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Genetic Testing Recommended for Children Considered at Risk for Most Common Eye Cancer

Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading ophthalmologists, pathologists and geneticists,...
18-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Is Your Doctor Prescribing the Wrong Treatment for Pink Eye?

A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment.
19-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data Shines Light on Rare Disease

Researchers turned to the American Academy of Ophthalmology's eye disease clinical registry, the IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) to discover more information on myopic choroidal neovascularization which affects about 41,000 people in...
10-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Researchers from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes.
27-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Pre-Eclampsia During Pregnancy Increase Risk to Mothers’ Eyes?

A study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that pre-eclampsia may be associated with retinal disease in the mother later in life. Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and large amounts of...
28-Feb-2017 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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

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