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Article ID: 697433

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.

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15-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697409

Choosing Protective Sports Eyewear for Kids

LifeBridge Health

Athletes no doubt want to avoid the injuries you hear about most: ankle sprains, concussions, groin pulls, hamstring strains, ACL tears. But the risk for an eye injury is not to be overlooked. Sports-related eye injuries are quite common, particularly among kids.

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13-Jul-2018 11:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697389

Eye Summit Puts Focus on Saving Vision in Premature Infants

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Thanks to technology discovered through federally funded research, doctors are helping babies born early see better. Cynthia A. Toth, MD of Duke Eye Center will join other vision experts and researchers from around the country at the 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit to share the story of the technology used in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) around the country.

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13-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697371

Basic Research in Fruit Flies Leads to Potential Drug for Diseases Afflicting Millions

University of California, Santa Cruz

A stable cell line of Wolbachia-infected fruit fly cells turned out to be an invaluable tool for researchers seeking new drugs to treat river blindness and related diseases. That's because the parasitic worms that cause these diseases are actually dependent on Wolbachia bacteria living within their cells. Kill the Wolbachia, and the worms die.

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12-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697361

Tips on Transferring Your Eye Care to a New Doctor

Glaucoma Research Foundation

If you have glaucoma, you're wondering: What will my new ophthalmologist need to hit the ground running and manage my disease? In my experience, to make a smooth transition to optimal care, the most important thing you can do is create a personal Glaucoma Data Portfolio

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12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697203

CHOP Researchers Develop Highly Specific, Easy-to-Implement Predictive Screening Tool for Retinopathy in Premature Infants

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A multi-hospital collaboration led by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found a simple method of determining which premature infants should be screened for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

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10-Jul-2018 9:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697225

International Conference Brings Together World Leaders in Eye Cancer

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The world’s leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians are meeting this summer to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) will be held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18 – 21 at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal

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10-Jul-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696944

Scientists Visualize the Connections Between Eye and Brain

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In this study, BIDMC researchers developed a means of tracking the activity of the far-reaching ends of retinal neurons (called boutons) as they deliver visual information to the thalamus, a brain region involved in image processing.

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2-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696925

Man Injured From Fireworks Offers Advice This 4th of July Holiday: “Don’t Take the Risk - I Felt Like My Face Was Blown Off”

Wills Eye Hospital

Ophthalmologists from Wills Eye Hospital are teaming up with Philadelphia Fire Department Officials throughout the big holiday week this week to send the all- important public safety message to always leave fireworks to the professionals and not risk devastating injuries to your eyes, hands or the rest of your body.

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2-Jul-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696621

UCI Researcher Receives CIRM Funding for Stem Cell-Based Retina Therapy to Treat Blindness

University of California, Irvine

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine funding to UCI researchers will support continued development of a stem cell-based therapy for vision-robbing eye diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.

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26-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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