Unapproved Therapies Cause Significantly More Patient Injuries Than Reported by Cell Therapy Clinics
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...
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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...
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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).
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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...
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $2 million gift to Advance Childhood Eye Disease Research
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.
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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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American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $4 Million Gift to Aid Construction of a Public Museum Dedicated to Vision and Eye Health
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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Easier, Potentially More Effective Treatment for Blinding Eye Disease Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
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...
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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...
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Experts Available Re: Diabetic Retinopathy, an Increasingly Common Cause of Blindness
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