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Here’s How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to buy decorative contact lenses only from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products.
25-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time.
13-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People With Diabetes

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness.
10-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring ophthalmologists who have improved eye care for millions worldwide through their commitment to their patients and their profession.
13-Oct-2019 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Evidence Linking Common Bladder Medication to a Vision-threatening Eye Condition

A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see.
10-Oct-2019 1:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Another Reason to Get Cataract Surgery: It can Make you 48 Percent Safer on the Road

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients’ vision before and after cataract surgery.
11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Approach to Slowing Nearsightedness in Children Shows Promise

Combining two different treatment methods to slow the progression of myopia may deliver better results in slowing the progression of myopia.
12-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In-Office Gene Therapy for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration is Coming

Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness.
10-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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PubMed Approves Ophthalmology Retina for Indexing

The National Library of Medicine has accepted Ophthalmology® Retina for inclusion in Medline/PubMed, the first time it has accepted a printed, monthly U.S. ophthalmology journal in 12 years.
26-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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Spring Break Travel Advisory: Pack Backup Contact Lens Supplies to Avoid Infections

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer spring break safety tips so travelers spend their time on the beach, not in the emergency room
4-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EST

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

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...
17-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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Ophthalmology Experts Available to Comment on Increase in Nearsightedness

8-May-2015 7:05 PM EDT

Eye MD Expert Comment Available Re JAMA Study: Diabetes 2 Epidemic Impacting Younger People's Vision

11-Dec-2012 4:05 PM EST

American Academy of Ophthalmology Experts Available Re: Diabetic Retinopathy, an Increasingly Common Cause of Blindness

9-Nov-2012 10:15 AM EST

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The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.


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