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Nation’s Ophthalmologists Push to Remove Roadblocks to Patients’ Access to Medical and Surgical Eye Care

More than 400 eye physicians and surgeons from across the U.S. are in Washington, D.C., today to urge Congress to end federal policies that delay patients’ access to quality medical and surgical eye care.
10-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Google Research Shows How AI Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform.
18-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

A recent study found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has led to an increase in complaints of...
11-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Shows an Eye Scan Can Detect Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from the Duke Eye Center have shown that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds.
8-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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.
2-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

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...
13-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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...
29-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Relying on Dr. Google to Diagnose Eye Problems may be Dangerous to Your Health

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...
29-Oct-2018 1:45 PM 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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