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Ophthalmologists Anticipate a School Year Marked by Complaints of Eye Strain

The American Academy of Ophthalmology shares back-to-online school checklist to protect kids’ eyes from too much screen time.
13-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Planned Medicare Cuts Deal Heavy Blow to Nation’s Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmology lost more patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic than any other medical specialty.
5-Aug-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced the recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research.
5-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simply Expanding Medicaid Coverage Can’t Solve This Leading Public Health Challenge

New research shows significantly more people with diabetes got their critical annual dilated eye exam during the first two years following Medicaid expansion under the under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this encouraging increase in the...
3-Aug-2020 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Seven Myths About Sunglasses That Could Damage Your Vision

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is working to debunk common myths about sunglasses and offer tips to promote smart eye health choices.
24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology to Launch its First Open Access Journal in Early 2021

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced plans to expand the Ophthalmology family of journals to include Ophthalmology Science, an online open access journal.
2-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma are concerned that trips to the hospital for fireworks-related injuries will mirror this spike in fireworks sales.
1-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Majority of House of Representatives Supports Prior Authorization Relief Bill

Introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Roger Marshall, MD, (R-Kan.) and Ami Bera, MD, (D-Calif.), this legislation would help protect America’s seniors from unnecessary delays in care by streamlining and standardizing...
12-Jun-2020 12:00 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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