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

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced the 2023 recipients of the RPB/AAO Award for IRIS Registry Research.
5-Sep-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgia’s Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Get Relief from Abusive Prior Authorization Policy

The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology applaud Humana for rolling back its prior authorization requirement for cataract surgery for Medicare...
3-Aug-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Research Journals Ranked Highest in the Field

The recently released 2022 impact factor scores reveal that the research journals Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina and Ophthalmology Glaucoma are ranked highly in the field.
26-Jul-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Establishes New Membership Group to Support Allied Health Professionals

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that it has established a new membership group to support the professional interests of allied health professionals and will welcome in members of the Association of Technical Personnel in...
5-Jul-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Museum of the Eye Exhibit Explores the Eye as a Cultural Symbol, From Ancient to Modern Times

The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye®, the world’s only free, public museum dedicated to the science of sight, today announced the opening of Decoding the Eye: Signs and Symbols, a new exhibit exploring how the eye appears as a symbol throughout...
10-May-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data Research into Leading Cause of Childhood Blindness Gets Boost from FDA Grant

The FDA awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Verana Health funding to support research into pediatric cataract surgery.
18-Jan-2023 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dan Briceland, MD, Begins Term as 2023 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dan Briceland, MD, this week begins his one-year term as the 127th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
3-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eye Exams Save Lives

Most people are surprised to learn that early signs of serious medical conditions affecting your body can be detected in the eyes.
13-Oct-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Halloween is Back. Scare Up the Fun, Not the Scary Eye Infections

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to only buy decorative contacts from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products.
8-Oct-2021 2:05 PM EDT

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Don’t add a Champagne Cork Mishap to the 2020 Dumpster Fire

Ophthalmologists, physicians specializing in medical and surgical eye care, say exploding corks can cause a wide range of eye injuries.
16-Dec-2020 12:00 PM EST

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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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