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David W. Parke II, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology CEO, Will Step Down After 12 Years of Visionary Leadership

David W. Parke II, MD, has announced to the Board of Trustees that he is stepping down as Academy CEO, stating that leadership transitions are healthy and important and that the organization is in a strong position with robust programs, strong...
29-Apr-2021 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes

As kids begin to resume their favorite sports, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that the best defense against potentially blinding sports-related injuries is wearing protective eyewear.
20-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drinking Wine May Help Protect Against Cataracts

People who consume alcohol moderately appear less likely to develop cataracts that require surgery. The new research was published as an Article In Press in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
26-Mar-2021 5:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CooperVision Joins American Academy of Ophthalmology Initiative to Address Worldwide Myopia Epidemic

A recently announced initiative from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to protect children from the vision-threatening consequences of high myopia (nearsightedness) has attracted major financial support from CooperVision.
22-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Looks Like the Home Office is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Protect Your Eyes

In honor of March’s designation as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing tips on how to create a comfortable work environment at home to avoid digital eye strain.
10-Mar-2021 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eyecelerator Kicks Off 2021 Schedule With Free Live Stream on Financing in the Time of COVID

Coming off a successful inaugural year, Eyecelerator this week announced its slate of virtual and in-person programming scheduled for 2021, beginning with a complimentary live stream on Wednesday, March 3, 8 to 9:30 a.m. PST: Financing in the Time...
22-Feb-2021 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Age-related Macular Degeneration: Poised for a New Treatment Era

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is highlighting what the next decade may hold for the 11 million Americans suffering from AMD.
11-Feb-2021 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tamara Fountain, MD, Begins Term as 2021 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Tamara R. Fountain, MD, this week begins her one-year term as the 125th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
7-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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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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