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Cataract surgery may prolong life in older women
Role of suture in securing extraocular muscles in strabismus surgeryPublished online in JAAPOS, a laboratory analysis looks at an assessment of 6-0 Vicryl strength, number of knots placed, effects of damage on suture strength, and the role of the scleral tunnel.
The role of ophthalmologists in the opioid epidemicAn observational cohort study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, used Medicare Part D data to assess the number of opioid prescriptions written by ophthalmologists in the United States.