The characteristics of the most popular glaucoma articles on the internet were studied, providing a better understanding of how glaucoma research was disseminated to the general population. For a study, researchers sought to identify the top 100 most-mentioned glaucoma articles on the internet and examine their characteristics. Researchers found the top 100 glaucoma articles with the greatest Altmetric Attention Score (AAS), a social media monitoring metric that was automatically calculated. Year of publication, title, journal name, journal impact factor (IF), article topic, article type, affiliation, and internet mentions were all examined for each piece (news, blog, policy, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). For AAS with these features, a correlation study was performed. The 100 publications chosen were published in 44 journals, with more than half (56%) of them in ophthalmology-specific journals. There was no significant relationship between IF and the number of papers published in a particular journal or AAS (P>0.1), although the number of articles published in the top 100 was higher for ophthalmology journals with a higher IF (P<0.05). The most common study type (87%) was the original study, with clinical observation study being the most common subtype (40%). The most prevalent article topics were epidemiology/risk factor and basic science (both 24%), followed by medical therapy (13%). Medical treatment article themes had a substantially higher AAS than other topics (P<0.05). More than half (60%) of the top 5 articles were about “Lifestyle Choice” subjects. There was no link between journal IF and AAS, consistent with earlier research. However, 90% of journals with top 100 articles had a Twitter account. “Lifestyle choice” activities and other modifiable risk variables drew a lot of internet interest in glaucoma studies, with dietary intake making up 2 of the top 3 most discussed publications. As a result, the study conducted contributes to a more profound knowledge of online glaucoma research involvement and dissemination to the general audience.

 

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