Optometry & Vision Science
Evidence based practice
Identification of relevant literature within large biomedical databases can be difficult even for the most experienced searcher. A "search filter" identifies potentially relevant index terms and text words, tests the retrieval performance of these terms against a known set of relevant articles, and is deployed for use through the web, allowing “one click” searching.
PubMed-based search filters offer ease of access to PubMed’s unique content, including citations for the most recently published biomedical evidence still awaiting indexing. Flinders Filters has worked with Flinders Ophthalmology to develop two ophthalmology-specific search filters, one for glaucoma and one for diabetic retinopathy in Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander populations.