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Article ID: 698615

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should children use reading or computer glasses? As kids go back to school this month for more time with screens and books, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is arming parents with the facts, so they can make informed choices about their children’s eye health.

Released:
6-Aug-2018 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 698408

Contact Lens Care: You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, August 20-24. This year’s campaign theme is “Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eyes.”

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1-Aug-2018 2:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 698244

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches New Scientific Journal Dedicated to Glaucoma Research

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the launch of Ophthalmology® Glaucoma, a new scientific journal focused exclusively on glaucoma. As development of next-generation glaucoma devices and drugs surges, Ophthalmology Glaucoma offers researchers an expanded opportunity to publish top-tier, original research of interest to glaucoma specialists around the world.

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30-Jul-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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    18-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697571

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Advance Patient Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced the first recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research.

Released:
18-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697433

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.

Released:
15-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 696166

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

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

– 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

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

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

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

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

Article ID: 693123

American Academy of Ophthalmology Names Inaugural Robert A. Copeland Jr., MD Advocacy Education Fund Fellow

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

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

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

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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