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Article ID: 696166

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

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– 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 complications from this elective procedure have long been known but have nevertheless garnered recent attention in the national media.

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14-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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    11-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694395

Genome Surgery for Eye Disease Moves Closer to Reality

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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.

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11-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694181

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

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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.

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7-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Names Inaugural Robert A. Copeland Jr., MD Advocacy Education Fund Fellow

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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 Ophthalmology/Lions Eye Clinic

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19-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693007

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

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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 Academy of Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C. April 19.

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17-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 690987

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

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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 could improve disease-detecting software using a small subset of images adjudicated by ophthalmologists.

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13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 687424

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

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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 American Academy of Ophthalmology, Gladwell offers another example of his stock in trade: To make medical students better doctors, send them to art school.

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3-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
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    14-Nov-2017 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 685048

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Common Cause of Blindness

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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 Academy of Ophthalmology.

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11-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST
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    13-Nov-2017 4:15 PM EST

Article ID: 685043

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

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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.

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11-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
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    13-Nov-2017 1:45 PM EST

Article ID: 685044

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

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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, showed a very low complication rate, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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11-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EST
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