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Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.
15-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Reiterates Long-standing Guidance on LASIK Patient Education

– The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s leading professional association of eye physicians and surgeons, today reiterated its long-standing guidance for patients considering LASIK vision correction surgery. The possible...
14-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Genome Surgery for Eye Disease Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease, retinitis pigmentosa.
11-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

During Healthy Vision Month throughout the month of May, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing valuable information about how to take care of your vision.
7-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Names Inaugural Robert A. Copeland Jr., MD Advocacy Education Fund Fellow

Dr. Copeland dedicated his career to closing disparities in health care. Dr. Haile was chosen because she is forging a career path like Dr. Copeland’s. Currently, she is chief resident at California Pacific Medical Center’s Department of...
19-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Google’s AI Program: Building Better Algorithms for Detecting Eye Disease

The ability of A.I. to help screen patients for a diabetic eye disease gains momentum with a study published today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lily Peng, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Google AI show they...
13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
3-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Common Cause of Blindness

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...
11-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Thinking About Hitching a Ride on a Mission to Mars? Here’s One Hazard You Haven’t Considered

One risk of space flight is a possible danger to vision. Retired NASA astronaut David Wolf, M.D., will discuss how space flight affects eyes on in a keynote address at a conference of leading eye physicians and surgeons, hosted by the American...
17-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT


Ophthalmology Experts Available to Comment on Increase in Nearsightedness

8-May-2015 7:05 PM EDT

Eye MD Expert Comment Available Re JAMA Study: Diabetes 2 Epidemic Impacting Younger People's Vision

11-Dec-2012 4:05 PM EST

American Academy of Ophthalmology Experts Available Re: Diabetic Retinopathy, an Increasingly Common Cause of Blindness

9-Nov-2012 10:15 AM EST

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