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New Study Finds Possible Link Between Sight-Threatening Eye Infection and Coronavirus

Researchers are warning of a possible link between a rare and devastating eye infection and COVID-19.
1-Dec-2020 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Slit Lamp Breath Shields Proven to Minimize Spread of Droplets That Can Carry Coronavirus During Eye Exams

New research confirms large breath shields protect patients and physicians against droplets which spread COVID-19.
14-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

World’s Largest Specialty Clinical Data Registry Reveals Insights into Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment

Research using the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry to be presented at AAO 2020 Virtual.
13-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Leads Global Initiative to Address Worldwide Myopia Epidemic

Eye health community warns the coronavirus pandemic may worsen the epidemic of children at risk of nearsightedness.
11-Nov-2020 6:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Appoints Emily Chew, MD, as Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmology Science

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the appointment of Emily Chew, MD, as editor in chief of Ophthalmology Science.
21-Oct-2020 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Will COVID-19 Cancel Halloween? Here’s One Thing We Know For Sure

Can we safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic? Like seemingly all questions related to the novel coronavirus, there are no easy answers.
13-Oct-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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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