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Table 1 Research productivity comparison of ophthalmic subspecialties

From: Research productivity across different ophthalmic subspecialties in the United States

Parameter Num. of papers Num. of authors for each paper h-index Average annual increase in h-index
Cataract/IOL 11.06 ± 27.65 3.33 ± 1.02 3.89 ± 5.84 0.11 ± 0.11
Cornea/External Disease 35.71 ± 63.90 3.56 ± 0.75 9.84 ± 13.70 0.24 ± 0.22
Glaucoma 45.15 ± 110.97 3.56 ± 0.68 11.86 ± 15.73 0.25 ± 0.22
Medical Retina 55.94 ± 85.93 3.52 ± 0.79 15.94 ± 18.74 0.31 ± 0.25
Neuro-Ophthalmology 56.55 ± 98.71 3.18 ± 0.75 12.54 ± 13.10 0.23 ± 0.17
Pediatric Ophthalmology 19.93 ± 51.98 3.41 ± 0.86 5.65 ± 9.70 0.15 ± 0.14
Plastics/Reconstructive 28.21 ± 46.34 3.08 ± 0.79 7.73 ± 8.32 0.21 ± 0.15
Refractive Surgery 14.17 ± 38.70 3.13 ± 1.07 4.82 ± 7.62 0.13 ± 0.13
Retina/Vitreous Surgery 30.53 ± 54.14 3.50 ± 0.75 9.72 ± 12.57 0.25 ± 0.21
Uveitis 74.78 ± 131.37 3.62 ± 0.71 16.69 ± 20.00 0.35 ± 0.28
Entire cohort 37.20 ± 80.08 3.39 ± 0.84 9.87 ± 13.90 0.22 ± 0.21
  1. Values are mean ± SD
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