Evidence-based medicine is that magical, idealized concept that sounds so great in theory but still has some kinks to work out in practice. Within the field of ophthalmology, there are some very key research studies that have been published that have clearly defined and shaped how we practice medicine. While there are generally only a small number of test questions about these studies, it's my personal opinion that knowing how these studies apply to our clinical practice is essential to providing the most up-to-date care about our patients.
I must confess, I'm no expert at reading or interpreting research articles (perhaps someone smarter than me can show me the light). However, I have tried to summarize some of the key points about the major research articles to a more palatable and understandable format. I would greatly appreciate your comments and input (as well as your summaries) to help improve this section!