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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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    29-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 702914

Unapproved Therapies Cause Significantly More Patient Injuries Than Reported by Cell Therapy Clinics

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A team of ophthalmologists went looking for scientific evidence in support of commercially available “cell therapy” for eye diseases. Not only did they find virtually none; they instead discovered a growing number of patients are being irreparably harmed by unapproved cell therapies.

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29-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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    29-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 702918

Relying on Dr. Google to Diagnose Eye Problems may be Dangerous to Your Health

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A study examining the diagnoses generated by WebMD Symptom Checker showed the online tool was correct only 26 percent of the time. And the recommendation for the top diagnosis was often inappropriate, at times recommending self-care at home instead of going to the emergency room.

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29-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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    28-Oct-2018 1:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 702913

Diabetes Medication May Protect Against a Common Cause of Blindness

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Researchers from Taiwan have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who took a common diabetes medication, metformin, had a significantly lower rate of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Released:
28-Oct-2018 1:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 702917

Evidence Mounts That an Eye Scan May Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s.

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28-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702916

American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $2 million gift to Advance Childhood Eye Disease Research

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a $2 million gift from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) to establish a permanent research fund to advance the practice of pediatric ophthalmology.

Released:
28-Oct-2018 11:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 702909

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Luminaries in Medical and Surgical Eye Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring exceptional ophthalmologists whose contributions have improved patient care and advanced the profession at AAO 2018, the Academy’s 122nd annual meeting in Chicago.

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28-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    27-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702881

American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $4 Million Gift to Aid Construction of a Public Museum Dedicated to Vision and Eye Health

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a project to construct the world’s first public museum dedicated to vision and eye health. The new museum will be located in San Francisco.

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27-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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    26-Oct-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702880

Easier, Potentially More Effective Treatment for Blinding Eye Disease Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A new study shows that an implantable delivery system for a widely used medication to treat a blinding eye disease has enabled some patients to go 15 months in between treatments. This represents a vast improvement over the typical regimen of nearly monthly eye injections.

Released:
26-Oct-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702733

International Innovators in Medical and Surgical Eye Health to Convene in Chicago to Advance Patient Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The art and science of eye care on display during the 122nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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24-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT

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