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Newswise: New Survey Highlights Growing Insurance Problem That Delays Sight-Saving Care

Article ID: 714257

New Survey Highlights Growing Insurance Problem That Delays Sight-Saving Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The majority of ophthalmologists in a new survey said that a cost-management tool required by health insurance companies is delaying or disrupting the sight-saving care they give their patients. The tool is called prior authorization.

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11-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713985

Nation’s Leading Medical Specialty Organizations Applaud Congressional Leaders’ Introduction of Legislation to Improve Oversight and Transparency in Prior Authorization

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

2019 (H.R. 3107), legislation that would protect patients from unreasonable Medicare Advantage plan requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care

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5-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711114

Nation’s Ophthalmologists Push to Remove Roadblocks to Patients’ Access to Medical and Surgical Eye Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

More than 400 eye physicians and surgeons from across the U.S. are in Washington, D.C., today to urge Congress to end federal policies that delay patients’ access to quality medical and surgical eye care.

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10-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: PubMed Approves Ophthalmology Retina for Indexing

Article ID: 710246

PubMed Approves Ophthalmology Retina for Indexing

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The National Library of Medicine has accepted Ophthalmology® Retina for inclusion in Medline/PubMed, the first time it has accepted a printed, monthly U.S. ophthalmology journal in 12 years.

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26-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Google Research Shows How AI Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

Article ID: 709756

Google Research Shows How AI Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform.

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18-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709382

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A recent study found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has led to an increase in complaints of eye strain, dry eye, headaches and insomnia.

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11-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709321

New Study Shows an Eye Scan Can Detect Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Researchers from the Duke Eye Center have shown that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds.

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8-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Spring Break Travel Advisory: Pack Backup Contact Lens Supplies to Avoid Infections

Article ID: 709060

Spring Break Travel Advisory: Pack Backup Contact Lens Supplies to Avoid Infections

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer spring break safety tips so travelers spend their time on the beach, not in the emergency room

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4-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Newswise: New Scholarship Supports American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Mission to Increase Diversity in Health Care

Article ID: 705942

New Scholarship Supports American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Mission to Increase Diversity in Health Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The inaugural National Medical Fellowships Scholarship in Ophthalmology is awarded to Ja’Qulane Scales and Joshua Chazaro, both second-year medical students participating in the Academy’s Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program.

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2-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

Article ID: 705384

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A new study in Ophthalmology Retina – a journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology – shows that BB and pellet guns do blind children every year. And, the number of eye injuries related to such nonpowder guns are increasing at an alarming rate. Another study published earlier this year showed an increase of almost 170 percent over the last 23 years.

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13-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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