March 1, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241867/securing-an-otl-hns-residency-how-competitive-is-it-comparing-medical-student-perceptions-to-actual-canadian-statistics
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E Kay-Rivest, N Varma, G M Scott, J J Manoukian, M Desrosiers, J P Vaccani, L H P Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The residency match is an important event in an aspiring physician's career. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OTL-HNS) is a surgical specialty that has enjoyed high numbers of applicants to its residency programs. However, recent trends in Canada show a decline in first-choice applicants to several surgical fields. Factors thought to influence a medical student's choice include role models, career opportunities and work-life balance. The notion of perceived competitiveness is a factor that has not yet been explored...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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