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Genentech to Extend Payment Terms for LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Genentech today announced that it will temporarily extend physician payment terms for Lucentis purchases from authorized distributors to 120 days.
30-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Regeneron to Extend Payment Terms for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Regeneron will temporarily extend physician payment terms for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection purchases from authorized distributors to 150 days.
25-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Low Risk of Coronavirus Spreading Through Tears

Study published today in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology found no virus in tears of COVID-19 infected patients
25-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Your Brain May be Disguising a Blinding Eye Disease

During February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to protect themselves from vision loss from AMD by getting a baseline eye exam by age 40.
13-Feb-2020 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces Seven New Board of Trustee Members

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the appointment of seven new members to its 2020 Board of Trustees.
28-Jan-2020 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be screened, especially if you are at increased risk of glaucoma.
14-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Survey Reveals Most Americans Know a Lot Less About Eye Health Than They Think They Do: Here’s Why That’s a Problem

A new survey has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss.
13-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Begins Terms as 2020 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Anne L Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., has begun her one-year term as the 124th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
8-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST 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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