New Scholarship Supports American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Mission to Increase Diversity in Health Care
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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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...
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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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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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Eye MD Expert Comment Available Re JAMA Study: Diabetes 2 Epidemic Impacting Younger People's Vision
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Experts Available Re: Diabetic Retinopathy, an Increasingly Common Cause of Blindness
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