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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

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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

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

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.
11-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away

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,...
11-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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

Another Reason to Exercise: Protecting Your Sight

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.
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

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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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