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Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a large study presented this week at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of...
20-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Minimally Invasive Alternative to Corneal Transplantation May Improve Outcomes in People with a Degenerative Eye Disease

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with a degenerative eye disease, suggest five-year results from a study presented at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Transplantation of one layer of...
18-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cutting-Edge Treatments May Help People with Aging Eyes See Up Close Without Reading Glasses


Researchers are testing cutting-edge treatments for people who want to see up close without reading glasses and finding promising results, according to studies presented this week at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of...
18-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Unsuitable for LASIK Could Benefit from Vision Correction Surgery Using Intraocular Lenses

People who are unsuitable for LASIK because of moderate or extreme nearsightedness or severe astigmatism may benefit from a surgical procedure using intraocular lenses. Phakic intraocular collamer lenses, also called Phakic IOLs or ICLs, have been...
17-Oct-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wearable Artificial Vision Device Shows Promise in Helping People Who Are Legally Blind “Read”


A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind “read” and recognize faces. It may also help these individuals accomplish everyday tasks with significantly greater ease than using traditional assistive reading...
17-Oct-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet with Antioxidants May Cut Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk by More Than a Third

People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet – especially by eating fruit – may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, according to a study presented today at AAO 2016, the...
16-Oct-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Quality of Care Initiative Generates Clinical Insights on 100 Million Patient Encounters

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones in its ongoing effort to use the power of data science to improve medical and surgical eye care. In less than three years since its introduction, the Academy’s IRIS®...
15-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovation in Medical and Surgical Eye Care Takes Center Stage at AAO 2016


Chicago will become the global epicenter of the latest discoveries in ophthalmology this week as thousands of eye physicians and surgeons attend AAO 2016, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 120th annual meeting. The world's largest showcase...
11-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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