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Malcolm Gladwell Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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In his bestsellers The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the unexpected implications of scientific research, urging readers to think different. In an editorial published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Gladwell offers another example of his stock in trade: To make medical students better doctors, send them to art school.

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Article ID: 685048

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Common Cause of Blindness

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Results from two early clinical trials show that it may be possible to use human embryonic stem cells as treatment for the dry form of macular degeneration, according to presentations given today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Article ID: 685043

Wouldn’t it be Great if Eyedrops Didn’t Spill Out of Your Eyes?

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects.

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11-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
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Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Millions of people who put up with seeing annoying specks drift through their field of vision may now have a safe, high-tech solution to their problem. A study of patients who had laser treatment to vaporize these flecks and spots known as floaters, showed a very low complication rate, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Article ID: 685046

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Gun-Related Eye Trauma in the United States

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A review of patients who suffered firearms-related eye trauma shows significant disparities in race, location, and circumstance, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Another Reason to Exercise: Protecting Your Sight

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Dry Eye Sufferers Will Soon Have a Drug-Free Solution

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A study of dry eye sufferers who inserted a handheld neurostimulator device in their nose to make their eyes produce more tears experienced significant relief from their disease, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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At-Home Vision Monitoring App May Improve Patient Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy who used a mobile application to test their vision at home got comparable results to in-office vision testing, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The findings suggest that the smartphone app may help patients take better care of their vision.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Eye Disease

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Women who took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal had a lower risk of developing glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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World’s Largest Clinical Specialty Database Yields Critical Insights to Advance Ophthalmic Patient Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones and clinical insights from studies powered by its clinical database. The IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research In Sight) has amassed more than 41.2 million unique patients in its database, representing 166.2 million patient visits, covering 11 percent of the U.S. population.

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10-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST
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