December 2019 Issue Highlights

The December 2019 issue of the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (CJO) is now available online.

What’s in the December issue?

Resident Perspectives: This month, our residents have summarized 5 articles from the issue, focusing on the things that are most relevant to learners here in Canada and around the globe. Included in this issue is the December visual abstract, which provides a graphical summary of the article, Assessment of the visual function of partially sighted and blind Canadian youth using the VFQ-25 questionnaire: a preliminary study. Resident Perspectives and our visual abstracts are always freely available, so please feel free to share them widely with your networks.

Spotlight on pediatric ophthalmology: This issue features 6 original research articles from the pediatric ophthalmology field. In this editorial, Section Editor Carlos Solarte discusses this important and rapidly evolving field.

Evidence-based guidelines for periodic eye exams in children aged 0–5: These clinical practice guidelines were developed by the Joint Clinical Practice Guideline Expert Committee of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).

In addition to these highlights, this issue is packed with lots of great articles, including:

·        X-linked ocular albinism: mapping and cloning the gene 

·        Analysis of new attachment site in medial rectus resection with advancement using anterior segment optical coherence tomography

·        Fine-needle aspiration biopsy for suspected uveal metastases

·        Immunohistochemical analysis of benign and malignant melanocytic lesions of the conjunctiva using double-staining

·        Epidemiology of primary ophthalmic procedures performed in the United States

·        Surgical outcomes of endothelial keratoplasty safety-basket suture for management of difficult cases

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