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June 2020 - January 1929




June 2020, Vol 138, No. 6, Pages 597-711


Ophthalmology After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Transition Back to Patient Care

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):599-600. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.2004

This Viewpoint theorizes changes in ophthalmology practices after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Original Investigation

Incidence and Survival of Patients With Conjunctival Melanoma in Europe

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):601-608. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0531

This cohort study uses data from 41 European cancer registries to estimate the incidence and survival of patients with conjunctival melanoma in Europe.

Association of 2-Year Progression Along the AREDS AMD Scale and Development of Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration or Loss of Visual Acuity: AREDS Report 41

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):610-617. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0824

This cohort study assesses whether 2-year progression along the Age-Related Eye Disease Study age-related macular degeneration (AREDS AMD) scale is associated with long-term clinically meaningful outcomes.

Assessment of Firework-Related Ocular Injury in the US

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):618-623. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0832

This cross-sectional study characterizes firework-related ocular injuries treated in emergency departments in the US from 1999 to 2017.

Association of Visual Impairment With Risk of Incident Dementia in a Women’s Health Initiative Population

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):624-633. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0959

This cohort study examines the visual levels of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative with vs without cognitive impairment.

Effect of Face-Down Positioning vs Support-the-Break Positioning After Macula-Involving Retinal Detachment Repair: The PostRD Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):634-642. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0997

This randomized clinical trial assesses whether face-down positioning in the 24-hour period after macula-involving retinal detachment repair influenced retinal displacement, distortion, and visual outcome at 6 months postoperatively.

Safety and Vision Outcomes of Subretinal Gene Therapy Targeting Cone Photoreceptors in Achromatopsia: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):643-651. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1032

This nonrandomized controlled trial assesses safety and vision outcomes of gene therapy for patients with achromatopsia.

Retinal Displacement Following Pneumatic Retinopexy vs Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):652-659. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1046

This case series compares the occurrence of retinal displacement following rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair between pars plana vitrectomy vs pneumatic retinopexy.

Outcomes of Limbal Stem Cell Transplant: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):660-670. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1120

This meta-analysis evaluates the outcomes of different limbal stem cell transplant procedures.

Association of Myopia and Intraocular Pressure With Retinal Detachment in European Descent Participants of the UK Biobank Cohort: A Mendelian Randomization Study

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):671-678. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1231

This mendelian randomization study uses genetic data to assess the association of myopia and intraocular pressure with retinal detachment risk.

Quantification of Retinal Nonperfusion and Neovascularization With Ultrawidefield Fluorescein Angiography in Patients With Diabetes and Associated Characteristics of Advanced Disease

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):680-688. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1257

This study identifies demographic risk factors and markers of advanced diabetic retinopathy that are associated with increased areas of nonperfusion and neovascularization in eyes with disease ranging from no diabetic retinopathy but diagnosed as having diabetes to proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Frequency of Abstracts Presented at Eye and Vision Conferences Being Developed Into Full-Length Publications: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):689-697. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1264

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines reports evaluating the proportion of abstracts presented at eye and vision conferences that are subsequently published in full and investigates factors associated with publication.

Brief Report

Short-term Outcomes After Very Low-Dose Intravitreous Bevacizumab for Retinopathy of Prematurity

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):698-701. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0334

This study assesses the lowest effective dose of intravitreous bevacizumab for severe retinopathy of prematurity.

Invited Commentary

Controlling Conjunctival Melanoma—To Infinity and Beyond

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):608-609. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0522

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in the Age of Genomic Medicine

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):678-679. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1240
JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge

Homonymous Hemianopia With Normal Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):702-703. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0447

A man in his 80s presented with 3 months of painless progressive vision loss, followed by gait changes, memory loss, and 10-pound unintentional weight loss. What would you do next?

Slowly Progressive Unilateral Blepharoptosis in a 37-Year-Old Woman

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):704-705. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0460

A healthy 37-year-old woman presented for evaluation of left upper eyelid blepharoptosis. The results of her physical examination were notable for left-sided blepharoptosis with a palpable mass of the upper eyelid laterally. The patient was otherwise asymptomatic. What would you do next?

Rapidly Progressive Bilateral Visual Acuity Loss in a Middle-Aged Woman

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):706-707. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0580

A 46-year-old woman presents with 2 days of photophobia in her right eye and declining best-corrected visual acuity on follow-up. What is your diagnosis?


Bilateral Enlargement of the Foveal Avascular Zone on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Associated With Cocaine Use

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):708-710. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0919

This case report describes bilateral enlargement of the foveal avascular zone in a man reporting long-term cocaine use.

Ophthalmic Images

Presumed Posteriorly Luxated Schwalbe Line

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):e192324. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.2324

A 22-year-old man presented with progressive diminution of vision in the left eye since early childhood.

Evolution of a Peripapillary Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium in a Child

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):e192670. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.2670

This case report describes the evolution of a peripapillary combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium in a child.

Microrip of Retinal Pigment Epithelium in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):e193120. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.3120

This case report describes subretinal fluid at the macula with a discontinuation of the retinal pigment epithelium presumed to be a microrip or tear of the retinal pigment epithelium.

Genetic, Anatomical, and Functional Correlation of Sector Retinitis Pigmentosa

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):e193133. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.3133

This case report describes a 40-year-old woman with sector retinitis pigmentosa with well-defined genetic, anatomical, and functional attributes.

Comment & Response

Inquiries on the Validation of a Model to Reduce Retinopathy of Prematurity Testing

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):710-711. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1129

Inquiries on the Validation of a Model to Reduce Retinopathy of Prematurity Testing—Reply

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):711. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1132

Update to Open Access Status

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):711. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1765
JAMA Ophthalmology Masthead

JAMA Ophthalmology

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(6):597. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.3857