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Is the solution for the proliferation of journals yet another journal? The publishers of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, a review-oriented journal, certainly hope so—and they may be right. By starting with more than 200 journals of ophthalmology and related disciplines, scanning them, and entering relevant articles into a computerized database that is used by section editors assigned to particular subspecialties, they have made it possible comprehensively to review an entire aspect of ophthalmology once a year. Each of the six issues per year is devoted to two broad topics. For example, the first issue is devoted to cataract surgery and lens implantation (edited by Richard L. Lindstrom, MD) and optics, refraction, and visual function (edited by David Miller, MD). Topics discussed in subsequent issues included glaucoma, uveitis, the retina, and the cornea.
The goal of a comprehensive annual review appears to have been achieved. Individual articles either are solely an
Levin LA. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(3):325. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080150023014